Get ready for a completely delicious month!
Saturday, December 1
Dashin’ Through The Bars Crawl
Get boozy and bright at this holiday-themed bar crawl. Dress in your holiday gear and crawl along the South Side. Tickets can be purchased online.
One Year Pajama-versary at Cinderlands
Lawrenceville’s Cinderlands is hosting a first anniversary party, with a limited-edition anniversary glass, special anniversary releases, an all-you-can-eat breakfast for dinner, and the chance to wear pajamas out on a Saturday night. General Admission tickets are sold out, but there are a select number of $96 VIP tickets still available.
Friday, November 30 – Sunday, December 2
The Joy of Cookies Cookie Tour
It’s one of the most popular holiday events of the year! Lawrenceville’s annual Joy of Cookies Cookie Tour kicks off on Friday, November 30, with more than 45 different stops on this unique, self-guided tour. Head to Lawrenceville businesses for cookie samples, shopping deals, special events and more. And on Saturday, there will be a special trolley to take you to different destinations. See more online.
Sunday, December 2
Taste of Lawrenceville: Miracle on 41st Street at Bay 41
This free event at Bay 41 will feature Lawrenceville vendors, breweries, restaurants, live music, kid’s activities, Christmas tree sales, plus photos with Santa. Everything is pay-as-you-go, and more information can be found online.
Chefs Stand Against Hate at Union Standard
Almost 30 fantastic Pittsburgh chefs are teaming up for a special event to benefit the victims of the Tree of Life Synagogue shooting. Chefs like Trevett Hooper of Legume, Roger Li of Umami, Csilla Thackery of The Vandal and more will be serving small bites while guests enjoy cocktails and wine. Tickets are $150, and can be purchased online.
Monday, December 3
Local Food Matchup at Threadbare Cider
Consider this speed-dating for farmers. At Sustainable PGH’s Local Food Matchup event, food producers can meet and mingle with restaurant owners, shop owners, and other retailers at this event designed to help grow businesses, and to help foster a more sustainable, local food system.
Holiday Cocktail Classes at The Fairmont
Andys’ cocktail specialists are hosting two classes where guests will learn how to make delicious and festive drinks for the holiday season.
Tuesday, December 4
Holiday Lights Tour and Ugly Sweater Run with Pro Bike + Run
Run through downtown Pittsburgh and see the lights. Route runs through Market Square, The tree at Point State Park, The Nativity scene at US Steel Tower, and The PPG tree and rink. Come dressed in your holiday best and grab a drink at the Buckhead Saloon after. More information online.
Wednesday, December 5
Krampusnacht in Market Square
Celebrate this ancient European holiday in Market Square. Krampus arrives at 7:00 p.m., plus there will be live music, food, and beer specials at select restaurants on Market Square. Find out more on the event page.
Thursday, December 7
Holly Jolly x Oakmont Bakery Doughnut Pairing at Fat Head’s Saloon
If you love beer, and you love doughnuts, you’ve got to get to Fat Head’s Saloon for their Oakmont Bakery doughnut pairing night. Order a Holly Jolly beer, and get a free Holly Jolly-infused doughnut to enjoy.
Saturday, December 8
Fire Fest 2018 at Grist House
Grist House is throwing an outdoor party for cold-weather fans! Join them for four fire pits, three new can releases, two specialty stouts, mixed drinks from Maggie’s Farm Rum, food from Pittsburgh Tortas, Steer & Wheel and Oakmonth BBQ, and a hot chocolate stand from Yetter’s Candies. More info is available on the event page.
Shop local this holiday season! Handmade Arcade is one of Pittsburgh premiere artisan markets. Located in the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, hundreds of local vendors will be selling their goods.
Monday, December 10
Wintermarket at Hotel Monaco
For the second year in a row, Hotel Monaco is hosting a Wintermarket, with loads of Pittsburgh vendors selling locally-made gifts. They’ll also have small bites and cocktails from The Commoner, and live music by Ayesha Scott. The event is free, and everything is pay-as-you-go. See more on the event page.
Tuesday, December 14
12 Bars of Charity
Drink for a good cause! The 12 Bars of Charity lets participants choose between eight Pittsburgh charities (Animal Friends, Our Clubhouse, Humane Animal Rescue, Variety, Community Food Bank, Autism Speaks, Center for Victims, and Big Brothers Big Sisters) to raise money for, and donates $10 from every $30 bar crawl ticket to the cause. There will be drink specials all evening long at bars like Element, Industry Public House, Blue Moon, Round Corner Cantina, and more. Find out more online.
Saturday, December 15
Threadbare Winter Market
Local artisans will be selling their products from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Threadbare Winter Market, with activities for kids. And, there will be plenty of cider and homemade Threadbare pizzas on hand for the adults.
Last Minute Shopping with I Made It! Market at The Block Northway
There will be lots of vendors at this I Made It! Market at The Block Northway, including food and drink vendors like a519 chocolate, Batch, Pittsburgh Fudge, Tea Dude, Zeke’s Coffee, Sinful Sweets Chocolate Company, and more. The event is free, and more information can be found online.
Holiday Craft + Drafts at East End Brewing
The brewery is hosting a Holiday craft market with local artists and vendors, food from La Palapa and Leona’s Ice Cream… and plenty of beer! See more on the event page.
Pancakes with Santa at The Commoner
The Commoner’s annual holiday event with Santa and reindeer on the roof is happening on Saturday, December 15. Get brunch beforehand (the buffet is $38 per person), and tickets to visit Santa are $10 per person. See more on the event page.
Sunday, December 16
Made + Found Holiday Market at the Ace Hotel
You’ll find more holiday shopping at the Made + Found Holiday Market at the Ace Hotel, with 50 local vendors, selling everything from vintage clothes to handmade candles. There will also be brunch, coffee and cocktails available for purchase. This event is free, and more information can be found online.
Ugly Sweater Holiday PAWty at Allegheny City Brewing
This dog-friendly holiday party at Allegheny City Brewing will benefit Pet Match Rescue, with a variety of raffle baskets, 50/50 drawings, and lots of Allegheny City Brewing beers. See more on the event page.
Monday, December 17
Pizza, Burgher, and Beer Party at Burgh’ers Lawrenceville
Romulus Pizza al Taglio is teaming up with Burgh’ers for a burger and pizza party. Expect burgers, pizza slices, and beer from Burgh’ers own brewery. See more online.
Thursday, December 18
Happy Hour Yoga at Penn Brewery
Beer + yoga is a pretty great combination. This happy hour yoga class at Penn Brewery runs from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., and the $12 ticket includes the class, and one beer. Tickets can be purchased online.
Wednesday, December 19
WQED Cardigan Party
Take a walk down memory lane with Mister Rogers-themed music and entertainment and retro-themed snacks to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Mister Roger’s Neighborhood in the very studio where “all the magic happened”. Cardigans & sneakers welcomed! More information online.
Monday, December 24 and Tuesday, December 25
Chinese Food & Movies on Christmas Eve & Day at Row House Cinema
Celebrate Christmas at the movies! On December 24 and December 25, Row House Cinema is hosting a number of holiday movies, including Christmas Vacation, Jingle All the Way, Elf, Christmas Vacation, and Die Hard. The concession stand will be taking Chinese food and sushi orders, which will be delivered to your seat mid-movie. See more on the event page.
Looking for New Year’s Eve events? Stay tuned for a separate post!