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What to do this week in Pittsburgh: Dec. 16-22, 2019

Tis the season to be jolly, festive, and full of cheer. Get into the holiday spirit with this week’s event list. Learn holiday-themed line dances, craft the perfect spiked eggnog, or spin the dreidel at a Hanukkah party.

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Partner events

🎄 Dec. 6-21: Get naughty at the Arcade this X-mas with a dark comedy full of yuletide debauchery by Anthony Neilson. Get your seat!

🎉 Dec. 31: Party at Arcade Comedy Theater on New Year’s Eve and have retro-themed fun with games, drinks, and a fun interactive game show RSVP before it’s too late


Other events you’ll love

Monday, Dec. 16

🥛 Learn how to make the perfect spiked eggnog (Downtown

💚 Assemble your Who’s-Who-Of-Whoville for a Grinchmas gameshow (Station Square)

Tuesday, Dec. 17

🎼 Experience a Benedum holiday showcase and pre-show wine tasting (Downtown

🧀 Indulge in a holiday beer and cheese pairing (Lawrenceville)

💃 Electric slide into this holiday-themed soul line dance class  (Monroeville)

✡️ Celebrate 27 Years of Women on the Bima (Shadyside)

Wednesday, Dec. 18

🎄 Tell everybody to, “Eat my road grit” at Griswold trivia (Mt. Lebanon)

👼 Experience the magical sound of Celtic Woman with angelic holiday harmonies (Downtown)

🍗 Chow down on chicken wings for a good cause (Mt. Washington)

🥗 Go on a field trip with the Pittsburgh Vegan Dining Meetup (South Side)

👩‍🔬 Roar for an all-girl STEAM event (North Side)

Thursday, Dec. 19

🍻 Drink beer, eat pizza, and rally the team for trivia night (Spring Hill

🍿 Don’t miss “A Christmas Story” pop-up bar — through Dec. 20 (Green Tree

🐩 Bring the dog to the Howliday Market (East Liberty)

🐟 Feast at a Seven Fish dinner (Mt. Washington)

👟 Enjoy the best lights in the city while running or walking for charity (Allegheny Center)

Friday, Dec. 20

☀️ Welcome the sun’s return with yoga on the darkest night of the year (Downtown)  

👖 Find your acid washed jeans for a rad ‘80s party (North Shore)

🐟 Learn how to prepare for the Feast of Seven Fishes dinner (Strip District)

❤️ Avoid awkward relationship questions at this speed dating event (South Side)

🎄 BYOeggnog to paint a twinkly Christmas tree (South Side)

Saturday, Dec. 21

🎶 Don’t miss the first ever sensory friendly Holiday Pops concert with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (Downtown)

🎄 Wear your ugliest sweater to a festive party (Downtown)

🍺 Sleigh aged ale with Mad Elf vertical flights (Lawrenceville)

🏂 Ski and snowboard in a Santa suit (Plum)

❄️ Let it goooo while sliding across carpets (Ross Township)

🌬 Detoxify the body, mind, and spirit with moon salutations and a tea meditation (Aspinwall)

Sunday, Dec. 22

🎅 Eat lunch with Mr. and Mrs. Claus (Homestead)

🍪 Decorate cookies and take selfies with Santa (Robinson)

🕎 Play the dreidel game at this Hanukkah Party (Robinson)

✨ Stroll the city on a guided holiday lights walking tour (Downtown)


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