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Holiday Gift Guide

Mon, Nov 27, 2017

Written by: Kayla Washko

This year, spread cheer that lasts well beyond the holiday season. Give friends and loved ones these memorable Cultural District experiences.

Gifts Starting at $10

Red ribbon with text: For The Resolution SetterRed ribbon with text: For The Dance Aficionado

Highmark First Night Pittsburgh is Pittsburgh's family-friendly New Year's Eve celebration in the Cultural District. Culminating with the city’s Countdown to Midnight and raising of the Future of Pittsburgh Ball, this six-hour celebration sprawls downtown’s renowned 14-block Cultural District — inside theaters, galleries, and unique spaces and along city streets on outdoor performance stages. Admission buttons make great stocking stuffers, and are only $10! Or, treat your loved one to the First Night Friend VIP Experience — which includes priority seating, a private lounge, and reserved parking — for only $40. The full lineup of events will be announced on December 5.

Another great gift idea that starts at just $10 is tickets to see Grupo Corpo this January at the Byham Theater.  The Brazilian dance company takes the stage for one night only, fusing Afro-Brazilian forms like samba, bossa nova, and capoeira with classical technique and modern dance.

Gifts for Families

Yellow ribbon with text: For Fairytale ReadersBlue ribbon with text: For Kids With Active Imaginations

Your kids will probably receive plenty of toys this holiday season, but for a truly special treat, give them the experience of watching their favorite characters come to life on stage. Younger kids will enjoy seeing Judy Schachner's Skippyjon Jones Snow What. It's a twist on the classic fairytale Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, this time starring a Siamese cat who thinks he is a Chihuahua! The best part? This show is part of the Citizens Bank Children's Theater Series, which allows you the flexibility of taking a field trip Downtown to see the show, or staying close to home with a performance in your own neighborhood.

Kids ages 7+ might prefer tickets a show on our EQT Bridge Theater Series: The 13-Story Treehouse. The first in The Treehouse Books series written by Andy Griffiths, The 13-Story Treehouse introduces us to Andy and Terry, who live in the treehouse. make stories, and have a series of completely silly adventures together.

Gifts For Someone Special

Red ribbon with text: For Broadway Lovers with photos of the Phantom and Christine and Elphaba from Wicked
Blue ribbon with text: For Fans of the Dark Knight Trilogy with image of man dressed in Batman costumeLight blue ribbon with text: For The Ultimate Theater Patron: Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Membership

For Broadway lovers, check out Wicked or Love Never Dies, the spellbinding sequel to The Phantom of the Opera. For fans of Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy, try Charles Ross' hilarious One Man Dark Knight: A Batman Parody.

For a gift that truly keeps on giving, consider treating someone on your list to a Pittsburgh Cultural Trust membership. Members at the Partner level ($50) and above receive priority access to select performances, invitations to complimentary cast parties, discounts at participating restaurants, and much, much more! Check out upcoming member-only events for PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh shows like Wicked, Waitress, Cinderella, and Aladdin, and learn more about all of the exciting benefits we offer exclusively to Trust members.

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