performers in a charlie brown christmas on stage

Holiday Events in Pittsburgh’s Cultural District

Mon, Nov 25, 2019

Written by: Danielle Potter

Festive performances are a great way to spread the holiday cheer. Listed are a variety of events that will surely bring family and friends together during the holiday season.

A Very Electric Christmas

Saturday, November 30
Byham Theater

Brighten your holidays with America's Got Talent semi-finalists and Tru TV's Fake Off first place winner, Lightwire Theater, performing A Very Electric Christmas. The magical story follows a young bird named Max and his family as they begin their journey south for the winter. The family-friendly performance features electroluminescent artistry with timeless holiday hits by Mariah Carey, Nat King Cole, and Tchaikovshky.

a very electric christmas performer


Wednesday Wine Flights: Holiday Wine & Cheese Pairing

Wednesday, December 4
Greer Cabaret Theater

two wine glasses toasting


Reserve your spot for the annual Holiday Wine & Cheese night. Jacob Bacharach and Anais Saint-Andre Loughran of Chantal's Specialty Cheese shop will lead the sampling of assorted holiday wine and cheese pairings. Dress for the occasion with your favorite Christmas sweater, and remember to bring a bottle for the Blind Bottle Swap.

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas

Tuesday, December 10
Benedum Center

Celebrate the holiday spirit with the magical sounds of Mannheim Steamroller. Grammy Award winner Chip Davis’ show features Christmas classics along with the Mannheim sound famously heard in Fresh Aire. This special program showcases the group’s recent anniversary of 30 years since the first Christmas album and 40 years since the first Fresh Aire album.

mannheim steamroller performing on stage


Sing! An Irish Christmas featuring special guest Ricky Skaggs

Thursday, December 12
Benedum Center


Join Ireland’s own Keith & Kristyn Getty, known for modern hymns and carols such as In Christ Alone, in a celebration of faith. Special guest and Bluegrass legend, Ricky Skaggs, joins to spread the holiday cheer with spectacular music. Sing! An Irish Christmas combines Celtic, Bluegrass, Americana, Modern and Classical music along with cultural dance and the choral sounds of the holiday.

A Benedum Christmas – Home for the Holidays

Tuesday, Dec 17
Benedum Center

benedum center marquee lit up with message happy holidays, pittsburgh. yours, pittsburgh culutral trust


Local Pittsburgh talents are coming home this holiday season to celebrate friends, family, and festivities. Scott Blasey, lead singer and guitarist of The Clarks, Margot Bingham, known for her performance on HBO series Boardwalk Empire, and many more featured artists will be performing unique renditions of holiday classics along with their own original hit songs. Before the show, enjoy a wine tasting with the Pittsburgh Winery. A Benedum Christmas – Home for the Holidays is truly an uplifting musical experience that brings the city together.

The Illusionists – The Magic of the Holidays

Thursday, December 26 - 29
Heinz Hall

photo of five Illusionists magicians


Witness the jaw-dropping talent that has shattered box office records across the globe. The Illusionists – Magic of the Holidays is a must-see this holiday season. This thrilling, non-stop performance showcases mind-blowing magic for all ages.

A Charlie Brown Christmas

Saturday, December 28
Byham Theater

The holiday classic, A Charlie Brown Christmas, features your favorite Peanuts characters as they mount a play, save a tree, and discover the true meaning of Christmas. The iconic score by Vince Guaraldi and the Peabody Award-winning story by Charles M. Schulz will surely warm family’s hearts on a chilly winter’s day.

a charlie brown christmas being performed on stage


Highmark First Night Pittsburgh

Tuesday, December 31
Throughout The Cultural District

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust invites you to arts-focused festivities for Highmark First Night Pittsburgh. This New Year’s Eve celebration includes live music, dance, theater, visual arts, comedy, magic, kids’ activities, the signature puppet parade, and two Zambelli Fireworks displays at 6 p.m. and midnight. Admission buttons will be on sale December 3 at 9:00 a.m.


JazzLive: New Year's Eve Celebration featuring Roger Humphries' Big Band

Tuesday, December 31
Greer Cabaret Theater

Roger Humphries' big band playing a set on stage


Roger Humphries’ Big Band celebrates the New Year with incredible jazz music for JazzLive’s 15th anniversary. Roger has been the recipient of numerous awards including the Trust’s inaugural JazzLive Legacy Award and the Governor’s Awards for the Arts. Mingle with the local jazz community and have a champagne toast to the New Year!

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