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and so the holidays begin…

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so the holiday season is officially upon us. i’m usually pretty low key about the festivities, but this year i decided to try and start the season off right.

the holiday was officially kicked off by attending the annual Light Up Night celebration held on November 20, 2009 in Downtown Pittsburgh.

My favorite display during this time of year has always been The Spirit of Giving Around the World exhibit located in the PPG Wintergarden.   The exhibit displays “Santas” which represent the holiday traditions from around the globe.   I tried to snap a couple of shots with my iphone so that i could share them. please don’t be insulted by the poor quality of the shots–a new camera is on my christmas list…

The American Santa Claus. Ho, ho, ho!!!


A Haitian woman carrying a baby and a basket of gifts of fruit and tropical delicacies. These gifts are presented at a local festival

The Middle East is represented by the ancient king or Holy Man bearing gifts

there are plenty more “Santas” to see in the Wintergarden.   just make sure that you get there by January 7…

We moved on from PPG Place and headed up to the Omni WIlliam Penn Hotel for their annual Light Up Night celebration.  My family is invited to this event every year, but i personally hadn’t attended for the past 3-4 years.

there was plenty to drink and tasty hors d’oeuvres to munch on.

Conversations were highly animated, to say the least.

After a few words from some of the  Pittsburgh Steelers (don’t ask me who), the Christmas tree was officially lit!

We ended up leaving shortly after the tree was lit because a few of us (me in particular) needed to walk off all of the wine and champagne that had been consumed. It was a great time and we’ll definitely be back next year!


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Written by chelle

November 29, 2009 at 9:56 pm

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