The Story Behind The Christmas Pickle And Why Everyone In Pittsburgh Has One On Their Tree

We, Pittsburghers, treasure our traditions – from packing downtown on Light Up Night, the official start of the holiday season, to gathering to watch the ball go up on New Year’s Eve. As Pittsburghers, we also love pickles. How many other cities, after all, do you know that have an annual festival dedicated to the pickle? Some of us even have a Christmas pickle on our tree.

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Do you have a Christmas pickle on your tree? What are your favorite holiday traditions? Share your experience in the comments! Here are just a few weird and wacky Pittsburgh traditions with which most of us are familiar.

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