Phipps Holiday Light Show 2019

This weekend: Handmade Arcade Winter Market, NYE Parties & a new event

We’ve got a new podcast episode about puppets and Pittsburgh 80s history. Still need plans for 12/31? Check out our guide to all of the New Year’s Eve (and Noon Year’s Eve) parties in town.

by Lindsay Patross | December 27, 2019

Thanks for reading along this year. We’re looking forward to sharing more very Pittsburgh stories with you in 2020. Happy new year from the entire Very Local Pittsburgh team!

PODCAST: How did Jim Henson’s puppets end up in Pittsburgh?
In Episode 08 of our podcast, “The Slaw: Staying on Top of Pittsburgh,” we talk about puppets, David Bowie, interviewing Elmo and some of the events that the Very Local team is looking forward to in 2020.

SHOP LOCAL: Handmade Arcade in Market Square
Still need to pick up a few gifts? Want to support some local artists? Head to Market Square this weekend for the first-ever Handmade Arcade Winter Market. Over a dozen local artists will be taking over the chalets for the last few days of the year.

HOLIDAY: Noon Year’s Eve & New Year’s Eve
We’ve put together a guide to all of the New Year’s Eve parties in Pittsburgh. Celebrate the arrival of 2020 at a roaring ‘20s party or take the kiddos to one of the Noon Years Eve parties earlier in the day.

GIVE: What to know before you donate
Looking to make a donation before the end of the year? We’ve put together a guide to help you give back.

BEER: A love-ly collaboration
This week, we preview the new beer collaboration from Dancing Gnome Brewery and Starship Mantis. Starship Mantis is a Pittsburgh jazz/funk/hip-hop/pop band that was started in 2016 by bassist Beni Rossman. Starship Mantis worked with the Dancing Gnome team to create a cream ale named Intergalactic Love. Intergalactic Love will be available in January. Keep reading for details.

EVENT: January 4 – New Year/New Galaxy
We’ve missed you! Very Local is kicking off the new year with a new event. We are excited to partner with some of our favorites to bring you a party that is out-of-this-world. Join us on January 4th for performances by Starship Mantis, Trio+ featuring Shad Ali and DJ Femi. Dancing Gnome will be debuting Intergalactic Love cream ale. Tickets are $15.

ICYMI: Holiday Hours for All the Breweries in Town
Looking for a cure for cabin fever or a way to escape the family for a few hours? Head over to one of the many breweries around town. We’ve put together a list of holiday hours for every brewery.


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Lindsay Patross

Lindsay Patross

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

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