Pittsburgh December 19, 2017
These 6 Pittsburgh Neighborhoods Are Pure Magic During Christmastime
Nothing quite rivals the pure magic of Pittsburgh and its neighborhoods during Christmas time. You’ll find enchanting main streets, mesmerizing light displays, and Santa waiting to hear your Christmas wishes. Soak up what’s remaining of the holiday season with a visit to these seven Pittsburgh neighborhoods.
Embrace the pure magic of Christmas in the charming neighborhood of Sewickley. The neighborhood celebrates "Yuletide in Sewickley" each year. Stroll down the decorated main streets, picking up Christmas gifts at the quaint shops. Or, visit for one of the many Christmas events set throughout the season. Saturday, December 19, for example, features musical performances to serenade you as you shop.
Oakmont kicks off the Christmas season every year with a parade and community celebration. The charming town, with brick streets and old-fashioned storefronts, promises the perfect atmosphere for a day of holiday shopping. A stop at the intricately decorated Oakmont Bakery for a scrumptious holiday treat is, of course, a must.
Okay, so Indiana might not technically be a
close neighborhood of Pittsburgh. But, boy does it shine with old-fashioned Christmas magic. If you've ever watched "It's A Wonderful Life" and wished you could step into Bedford Falls, head to Indiana during the holidays. The hometown of Jimmy Stewart, with quaint main street shops, transforms into that classic fictional town.
Get in the holiday spirit in the enchanting neighborhood of Shadyside. Go shopping along Walnut Street where, each Saturday through December 23, you can shop at the Humane Animal Rescue's Holiday Pop Up Shop. See Santa at the pop up shop each Saturday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Find Christmas gifts at unique shops, including Kards Unlimited before dining at one of the neighborhood's quaint restaurants.
5. Downtown Pittsburgh
Downtown Pittsburgh exudes tradition and magic during the Christmas season. The Cultural District's theaters feature productions of such classics as the Nutcracker. Pittsburghers, on the weekend, can travel around town, on a horse-drawn carriage. Shop at the international village at Market Square then go ice skating at the ice rink at PPG Place.
Leisurely drive along a magical mile of lights in Clinton this holiday season. The neighborhood leaps alive with twinkling Christmas lights, hayrides, and beautiful horses on display. Christmas Light Up Celebration, open nightly from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., runs through January 7, 2018.
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