Cultural District: Christmas in July 2017, Market Square, Pittsburgh





Pittsburgh—The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership announce Christmas in July, a special event being held during the Market Square Farmers Market on Thursday, July 13 and Friday, July 14, 2017 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Downtown Pittsburgh, 23 Market Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.

Christmas in July is an early celebration of the holiday season where you can take advantage of special pre-sale opportunities to secure great seats before they go on sale to the general public or enjoy discounts for select Cultural District events. The event promises special pre-sale offers and discounts for select performances and productions as the holiday season arrives early in Pittsburgh. A Cultural District tent with a mobile box office will be in place for the two-day event for those attending the Farmers Market. Cultural District Christmas in July promotional offers are also available online and in person at Theater Square Box Office.

For online orders, visit and use PROMO CODE: XMASINJULY starting Thursday, July 13, 2017, at 9:00 a.m., through Friday, July 14, 2017, at 11:00 p.m.  In person, visit Theater Square Box Office, 655 Penn Avenue, from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

This promotion is not valid for previously purchased tickets and cannot be combined with other offers. Additional restrictions may apply.

In addition to the ticket promotions, the Christmas in July event will feature special programming by Cultural District presenting arts organizations, with a performance by Pittsburgh CLO Mini Stars. Folks can also enjoy gathering around for a ‘selfie’ opportunity to take a picture with the infamous leg lamp from ‘A Christmas Story.’ Attendees will also have an opportunity to say hello to Santa and meet several Holiday Market vendors!

Participating Cultural District Organizations and Special Offers will be available from all primary organizations including the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Pittsburgh CLO, Pittsburgh Opera, Pittsburgh Public Theater, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, and Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.

Please visit for full performance descriptions and information on restrictions that may apply to the Christmas in July 2017 event offers.

Pittsburgh Public Theater
The Second City in Summer Blockbuster
August 25 & 26 at the O’Reilly Theater
SAVE 30%
Beat the heat when Chicago’s long-running comedy troupe returns to The Public for three shows only. Expect hilarious sketch comedy, zany songs, expert timing and rapid-fire riffing from the company that spawned the likes of Tina Fey, Chris Farley, Bill Murray, and Keegan-Michael Key. On-stage cabaret tables with seating for four and cash bar service available!

Pittsburgh Opera
October 7, 10, 13, 15 at the Benedum Center
SAVE 20%
Set in Rome, and taking place over the course of 24 hours in June of 1800, Puccini’s Tosca is the ultimate in opera melodrama. Tosca combines political intrigue, love, loyalty, betrayal and murder with powerful music to create an unforgettably operatic experience. See for yourself why Tosca is one of the most powerful operas ever written.

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
The Nutcracker
December 1-27 at the Benedum Center
SAVE 20% – valid for select show times
Pittsburgh’s Favorite Holiday Tradition comes complete with flurrying snow, a colossal Christmas tree and magic tricks galore! This holiday spectacular features over 100 dancers, 200 costumes and Tchaikovsky’s exultant score. Since its 1892 premiere, The Nutcracker has held a special place in holiday traditions all over the world. PBT adds its own spin on the time and place with a turn-of-the-century setting incorporating Pittsburgh’s own landmarks, historical figures and personality. Each performance features a unique casting combination, giving regulars the chance to see a variety of dancers perform iconic roles like Marie, the Nephew, the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier.

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Highmark Holiday Pops
December 8-17 at Heinz Hall
SAVE 50% for select concerts
It’s the most wonderful time of the year—a spectacular concert of holiday music for the whole family. Take a “Sleigh Ride” with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, The Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh, Broadway sensation Ryan Silverman, and Santa Claus, too! It’s Pittsburgh’s favorite holiday tradition.

Pittsburgh CLO
A Musical Christmas Carol!
December 8-23 at the Byham Theater
PRE-SALE + ½ Price tickets for children (ages 3-14)
A holiday treat for the entire family that takes the spirit of the season, wrapped in your favorite yuletide melodies, and tied with all the holiday magic and wonder of your childhood. Join Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim and a host of colorful characters for a remarkable CLO holiday production of A Musical Christmas Carol. With dazzling special effects, holiday charm and ticket prices even Scrooge would approve of, this Charles Dickens classic is a wonderful way to celebrate all the tradition of the season.

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Cirque Dreams Holidaze
December 29 & 30 at the Benedum Center
Special Offer: Pre-sale.  Buy tickets before they go on sale to the public.
Cirque Dreams Holidaze lights up the 2017 holiday season with its critically acclaimed holiday extravaganza. Not to be missed, this circus-like holiday stage spectacular features ornaments, costumes and acrobatics that come alive celebrating holiday themes, music and traditions for the entire family. With over 300 costumes, 20 acts and 30 artists from every corner of the globe, Cirque Dreams Holidaze is the greatest variety show on the planet!

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas
PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh
December 20-24 at Heinz Hall
Special Offer: Pre-sale.  Buy tickets before they go on sale to the public.

Discover the magic of Dr. Seuss’ classic holiday tale as it comes to life on stage. Featuring the hit songs “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch” and “Welcome Christmas,” The Grinch discovers there’s more to Christmas than he bargained for in this heart-warming holiday classic. Max the Dog narrates as the mean and scheming Grinch, whose heart is “two sizes too small,” decides to steal Christmas away from the Whos, an endlessly cheerful bunch bursting with holiday spirit. Celebrate the holidays with the show The New York Times calls “100 times better than any bedside story!”

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Love Never Dies
PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh
January 2-7 at the Benedum Center
Special Offer: Pre-sale.  Buy tickets before they go on sale to the public.
Love Never Dies is a dazzling new production, which takes audiences on a thrilling rollercoaster ride of intrigue, obsession and romance. Be seduced by the beautiful; sometimes magical and poetic; sometimes joyful; and occasionally melancholic score. This production played to critical acclaim throughout Australia and New Zealand and is described by Chris Boyd in The Australian as “The best thing Lloyd Webber has written in the quarter century since The Phantom of the Opera.” Andrew Lloyd Webber describes the production as, “Probably the finest one I could ever, ever hope for.”

Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership
Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership (PDP) is a dynamic, nonprofit organization comprised of business and community leaders, property owners, civic organizations, foundations and residents who provide energy, vision and advocacy for Downtown Pittsburgh. Working collaboratively with its partners, the PDP strives to create a positive Downtown experience for residents, workers and visitors alike. The PDP’s strategic initiatives include clean and safe services, transportation, and economic development and advocacy. For more information, visit, follow us on Twitter @downtownpitt and “like” us on Facebook.

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has overseen one of Pittsburgh’s most historic transformations: turning a seedy red-light district into a magnet destination for arts lovers, residents, visitors, and business owners. Founded in 1984, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a non-profit arts organization whose mission is the cultural and economic revitalization of a 14-block arts and entertainment/residential neighborhood called the Cultural District. The District is one of the country’s largest land masses “curated” by a single nonprofit arts organization. A major catalytic force in the city, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a unique model of how public-private partnerships can reinvent a city with authenticity, innovation and creativity. Using the arts as an economic catalyst, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has holistically created a world-renowned Cultural District that is revitalizing the city, improving the regional economy and enhancing Pittsburgh’s quality of life. Thanks to the support of foundations, corporations, government agencies and thousands of private citizens, the Cultural Trust stands as a national model of urban redevelopment through the arts. For more information, visit

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