Yes it will be crowded.  Yes its cold.  But it will be fun.  This is where you will find us tonight!

4:30 pm: Happy hour. Sneak out of the office early and kick the night off with some cocktails at Grit & Grace.  You will need a little liquid protection from the chilly elements.  My go to, the G&G Club Cocktail.  Snag one of their delicious steamed buns while you are at it too!

6:00pm: Take of lap around town to see all of the lightings/festivities, the Holiday Market in Market Square, and the Macy’s Windows.  If you can snag a FREE horse drawn carriage ride all the better!

6:45pm: Zip over to 9th and Penn for a Coffee/Hot Chocolate break at Sinful Sweets then head over to the Clemente bridge to hear Pittsburgh pop-tarts Grand Piano & Donora.

8:00pm: Take a break from the cold and grab another round of snacks and drinks at Andy’s (fireplace seats perhaps?) or squeeze in at the bar at Butcher and the Rye.

9:38pm: FIREWORKS. Its Pittsburgh so of course there are fireworks!  They are going off on the Warhol Bridge so your viewing options are plentiful.  My pick.  On the River trail underneath the Convention Center.

10:00pm : Take the bus home because you are smart and didn’t waste an hour of your life sitting in a parking garage traffic.

For a full schedule of events, click here.