All Weekend: November 15-17

The Western Pennsylvania Railroad Museum’s Holiday Train Display

Explore this magical holiday train display at this classic railroad museum in Gibsonia

Times: Fridays 6-9pm, Saturdays and Sundays 11-5pm

Cost: $6/adult, $4 children under 12

Location: 5507 Lakeside Dr, Gibsonia, PA 15044

Friday Night: November 15

Hamilton Church Preschool Movie Night: Despicable Me

Hamilton Church Preschool is having their monthly free movie night.  This time they’ll be showing Despicable Me!  Refreshments are available for purchase.  You do not need to be a member of the preschool to participate in this event.

Time: 7:30 pm

Cost: FREE

Location: 4500 Hamilton Road, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15236


Saturday and Sunday: November 16-17

The Winter Festival of Lights at Oglebay Resort

This nationally-renowned holiday light display covers more than 300 acres over a six-mile drive throughout the resort.

Times: Thursdays-Sundays until 1opm and Fridays Saturdays until 11pm

Cost: A per car donation is requested and is valid for the entire festival season

Location: 465 Lodge Drive, Wheeling, West Virginia 26003


Saturday: November 16

Polar Bear Birthday Party at the Pittsburgh Zoo

Celebrate the Pittsburgh Zoo’s polar bears at a special birthday celebration.  Enjoy cake, do crafts, and listen to entertainment.

Times: 11-3pm

Cost: Included in admission to the zoo

Location: 7340 Butler St, Pittsburgh, PA 15206


Saturday Crafternoons at Assemble

This week at “Crafternoons”, children will be working with local journalist Eric Liji to “run a community newsroom at Assemble. A mysterious event will require the services of kid reporters, who will investigate the incident and publish a newspaper of their findings.”  Sounds cool! For children aged 5-10

Times: 1-4pm

Cost: Free

Location:  5125 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15224


“Light Up the Wall” in Aspinwall’s Business District

Get in the holiday spirit in Aspinwall’s business district by listening to Christmas music, eating FREE Christmas cookies, visiting with Santa, participating in a Christmas Fairy Hunt, and enjoying fireworks at 6pm!

Time: 2-6pm

Cost: FREE!

Location: Brilliant Avenue, Aspinwall


Sunday: November 17

Pittsburgh International Children’s Theater Production of “A Time for Fun” by Handmade Theater

A St. Petersburg troupe create a magical world of trains, sailboats, ticking clocks, clocks of birds, and lots more.  Interesting lighting design and interlocked limbs create recognizable shapes and words.  Sounds really interesting!  If you can’t make it this weekend, there are more performances at various locations throughout the city during the next week, too!

Time: 2pm

Cost: $9.50/person online.  Definitely buy your tickets in advance!

Location: Byham Theater, 101 6th St, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222


Pine Holiday Dazzle

This event will have Santa and his elves, carriage rides, crafts, ice carving, a parade, tree lighting, a holiday movie, a bonfire with marshmallows, musical entertainment, and fireworks.

Times: 4-7pm

Cost: $3 presale tickets, $5 at the door

Location: Pine Community Center, 100 Pine Park Drive, Wexford PA 15090



Nadine Champsi

Nadine Champsi

I am a doctor turned write-at-home-mom who runs the Pittsburgh Mommy Blog and is editor of Kidsburgh. I have two wonderful young children and am happily married. My interests include cooking, green-living, gardening, being in the outdoors, listening to great music, checking out the city's cool art, coming up with creative things to do with my kids, and having as many adventures as I can!
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