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But Black Friday is still expected to be the biggest shopping day of 2013.
Bach Brandenburg Concertos, celebrate Carnegie Trees for the holidays at Carnegie Museum, hear the all-women's choir Belle Voci and more.
As boomers downsize, townhomes with elevators become more attractive.
A couple with young boys finds a warm welcome on the North Side and lots of help preparing for the Old Allegheny Christmas House Tour.
Blue beats black and just about every other shade in new decor, furniture, clothing -- just about anything.
150 craftspeople will discuss and sell their products at the 10th annual Handmade Arcade on Dec. 7 at the convention center.
Costa Homebuilders explores home buyers' needs and lifestyles with a questionnaire and New Life program of choices.
Carnegie Coffee Co. and James Gallery are prime examples of adaptive reuse that planners and community development agencies love.
Phipps Gifts and Greens Sale, Wright House Candlelight Soup and Stroll and Old Allegheny Victorian Christmas House Tour coming up.
The museum store for Fallingwater has opened a holiday boutique at 807 Liberty Ave., Downtown.
A third category for commercial renovations is added to this year's Renovation Inspiration Contest. Get started on your entry!
1932 stone Cape Cod-style farmhouse features a master bedroom with a functioning gas fireplace and hardwood floors.
Three house tours -- one in Ben Avon, one on the North Side and one in Greensburg -- are ready for the holidays.
Turning Oakleaf named as top shade for 2014. Soft yellow is key part of PPG Paints New Spirit palette.
Century-old Colonial in Coraopolis offers architectural charm plus modern updates such as central air-conditioning and 2-car garage.
Based in Aspinwall, Tony Stillson has spent half a century doing what he loves: "I like to build buildings. It's that simple.
Manufacturers will stop making 60- and 40-watt incandescent light bulbs on Jan. 1. Time to stock up or switch to CFLs or LEDs.
Flashing, dancing LEDs expected to replace traditional light strings in holiday decor.
1787 house in Hampton contains remnants of log cabin, hidden fireplaces and more than two centuries of local history.