Downtown Pittsburgh is ready to make the holiday season a really big dill.
The Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership has announced plans to introduce the World’s Largest Pickle Ornament a “preposterously large decoration” in EQT Plaza.
Starting on Friday, November 27, the giant, 35-foot, custom-made Heinz Pickle Balloon (a centerpiece of Picklesburgh), will be transformed into a super-sized pickle ornament.
Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership says that this “only in Pittsburgh” attraction reflects a holiday tradition of hiding an ornamental pickle on the family Christmas tree, with the first person to find it receiving an extra gift or a year of good luck.
The display will be open daily until 9:00 p.m. for all your selfie needs.
“Though some things may lack familiarity, many beloved Downtown holiday traditions will continue, and several new and exciting activities have been added for the community to experience safely,” said Mayor Bill Peduto in a release. “The holidays are also a wonderful time to support our Downtown small businesses like never before, and helping our neighbors in need is what makes Pittsburgh the special place that it is.”
More information, and the full lineup of Downtown holiday events can be found online.