Holiday Events in Pittsburgh: Have Fun this Winter

holiday events in Pittsburgh

The holiday season is upon us, which means there are several holiday events in Pittsburgh. Whether you’re looking for a romantic event for a date or for a simply something fun to do with the whole family, there’s an event for nearly everyone. Here at Shults Ford Harmarville, we’ve put together a list of just a few of the many upcoming holiday events and activities in the area.

According to Visit Pittsburgh, there are a number of holiday performances in Pittsburgh’s Cultural District. For example, the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre has an annual production of The Nutcracker, a holiday classic set to the music of Tchaikovsky. The Pittsburgh CLO also puts on a performance of A Christmas Carol every year, and the Symphony Orchestra will have Highmark Holiday Pops.

Next, check out the Peoples Gas Holiday Market. Held from November 17 to December 23, this market is designed like a quaint European village, yet it’s held in the heart of the Downtown’s Market Square. You can find holiday gifts from a long list of local vendors. There’s also hot apple cider and a range of local restaurants nearby for dinner.

Finally, visit the Highmark First Night Pittsburgh on December 31. This New Year’s Eve celebration is an arts-centered event held in the Cultural District. There will be live music, performances, ice sculptures, and more. An extravaganza that’s great for families, you can be a part of the 50,000 participants that will gather to see the ball drop in Pittsburgh. This is just one of the many fun things to do this winter in the area.

Night Lights Music Festival 2017

Attending a music festival is a great way to wind down as summer comes to an end. The Night Lights Music Festival 2017 offers the perfect opportunity to do just that! Taking place from August 24th through the 27th, attendees will enjoy a three-day weekend of music from some of the best acts in the area.

The music festival features some of the most prominent area artists, including Dopapod, Aqueous, and Broccoli Samurai. They’ll be joined by many other artists from Western New York in what’s sure to be a bash to remember!

Night Lights Music Festival 2017 - Pittsburgh, PA

Fantastic musicians and superb music are just a few attractions that the Night Lights Music Festival has to offer. There will also be camping and many other activities. Food vendors will be available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as late night snacks. Water is also available on site.

Attendees under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Bringing glass, pets, and outside firewood is strictly prohibited. If you’re caught, many of these items will be taken away.

It all kicks off in Sherman, New York on August 24th, and taking a small road trip in a Ford is the best way to get there! The technology in the 2017 Ford Fusion will make the time pass quickly and keep everyone comfortable, and the safety technology in every Ford will be sure to keep you and your passengers safe both during the drive and while you’re vehicle is parked and you’re enjoying the music.

‘Tis the Season to Purchase a Christmas Tree!

Shults Ford Christmas Tree Sale

Looking for that perfectly symmetrical, full, luscious, green Christmas tree to decorate and set in your house for the holiday season?  Look no further!  The DVE Christmas Tree Sale to benefit Junior Achievement is this Saturday, December 7th at Shults Ford of Harmarville, starting at 8:00 a.m.!

The first 102 people to buy a tree will receive a pair of tickets to the Three Rivers Classic Games on Friday, December 27th at the Consol Energy Center.  This year, the Three Rivers Classic Games will feature hockey teams from Robert Morris, Penn State, Boston College, and Bowling Green State University.

But that’s not all!

Also going to the first 102 Christmas tree purchasers will be a $40 gift certificate from ESSpa Kozmetika and a coupon for 3 free pretzels from the Philly Pretzel Factory!   McDonald’s will also be providing breakfast sandwiches to those looking to purchase a tree, while supplies last.

Remember, all proceeds from the Christmas tree sale will directly support the Junior Achievement Programs in schools all across western Pennsylvania, so not only will you benefit, but you will be helping a worthy organization at the same time!

So grab the family, your favorite Christmas tunes, and your holiday spirit and hurry on down to Shults Ford of Harmarville this Saturday and be one of the lucky people to not only take home a beautiful and affordable tree for the holidays, but also receive a pair of tickets, a spa gift card, and pretzel coupons!

A special thank you to Musser Forest in Indiana, Pennsylvania for providing us with the beautiful trees this year, as well as all of our amazing sponsors that are helping to make this event possible!