Celebrate Your Pittsburgh Community in November 2015

It’s already November — can you believe it? It’s time to usher in the holidays and celebrate community with Pittsburgh’s best events.

This month, you’ll find films on the big screen at Pittsburgh’s oldest and largest film festival, a clothing drive to help neighbors in need, and a spectacular celebration at the end of the month to kick off the holidays in style.

Upcoming Events and Festivals in Pittsburgh

Looking for something fun to do this November? Here are a few spotlight events taking place in Pittsburgh that offer fun for each and every resident.

person holding movie film cameraThree Rivers Film Festival

Dates: Friday, November 6th – Sunday, November 15th

Location: Harris Theater

Celebrate art on the silver screen at the 34th annual Three Rivers Film Festival in Pittsburgh, starting this Friday. As the area’s oldest and largest film festival, it spotlights films of diverse genres, hosts receptions, and features visits from the filmmakers themselves, offering over 50 films at this year’s celebration.

Here are just a few of the films featured at the Three Rivers Film Festival this year:

  • Eisenstein in Guanajuato — co-presented with Reel Q, directed by Peter Greenaway
  • Ixcanul — an Oscar entry, directed by Jayro Bustamante
  • The Photographer — Polish thriller, directed by Waldemar Krzystek
  • Take Me to the River — Sundance Film Festival selection, directed by Matt Sobel
  • This Changes Everything — documentary, directed by Avi Lewis
  • Tumbledown — American indie film, directed by Sean Mewshaw

View the full schedule of film screenings to find upcoming dates and times, screening locations, and where to purchase tickets.

Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood Sweater Drive

Date: Friday, November 13th | Time: 11 AM – 12 PM

Location: Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh

It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood. Join your neighbors at the children’s museum to kick off the 16th annual Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood Sweater Drive, and donate new or gently used sweaters to help your neighbors in need. Relive your beloved memories of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood and catch a special appearance from Mr. McFeely on November 13th.

If you want to take a personal trip to the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, visit the show’s special collection at the Heinz History Center, which features familiar items like Mister Rogers’ living room, King Friday’s castle, and even a life-like model of Mister Rogers with his signature sweater and smile.

Historic Trolley Tours of Pittsburgh

Dates: Every Saturday in November | Times: 12:45 PM – 2:45 PM

Location: Station Square

There’s no better way to explore the historic places in Pittsburgh than by a 1920’s-style trolley. If you’re looking for a taste of Pittsburgh, from its distinct neighborhoods to popular points of interest, then climb aboard and marvel at the city from your window, where you’ll visit the Strip District, South Side, and Downtown, and even take a ride on the Duquesne Incline on this 2-hour guided tour.

Visit the trolley tour schedule to find admission prices, dates, and reservation information.

Light Up Night in Downtown Pittsburgh

red and green fireworksWelcome the holidays with one of Pittsburgh’s most popular holiday events, Light Up Night. Watch Downtown Pittsburgh transform into a modern winter wonderland with sparkling lights, towering Christmas trees, and fireworks to light up the city with reds, greens, and golds.

This year is the 55th annual celebration of Light Up Night and will be an event you don’t want to miss. There will be music, entertainment, and activities to kick off the holidays.

Along with Light Up Night, Pittsburgh’s winter celebration also showcases a Holiday Market in Market Square and fantastic holiday events like a Holly Trolley and ice rink in the shadow of PPG Place.

There is So Much to Do in Pittsburgh

As such a large and vibrant city, Pittsburgh offers more than enough festivals, annual events, and concerts for residents and visitors to enjoy all year long, but the local experience is truly like nothing else.

Have you thought about making a move to Pittsburgh? The city and its surrounding communities are full of beautiful homes and their own distinct cultures. We invite you to search for your dream home in the Pittsburgh area.

Find yourself at the center of the action as a Pittsburgh resident. If you’ve already discovered your dream home in this city, you can contact us at 724.941.8680 and we can give you a personal tour of your new home.

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