Let the Trans Siberian Orchestra Rock Your World

Trans Siberian Orchestra is coming to Pittsburgh this December. Snag tickets now to make sure you get to experience this unique performance. Since 1999, Trans Siberian Orchestra (TSO) has been bringing rock music to a whole new level with orchestral arrangements. When Trans Siberian Orchestra was created, their goal was to transport and transform the rock experience most people get at concerts. Photo-1509824227185-9c5a01ceba0d

Trans Siberian Orchestra Comes to Pittsburgh For Evening of Boundary Breaking Rock 

Each year, Trans Siberian Orchestra hits the road in November and December for a winter tour. This year the tour name is Ghosts of Christmas Eve, sure to feature haunting and passionate rock hits.

The show you will experience in Pittsburgh has been 20 years in the making. Trans Siberian Orchestra brings to life a melody without words, creating an emotional production sure to have you jamming along.

Don’t Miss This Chance to Watch the Trans Siberian Orchestra

Are you ready to rock? Don't miss this this show at PPG Paints Arena. Bring your friends, your family, or your partner. You are sure to find a great time waiting for you with the Trans Siberian Orchestra.

After the orchestra, come back to the Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square. You will find great internet access to post pictures or video from the concert, a place to unwind, and tasty food at the hotel’s restaurant. Don’t wait – book today!


Experience the Legend of Zelda’s World Like Never Before

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra is bringing Photo-1458063048042-fa854e05b745Legend of Zelda to life like you have never seen it.  Legend of Zelda is an iconic, classic video game that many of us hold dear to our hearts.

For thirty years, Legend of Zelda has been providing adventure and excitement on the screen, and now you can imagine yourself in that world with the help of the symphony.

Featuring Music From Your Favorite Games 
Throughout your evening of this five movement musical delight, you will hear live orchestra arrangements of music from the Zelda games. Eiji Aonuma, producer of the Zelda franchise, has approved all arrangements.

Music from your favorite Legend of Zelda worlds awaits. Hear the orchestra play your favorite moments from A Link Between Worlds, Twilight Princess, and the remake of Majora’s Mask. Classic songs from old-school Zelda games like Ocarina of Time and A Link to the Past are also played as part of the five movements.

While listening to the music of Zelda’s world, you can watch it too. A video collage plays throughout the symphony, providing a visual for you to remember your favorite moments by.

Don't Miss the Show at Pittsburgh Symphony

Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses is at the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s website. Don’t miss this great event at Heinz Hall on December 14.

After booking your tickets for the symphony, book your stay with the Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square to complete your musical adventure.


Attend SteelCityCon, Pittsburgh’s Biggest Fan Event

One of the country’s biggest Comicon events is SteelCityCon in Monroeville, PA – a short drive from downtown Pittsburgh. Attend to meet stars from your favorite films and TV shows, check out the vendors, attend celebrity Q&As, and enter the costume contest.

Nerd Out at Pennsylvania’s Comicon Comicon

Attend this huge fan event from December 8 – 10. It’s being held at Monroeville Convention Center, just minutes from downtown Pittsburgh.

Celebrities Who’ll Be Attending

Here are just a few of the celebrities on the schedule: James and Oliver Phelps from the Harry Potter franchise; John Cusack from films like Say Anything, High Fidelity, and Grosse Point Blank; Levar Burton from Star Trek; the cast of A Christmas Story; Sherilyn Fenn from Twin Peaks; and many more.

Special Events

One of the main draws of the festivities will be Q&A Sessions with your favorite film and TV stars. Each will sit down for 45-minute sessions throughout the weekend.

On December 8, Friday afternoon, attend the Trivia Contest for the chance to win prizes. Prepare some answers to questions on pop culture, music, movies, and more.

Costume Contests will be held on Sunday, December 10, for various age groups. Prizes include $3,000 in cash and trophies.

Join other fans for this big event and stay with us at Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square.


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.