Celebrate Pittsburgh’s 52nd Annual Light Up Night®
Sources: Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, 2012 Santa Spectacular
The concept of “Light Up Night” took root in Pittsburgh in 1960, and this year the 52nd annual Light Up Night, kicks off the Downtown Holiday shopping season in the Golden Triangle November 16 – 17.
The entire Golden Triangle becomes the stage for one of the largest holiday celebrations in the nation. Enjoy traditional elements from the past, like tree lightings, the Victorian horse-drawn candlelight carriage parade and holiday exhibits, which will be glimmering against a backdrop of over three miles of lights. Enjoy new exhibits including the Celebrate Santa!™ Lighting of Market Square Season celebrating the official Downtown Pittsburgh arrival of Santa Claus. Visit the Wyndham Grand Winter Wonderland booths at the 2012 Santa Spectacular at Point State Park, featuring exciting new displays and star-studded entertainment with a special performance by Greyson Chance on the Santa Spectacular Stage. Roberto Clemente Bridge Party, and musical performances at Market Square and EQT Plaza, will feature hours of entertainment, provided by the Al Dowe and Etta Cox Trio, No Bad JuJu, Joe Grushecky and The Houserockers, and many more. And the celebration would not be complete, without one of the region’s largest and most creative pyrotechnics displays by Zambelli fireworks launched from the Warhol Bridge.
Light Up Night® Schedule of Events
Jessica Jarosz, Associate at Colliers International | Pittsburgh, who was born and raised in Pittsburgh, reflects on her memories of Light Up Night. “Light Up Night is a holiday tradition that my friends and family have shared together since I was a child. Every year we look forward to the new festivities and the experience of seeing the city of Pittsburgh bright with holiday spirit. There is always something for everyone to enjoy, no matter your age – live entertainment, dining in the city, the official lighting of the tree, the reveal of the Macy’s store windows, a visit from Santa and spectacular fireworks, but most importantly, it is an indication that the commencement of the Christmas shopping season has finally arrived! ”
Light Up Night® attracts thousands of visitors to downtown Pittsburgh each year. Marking the start of the holiday shopping season, local retailers benefit from the annual celebration.
Join your family and friends at the 52nd Anniversary Celebration of Light Up Night in downtown Pittsburgh, one of the best metropolitan cities to live, work, shop, dine, play, and do business.
Posted on November 14, 2012, in Retail and tagged Duquesne Light, EQT Plaza, holiday celebration, Light Up Night, Market Square, Wyndham Grand, Zambelli. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Celebrate Pittsburgh’s 52nd Annual Light Up Night®.