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What to Do: Winter Activities in Pittsburgh

Here’s a roundup of winter activities to stave off the post-Christmas blues.

Christmas might have come and gone, but that’s no reason to give up the spirit of the season! 

Here’s a roundup of local winter activities to help you and your family stay in the spirit and enjoy the winter holiday:

  • Go ice skating at South Park Ice Rink. The rink is open from noon to 6 p.m. on New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day, as well as regular hours on Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Presidents Day. The rink is closed on Christmas Day, and will be closed Jan. 9 and 10 due to PIHL hockey games. For hours of operation, see the Allegheny County Parks Department website. For additional available hours, call the rink at 412-833-1499.
  • Check out the gingerbread house and electric train displays at the PPG Wintergarden. The display will be up until Jan. 7. You can visit Monday through Thursday from 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. The display is open Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day during the same hours. For more information and additional activities, see the PPG Place website.
  • The Carnegie Museum of Art is hosting a number of events. The Neapolitan Presepio, or Nativity scene, will be on display through Jan. 6 in the Hall of Architecture, as will the museum’s seven Christmas trees. The museum also holds ARTventures for kids on Saturdays and Sundays. For schedules and pricing, see the Carnegie Museum of Art website.
Tara Smith December 27, 2012 at 04:13 PM
If you are looking for ice skating at PPG in Downtown, here's some of the info for there as well. Holiday Season Hours (Nov. 18, 2011 - Jan. 1, 2012): Monday - Thursday 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Friday & Saturday 11:00 a.m. to Midnight Sunday Noon to 8:00 p.m. Winter Hours (January 2 - March 4, 2012): Monday - Thursday 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. & 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. Friday & Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Sunday Noon to 8:00 p.m. Special Holiday Skating Times: Thanksgiving 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Christmas Eve 11:00 a.m. to Midnight Christmas Day Noon to 8:00 p.m. New Year's Eve 11:00 a.m. to Midnight New Year's Day Noon to 8:00 p.m. Martin Luther King's Birthday 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. PPG Skating Rink Admission: Adults (ages 13-49) $7.00 Children (through age 12) $6.00 Seniors (ages 50 and up) $6.00 Lunchtime monthly pass (available January - March) $25.00 Skate Rentals $3.00 Skate Sharpening $5.00 Discount Skates: Family Nights - Tuesdays during Winter Hours (January - March, 2012) receive one child admission free with each adult admission purchased. Not valid with other offers. Student ID Nights - Wednesday nights during Winter Hours (January - March, 2012) Admission is just $3.00 with valid student ID or report card. Not valid with other offers. Skating Lessons:

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