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The Ultimate Guide to Stress-Free Gift Giving with Experiences in the Cultural District

Tue, Dec 12, 2023

Written by: Andy Sharfman

The holiday season is upon us, and with it comes the inevitable challenge of finding the perfect gift for friends and loved ones. But fear not! This year, we encourage you to embrace the spirit of the season by giving the gift of unforgettable experiences in Pittsburgh's Cultural District. From captivating performances to family-friendly festivities, we've curated a list of events that promise to make this holiday truly magical.

Cultural District Gift Cards 

Why settle for one event when you can gift a world of possibilities? A Cultural District Gift Card opens the doors to a variety of entertainment options presented by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust as well as the August Wilson African American Cultural Center, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Pittsburgh CLO, Pittsburgh Opera, Pittsburgh Public Theater, and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. From Broadway shows to classical concerts, there's something for everyone.

First Night Friends

Go beyond the ordinary and gift your loved ones an experience they'll treasure forever—the First Night Friend VIP experience at Highmark First Night Pittsburgh. Transform their New Year's Eve into a night of fun, laughter, and unforgettable moments. From family-friendly activities to tasty treats and the warmth of a cozy celebration, becoming a First Night Friend is the ultimate way to celebrate the evening in style.

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Magical Moments

For those who are delighted by the world of magic, we have a holiday lineup that is sure to bring joy. From Michael Misko's I Laugh in the Face of Magic! to Mr. Messado's School of Magic for the Young and Young at Heart and Derek Hughes in Bag of Tricks, your friends and family will be captivated by the wonders of illusion.



Holiday Shows

Treat your loved ones to holiday-themed performances that will leave them in awe. Join Straight No Chaser on their Sleighin' It Tour, experience the magic of Sing! An Irish Christmas, or be mesmerized by A Magical Cirque Christmas. These shows promise to add a touch of wonder to the festive season.



Broadway Lovers

Tickets to a PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh show will set the stage for a truly unforgettable holiday season. Immerse yourself in the soulful journey of Girl From the North Country or relive the classic tale of My Fair Lady. These performances are a perfect gift for the theater aficionado in your life.



Gifts for Families

If you're looking for a gift that the whole family can enjoy, consider the beautifully imagined Call of the Wild: Illustrated Edition. This timeless classic is bound to create cherished memories as you embark on an adventure together.

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Other Must-See Events

Looking for more options? Explore a variety of performances ranging from Dancing With the Stars and That Girl Lay La to Shen YunThe Bald and the Beautiful, and The Magic of Motown. After a quick search of our upcoming shows, you are sure to find something for everyone. 



Happy Gifting!

Make this holiday season unforgettable by treating your friends and loved ones to the joy of shared experiences that will last a lifetime.

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