Seasonably Social: Winter - Social Calendar of Events

Winter (December – January – February)  |  Christmas  |  New Year  |  Mardi Gras  |  Valentines Day

Winter (December, January, February) - Seasonal Social

Handmade Arcade

December 2

David L. Lawrence Convention Center

1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd

Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Breakfast or Lunch with Santa

December 2 – December 17

Enjoy a delicious breakfast, decorate a Christmas cookie, create a commemorative craft, and tell Santa what you want for Christmas!  Don't forget to let Mom and Dad snap a picture of you with the big man himself!

REGISTRATION BEGINS OCTOBER 31.

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

One Wild Place

Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical

December 19 - December 24

Discover the magic of Dr. Seuss’ classic holiday tale as it comes to life on stage. Featuring the hit songs “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch” and “Welcome Christmas,” The Grinch discovers there’s more to Christmas than he bargained for in this heart-warming holiday classic. Max the Dog narrates as the mean and scheming Grinch, whose heart is “two sizes too small,” decides to steal Christmas away from the Whos, an endlessly cheerful bunch bursting with holiday spirit. Celebrate the holidays with the show The New York Times calls “100 times better than any bedside story!”

Heinz Hall

600 Penn Ave

Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Noon Year’s Eve

December 31 @ 11 a.m.

Ring in 2018 Zoo-style with crafts, entertainment, keeper talks, and a Noon Ball drop!

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

One Wild Place

Pittsburgh, PA 15206

 

Love Never Dies

January 2, 2018 - January 7, 2018

The year is 1907. It is 10 years after his disappearance from the Paris Opera House and the Phantom has escaped to a new life in New York where he lives amongst the screaming joy rides and freak shows of Coney Island. In this new, electrically charged world, he has finally found a place for his music to soar, but he has never stopped yearning for his one true love and musical protégée, Christine Daaé. LOVE NEVER DIES is a dazzling new production, which takes audiences on a thrilling rollercoaster ride of intrigue, obsession and romance. Be seduced by the beautiful; sometimes magical and poetic; sometimes joyful; and occasionally melancholic score. This production played to critical acclaim throughout Australia and New Zealand and is described by Chris Boyd in The Australian as “The best thing Lloyd Webber has written in the quarter century since THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA.” Andrew Lloyd Webber describes the production as, “Probably the finest one I could ever, ever hope for.”

Benedum Center

237 7th Street

Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Wicked

January 24, 2018 - February 11, 2018

WICKED, the Broadway sensation, looks at what happened in the Land of Oz…but from a different angle. Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another young woman, born with emerald-green skin—smart, fiery, misunderstood, and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships…until the world decides to call one “good,” and the other one “wicked.”

From the first electrifying note to the final breathtaking moment, WICKED—the untold true story of the Witches of Oz—transfixes audiences with its wildly inventive story that USA Today cheers is “a complete triumph! An original musical that will make you laugh, cry, and think.”

Benedum Center

237 7th Street

Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Wicked Autism Friendly Performance

February 23, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is proud to partner with for this very special performance of WICKED.

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is committed to make theatre accessible to children and adults on the autism spectrum, and their families. To create an autism-friendly setting, the shows are performed in a friendly, supportive environment for an audience of families and friends with children or adults who are diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder or other sensitivity issues. Slight adjustments to the production will include reduction of any jarring sounds or strobe lights focused into the audience. In the theatre lobby there will be staffed quiet and play areas, if anyone needs to leave their seats during the performance. Specially trained volunteers will work the show to provide audience support.

For these special performances, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust purchases every seat in the theatre for sale at discount prices exclusively to families, groups, schools, etc. whose members include individuals on the autism spectrum. The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is proud to offer special prices to allow all patrons a chance to see a Broadway show with their family and friends.

Pittsburgh will be the first city outside of New York to offer WICKED in this form.

PLEASE NOTE: We will contact you by phone to discuss seating assignments.

Only members of the community who have a family member or friend on the Autism spectrum or who are in need of a sensory-friendly environment themselves may purchase tickets to this performance. We do welcome family and friends to experience the show together. A number of questions must be answered at point of purchased to complete the ticket transaction.

Special thanks to Autism Connection of PA for their contributions in support of this event. Please visit autismofpa.org for more information about autism and related conditions.

If you are interested in attending this performance, click here for more information about ticketing.

Benedum Center

237 7th Street

Pittsburgh, PA 15222

The Bodyguard

February 27, 2018 - March 4, 2018

Based on the smash hit film, the award-winning musical will star Grammy® Award-nominee and R&B superstar DEBORAH COX! Former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard, Frank Farmer, is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge; what they don’t expect is to fall in love. A breathtakingly romantic thriller, THE BODYGUARD features a host of irresistible classics including Queen of the Night, So Emotional, One Moment in Time, Saving All My Love, Run to You, I Have Nothing, I Wanna Dance with Somebody and one of the biggest selling songs of all time – I Will Always Love You.

The role of Rachel Marron will not be played by Deborah Cox at the Saturday matinee and Sunday evening performances.

Benedum Center

237 7th Street

Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Christmas - Seasonal Social

Breakfast or Lunch with Santa

December 2 – December 17

Enjoy a delicious breakfast, decorate a Christmas cookie, create a commemorative craft, and tell Santa what you want for Christmas!  Don't forget to let Mom and Dad snap a picture of you with the big man himself!

REGISTRATION BEGINS OCTOBER 31.

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

One Wild Place

Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical

December 19 - December 24

Discover the magic of Dr. Seuss’ classic holiday tale as it comes to life on stage. Featuring the hit songs “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch” and “Welcome Christmas,” The Grinch discovers there’s more to Christmas than he bargained for in this heart-warming holiday classic. Max the Dog narrates as the mean and scheming Grinch, whose heart is “two sizes too small,” decides to steal Christmas away from the Whos, an endlessly cheerful bunch bursting with holiday spirit. Celebrate the holidays with the show The New York Times calls “100 times better than any bedside story!”

Heinz Hall

600 Penn Ave

Pittsburgh, PA 15222

New Year - Seasonal Social

Noon Year’s Eve

December 31 @ 11 a.m.

Ring in 2018 Zoo-style with crafts, entertainment, keeper talks, and a Noon Ball drop!

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

One Wild Place

Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Mardi Gras - Seasonal Social

Coming Soon!

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Valentine's Day - Seasonal Social

Coming Soon!

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