A Hawaiian Holiday Party, pancakes with Santa, beer-fueled shopping and more!
Thursday, December 1 to Sunday, December 4: Joy of Cookies Tour
The Joy of Cookies tour is a Lawrenceville tradition. This year, 40 businesses are participating in the event, handing out free cookies to visitors on the self-guided tour. On Saturday, December 2, a free trolley will be available from noon to 6:00 p.m. For more information, visit their event page.
Friday, December 9: Foraged Pennsylvania Pommeau Release Party at Wigle Whiskey
Wigle Whiskey and 412 Food Rescue will be teaming up to celebrate the release of Foraged Pennsylvania Pommeau, a spirit distilled from apples foraged from around Pittsburgh, and proofed down with apple cider. The event is free to attend, and guests will receive complimentary Foraged samples and light bites. To register, visit the event page.
Saturday, December 10: Crafts and Drafts Holiday Market
East End Brewing Company and Yelp are hosting a holiday market at the brewery with gifts and art from local makers, food from Leona’s Ice Cream Sandwiches, PGH Po’boy, La Palapa, and free tastes of East End’s Snow Melt Winter Ale. The free event is family friendly, and more information can be found here.
Saturday, December 10: Squirrel Hill Wine Walk
Uncover Squirrel Hill is hosting a holiday-themed, self-paced wine tasting experience in the business district on Saturday, December 10th from 5-8pm, with a variety of red and white wines, mulled ciders and treats to taste at a number of Squirrel Hill businesses. Tickets are $20 for one and $35 for two. For more information, visit their event page.
Saturday, December 17: Pancakes with Santa at the Commoner
Enjoy a holiday brunch at the Commoner, then head up to the roof of the Hotel Monaco for pictures with Santa and his reindeer. They’ll also have cookie decorating, ornament making, a hot cocoa bar and holiday cocktails for adults. Reservations are $38 for adults and $18 for kids. Visit their event page for more information.
Sunday, December 18: Yappy Holidays Market at Ace Hotel
Bring your favorite four-legged friend to the Ace Hotel for a holiday shopping market, with gifts for humans and pups. Brunch will be available for both people and dogs, and they’ll have a Bloody Mary Bar, pet activities and more. See more on their event page.
Friday, December 23: Hawaiian Holiday Party at Hidden Harbor
Have a tropical holiday at Hidden Harbor’s Hawaiian Holiday Party, with aged rum egg nog, an ugly Hawaiian shirt contest, and their brand new cocktail and food menu. (Hidden Harbor, 1708 Shady Avenue)
Sunday, December 25: Chinese Food & Movie Day at Row House Cinema
This Christmas, sit back, relax, and enjoy a stellar lineup of Christmas movies at Row House Cinema while they deliver Chinese food and sushi right to your seat. The lineup includes Christmas Vacation, Gremlins, Die Hard and The Muppet Christmas Carol. Information is available online.