Get Ready for PiratesFest, a Holiday Event for Baseball Lovers

The home team is hosting a fun baseball event for the holidays. PiratesFest is a whole-family affair that will include tons of activities, autograph sessions, games, meet-and-greets, and more with your favorite Pittsburgh baseball team.

Baseball and the Holidays Collide at PNC Park  Pittsburg Pirates

The Fest is set for Saturday, December 9. Admission is free, so bring the entire family!

Autograph Sessions

One of the main draws of the event will be Autograph Sessions with current and former Pirates players. Each will be held at Rivertowne Brewing Hall of Fame Club.

One session will be ticketed and held Friday, December 8. All proceeds from this event will benefit local nonprofits and Pirates Charities.

Another session will be held during the Fest and will be exclusively for kids. This session will be totally free. Bring a glove, bat, baseball, or memorabilia to get signed and meet some current and former team stars.

Activities and Events

There will be plenty going on during the Fest for families. Head to the PNC Park Riverwalk for holiday-themed activities, go to the Press Conference Room for exclusive Q&As, try your hand at games, and get ready for the chance to meet past and present Pirates players.

Make this event part of your weekend trip when you book your stay with us at Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square.

 


People’s Gas Holiday Market Spreads Winter Cheer

Experience twinkling holiday lights at the People’s Gas Holiday Market November 17th through December 23rd, supported by Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership.

Experience a European Tradition at Downtown Holiday Market

Traditionally a German holiday custom, Christkindlmarkts offer a one-of-a-kind chance to get your holiday shopping done. One of the most popular holiday markets in Pittsburgh, People’s Gas Holiday Market offers unique gifts and seasonal snacks.

People’s Gas Holiday MarketHoliday Shopping and a Show

Visit the People’s Gas Holiday Market wooden chalets for an authentic experience. Many gifts you will find here are handmade and high-quality. Pick up a few for your friends and family to make them feel extra special this year. Take a break from shopping to enjoy a daily live performance! Each day will be a unique performance of Pittsburgh’s cultural heritage with ethnic celebrations from a wide variety of groups.

Traditional Winter Treats

As Pittsburgh begins to look a lot like Christmas, take a stroll through this Christkindlmarkt with a warm drink in hand. Grab a warm cider, hot chocolate, or spiced wine, and then pair it with traditional German holiday treats. There are plenty of options at the market to help keep you warm. Take advantage of the winter chill while you can.

There are plenty of holiday markets in Pittsburgh to choose from. Make a weekend of it and book a stay at Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square.


Plan a Merry and Bright Holiday Party at Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square

Office parties can be dull affairs, or they can be the events of the year people won’t stop talking about for months. If the latter sounds good to you, you need to host your holiday parties at Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square.

The Sky’s the Limit with Our Holiday Party Venues in Pittsburgh

For your holiday party, we have the perfect combination of venue space and location. Don’t forget our exceptional services that will take your shindig, celebration, or gala over the top.

Holiday Parties at Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station SquareMeeting Spaces

Whether you want a grand affair in our 9,750 square-foot Grand Station Ballroom or an intimate party in one of our smaller spaces, we have you covered. Host up to 350 people, or keep it to 20 or 30.

Custom Event Planning and Catering

Turn your office party into a specialty event that’s totally creative and fits your team’s vibe. We’ll take care of the planning, food, decorating, and more. Create a custom holiday banquet that’s stunning and delicious to perfectly complement your seasonal party.

Earn Starpoints with SPG Pro

When you plan your holiday party with us, you’ll earn Starpoints you can redeem for rewards and discounts.

If you’re ready to get planning, Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square is ready to help. Book your gathering at our holiday party venues in Pittsburgh and have an event to remember.


Holiday Fun Returns with Thanksgiving in Pittsburgh

November is here, and that means it’s time to start getting into the holiday spirit. Kick off a magical holiday season and enjoy Thanksgiving in Pittsburgh with these fun events.

It’s Time to Kick Off the Holidays, Pittsburgh-Style

Thanksgiving In PittsburghThere will be so much going on in Pittsburgh to begin the holiday season. It’s a great time to visit and enjoy the sights. Here are a few ideas.

37th Annual WXPI Holiday Parade

This holiday parade features costumes, characters, dancing, live performances, floats, music, and, of course, Santa himself. This year, the fun will happen on November 25 at 9 a.m.

PNC YMCA Turkey Trot

Burn off all that turkey and pumpkin pie at the PNC YMCA Turkey Trot, happening Thanksgiving day. This isn’t just a 5K; it also includes a 5-mile run and 1-mile walk for all athletic levels. Proceeds from the event benefit feeding the hungry in Allegheny County.

MassMutual Pittsburgh Ice Rink at PPG Place

Round out your holiday with attractions open on Thanksgiving like the Ice Rink at PPG Place. This gigantic rink is the perfect place to skate with the whole family or practice your best tricks on the ice. It opens for the season on November 17.

A fantastic holiday season kick-off awaits in Pittsburgh. For your visit, book your stay with us at Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square.


Film Buffs: See Prime Examples of Independent Filmmaking at Three Rivers Film Festival

The longest-running festival in Pennsylvania is the Three Rivers Film Festival. This Pittsburgh mainstay celebrates independent filmmaking in a variety of genres. Prizes are handed out for the best selections, too. Attend to see some great films you won’t get to watch anywhere else.

Film Festivals in Pittsburgh for Film Lovers

Three Rivers Film FestivalThe festival will run from November 3 – 11. The event is hosted by Pittsburgh Filmmakers and Pittsburgh Center for the Arts (PF/PCA).

A variety of short films will be screened from three different genres: documentaries, films based on real-life events (“docufiction”), and films that use real-life situations to tell fictional stories. Each of these genres fits in with the overall theme, which explores the relationship between reality and the augmented reality of cinema.

Festival Awards

Two main awards will be handed out at the festival: the Jury Award and the Audience Award. Each will be announced at the film screenings.

Film Screenings

Films will be screened at the Melwood Screening Room in Pittsburgh.

This is one event film lovers in the area shouldn’t miss. If you’re looking forward to film festivals in Pittsburgh, get your tickets and book your stay with us at Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square.


Film Buffs: See Prime Examples of Independent Filmmaking at Three Rivers Film Festival

The longest-running festival in Pennsylvania is the Three Rivers Film Festival. This Pittsburgh mainstay celebrates independent filmmaking in a variety of genres. Prizes are handed out for the best selections, too. Attend to see some great films you won’t get to watch anywhere else.

Film Festivals in Pittsburgh for Film Lovers

Three Rivers Film FestivalThe festival will run from November 3 – 11. The event is hosted by Pittsburgh Filmmakers and Pittsburgh Center for the Arts (PF/PCA).

A variety of short films will be screened from three different genres: documentaries, films based on real-life events (“docufiction”), and films that use real-life situations to tell fictional stories. Each of these genres fits in with the overall theme, which explores the relationship between reality and the augmented reality of cinema.

Festival Awards

Two main awards will be handed out at the festival: the Jury Award and the Audience Award. Each will be announced at the film screenings.

Film Screenings

Films will be screened at the Melwood Screening Room in Pittsburgh.

This is one event film lovers in the area shouldn’t miss. If you’re looking forward to film festivals in Pittsburgh, get your tickets and book your stay with us at Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square.


Visiting PPG Place Will Get You in the Holiday Spirit

It’s easy to get into the holiday spirit when you head to PPG Place in November. This complex features beautiful architecture, a sprawling plaza, a “Wintergarden,” and lots of events to attend.

Festive Events and Holiday Displays in Pittsburgh Coming Up

It’s time to start thinking about the holiday season and planning how you’ll celebrate. Try any of these events:

2017 Gingerbread House Display & Competition

Starting November 17th, see an array of lavish and fanciful gingerbread houses on display. All are entries in the annual competition from local creatives. It’s totally free to check out, but donations will be accepted for the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh’s Free Care Fund.

Light Up Night

Holiday Display at PPG PlaceThis event at the MassMutual Pittsburgh Ice Rink supports The American Cancer Society and will serve as a holiday season kick-off on November 18. Performances from East End Kids and the RMU Island Sports Center Skaters will be capped off with the Tribute of Light and Plaza Tree Lighting.

Carriage Rides

Take a free spin behind a team of horses through Market Square during November and December. It’s a festive and fun way to experience downtown Pittsburgh.

Spirits of Giving From Around the World

This exhibit celebrates Christmas folklore and will be on display in the Wintergarden starting November 17. A giant Christmas tree will serve as the centerpiece for life-size Santa’s, gingerbread houses, and original paintings from all over the globe.

Check out events and holiday displays in Pittsburgh when you stay with us at Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square.


Pittsburgh Running Tours: A Unique Way to Experience Pittsburgh

Interested in a healthy, fun way to see the city and learn something new? Lace up your running shoes for Pittsburgh Running Tours.

Run Your Way Around the City with a Tour of  Pittsburgh

There are all kinds of ways to tour the city, but if you’re a runner, why not see it on foot?

These fun Pittsburgh tours allow you to join an expert guide who will lead you on a jaunt around a specific area of the city in a group setting. If you prefer, you can also book a private or a custom tour.

Pittsburgh Running ToursWhat to Expect

These tours are for runners, so you need to be ready to pound some pavement. It’s recommended that you bring your own water and dress for a good run. Of course, along the chosen route, you’ll stop for plenty of photo ops and learning moments.

Types of Tours

Almost all the tours are Pittsburgh 5Ks. You can choose your tour based on location. For instance, take a South Side tour, go downtown, check out the North Shore, or go for the Mexican War Streets tour.

Experience the sights and sounds of Pittsburgh on this unique, healthy tour while you’re staying with us at Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square.


The Party’s on at Pittsburgh Fun & Grub Drinkfest “aPalooza”

A totally fun and “spirited” tasting event is coming to Pittsburgh with the Fun & Grub Drinkfest “aPalooza” at David Lawrence Convention Center. Taste beer, wine, cider, and spirits. Munch on lots of great food options, and enjoy live entertainment.

Food Festivals in Pittsburgh to Add to Your November Trip

The event is happening on Saturday, November 4, and is sure to be a blast.

Tasting Sessions

Pittsburgh Fun & Grub DrinkFest “aPalooza”Fun & Grub will feature three different beer, cider, spirits, and wine-tasting sessions. Your ticket will include a souvenir tasting glass and the chance to sample pours from great Pennsylvania wineries, breweries, cideries, and distilleries. Participating companies will include Seven Mountains Wine Cellars, Knockin Noggin Cidery, Ridge Runner Distillery, and KingView Mead.

Food Trucks and Vendors

A huge selection of vendors and food trucks will be at this event.  Just a few vendors will include Absolute Fine Cigars, doTERRA Essential Oils, Perfectly Posh, and eKernally Yours Gourmet Popcorn.

Visit food trucks like Le’s Oriental, Pittsburgh Halal Truck, Mobile Chef, Vagabond Taco, and more to get your fill of tasty food.

Finally, live entertainment rounds out the event, with the Right Turn Clyde Band performing.

Food festivals in Pittsburgh are a great way to experience local flair. Plan on attending this event and book your stay with us at Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square for a weekend in the city.


It’s Getting Spooky at the Zoo With Pittsburgh ZooBoo

A Halloween celebration is happening at Pittsburgh ZooBoo. Held at Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium, this fest is included with your admission and boasts all kinds of spooky fun.

Join the Tricks and Treats at Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium

Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium ZooBoo ZooBoo will be held on special weekends in October: Saturday – Sunday, the 21st and 22nd; and Saturday – Sunday, the 28th and 29th.

This daytime family event is perfect for kids of all ages. Here are some of the highlights:

Trick-or-Treating

Kids can dress up in costume and trick-or-treat all around the zoo at ZooBoo. Local businesses will be handing out goodies.

Haunted Houses and More

Along with collecting candy and treats, kids can try the Hay Maze, make their way through two haunt spots, make creepy crafts, and enter the costume contest.

Halloween Parades

The event will include Halloween parades where your kids can show off their costumes and march to the Pumpkin Patch Pavilion. The Pavilion will have a stage where the Disturbing the Peace DJs will host a dance party. There will also be meet-and-greets with characters and other entertainment.

ZooBoo is the perfect family destination when you stay with us this fall at Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square.