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List of fun Christmas-related activities in PGH

Postby pittsoccer33 on Tue Nov 13, 2012 10:45 am

I am trying to put together a bunch of fun things to do in town around the holidays. Please feel free to share some neat events, performances, or activities you know of.

Things to see and do:
*Ice skating at PPG Place/Schenley Park/Station Square
*Light Up Night
*PPG Wintergarden/Santas from around the world
*Macy's Parade/store windows
*Nativity at USS Plaza
*Decorations at the Frick, Carnegie Museum, and nationality rooms at the Cathedral of Learning
*Winter flower show at Phipps

Performances:
*PBT Nutcracker
*CLO's Musical Christmas Carol
*PSO Holiday Pops Concert
*BE Taylor
*Tran Siberian Orchestra
*It's A Wonderful Life at the Regent Square Cinema (free)
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Re: List of fun Christmas-related activities in PGH

Postby canaan on Tue Nov 13, 2012 10:48 am

*Assist canaan in hanging Xmas lights for beer
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Re: List of fun Christmas-related activities in PGH

Postby pittsoccer33 on Tue Nov 13, 2012 10:54 am

canaan wrote:*Assist canaan in hanging Xmas lights for beer


I would definitely do this. What part of town? I will bring my tools:

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Re: List of fun Christmas-related activities in PGH

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Tue Nov 13, 2012 10:55 am

Pens game
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Re: List of fun Christmas-related activities in PGH

Postby ulf on Tue Nov 13, 2012 10:56 am

Letang Is The Truth wrote:Pens game

lol!
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Re: List of fun Christmas-related activities in PGH

Postby cheesesteakwithegg on Tue Nov 13, 2012 11:14 am

The European Holiday Marketplace at Market Square (new this year, but sounds cool)
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Re: List of fun Christmas-related activities in PGH

Postby canaan on Tue Nov 13, 2012 11:19 am

pittsoccer33 wrote:
canaan wrote:*Assist canaan in hanging Xmas lights for beer


I would definitely do this. What part of town? I will bring my tools:

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near belle vernon. bring your camo so the locals dont think you are a foreigner.
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Re: List of fun Christmas-related activities in PGH

Postby mac5155 on Tue Nov 13, 2012 11:21 am

dude drinks PBR tallboys. he'll fit in just fine
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Re: List of fun Christmas-related activities in PGH

Postby canaan on Tue Nov 13, 2012 11:24 am

mac5155 wrote:dude drinks PBR tallboys. he'll fit in just fine

thats true. i have a 1/2 rack of them in the fridge now. might have to get a 2nd 1/2 rack to accommodate.
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Re: List of fun Christmas-related activities in PGH

Postby eddysnake on Tue Nov 13, 2012 11:38 am

canaan wrote:
mac5155 wrote:dude drinks PBR tallboys. he'll fit in just fine

thats true. i have a 1/2 rack of them in the fridge now. might have to get a 2nd 1/2 rack to accommodate.


are they PBR light tallboys?
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Re: List of fun Christmas-related activities in PGH

Postby canaan on Tue Nov 13, 2012 11:45 am

eddysnake wrote:
canaan wrote:
mac5155 wrote:dude drinks PBR tallboys. he'll fit in just fine

thats true. i have a 1/2 rack of them in the fridge now. might have to get a 2nd 1/2 rack to accommodate.


are they PBR light tallboys?

no. and i dont appreciate your tone.
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Re: List of fun Christmas-related activities in PGH

Postby llipgh2 on Tue Nov 13, 2012 11:47 am

cheesesteakwithegg wrote:The European Holiday Marketplace at Market Square (new this year, but sounds cool)


I'm looking forward to this.
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Re: List of fun Christmas-related activities in PGH

Postby pittsoccer33 on Tue Nov 13, 2012 11:48 am

llipgh2 wrote:
cheesesteakwithegg wrote:The European Holiday Marketplace at Market Square (new this year, but sounds cool)


I'm looking forward to this.


Just reading up on it now. That will be awesome if we can get another saturday north of 50 degrees.
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Re: List of fun Christmas-related activities in PGH

Postby eddysnake on Tue Nov 13, 2012 11:50 am

just making sure. carry on with the Christmas cheer.
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Re: List of fun Christmas-related activities in PGH

Postby llipgh2 on Tue Nov 13, 2012 11:53 am

pittsoccer33 wrote:
llipgh2 wrote:
cheesesteakwithegg wrote:The European Holiday Marketplace at Market Square (new this year, but sounds cool)


I'm looking forward to this.


Just reading up on it now. That will be awesome if we can get another saturday north of 50 degrees.


It sounds like it runs until Christmas, which is great. I can go at lunch during the week, instead of having to fight the weekend crowds.
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Re: List of fun Christmas-related activities in PGH

Postby eddysnake on Tue Nov 13, 2012 11:53 am

this is always a fun Christmas activity and you don't even have to be in Pittsburgh to do it

Glögg
Ingredients
1.5 liter bottle inexpensive dry red wine
1.5 liter bottle inexpensive American port
750 ml bottle inexpensive brandy
10 inches total of cinnamon sticks
15 cardamom seed pods or 1 teaspoon whole cardamom seeds
2 dozen whole cloves
1 orange peel, whole and washed
1/2 cup dark raisins
1 cup blanched almonds
2 cups sugar
Garnish with the peel of another orange


http://www.amazingribs.com/recipes/drinks/glogg.html
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Re: List of fun Christmas-related activities in PGH

Postby llipgh2 on Tue Nov 13, 2012 11:54 am

My sister makes glogg for her annual holiday party. It's sooooooo goooood.
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Re: List of fun Christmas-related activities in PGH

Postby canaan on Tue Nov 13, 2012 12:10 pm

ive never had that. my curiosity has been piqued.
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Re: List of fun Christmas-related activities in PGH

Postby mac5155 on Tue Nov 13, 2012 12:13 pm

sounds like it would taste horrible.
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Re: List of fun Christmas-related activities in PGH

Postby eddysnake on Tue Nov 13, 2012 12:14 pm

mac5155 wrote:sounds like it would taste horrible.


kinda like your attitude?
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Re: List of fun Christmas-related activities in PGH

Postby mac5155 on Tue Nov 13, 2012 12:15 pm

you're the one talking about PBR light. :lol:
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Re: List of fun Christmas-related activities in PGH

Postby llipgh2 on Tue Nov 13, 2012 12:57 pm

It's a mulled beverage and served warm. So all the flavors are given time to steep and blend together. It's quite good.
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Re: List of fun Christmas-related activities in PGH

Postby King Sid the Great 87 on Tue Nov 13, 2012 1:50 pm

Drive to Pittsburgh International. Fly somewhere with sunshine.
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