Eat, Drink, Do Yoga, Die Hard and Be Merry in Pittsburgh this Month

12 more events to add to your Pittsburgh holiday bucket list

by Lindsay Patross
December 5, 2018

Everyone knows about Light Up Night, you have probably already been to see the tree on the Highmark building and skated a few laps around the rink at PPG. For those of you looking for more Christmas fun, here are 12 more ways to celebrate the holiday season in Pittsburgh this year.

12/6 – 12/22

Midnight Radio’s Die Hard N’at

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGy9Dc_whWc[/embedyt] 3 shows per weekend @ Bricolage Theater The Bricolage Production Company has been producing the Midnight Radio series to the delight of Pittsburgh audiences for several years. The Midnight Radio series is in the style of a 1940s radio broadcast.  The theme for this holiday season is Die Hard N’at. Tickets: $25-$35, the  December 15th show is pay what you want pricing. Facebook Event

Friday 12/7

Decorations & Libations: Make Your Own Ornaments

Photo credit: Union Project Facebook page.

7 – 10 PM @ Union Project The Union Project opens up their ceramic studio for a beginner friendly holiday party. Spend the evening making your own holiday decor while sipping some adult beverages. Tickets: $45 per person or $75 per pair. Facebook Event

Saturday 12/8

It’s a Wonderful Speakeasy: Holiday Punch Demo

Photo credit: Boyd & Blair Facebook page.

2 – 3 PM @ Boyd & Blair Distillery  Holiday parties call for a whole punchbowl of merriment. The Master Distiller will teach you the secrets of punch making in the speakeasy at Boyd & Blair Vodka. Your ticket includes admission to the speakeasy which is only open for special events and two cocktails. Tickets: $20 Facebook Event

Saturday 12/8

Blue Hawaii Holiday Party & Bazaar

Hidden Harbor Blue Hawaii Holiday Party
Photo credit: Hidden Harbor Facebook page.

5 PM – 7 PM @ Hidden Harbor Hawaiian eggnog, check. Ugly Hawaiian shirt contest, check. Sip the best tropical drinks in town and buy some new tropical drink themed merch for all of your loved ones. Facebook Event

Saturday 12/8

A John Waters’ Christmas: Holier & Dirtier

John Waters Christmas Pittsburgh
Photo Credit: Warhol Museum Facebook page.

8:00 PM @ Carnegie Lecture Hall in Oakland John Waters brings his one-man show “A John Waters Christmas” to Pittsburgh for a night of Christmas commentary. Tickets: $25 – $125 Website, Facebook Event

Saturday 12/15

Learn to Solder a LED Christmas Tree Class

LED Christmas tree hackPGH
Photo credit: HackPGH Facebook page.

1:00 – 5:00 PM @ HackPGH Move over Clark Griswold. Head over to HackPGH’s maker space for a beginner level soldering class. Each participant will learn some basic soldering skills and make an LED Christmas tree to take home. Kids 10 and up are welcome if accompanied by an adult. Tickets: $40 per person includes Christmas tree kit Website, Facebook Event

Sunday 12/16

Beer + Yoga: Winter Warmer

beer yoga brew gentlemen
Photo credit: Brew Gentlemen Facebook page.

11 AM – 12:30 PM @ Brew Gentleman  A special holiday edition of the monthly beer & yoga series at the Brew Gentleman brewery in Braddock. For $10 you get a 90 minute yoga class, a 60 oz beer and a break from the holiday hustle and bustle. We are loving the suggested dress code for this class… “Holiday sweaters are not required, but you are always encouraged to show up how you are; so if the holiday sweater party goes a little late Saturday night, feel free to show up still rocking that sweater Sunday morning.” Tickets: $10 Facebook Event

Sunday 12/16

Feast of the Seven Fishes at Enrico Biscotti

Feast of the Seven Fishes Enrico Biscotti
Photo credit: Enrico Biscotti Facebook page.

5:30 PM – 8:30 PM @ Enrico Biscotti The restaurant behind this tiny bakery on Penn Avenue in the strip district is known for hosting epic family style dinners. This meal will be no exception. The dinner is BYOB, but you will probably want to share. Tickets: $85 Facebook Event

Wednesday 12/19

Cardigan Party to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Mr. Rogers Neighborhood

Photo credit: WQED.

6 – 9 PM @ WQED – Fred Rogers Studio Button up your favorite cardigan and head on down to the WQED studio where Mr. Rogers Neighborhood was filmed to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the show. Tickets: $25

Thursday 12/20

Knot Tying Night: Ornamental Knot Tying

Photo credit: 3 Rivers Outdoor Co. Facebook Page.

7 – 8 PM @ 3 Rivers Outdoor Company Perfect your outdoor survival skills and wrap the perfect present. The folks at 3 Rivers Outdoor Company have got you covered with a workshop that might not save your life but will save your holiday gift giving. Free Facebook Event

Sunday 12/23

12 Beers of Christmas

Photo credit: East End Brewing Facebook Page.

Noon – 5 PM @ East End Brewing For one day only! Get a super special sample pack, 2 cans of twelve different East End Brewing beers for $65. Facebook Event

Monday 12/24 & Tuesday 12/25

4th Annual Chinese Food & A Movie

Chinese Food Christmas Pittsburgh
Photo credit: Row House Cinema Facebook page.

All Day @ Row House Cinema Row House will take your order for Chinese Food & Sushi and deliver it to your seat. You can read more about the history of Chinese food and Christmas day from Mental Floss and The Atlantic. Monday, 8pm – National Lampoons Christmas Vacation Tuesday, 12:30 pm – Jingle All the Way Tuesday, 3:00 pm – Elf Tuesday, 5:20 pm – National Lampoons Christmas Vacation Tuesday, 7:45 pm – Die Hard

Pittsburgh born and raised, Lindsay has been writing about the people who love Pittsburgh since 2008.

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