Last Minute Holiday Road Trip to Kidsburgh! Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

So this year has been pretty busy and you just didn’t have time to make any holiday plans but you really want to get out the city for a few days. The kids have had an awesome school year and could use a little adventure. Pittsburgh is Kidsburgh! Kids and parents alike will truly enjoy this city. There is so much to do! My daughter and was invited to Pittsburgh to see some of sights and had a awesome time. You’ll be surprised to see how incredibly family-friendly Pittsburgh really is. So go ahead and gas up the car, pack a bag, and hit the road. Pittsburgh is waiting for you!

Holiday Happenings

Holiday Lights at Kennywood

Imagine an amusement park decorated with nearly 2 million twinkling lights! It’s quite a sight! In this winter wonderland themed park, you will also find the tallest Christmas tree in Pennsylvania. It’s huge! And of course you can’t go to amusement park and not get on a ride. Select rides are open, adorned in holiday lights to make Kennywood an even more magical time.

Holiday Lights at Kennywood is open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from November 24 – December 23, plus December 26 – 30, from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Winter Flower Show and Light Garden: Holiday Magic! at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens brought to life with artful LED lights, detailed props, decorated fir and pine trees, amaryllis, orchids and more than 2,000 poinsettias. From majestic, illuminated trees to whimsically oversized ornaments, toys, books and more, the show will delight the senses and kindle the spirit of the season in guests of every age.

Winter Flower Show and Winter Light Garden run through Sun., Jan. 7. Daily hours for Winter Flower Show are 9:30 a.m. – 11 p.m. and 5 – 11 p.m. for Winter Light Garden. Phipps closes at 5 p.m. on Sun., Dec. 24 and reopens at 9:30 a.m. on Tues., Dec. 26.

Miniature Railroad & Village® at the Carnegie Science Center

This amazing amazing display of craftsmanship features

• 105 animations

• 250,000+trees

• 14 aircraft

• 85 automobiles

• 1 Incline (Monongahela Incline)

• 60 trucks

• 22 horse-drawn vehicles

• 23,000 fans in Forbes Field

Other Pittsburgh Adventures of Interest

Duquesne Incline

1197 W Carson St

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh

10 Children’s Way, Allegheny Sq, Pittsburgh, PA 15212

National Aviary

700 Arch St, Allegheny Commons West, Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Where to Eat

Waffle Incaffeinated

2517 E Carson St

Pittsburgh, PA 15203


342 N Shore Dr

Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Primanti Bros

2 S Market Sq

Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Where to Stay

Homewood Suites

1410 Smallman St

Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Check out my daughter’s review of Pittsburgh HERE!!

*I was given this awesome Kidsburgh experience complimentary from the amazing people at Visit Pittsburgh. As always, all thoughts and opinions are that of my own.

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