Summertime in Western Pennsylvania

Steeler Training Camp St Vincent College, Latrobe, Pa

Steelers Training Camp St Vincent College Latrobe  Pa

Downtown Pittsburgh from PNC Park Home of Pirate Baseball

Downtown Pittsburgh from PNC Park Home of Pirate Baseball

PNC Park on Pittsburgh's North Shore

PNC Park on Pittsburgh’s North Shore

Downtown Pittsburgh from Station Square

Downtown Pittsburgh from Station Square

Wild Thing Baseball at Consol Field Washington Pa

Wild Thing Baseball at Consol Field Washington Pa

SummerSounds St Clair Park Greensburg Pa

SummerSounds St Clair Park Greensburg Pa

Billy Price preforms at The Aquatorium Monongahela,Pa

Billy Price performs at The Aquatorium Monongahela Pa

Crowd on Lawn at Jimmy Buffett Show

Crowd on Lawn at Jimmy Buffett Show

Jimmy Buffett at Star Lake in Burggettstown Pa

Jimmy Buffett at Star Lake in Burgettstown Pa

Downtown Pittsburgh Celebrates the Holidays

The Pittsburgh Creche

The Pittsburgh Creche

Market Square Lighted Sphere Xmas Tree

Market Square Lighted Sphere Xmas Tree

PPG Place

PPG Place

Market Square Holiday Marketplace

Market Square Holiday Marketplace

Free Carriage Rides

Free Carriage Rides

PPG Wintergarden

PPG Wintergarden

Market Square

Market Square

Ice Rink & Christmas Tree PPG Place

Ice Rink & Christmas Tree PPG Place

Downtown Pittsburgh celebrates the Holiday Season every weekend after “Light-Up Night” by offering a family friendly environment filled with plenty of Christmas themed events that showcase its unique personality.  I have posted a sampling of photos that will give you a feel for the type of activities that are available.  Parking is free at all the city owned garages, a free “Holly Trolley” shuttles visitors between venues, free horse-drawn carriage rides are offered, you can ice skate around the Christmas Tree in PPG Place and my favorite “The Pittsburgh Crèche” which is the only authorized replica of the Vatican’s Christmas Crèche that is on display at St. Peter’s Square in Rome.