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From the Wintergarden to Ice Skating: Winter Activities in Pittsburgh

Here’s a roundup of winter activities to stave off the post-Christmas blues.

Christmas might have come and gone, but that’s no reason to give up the spirit of the season! 

Here’s a roundup of local winter activities to help you and your family stay in the spirit and enjoy the winter holiday:

  • Go ice skating at South Park Ice Rink. The rink is open from noon to 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day, as well as regular hours on Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Presidents Day. The rink is closed on Christmas Day, and will be closed Jan. 9 and 10 due to PIHL hockey games. For hours of operation, see the Allegheny County Parks Department website. For additional available hours, call the rink at 412-833-1499.
  • Check out the gingerbread house and electric train displays at the PPG Wintergarden. The display will be up until Jan. 7. You can visit Monday through Thursday from 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. The display is open Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day during the same hours. For more information and additional activities, see the PPG Place website.
  • The Carnegie Museum of Art is hosting a number of events. The Neapolitan Presepio, or Nativity scene, will be on display through Jan. 6 in the Hall of Architecture, as will the museum’s seven Christmas trees. The museum also holds ARTventures for kids on Saturdays and Sundays. For schedules and pricing, see the Carnegie Museum of Art website.
  • Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh branches have a variety of activities through January for children and teens, including book groups, Lego clubs, art clubs, knitting classes and teen nights. Click here to find a Carnegie Library near you.


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Allegheny County Library Association December 26, 2012 at 04:27 PM
For library programs in the Forest Hills and Regent Square area also visit: C.C. Mellor Memorial Library (ccmellorlibrary.org) Carnegie Free Library of Swissvale (swissvalelibrary.org) Wilkinsburg Public Library (wilkinsburglibrary.org) To find events at all these locations and more, visit aclalibraries.org and select "Find programs at ACLA libraries".
Zandy Dudiak December 26, 2012 at 04:48 PM
Thanks for adding those listings!


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