Allegheny County can move forward with a recanvass of voting machines on Monday, a judge ruled Friday afternoon, dismissing an argument by state Republicans that voters had sought a review of election results in the wrong place. In a brief order Friday, the judge ruled that “the recount or recanvass shall take place on Monday, December 5, 2016 at 10 a.m.”
If you want to feel like you're living in a Christmas movie and to cut your own tree to bring home, we've rounded up eight places to go — all less than an hour’s drive from the city. Some require appointments, and prices vary depending on the size of the tree. Check out this map to plan your trip, and don't forget rope to tie your tree to your car's roof.
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Here's your chance to browse the airside terminal's shops without having to leave Pittsburgh. Free parking with in-store specials, live music and a visit from Santa. Registration and ID are required. "Walk-ups are welcome, but may experience a longer wait for security processing," the airport notes.
Where: Pittsburgh International Airport
When: December 3, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
The Handmade Arcade is the city's first and largest independent craft fair. Shop gifts more than 150 artists, makers and designers. There's also a free hands-on activity area, a dance party and more.
Where: David L. Lawrence Convention Center at 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd. (Central Business District)
When: December 3, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
How much: free (early bird passes are $15)
It's an annual tradition at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium — Penguins on Parade.The tuxedoed birds will waddle outside to meet fans on most Saturdays and Sundays (weather permitting) until the end of February. Call ahead 412-665-3640 or check the zoo's website or Facebook for cancellations.
Where: PPG Aquarium at 7340 Butler St. (Highland Park)
When: December 3, 2016 at 11:30 a.m.
How much: $13; $12 for kids 3 to 12; free for kids younger than 2
It's the Prince vs. Michael All-Vinyl Dance Party. DJs will spin classics from both legendary artists for hours. Plus, there will be food and drinks, as well as a pop-up record shop and hats and t-shirts designed just for the party. The event is all ages.
Where: Ace Hotel Pittsburgh at 120 S Whitfield St. (East Liberty)
When: December 3, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
How much: $10 for adults, $7.50 for teens, $5 for kids, Free for kids under 5
Listen to the Pittsburgh Philharmonic playing holiday favorites and more.
Where: Scotus Hall at 146 Hawthorne Rd. (Millvale)
When: December 3, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
How much: $12; $5 for students