Stay Busy with These Pittsburgh Thanksgiving Events

While November has just begun, it’s never too early to start celebrating the holidays. Spend the festive season doing some good for a local nonprofit, going out with friends and family, or just picking out what you’re grateful for this year with these Thanksgiving events in Pittsburgh.  

Thanksgiving Tablescapes

The Bold, November 13
The Bold hosts a workshop on perfecting the art of Thanksgiving table setting. During the class, participants will learn how to set the foundation of any entertaining table and create the vibe they wish to showcase. Plus hosting tips will be shared along the way. You can impress any holiday guests after just an hour and a half lesson. 

Thanksgiving Wines

PA Market, November 15
Take away the worry of figuring out what wines to pair with Thanksgiving dinner, and let The Pennsylvania Market pick selections for you. Guests will sample four wines accompanied by a mini charcuterie board. The wines will be available for purchase after the tasting.

Highmark Light up Night

Downtown, November 18
Celebrate the transition from Thanksgiving to the holiday season with Pittsburgh’s Light Up Night. It’s an evening filled with tree and building lightings throughout the city, holiday markets, ice skating, live entertainment, and more fireworks than ever before. 

YMCA Turkey Trot

Downtown and North Side, November 23
Every year, members of the Pittsburgh community race through the city to help fight food insecurity. Participants are encouraged to bring needed non-perishable food donations to the event, which are given to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. This year, races include a 1-mile family fun race, a 5k race, a 5-mile race, and a Double Gobble 5K plus 5-mile race. 

Thanksgiving with the Symphony featuring Randall Goosby

Heinz Hall, November 24 through November 26
A musical celebration of gratitude takes place throughout Thanksgiving weekend, featuring Itzhak Perlman’s protege, Randall Goosby, on violin. The program will feature Gloria Isabel Ramos’ Joy, Korngold’s Violin Concerto, and Strauss’ Family Waltzes and Polkas.

Story by Kylie Thomas

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