The splendor of the holidays combines with a unique lesson in history and culture at the PPG WINTERGARDEN with the breathtaking "Spirits of Giving From Around the World" exhibit. This enchanting display features a 32-foot Christmas tree, an exhibit by the Pittsburgh Miniature Society and a display of life-sized Santas and oil paintings representing 16 countries. It is a wonderful world of Christmas folklore and fantasy and perfect for children of all ages.
Each life-sized Santa is robed in their own traditional apparel and is accompanied by an original oil painting which depicts a holiday celebration in the country which the Santa represents. There is also a little display book with a summary of the holiday celebration and traditions for each Santa exhibit. The countries represented include America (Kris Kringle and Santa Claus), China, France, Germany, Great Britain, Haiti, Ireland, Italy, Latin America, Russia, the Middle East, the Netherlands, Poland, Norway and Ukraine. The "Spirits of Giving From Around the World Exhibit" will run through January 7.
PPG Wintergarden, PPG Place, Downtown Pittsburgh
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Fridays
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Saturdays
9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Sundays
The Spirits of Giving from Around the World exhibit runs from Pittsburgh Light Up Night (November 22, 2013) through January 9, 2013, including Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day.
Admission to the Spirits of Giving From Around the World Exhibit is FREE.
Virtual Photo Tour of Santas From Around the World
More to Do at the PPG Wintergarden:
Gingerbread House & Train Display
A beautiful holiday exhibit in miniature scale sponsored by the Pittsburgh Miniature Society and the Three Rivers Miniature Club. See everything from a miniature display of Santa's Workshop to tiny replicas of PPG Places' Santas from Around the World. Over 470 elaborately decorated gingerbread houses are arranged throughout the exhibit. FREE.
Outdoor Ice Skating
Rink at PPG Place
Just outside the PPG Wintergarden is the Rink at PPG Place, where you can enjoy ice skating aound a 60-foot holiday tree.