Happy Thanksgiving

Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square wishes you and your love ones a Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving and safe travels from all of us here at Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square.  May your day be filled with warmth, happiness and friends.

Happy Thanksgiving From Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station SquareJoin us for our Thanksgiving Buffet at our Trackside Restaurant from Noon to 3:00pm*. Our delectable offerings include herb roasted turkey with gravy and house made cranberry relish and maple bourbon glazed ham along with all the trimmings. Please call 412-261-2000 ext. 3824 for reservations.

If you are traveling to Pittsburgh for the Thanksgiving Day holiday, book your stay with us at Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square.  We offer spacious and sophisticated accommodations perfect for a holiday getaway.  Visit our website or call (888) 627-7029 to learn more about our packages we offer.

4th Annual Peoples Gas Holiday Market

Old-fashioned holidays inspired by German Christkindlmarkts in modern Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh is one of the most magical cities to visit during the holiday season. There always seems to be an event or festival scheduled that is sure to enhance anyone's winter holidays. The 4th Annual Peoples Gas Holiday Market is one of those events that stands head and shoulders above other celebrations. If you have an interest in tradition, history and stepping into the past, this is the place for you. This one-of-a-kind holiday shopping village treats visitors to an old-fashioned European holiday feel with a dash of international flair. The Holiday Market will feature Pittsburgh's diverse cultural heritage with live shows and entertainment to go with your holiday shopping experience. If you are wondering where to visit Santa in Pittsburgh this year, you've found the place.

4th Annual Peoples Gas Holiday MarketSanta will make appearances between November 20 and December 23:
Mon. - Fri.: Noon - 3 p.m. & 4 - 7 p.m.
Sat.: Noon- 8:00 p.m.
Sun.: Noon - 6:00 p.m.

While enjoying the People's Gas Holiday Market, don't forget to visit the Downtown Pittsburgh Season of Lights. This spectacular lighting display features over 150,000 lights in Market Square and includes a 30-foot-high electronic sphere tree. It is a truly amazing experience for any visitor to the area.

When traveling to the Pittsburgh area for these holiday events, choose the right hotel to round out your trip. Located in the heart of Pittsburgh, our Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square offers convenience and luxury to guests and is a great complement to the seasonal festivities. Visit our website to book your stay at our Sheraton today.

Explore Pittsburgh with Burgh Bits and Bites Food Tours

Food tours in Pittsburgh let you experience authentic Pittsburgh.

If you haven't sampled all of the fantastic cuisine the city has to offer, then you haven't fully experienced Pittsburgh, or as the locals call it, The 'Burgh. Taking a tour with Burgh Bits and Bites Food Tours is an excellent way to learn all about the city in a fun and hunger-satisfying way. Featuring food tastings from local eateries, these unique walking tours typically last two hours and are led by knowledgeable long-time Pittsburgh residents who offer an up-close perspective on a neighborhood's history and evolution. These food tours offer the opportunity to explore five different neighborhoods.

Burgh Bits and Bites Food ToursOne of the most popular tours takes guests through the historic area known as the Pittsburgh Strip District Market. Food tastings on this walk have a European flair with stops at vendors who sell French and Polish fare; guides explain how this neighborhood was once home to the steel mills and factories that made the city famous. The Bloomfield tour covers the community known as Pittsburgh's Little Italy, an Italian immigrant neighborhood where samplings include freshly made biscotti and pizza.

In addition to enjoying tasty Mexican and Mediterranean food, guests on the Brookline tour get to visit one of the oldest firehouses still operating in the city. Those who take the Lawrenceville tour get to explore an up-and-coming neighborhood, one that has working-class roots but is now home to small businesses specializing in artisanal food offerings. The Northside tour showcases a community with German and Industrial Age roots and concludes with a visit to a local farmer's market.

Located in a 52-acre riverfront shopping and dining complex, Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square offers easy access to downtown Pittsburgh and is near the starting points for all five of these tours. We invite you to check out our website, which is packed with information about other 'Burgh events and attractions.

WPXI Holiday Parade Presented by Pittsburgh Public Schools

Floats, marching bands and celebrity guests at WPXI Holiday Parade will usher in the holiday season.

Thanksgiving weekend is the traditional start of the holiday season. As part of your family’s holiday festivities, why not celebrate the season at the WPXI Holiday Parade on November 28, 2015, at 9 a.m. in downtown Pittsburgh? In keeping with the Spirit of Pittsburgh Parades Past, you and your family will enjoy traditional holiday floats, performances by national and local celebrities and your favorite high school marching bands. There will be giant parade balloons and, of course, Santa Claus.

WPXI Holiday ParadeRelive the joy and wonder of the holidays by seeing fantastic floats, gigantic balloons and talented performers. Celebrity performances will abound and might include ‘60s pop stars, Motown songs and holiday specials. Rumor has it that “The Voice” finalist, Chris Jamison, will be performing at this year’s parade.

You’ll revel in the sounds of traditional holiday songs played by Pittsburgh's and the surrounding area’s high school marching bands. Gigantic parade balloons are always a favorite with children of all ages. You’ll see famous cartoon characters from your childhood as well as traditional parade favorites floating above the crowds. The real star of the show, whether you call him Saint Nick, Papa Noel or Santa Claus, will be there spreading holiday cheer and brightening the faces of all people, young and old.

As part of your Thanksgiving weekend, we invite you to stay with us at the Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square. After the parade, join us for our Thanksgiving Buffet at our Trackside Restaurant from Noon to 3:00pm*. Our delectable offerings include herb roasted turkey with gravy and house made cranberry relish and maple bourbon glazed ham along with all the trimmings. Please call 412-261-2000 ext. 3824 for reservations.

*Reservations will be taken every ½ hour.

Cinema Enthusiasts Shouldn't Miss the Three Rivers Film Festival

Check out times for independent films screenings when planning your trip to Pittsburgh.

For more than 34 years, the Three Rivers Film Festival has been delighting movie and cinema aficionados in the local area, and this year is the perfect time for you to head to Pittsburgh and enjoy all that this event has to offer. The festival runs from November 6 through November 15, 2015, giving you the chance to catch an incredible number of screenings from some of the most popular filmmakers as well as rising talent. A smart idea is to check out the schedule of screenings when planning your trip so that you can determine which days and evenings you want to spend at the festival.

Three Rivers Film FestivaAll of the proceeds will be used to support the non-profit organization Pittsburgh Filmmakers, which is one of the oldest media groups in the country. This organization was initially founded as a cooperative that provided filmmaking equipment to local talents. The co-op remains an integral part of the institution, but it has evolved to include three theaters in the Pittsburgh area as well as an accredited school with a great reputation. The screenings during this year's festival include everything from documentaries to animation. In addition to screenings, there are also live musical events and discussions about the films.

Whether you plan to attend each event at the Three River Film Festival or you only have a few days available to visit Pittsburgh, you will want to make your travel plans now. The Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square is a wonderful option to consider for your accommodations.  Visit our website today to book your stay.

Support the Pittsburgh Zoo at the ZooZilla 5K Run/Walk

Raise money for the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium at this family-friendly event.

The ZooZilla 5K Run/Walk is an annual tradition for Pittsburgh area residents, and you can make plans today to participate in this year's event. Like many other 5K races in Pittsburgh PA, this event is ideal for those of all fitness levels.

ZooZilla 5K Run & WalkIt takes place on Saturday, November 7, 2015, and the course takes you along a scenic path in the heart of the city. The race will begin promptly at 8 a.m., rain or shine. There is a timed-chip race option for serious runners, but you also can jog casually or even take a leisurely stroll at your own pace through town. Proceeds from this race are used to support the PPG Aquarium and the Pittsburgh Zoo. Participation in this event also includes same-day zoo admission, so you can see how the funds raised through your efforts may be used to support a great organization.

This is just one of many things to do in Pittsburgh PA, and you may decide to visit the area to make a full weekend out of it. From touring historical attractions to experiencing the nightlife, you can easily enjoy many fun-filled days and nights in the city. While you make plans to attend the ZooZilla 5K Run/Walk today and decide on which of the many other city attractions to explore, reserve accommodations at the Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square. With our many homelike amenities and spacious guest rooms, it is a wonderful place to stay while you're in town, both before and after the race. Visit our website today to learn more about what our hotel has to offer and to book your reservation. 

Book Our US Government and Active Military Rate Package

Active-duty military, reservists and veterans can save big in Pittsburgh with military discount hotel package at the Sheraton.

The staff at the Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square understands the sacrifice that men and women of our military make every day, and we want to show how much we appreciate what you do to keep our country safe. If you are a member of the U.S. military and are looking for a fun getaway, then Pittsburgh is the place to be. You can have fun and save big at our hotel.

US Government and Active Military Rate PackagePittsburgh, also known as the "Steel City," has numerous leisure activities, museums and fun things for visitors to experience. For starters, sports fans who enjoy professional baseball and football can hop a short ferry ride over the river to either Heinz field or PNC Park to catch a game.

A hotbed of activity is the Station Square area near the Sheraton. Station Square is home to many restaurants and entertainment venues all within walking distance of the Sheraton. With 13 full-service restaurants, 8 nightclubs and 20 retail outlets packed into the area, there is always something to do. Later, you can take a ride on the Gateway Clipper for a boat tour of Pittsburgh's beautiful skyline or check out the city from above on the famous Duquesne Incline.

Celebrate Veterans Day in Pittsburgh PA at the Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square and save big with your valid government ID. By booking the US Government and Active Military Rate package, you'll get a special room rate, a full breakfast for each guest and free local and 800 calls. In addition, guests get full access to all our hotel amenities including the club lounge, indoor pool and fitness center. Terms and conditions apply, so browse our website for details. Don't forget to join the Sheraton Social Hour to sample and compare some of the highest-rated wines by Wine Spectator.

Halloween Attractions in Pittsburgh This Year

A family Halloween laser show at Carnegie Science Center is just one of Pittsburgh's Halloween events.

If you want to enjoy a variety of festivities this fall, check out some of the best Halloween attractions in Pittsburgh. The whole family will enjoy fall-themed activities on a farm, the Carnegie Science Center is putting on laser shows in October, and you can end your season of Halloween fun with a party at the PPG Aquarium on Friday, October 30, 2015.

Halloween Attractions in PittsburghThere are plenty of activities with a seasonal theme at Simmons Farm, like exploring a corn maze or a hay maze. Small children will enjoy a firetruck slide, and the older children can fly down a 100-foot slide. Your children can experience life in the country by visiting the animals in the petting zoo, playing in a corn bin and picking apples. You can even take a hayride out to the fields to pick your Halloween pumpkin.

Attend the laser shows at the Carnegie Science Center to enjoy some indoor fun. The kids can get exercise while dancing to Halloween songs at the family laser show, and you'll see some creepy creatures wandering by when lasers light up the dark. The laser shows are not just for children; alternative rock music and ghoulish graphics are part of the HalloScream Laser Show at Carnegie Science Center.

If you're over 21, you can enjoy some creepy fun at Chills, Thrills & Gills at the Pittsburgh Zoo. This event in the PPG Aquarium gives you a chance to see piranhas and sharks while you dance to Halloween songs.

If you want to spend a few days enjoying the Halloween fun in Pittsburgh, stay at the Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square near the Carnegie Science Center. Browse our website to find other exciting Pittsburgh attractions near your room at our hotel.

PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh Brings Popular Musicals to You

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is putting on classic shows like "The Wizard of Oz" as well as exciting new productions.

Experiencing a Broadway musical is a thrilling opportunity. If you're planning a trip to the Steel City, PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh is where to see Broadway shows in Pittsburgh. The 2015-2016 musical season features diverse shows that are sure to please everyone.

PNC Broadway in PittsburghThe PNC Broadway series kicks off with "Beautiful - The Carole King Musical" running from October 27 to November 1, 2015. This show will be the perfect nostalgia trip for fans of 1960s and 1970s pop music. "Beautiful" tells the story of songwriter Carole King, who wrote many hits, including "I Feel the Earth Move" and "You've Got a Friend." This musical charts King's rise from lowly songwriter to chart-topping solo act.

You won't want to miss "A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder" running from November 17 to 22. This Tony Award-winning musical comedy is moving directly to Pittsburgh from Broadway where it earned rave reviews from critics. "A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder" tells the uproarious story of Monty Navarro, the distant heir to a family fortune, who decides to go to above and beyond the law to get his hands on the cash.

You and your entire family can enjoy "The Wizard of Oz," which runs from January 5 to 10, 2016. This adaptation of the 1939 movie includes all of the beloved songs, including "Over the Rainbow," plus new numbers from the celebrated songwriters Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber.

The Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square welcomes guests who are visiting our city for Broadway shows. Our newly renovated downtown hotel is located near Pittsburgh's cultural district and other top attractions like the Rivers Casino, so make plans to stay with us soon.

Enter the Darkened Corridors of the ScareHouse

If you're looking for one of the scariest haunted house attractions in Pittsburgh, you've found it.

Each fall, the ScareHouse opens in Etna, PA, just outside of Pittsburgh. This haunted house takes place in a building that dates back to 1915. The historic building lends an air of authenticity to the eerie events that take place there each October. The doors open on September 18, 2015, and it continues running on select nights through October 31.

ScareHouseOnce you step into the 100-year-old building, you'll find it's divided into three sections, and the main haunted house has been ranked as one of the best in the country. After years of practice, the people behind this nightmare home have perfected the art of scaring people. You'll be on your toes as you make your way through darkened passages where you never know what's going to jump out at you. Turning corners becomes the bravest thing you've done in a long time.

If you make it out of the first haunt, it's time to take part in the Summoning at ScareHouse. You'll be part of an ancient ritual that will blur the lines between our world and the next. You'll be entering a world of secret societies and buried truths.

Finally, be sure to go down to the Basement at ScareHouse, their new attraction for 2015. This intense experience is not for anyone under 18 or faint of heart. Down here, the rules change. If you don't save this for last, it will make the other attractions seem tame.

The whole town of Etna gets into the spirit at Halloween. There is a Murder Mystery Dinner at Fugh Hall, and the Burgatory starts serving its seasonal shake. Booking a room at the Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square allows for an escape to a comfortable, well-lit environment that's just a short drive away. Visit us online for more details.