Looking for what to do in Pittsburgh? Find the best shows, events, festivals, concerts, things to do with kids, and activities happening in Pittsburgh, starting with this curated list from Associate Editor Sean Collier.

Looking for more ideas for the weekend and beyond? Check out our Events Calendar below.

Nov
23
Sat
I Made It! Market @ 31st Street Studios
Nov 23 2019 – Jan 4 2020 all-day

Under the spectacle of half a million Christmas lights, I Made It! Market at Lumaze is a one stop shop for one-of-a-kind finds. From November 23rd to January 4th more than 40 artisans and boutiques will sell items ranging from art, home goods, decor, and apparel at the Strip District’s 31st Street Studios. Tasty baked goods and yummy craft spirits will also be available for gift-giving needs. Live music and delectable food trucks accompany the festive experience for a real-life winter wonderland. All ages are welcome. For more information, visit imadeitmarket.com.

Dec
13
Fri
Lumaze: Lost in Lights @ 31st Street Studios
Dec 13 @ 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Lumaze: Lost in Lights @ 31st Street Studios | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

Get lost in the lights with your family and friends at Lumaze — a brand new indoor holiday festival set inside the historic 31st Street Studios in the Strip District. Escape the cold weather and enjoy more than 100,000 sq. feet of family-friendly holiday activities while you laugh, stroll, and play under the twinkle of two million festive lights.

This year’s theme is “A Fairytale Christmas.” Alongside your favorite Storyland characters, explore lighted trails and wander through a glowing holiday fairytale and help Santa find all the presents that he’s misplaced.

Lumaze’s illuminated structures offer the perfect backdrop for family photos and #selfies. Interactive activities and festive playgrounds entertain kids for hours, while adults kick back at licensed bars and enjoy seasonal beverages, delicious food, and live music. There also is a holiday market—featuring local artisans and businesses—so you can make your list and check it twice. It’s all the magic and wonder of an outdoor festival, hosted inside the one-of-a-kind 31st Street Studios.

Winter In The Woods @ Gateway Lodge
Dec 13 @ 4:00 pm – Dec 15 @ 12:00 pm

Snuggle up to two nights in a Fireside Jacuzzi Suite with breakfasts both mornings. Indulge in a Holiday Five-Course Dinner on Saturday evening with live musical entertainment. Add on a Winter Riverside Carriage Ride to your Stay! Let yourself be carried away this winter at the Gateway Lodge. Take a ride on a beautiful horse-drawn carriage in the heart of Cook Forest on each Saturday of the Winter in the Woods Weekends. As you go dashing through the snow along River Road, snuggle close to that someone special and take in the breathtaking scenery. Space is very limited and is open to lodging or dinner guests only, so reserve your spot today. $60 per couple. Contact us for available times. Only interested in dining with us? The Winter in the Woods Tasting Events are on Saturday, December 7th and 14th. Tickets are $120 per couple + $25 per person for wine pairings. *Non-refundable tickets go on sale on 11.16.19. Tax and gratuity are added to ticket sale. Seatings available at 5:30pm and 8pm. Call ahead to reserve at (814) 744-8017.
Sponsor: Gateway Lodge

Healthy Neighborhoods: Youth Maker Nights @ Assemble
Dec 13 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Healthy Neighborhoods: Youth Maker Nights @ Assemble | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

December’s Youth Maker Night we’ve partnered with Women for a Healthy Environment to learn about our neighborhood waterways and land use.
ABOUT ASSEMBLE YOUTH MAKER NIGHT
Youth Maker Night is a free, monthly workshop for students in grades 5-8 that takes place every second Friday. Make new friends in a community setting while participating in hands-on STEAM projects led by Guest Experts.
No experience required, just bring yourself and an excitement for learning! Pizza and snacks provided. Register today!

Dec
14
Sat
Lumaze: Lost in Lights @ 31st Street Studios
Dec 14 @ 1:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Lumaze: Lost in Lights @ 31st Street Studios

Get lost in the lights with your family and friends at Lumaze — a brand new indoor holiday festival set inside the historic 31st Street Studios in the Strip District. Escape the cold weather and enjoy more than 100,000 sq. feet of family-friendly holiday activities while you laugh, stroll, and play under the twinkle of two million festive lights.

This year’s theme is “A Fairytale Christmas.” Alongside your favorite Storyland characters, explore lighted trails and wander through a glowing holiday fairytale and help Santa find all the presents that he’s misplaced.

Lumaze’s illuminated structures offer the perfect backdrop for family photos and #selfies. Interactive activities and festive playgrounds entertain kids for hours, while adults kick back at licensed bars and enjoy seasonal beverages, delicious food, and live music. There also is a holiday market—featuring local artisans and businesses—so you can make your list and check it twice. It’s all the magic and wonder of an outdoor festival, hosted inside the one-of-a-kind 31st Street Studios.

The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Dinner Show @ Omni William Penn
Dec 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Dinner Show @ Omni William Penn

America's Largest Interactive Comedy Murder Mystery Dinner Show! Solve a hilarious crime while you feast on a fantastic dinner. Just beware! The killer is hiding somewhere in the room, and you may find yourself as a Prime Suspect! The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Dinner Show performs weekly. We also offer private events & shows that are customized to your group with roles for your group members to play. Join us for a one-of-a-kind public or private event that your guests will talk about for months!

Sponsor: The Dinner Detective

Dec
15
Sun
Lumaze: Lost in Lights @ 31st Street Studios
Dec 15 @ 1:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Lumaze: Lost in Lights @ 31st Street Studios | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

Get lost in the lights with your family and friends at Lumaze — a brand new indoor holiday festival set inside the historic 31st Street Studios in the Strip District. Escape the cold weather and enjoy more than 100,000 sq. feet of family-friendly holiday activities while you laugh, stroll, and play under the twinkle of two million festive lights.

This year’s theme is “A Fairytale Christmas.” Alongside your favorite Storyland characters, explore lighted trails and wander through a glowing holiday fairytale and help Santa find all the presents that he’s misplaced.

Lumaze’s illuminated structures offer the perfect backdrop for family photos and #selfies. Interactive activities and festive playgrounds entertain kids for hours, while adults kick back at licensed bars and enjoy seasonal beverages, delicious food, and live music. There also is a holiday market—featuring local artisans and businesses—so you can make your list and check it twice. It’s all the magic and wonder of an outdoor festival, hosted inside the one-of-a-kind 31st Street Studios.

Dec
18
Wed
Lumaze: Lost in Lights @ 31st Street Studios
Dec 18 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Lumaze: Lost in Lights @ 31st Street Studios | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

Get lost in the lights with your family and friends at Lumaze — a brand new indoor holiday festival set inside the historic 31st Street Studios in the Strip District. Escape the cold weather and enjoy more than 100,000 sq. feet of family-friendly holiday activities while you laugh, stroll, and play under the twinkle of two million festive lights.

This year’s theme is “A Fairytale Christmas.” Alongside your favorite Storyland characters, explore lighted trails and wander through a glowing holiday fairytale and help Santa find all the presents that he’s misplaced.

Lumaze’s illuminated structures offer the perfect backdrop for family photos and #selfies. Interactive activities and festive playgrounds entertain kids for hours, while adults kick back at licensed bars and enjoy seasonal beverages, delicious food, and live music. There also is a holiday market—featuring local artisans and businesses—so you can make your list and check it twice. It’s all the magic and wonder of an outdoor festival, hosted inside the one-of-a-kind 31st Street Studios.

Dec
19
Thu
Lumaze: Lost in Lights @ 31st Street Studios
Dec 19 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Lumaze: Lost in Lights @ 31st Street Studios | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

Get lost in the lights with your family and friends at Lumaze — a brand new indoor holiday festival set inside the historic 31st Street Studios in the Strip District. Escape the cold weather and enjoy more than 100,000 sq. feet of family-friendly holiday activities while you laugh, stroll, and play under the twinkle of two million festive lights.

This year’s theme is “A Fairytale Christmas.” Alongside your favorite Storyland characters, explore lighted trails and wander through a glowing holiday fairytale and help Santa find all the presents that he’s misplaced.

Lumaze’s illuminated structures offer the perfect backdrop for family photos and #selfies. Interactive activities and festive playgrounds entertain kids for hours, while adults kick back at licensed bars and enjoy seasonal beverages, delicious food, and live music. There also is a holiday market—featuring local artisans and businesses—so you can make your list and check it twice. It’s all the magic and wonder of an outdoor festival, hosted inside the one-of-a-kind 31st Street Studios.

Dec
20
Fri
Lumaze: Lost in Lights @ 31st Street Studios
Dec 20 @ 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Lumaze: Lost in Lights @ 31st Street Studios

Get lost in the lights with your family and friends at Lumaze — a brand new indoor holiday festival set inside the historic 31st Street Studios in the Strip District. Escape the cold weather and enjoy more than 100,000 sq. feet of family-friendly holiday activities while you laugh, stroll, and play under the twinkle of two million festive lights.

This year’s theme is “A Fairytale Christmas.” Alongside your favorite Storyland characters, explore lighted trails and wander through a glowing holiday fairytale and help Santa find all the presents that he’s misplaced.

Lumaze’s illuminated structures offer the perfect backdrop for family photos and #selfies. Interactive activities and festive playgrounds entertain kids for hours, while adults kick back at licensed bars and enjoy seasonal beverages, delicious food, and live music. There also is a holiday market—featuring local artisans and businesses—so you can make your list and check it twice. It’s all the magic and wonder of an outdoor festival, hosted inside the one-of-a-kind 31st Street Studios.