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The Christmas Season in Pittsburgh

Christmas starts around Halloween these days, but we will record the REAL events of the holidays beginning right after Thanksgiving until New Year's Eve. Parades, department store windows,light displays, bookstore concerts and many more activities enrich the season!
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The Christmas Parade opens the season downtown.
The Christmas Parade opens the season downtown.
It's covered by local television.
It's covered by local television.
What would a parade be without cotton candy?
What would a parade be without cotton candy?
Silver bells? And what would a holiday be without these good people?
Silver bells? And what would a holiday be without these good people?
People make themselves comfortable!
People make themselves comfortable!
Heinz brings it team.
Heinz brings it team.
Heinz lends it's rig to the Civic Light Opera
Heinz lends it's rig to the Civic Light Opera
Patriotic spectator
Patriotic spectator
Merchandisers appealing to our faith.
Merchandisers appealing to our faith.
Colorful spectators....
Colorful spectators....
....sit  along the parade route...
....sit along the parade route...
....in great variety....
....in great variety....
.....celebrating Pittsburgh!!
.....celebrating Pittsburgh!!
Nicolas Coffee Company is a block off the parade route.
Nicolas Coffee Company is a block off the parade route.
It is an old fashioned coffee, tea and goodie company.
It is an old fashioned coffee, tea and goodie company.
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What an array of coffees and teas one can find here!
Mr. C. shops for gifts.
Mr. C. shops for gifts.
Candy is another item they sell lots of.
Candy is another item they sell lots of.
How about some coffee?
How about some coffee?
Approaching PPG
Approaching PPG
Sign of the Season
Sign of the Season
PPG Place is a glass wonderland bordered by older Pittsburgh.
PPG Place is a glass wonderland bordered by older Pittsburgh.
Into the PPG and the Santa Display
Into the PPG and the Santa Display
Through the roof you can see the skyscraper towering above.
Through the roof you can see the skyscraper towering above.
At certain times, holiday music fills the air
At certain times, holiday music fills the air
It houses an international Santa display.
It houses an international Santa display.
Oil Paintings of international Santa give display more context
Oil Paintings of international Santa give display more context
Lithuanian Santa
Lithuanian Santa
People Enjoy the Display
People Enjoy the Display
American Santa at North Pole
American Santa at North Pole
Norweigan Santa overlooking Fjord
Norweigan Santa overlooking Fjord
Russian Santa?
Russian Santa?
Here is St. Stephen of Ireland celebrated on December 26 for his good deeds.
Here is St. Stephen of Ireland celebrated on December 26 for his good deeds.
The children of Holland look forward to the arrival of St. Nicolas.
The children of Holland look forward to the arrival of St. Nicolas.
Pere Noel was the bearer of 'luxuries' for French peasants in the Middle Ages.
Pere Noel was the bearer of 'luxuries' for French peasants in the Middle Ages.
The Epiphany is celebrated on January 5 by the Italians.
The Epiphany is celebrated on January 5 by the Italians.
Santa Claus was first introduced in the settled US by Pennsylvania Dutch, who called him Kris Kringle.
Santa Claus was first introduced in the settled US by Pennsylvania Dutch, who called him Kris Kringle.
England's Father Christmas travels from home to home on a goat or donkey laden with treasures.
England's Father Christmas travels from home to home on a goat or donkey laden with treasures.
An ancient king or holy man bears gifts. This is the basis for modern traditions of giftgiving.
An ancient king or holy man bears gifts. This is the basis for modern traditions of giftgiving.
A modern Santa decorates the tree in PPG.
A modern Santa decorates the tree in PPG.
Another Santa
Another Santa
Asian Santa
Asian Santa
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1PPGSanta2.jpg
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1PPGSanta3.jpg
International Santas; playing with Photoshop
International Santas; playing with Photoshop
Outside a tree is the center of the ice skating rink at PPG.
Outside a tree is the center of the ice skating rink at PPG.
Ice Skaters at PPG Rink
Ice Skaters at PPG Rink
Carollers sing their hearts out at Mellon Square.
Carollers sing their hearts out at Mellon Square.
Kaufmann's clock is bordered by holiday awnings in bright RED!
Kaufmann's clock is bordered by holiday awnings in bright RED!
A street musician entertains with his electric guitar.
A street musician entertains with his electric guitar.
A wig for the New Year? These are decorated for the holidays.
A wig for the New Year? These are decorated for the holidays.
Pittsburgh Brass Ensemble plays at Border's Bookstore
Pittsburgh Brass Ensemble plays at Border's Bookstore
Horns
Horns
French Horn w/ Big Eyes!
French Horn w/ Big Eyes!
Carnegie Museum Annual Tree Display with...
Carnegie Museum Annual Tree Display with...
....creche scene
....creche scene
First Family of Creche Neighborhood
First Family of Creche Neighborhood
Hartwood Acres, a county park, has an annual light display that grows each year.
Hartwood Acres, a county park, has an annual light display that grows each year.
Lighter than Air
Lighter than Air
Flying Machines
Flying Machines
Lighted Trees
Lighted Trees
A poinsettia arch covers the road.
A poinsettia arch covers the road.
Cars drive the three mile route lined with over 1,000,000 lights.
Cars drive the three mile route lined with over 1,000,000 lights.
This blinking tunnel leads us out of the park.
This blinking tunnel leads us out of the park.
Our favorite local restaurant, Pines Tavern, decorates in a BIG way!
Our favorite local restaurant, Pines Tavern, decorates in a BIG way!
Mantle Mirror
Mantle Mirror
Window Angel at Pines Tavern
Window Angel at Pines Tavern
The fireplace (Pines Tavern).
The fireplace (Pines Tavern).
Patriotic Holiday display (Pines Tavern).
Patriotic Holiday display (Pines Tavern).
Gingerbread House  (Pines Tavern)
Gingerbread House (Pines Tavern)
US Steel Creche Scene....
US Steel Creche Scene....
....moved from City-County Bldg after protest concerning separation of church & state.
....moved from City-County Bldg after protest concerning separation of church & state.
The volunteer fire department brings Santa into the neighborhoods to ring in the holiday.
The volunteer fire department brings Santa into the neighborhoods to ring in the holiday.
Santa waves from the back of the truck.
Santa waves from the back of the truck.
Heinz Hall Christmas Tree
Heinz Hall Christmas Tree
Flag Tree in Mall Lobby
Flag Tree in Mall Lobby
The Holmes family carols on Christmas Eve Day in our neighborhood.
The Holmes family carols on Christmas Eve Day in our neighborhood.
Lunch at the Pines w/ Michaele
Lunch at the Pines w/ Michaele
66.6% of people stay home this year to watch the New Year in on TV...
66.6% of people stay home this year to watch the New Year in on TV...
....but obviously SOME people went out to celebrate!
....but obviously SOME people went out to celebrate!
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