The Tree Of Lights In Pittsburgh Will Celebrate Its Final Year In 2020, And You Don’t Want To Miss It

Christmastime in Pittsburgh is all about traditions – ice skating around the twinkling tree at PPG Place, marveling at the city awash in lights on Light Up Night, and strolling through town to admire the decorated windows. One long-time tradition, however, will celebrate its final Christmas in 2020. If you want to get a last look at the Tree of Lights in Pittsburgh, now’s your chance.

Editor’s Note: The Tree of Lights will return in 2021 (and, as far as we know, for many Christmas seasons after). The announcement was made on December 21, 2020 that Duquesne Light and the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources will work together to ensure the future version of the tree remains just as big but is more energy efficient. Plans will also be developed to ensure the park grounds remain preserved during the annual set up and take down of the Tree of Lights.

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Will you go downtown to see the Tree of Lights in Pittsburgh one final time? What are your favorite memories of the beloved Pittsburgh tradition? Join the conversation in the comments! For more Christmastime fun, plan a visit to ELFburg in Bethel Park, a brand new drive-thru lights display.

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