Pittsburgh December 02, 2016
by Beth Price-Williams 10 Main Streets Surrounding Pittsburgh That Are Pure Magic During Christmastime
Journey back in time to Christmases past when you visit the quaint main streets around Pittsburgh, each illuminated by Christmas lights, decked out in Christmas decorations, and, if you’re lucky, covered in a light dusting of snow. Add these 10 main streets near Pittsburgh to your Christmas to do list.
Experience the magic of small town America as you walk down Oakmont's bricked main street, Allegheny River Boulevard. Go Christmas shopping in the quaint shops. Stop and chat with friendly townspeople as you admire the Christmas decorations. Dine at one of the charming restaurants in town.
Indiana transforms into the real life Bedford Falls - straight from the Christmas classic It's A Wonderful Life - every Christmastime. Twinkling white lights outline the buildings on Philadelphia Street. Christmas lights create "George Lassos The Moon" on a building, providing the perfect ambiance for Christmas shopping, dining, or stopping by the It's A Wonderful Life Festival, every weekend through December 23.
Sewickley celebrates Christmas all December long with its enchantingly decorated main street and a menu of fun activities, including Light Up Night on December 2, a Santa parade on December 3, and a special Christmas concert on December 11.
A dazzling Christmas tree is arguably the holiday masterpiece of downtown Ligonier. But, a leisurely walk around the the main street downtown promises a delightful Christmas experience. View the decorated store windows. Snap selfies with the life-size decorations and find unique Christmas presents at the eclectic shops.
Downtown Bedford becomes a Christmas wonderland every Christmas. Main Street glows in the Christmas spirit all season long, which officially kicks off on December 3, starting at 5:30 p.m., with a family Christmas celebration, including the Christmas tree lighting, Santa, and caroling. Finish your Christmas shopping, catch at movie at the old-fashioned theater, or dine on Bedford's main street this Christmas.
Enjoy an afternoon or an evening on Walnut Street in Shadyside. The charming main street - awash in Christmas lights - is dotted with quaint shops and restaurants, making it the ideal place to go Christmas shopping then to relax with a delicious meal.
Downtown Beaver officially kicked off the Christmas season with its Annual Light Up Night on November 25. Visit the charming main street for Christmas shopping or to simply enjoy the Christmas light displays.
The Amish town of Smicksburg provides the perfect backdrop for a relaxing day of viewing Christmas lights and decorations, dining at a hometown restaurant, or shopping at one of its charming shops, including Primitive Peddler, The Chocolate Shop & General Store, and Smicksburg Country Store.
Step into the past when you visit the picture perfect main street in Downtown Irwin, which welcomes visitors to its annual Christmas Cookie Tour on December 2, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Enjoy delicious cookies as you view the Christmas decorations and window displays.
Feel the warmth of the holiday season on Main Street in Carnegie, which officially kicks off the holiday season with the Wassail Walk on December 2 at 6 p.m. Storefronts on East Main Street will participate in a window decorating contest. Visit the shops to Christmas shop and to warm up with a hot drink and a snack.
Immerse yourself in Christmas cheer by visiting the 10 best Christmas main streets near Pittsburgh then make plans to visit the
seven best Christmas light displays around the city.
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