Pittsburgh's 54th annual Light Up Night and the annual lighting of the Highmark Unity Tree, with fireworks overhead.

54th Light Up Night brings Pittsburghers new and old Downtown for fireworks

“It’s fun, and there are so many people here,” said Leila Giles, 23, who recently moved to Pittsburgh from Los Angeles.

1 day ago

 Peggy Zezza of Forest Hills snaps a photo of the Christmas tree at the ice rink at PPG Place, Downtown, which will open for the season during Light Up Night Friday.

Holiday spirit to shine in Pittsburgh on Light Up Night Friday

The 54th annual Light Up Night, Downtown will feature multiple tree lightings, the unveiling of the Macy's window displays, and fireworks.

3 days ago

 Cambridge Daily Jeffersonian photo editor Mike Meilson was the model for the Victorian photographer, one of the 92 vignettes of Dickensian England, populated by 166 Victorian characters modeled from real Cambridge residents. The vignettes fill five blocks of Wheeling Avenue, the main street of Cambridge, Ohio.

Holiday spirit in full force at Dickens Victorian Village in Cambridge, Ohio

Ghosts of Christmas Past instruct the dispirited of Christmas today at unique Midwest holiday public art display.

3 days ago

 Billy Price.

Billy Price's holiday playlist

The Pittsburgh R&B legend, who performs Friday at Light Up Night, likes “Merry Christmas Baby,” “Happy Kwanzaa" by Teddy Pendergrass ...

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 Sean Jones -- with Roger Humphries and RH Factor and special guests -- will perform beginning at 6 p.m. Friday on EQT Jazzmasters Stage at Katz Plaza.

Ready for Pittsburgh's Light Up Night? Here's a schedule of events

The list of events for Friday’s Light Up Night in Downtown Pittsburgh.

3 days ago

 Cobra Starship singer Gabe Sporta.

Cobra Starship prepared to entertain Light Up Night revelers

New York electro-pop band isn't sure what Light Up Night is but is ready for the challenge.

3 days ago

Holiday To-Do List

A holiday list with light shows, parades, "Christmas Carols," "Nutcrackers" and much more.

3 days ago

Cost of Thanksgiving meal ticks up slightly

The culprits in the price rise included sweet potatoes, dairy products and pumpkin pie mix.

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 Inbound traffic backs up on the Parkway West  (Interstate 376) near the Carnegie/Heidelberg exit to Route 50.

About 46 million travelers to hit the road this Thanksgiving

It is the highest number since 2007, according to travel agency and car lobbying group AAA. It’s a 4 percent increase over last year.

2 days ago

Trolleys and carriages throughout season

Downtown attractions continue after Light Up Night.

3 days ago

 Turkeys, including tom turkeys with blue markings on their heads, stand at Pounds' Turkey Farm in Leechburg on Oct. 31, 2013.

Turkeys get costlier as supply shrinks

Thanksgiving’s 46 million turkeys get costlier as supply shrinks.

3 days ago

 Fireworks, Three Rivers Stadium and other city lights illuminate Downtown Pittsburgh on Nov. 13, 1989.

Poem: The light before Christmas

In 1994, the Post-Gazette’s Matthew P. Smith wrote of Pittsburgh’s Light Up as never before or since — in verse.

2 days ago

 Operations manager Brandon Tylenda removes a rack of freshly baked Eat n' Park Smiley cookies from the oven at the company's Robinson bakery.

Pittsburgh-area retailers and shippers prepare for the holidays

Many are wary of entrusting too many packages until the last minute, after shipping problems last year saw many deliveries delayed.

3 days ago

 Trista Moldovan, left, and Kaitlyn Davidson perform during the "Irving Berlin’s White Christmas," which runs through Sunday at the Benedum Center, Downtown.

Stage review: 'White Christmas' pulses with comedy, colorful song-and-dance numbers.

The touring production at the Benedum Center wraps popular songs and big dance numbers in a shiny holiday package.

3 days ago

 Christian Louboutin Rouge Louboutin nail polish, $50 at Sephora.

Luxe holiday fashion looks for $100 or less

Here are some fashion-forward (and affordable!) looks to keep you in style from Thanksgiving through the Times Square ball drop and beyond.

6 days ago

Michelle Singletary’s The Color of Money: Holiday shopping boot camp

We, the anti-consumerists, are losing the battles to curtail the consumerism that drives America, especially during the holiday season.

1 week ago

Heather Murray's Good Question: Smart ways to budget for holiday shopping

Individual consumers spent approximately $800 last year.

2 weeks ago

 Shoppers rush to grab electric griddles and slow cookers on sale for $8 shortly after the doors opened at a Las Vegas J.C. Penney store in November 2012.

Consumers, retailers seek remedies in battle with data thieves

Holiday shoppers should expect credit card breaches this season, but could be saved by new technology next year.

2 weeks ago

Holiday Herald: Transitions leave plenty for which to be thankful

How much more sand is left to run through my hourglass? Don’t know. One thing I do know is that on this Thanksgiving, I will give thanks.

2 weeks ago

Halloween spending report portends well for holidays

Data from the National Retail Federation show that consumers are spending more money on all manner of Halloween.

3 weeks ago

 Ghouls lurk in the front yard of Chris Palmer 's Regent Square home.

Extreme Pittsburgh halloweens

Some local houses go to extremes for Halloween, with elaborately crafted homemade decorations.

4 weeks ago

 Judy Morini in her Christmas Corner store at The Mall at Robinson.  Ms. Morini has trouble finding reliable help for her store.

Holiday jobs available in retail and transportation

The high demand for workers this holiday season is not driving up wages.

4 weeks ago

 Carving pumpkins is a great activity for all to enjoy.

Host a pumpkin carving party this weekend

Pumpkin carving is a simple, fun affair for everyone to enjoy.

4 weeks ago


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