8. Ice skating at PPG Place: Nov. 20-March 1
The Rink at PPG Place welcomes holiday season revelers for its 19th year. Lace your skates or rent them for a session around the giant Christmas tree. It’s a magical experience with lights reflected against the mirrored architectural beauty of PPG Place. Expect safety protocols, including timed tickets. Watch for discounted specials, like Family Nights on Tuesdays and Student Nights on Wednesdays. Other events — a Princess Skate, Superhero Skate and Valentine’s Day session — are in the works.
9. Graphic novelist Jerry Craft virtual talk via Words & Pictures: Nov. 22
Bestselling graphic novelist Jerry Craft visits his young Pittsburgh fans virtually through Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures’ Words & Pictures series. Craft will introduce the sequel to his “New Kid” novel. In “Class Act,” eighth-grader Drew tries to find his way as one of the few kids of color in a prestigious private school. Craft’s laugh out loud humor and empathy deliver this powerful story to kids. The YouTube event is free, but you’ll need to register ahead of time.
10. Zoo Lights Drive-Thru at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium: Nov. 27-Jan. 3
Expect thousands of LED lights to turn the zoo into a winter wonderland of delight when Zoo Lights Drive-Thru opens for the season. A guided audio tour sets the tone as you sing along with Christmas carols and check out the zoo, all decked up in holiday splendor. Timed tickets are $60 per vehicle. Warning: The zoo’s drive-thru fundraisers have sold out quickly in the past. Book early to avoid disappointment.
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