As we prepare to take a short break over the holidays, we thought we’d leave you with this: a sampling of gorgeous photos portraying the holiday spirit throughout Pittsburgh by our many talented Instagrammers. Thanks to our own grammer, photographer and writer Tom O’ Connor for putting this together. His photos are included here, too.

And from all of us to all of you, have a wonderful holiday. We look forward to seeing you again in early January for another stellar year highlighting the amazing people moving our city forward.

xo,

from all of us at NEXTpittsburgh

PPG Place @kinggiordano

PPG Place @kinggiordano

Phipps Conservatory @zthobbs

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens @zthobbs

PPG Place @theherohogan

PPG Place @theherohogan

Carnegie Science Center @tom.oconnor

Carnegie Science Center @tom.oconnor

@withthegrains

Quelcy Kogel @withthegrains

Market Square by Night - Cody Baker @tehbakery

Market Square by Night (from Market St. Grocery) Cody Baker @tehbakery

Cranberry Township @zza.za

Cranberry Township @zza.za

Miracle on Liberty Avenue (open now through New Year's Eve) @tom.oconnor

Miracle on Liberty Avenue (open now through New Year’s Eve) @tom.oconnor

Carnegie Museum of Natural History @clarinoodle

Carnegie Museum of Natural History @clarinoodle

@imageperspectives_photography

Frick Park @imageperspectives_photography

Brillobox @danehorvath

Brillobox @danehorvath

Heinz Hall @tom.oconnor

Heinz Hall @tom.oconnor

Duquesne Incline @jakemysliwczyk

Duquesne Incline @jakemysliwczyk

@joshgulden

@joshgulden

@leolad1975

@leolad1975

Cody Baker @tehbakery

Cody Baker @tehbakery

Hollywood Theater, Dormont - Jennifer Baron @thegarmentdistrict

Hollywood Theater, Dormont – Jennifer Baron @thegarmentdistrict

@endlessweekend

@endlessweekend

Warhol Bridge Wrapped - Jennifer Baron @thegarmentdistrict

Warhol Bridge Wrapped – Jennifer Baron @thegarmentdistrict

shaun campbell photography @shaunshotme

shaun campbell photography @shaunshotme

@jvddvj

@jvddvj

noah alexander conte @thelatenightstory

noah alexander conte @thelatenightstory

@mikelucarelli

@mikelucarelli