Pittsburgh Happenings: December 19-25

‘Twas the week before Christmas and all through the city events were stirring and they’re pretty nifty. Can you tell we’re embracing our inner Santa? Join us in the yuletide enjoyment with live concerts, shopping adventures, and much more this next week in Pittsburgh. 

An up-close, purple-colored photo of a man playing trombone.
Photo courtesy of Pittsburgh Symphony

Holiday Brass Spectacular

Heinz Hall, December 19

Join The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for this annual, festive holiday tradition full of trumpet, tuba, and other brass features. You’re sure to feel merry and cheerful from traditional Baroque favorites to new arrangements of your most-loved holiday tunes. It’s an event perfect for the whole family.

Two women stand in front of pictures of bottles of wines, holding wine in their own hands.
Photo courtesy of The Forge Urban Wine Bar

Christmas Vendor Fair

The Forge Urban Wine Bar, December 20

Get all the last-minute present shopping done thanks to over 15 local vendors. Pick up a handmade knickknack while strolling along to live Christmas music. Food will be available for purchase so come hungry, thirsty, and ready to shop. 

A woman in red and green Christmas attire and bushy blonde hair stands on a stage with a grin on her face.
Photo courtesy of Who’s Holiday

Who’s Holiday!

Greer Cabaret Theater, December 20-23

This comedy holiday show inspired by The Grinch is for adults only, so leave the kiddos at home and grab a group of friends. Cindy Lou is grown up now, and she is experiencing all the fun and excitment of adulthood. Especially the drinking.

Four jazz musicians play various instruments pictures in black and white against a black background.
Photo courtesy of Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra

Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra Holiday Concert

PNC Theater, December 21

Sit back and relax to the soothing sounds of the Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra. For this performance, the musicians refresh your favorite holiday classics, turning the season into a jazzy celebration of wonder, bliss, and merriment.

Three people stand at the front of a comedy stage with smiles on their faces, looking at one another in Pittsburgh.
Photo courtesy of Arcade Comedy Theater

The Christmas Eve Eve Comedy Show

Arcade Comedy Theater, December 23 

Warm up with a big hearty laugh at this holiday comedy show. Local comedians Amanda Averell, Marcus Cox, Don Arner, and host Dave Stewart make sure you go into the busy days ahead with a smile on your face and plenty of cheer in your heart.

Story by Kylie Thomas

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