Celebrate New Year’s Eve with the family in Pittsburgh, PA as 2017 turns into 2018. Pittsburgh’s First Night Celebration will be a huge event with over 100 family-friendly events and two shows of fireworks to ring in the New Year. Take the family to have fun at First Night, ice skating or to see a holiday lights show to celebrate.
Noon Year’s Eve
Dec. 31 @ 11 a.m.
Pittsburgh Zoo’s PPG Aquarium, 7340 Butler St., Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Noon Year’s Eve will be a New Year’s Eve event offering fun for children. Kids will be able to enjoy live entertainment, crafts, and an early countdown and ball drop at noon. The special event will be included with zoo admission ($12-$13).
Pittsburgh’s First Night Celebration
Dec. 31 @ 6 p.m.
Penn Avenue Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Pittsburgh will conclude a year-long bicentennial celebration with the 23rd Annual Highmark First Night Pittsburgh. The New Year’s Eve event will include more than 100 family-friendly events and performances, themed Pittsburgh: The Next 200 Years. There will be two fireworks shows, the Dollar Bank Children’s Fireworks at p.m. and the Zambelli finale and raising of the 1,000-pound Pittsburgh ball at Penn Avenue Place at midnight. Admission buttons are $10 in advance at the First Night website.
Dollar Bank Children’s Fireworks
Dec. 31 @ 6 p.m.
Highmark Stage@ Cultural District, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
The Dollar Bank Children’s Fireworks Display will kick off Pittsburgh’s First Night Celebration. The fireworks display on top of Penn Avenue Place will be accompanied by music from Barrels to Beethoven.
Dec. 31 @ 6 p.m.
Fire & Ice Plaza @ Cultural District, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
The high-energy show will entertain the family with fire and ice carving, LED lighting, music, and snow shooting off a chainsaw. The beautiful ice carvings will be surrounded by fire dancers, jugglers, and breathers in a one-of-a-kind show. At 10:30 there will be a finale with fireworks shooting out of the ice carvings. The show will part of Pittsburgh’s First Night Celebration. Admission will be $10.
MassMutual Pittsburgh Ice Rink at PPG Place
Nov. 17-Feb 25 @ 11 a.m.
PPG Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Kids and adults will have fun skating into the New Year at the Ice Rink, which will be open until midnight on Dec. 31. Admission will be $7-$8. Skate rental will be $4.
Winter Flower Show and Light Garden: Holiday Magic
Nov.– Jan. 7 (Closed Dec. 25) @ 9:30 a.m.
Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Garden, One Schenley Park, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Take the family to see the dazzling Winter Flower Show at Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Garden. The magnificent display includes holiday lights, decorated fir and pine trees, and more than 2,000 poinsettias, and amaryllis. The Garden Railroad, located in the South Conservatory, features a tropical setting in the world of Treasure Island. Admission will b $11.95- $17.95
Overly’s Country Christmas
Nov. 17-Jan. 1 @ 5:30 p.m.
Westmoreland Fairgrounds, 116 Blue Ribbon Ln., Greensburg, PA 15601
The entire family will the beautiful holiday lights, viewed from the comfort of the car in this drive-through display. Enjoy the sight of more than one million sparkling lights, lighted displays, the Christmas Nativity, the Walkway Castle, the Canopy of Lights, and more. Proceeds from this volunteer-run event will benefit charity. New Year’s Eve and the evening of New Year’s Day will be the final two nights of this holiday show. Admission will be $15/carload weekdays and $18/carload on weekends.
2017 Winter Festival of Lights
Oglebay, 465 Lodge Dr., Wheeling, WV 26003
The Oglebay Winter Festival of Lights, 60 miles from Pittsburgh, is one of the largest holiday light shows in the nation. More than a million people visit the attraction annually to see this spectacular show that many consider one of the best Christmas displays in the U.S. The light show is a six-mile drive-through display that covers 300 acres with lights and decorations.