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PPG Place opens holiday exhibits

 

November 20, 2007



PPG Place's annual holiday exhibits will be open Downtown through January 7 and are free to the public. Reservations are not needed.

The splendor of the holidays comes alive with “Spirits of Giving Around the World” exhibit at the Wintergarden, featuring a display of life-size Santas and original paintings that capture Christmas folklore and fantasy. PPG's spectacular 32-foot tree adorned with ornaments symbolic of this season is also on display here.

Also on display is a collection of gingerbread houses created by area students, individuals and other organizations, surrounded by a unique train display created by local artist Don Jones.

A variety of family activities will be offered at the Food Court at Two PPG Place immediately following the City of Pittsburgh's “Celebrate the Season Parade” on Saturday, Nov. 24.

A Magical Musical Holiday Show featuring Ken Thompson, man of a thousand songs, and his magical friend Mrs. Claus, will take place in two shows, at noon and 2 p.m. Don-Na the Snow Queen will stroll about from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. making unique balloon creations, and children are invited to stop by the holiday workshop and make a free holiday ornament. All activities are free and no reservation is required.

Visit PPG Place throughout December and hear local entertainers perform the sounds of the season. Visit http://www.ppgplace.com. for a complete listing of free performers, dates and times.

Don't forget Pittsburgh's only outdoor skating rink, now open for the season at PPG Place. For information on hours and fees visit http://www.ppgplace.com

 

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