Pittsburgh November 26, 2019
6 Magical Places To Meet Santa In Pittsburgh This Christmas Season
Here comes Santa Claus. However, instead of coming right down Santa Claus Lane, he’s on his way to some of the coolest places in Pittsburgh. Sure, you can go to your local mall, where the kiddos can sit on Santa’s lap, tell them their wishes, and get their photo snapped by a professional. These days, however, the mall is just one in a long list of magical places to meet Santa in Pittsburgh this Christmas season.
The arrival of the Christmas season brings with it the transformation of Kennywood into a winter wonderland. Holiday Lights at Kennywood promises fun for the whole family. Stroll through the park, awash in nearly two million lights. Ride the open rides. Treat yourself to delicious seasonal treats. And, of course, meet Santa. You can get your photo taken with Santa, or you can have dinner with the man of the season. Dinner with Santa will be held several nights throughout the holiday season.
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2. Trax Farms
Bring the whole family to Trax Farms for a delicious breakfast or lunch with Santa. Breakfast features such delicious dishes as cereal and gogurt. Lunch, on the other hand, will consist of hot dogs, applesauce, and chips. After your meal, the kiddos can meet and get their photos taken with Santa and make a Christmas craft.
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3. Senator John Heinz History Center
Celebrate Christmastime and Pittsburgh’s past at the Heinz History Center. Throughout the season, Santa will be on hand to meet with kiddos during the A Very Merry Pittsburgh event. After meeting Santa, explore the many Christmas-themed exhibits, including holiday decorations from historic Pittsburgh department stores. Join the kiddos in playing with old school toys, too.
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4. Market Square
Market Square in downtown Pittsburgh transforms into an old-fashioned Christmas market during the holiday season. Do a little shopping at Peoples Gas Holiday Market; have a bite to eat, or ice skate at PPG Place. You can also stop by Santa’s House for a visit and a photo. Donations of $5 are requested for a photograph with Santa.
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5. Gateway Clipper Fleet
Climb aboard one of the festively-decorated ships with the Gateway Clipper Fleet for a magical holiday cruise. The Gateway Clipper Fleet hosts both a Breakfast with Santa Cruise and a Santa Fun Cruise. Both cruises last two hours and boast a full menu of events. Meet Santa and his elves. Hit the dance floor with Elsa, Anna, and Rudolph. And watch the scenery roll by.
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6. Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens
Stroll through a magical wonderland of lights – outdoors – at Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens during the annual Holiday Magic! Winter Flower Show and Light Garden. Indoors, admire the beautifully decorated trees. During your visit, stop by to get your photo taken with Santa.
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Where is your favorite place to meet Santa in Pittsburgh? Join the conversation in the comments! Embark on a family-friendly adventure to cut your own Christmas tree at
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