This week it’s all about the Sparkle, Sparkle Season that is and you will have a great time with all the FREE that will leave your Sparkle(money) in your wallet! Yeah…
THINGS FOR YOU
Do you hate lugging those shopping bags all around town? This Friday kicks off the Fabulous Holly Trolley. Each Weekend - November 24,2012- December 22nd, 2012 from 11a-5p the Holly Trolley travels throughout the Downtown area and picks up at many shops FREE. This happens every 15 minutes. Rest those feet and don’t drag those shopping bags, let the Holly Trolley Help you out! Hosted by Santa’s Little Helpers
If you are going to Oxford Centre On Friday Night to see the tree lighting at 5:45p, you might want to hang around because there is a lot of fun, free stuff going on. The Rick Gallagher Trio will offer some great entertainment while the Centre’s 30 Foot Tree is going to be lit. Starting at 6p Santa Claus will arrive and there will be a plethora of activities for the kids from face painting, to caricatures, and balloon art. Outside of One Oxford Centre will offer you a bit of Free Horse Drawn Carriage Rides and if you want to see live reindeer this will be your chance as they will be on display outside.
The Party Continues on Saturday November 17, 2012 at Oxford Centre from 11a-3p there are more Family Activities, visits with Santa and great activities like face painting, balloon art and free gift wrapping with any purchase from the shops in the Atrium of One Oxford Centre. Don’t forget the Holly Trolley does stop at Oxford Centre and you can take a Free horse-drawn carriage ride! Fun, and Free!
Sewickley Public Library has a ton of fun for kids and families. Registration is necessary Check out their site. Here are the top three for this weekend:
Pumpkin Pie & A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving – November 17, 3-4p, Apple or Pumpkin Pie and eat this while watching “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving!” Family Program.
On Sunday, there is a Barbie Party – November 18, 2 – 3PM – Barbie Party with games and stories. Preschool – Grade 3.
Star Wars Trivia – Monday, November 19, 7- PM – Test your knowledge with other Star Wars fans. You will be making Fortune Wookies! Grades K-5.
KEEP THEM BUILDING
With Santa coming to town there is not better time to join the Lowe’s Build & Grow for a North’s Sleigh Creation. Saturday at participating Lowe’s from 10-11.
The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and all of its branches offer wonderful FREE programs and this one is super exciting for those LEGO fans! Mt. Washington Branch: Saturday, November 17, 2012 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM – Bring your imagination and build structures with building blocks and building toys! What fun!
KIDS, FOOD, MOVIES & MORE
Market District, Eagle’s Nest has a great Movie for the kids this weekend. Friday Night, the 16th Kids can watch A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving at 7p. This will be shown in the Learning & Activity Center. Did I remember to mention it is FREE! (Robinson)
On Sunday November 18, at 9am, come create a Fun Food Craft of Cornucopia. Again this will be at the Learning & Activity Center.(Robinson)
The following Items May not be mentioned with Melanie Taylor, but they are happening around the Burg’
Happy holidays and we are off. Light up Night is this weekend and that always brings in great Family Entertainment Free: This is one of the most fabulous time of the year in Pittsburgh~ LIGHT UP NIGHT ~ Friday, November 16, 2012. Bring the family out and enjoy all the fun free things to do.
MUSIC TO MY EARS & OTHER GREAT NOISES
If you love music,& great entertainment, then you will want to visit any of the three stages as there will be performances at different times all night, all free: Northwest Savings Bank Stage -Market, Square, The EQT Jazzmasters Stage-EQT Plaza, and Trib Total Media Bridge Party-Clemente Bridge. Each will have entertainment at various times starting at 5pm at all locations. Music from Dancing Queen, Joe Gruschecky and The Houserocker, Roger Humphries Quintet, The Billy Price Band and more. See site for details. Oh, did I mention this is all FREE!
SANTA CLAUSE IS COMING TO TOWN!
Your family will love the Celebrate Santa™ -Lighting of Market Square Season of Lights is at 7:15P, & The Light Up® Night Fireworks, at the Warhol Bridge scheduled for 9:38p! Makes Sparkle Season… Sparkle.
Here are some of the main things you might want to be the first to see this year:
The Official Lighting Ceremony Schedule means that you get to see things unveiled and ready for Sparkle Season.
12p – Enjoy the City-County Buildding Tree Lighting by Mayor Ravenstahl & the U.S. Steel Tower will Dedicate the Crèche at the same time. The beautiful tree in One Oxford Centre will be lit at 5:45p, Macy’s will premier their windows in an unveiling at 6:15p and at 7p Highmark Unity Tree Lighting with Rooftop Fireworks will happen. The biggest part of the party will be at 7:15 with Celebrate Santa™ , but the fun does not stop there. At 9:38p from the Fireworks will be launched from the Warhol Bridge, a display that makes the Holidays Sparkle BIG!
This is always a huge event, the unveiling of the Macy’s windows. This year there will be activities for your whole family starting at 5:30p. There will be everything from trivia to giveaways, face painting and more. Performances of “The Nutcracker” will be on the 4th floor, and the windows will be unveiled at 6:15p.
If you are going to Oxford Center On Friday Night to see the tree lighting at 5:45p, you might want to hang around because there is a lot of fun, free stuff going on. The Rick Gallagher Trio will offer some great entertainment while the Centre’s 30 Foot Tree is going to be lit. Starting at 6p Santa Claus will arrive and there will be a plethora of activities for the kids from face painting, to caricatures, and balloon art. Outside of One Oxford Center will offer you a bit of Free Horse Drawn Carriage Rides and if you want to see live reindeer this will be your chance as they will be on display outside.
The Party Continues on Saturday November 17, 2012 at Oxford Centre from 11a-3p there are more Family Activities, visits with Santa and great activities like face painting, balloon art and free gift wrapping with any purchase from the shops in the Atrium of One Oxford Centre.
Don’t forget to drop by Fifth Avenue Place for Fifth Avenue Freeze.
Remember, these are only based on events found on websites. All events are subject to change, and as always please contact venue before attending to make sure event is scheduled to happen. We have no affiliation with any of the aforementioned.
Cite Source: Much of the Light Up Night Info was taken from and credited to: