A Very Merry Pittsburgh

November 21, 2020 to January 18, 2021

This holiday season, relive cherished memories and make new ones with your family at the Smithsonian’s home in Pittsburgh!

Explore how Western Pennsylvanians have celebrated Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa, and more through the years as part of the A Very Merry Pittsburgh holiday installation in the first-floor Great Hall.

See original artifacts from iconic department stores, including Santa’s original chair from Kaufmann’s Santaland and the mailbox where thousands of children mailed their Christmas lists to the North Pole.

Plus, kids can write and mail their own letters to Santa and enjoy coloring activities in the Great Hall.

The A Very Merry Pittsburgh holiday experience is open through Jan. 18, 2021.

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Meet Santa Claus at the Heinz History Center during A Very Merry Pittsburgh

Due to the current closure of the Heinz History Center, Santa’s appearances have also been cancelled. Thank you.

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