Free and Affordable Pittsburgh 11/25: Family Fun!

November 25, 2011 5:54 AM

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By Rachel Booth

Happy Holidays! Hopefully you’re shopping to your heart’s content, or digesting a delicious meal from the day before, or reading this article – learning about all the fun free & affordable ways to enjoy yourself this Thanksgiving Weekend in Pittsburgh! We may not be on air this week, but we still had to share our bargain finds for the weekend. Read on to find what great events we have in store for you and yours!

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31st Annual My Macy’s Holiday Parade

Downtown Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Hours: 9am until 11am Price:
Free & Open to the Public

You’ve heard of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade in New York, right? Well, you can enjoy you’re very own Holiday parade right here in Downtown Pittsburgh this Saturday starting at 9am. You’ll find celebrity guest stars, gigantic balloons, marching bands, holiday floats, costumed characters, specialty acts and so much more. The Parade route runs from Liberty Ave to Grant St, right onto Fifth Ave, left onto Wood St and right onto Blvd of the Allies.

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Miracle on Fifth Avenue at Fifth Avenue Place

Fifth Avenue Place
120 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Hours: 11am until 2pm
Price: Free and open to the public

If you’re looking for more family fun after the My Macy’s Holiday Parade, head to Fifth Avenue Place to take advantage of even more FREE family fun. The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh will be on hand to help the little ones make their very own Elf Hat and personalized gift wrap. As if working in Santa’s workshop wasn’t enough, the kids will also have the opportunity to meet Santa himself! Add in airbrushed tattoos and balloon creations, and it’s an all around festive time in Downtown Pittsburgh!

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Playdates on Ice

Mt. Lebanon Ice Center
900 Cedar Blvd
Mt. Lebanon, PA 15228
Hours: Thursday mornings, 9am until 11am
Price: $4.25 (includes skate rental)

Talk about a great time for the littlest of skaters! If you’re looking for something fun and affordable to do this fall & winter season… or a great way to get out some of that pent-up kid energy that seems to abound in the winter months,  head to Mt. Lebanon. Thursday mornings you can take your preschool or kindergarten-aged child to Playdates On Ice at the Mt. Lebanon Ice Center. The $4.25 price includes skate rental! Enjoy a free on-ice group lesson, refreshments, music and cartoon videos! Children must be accompanied by an adult on skates. This program runs through May 2012.

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Tiny Tots at Romp N Roll Skating Rink

Romp N Roll
1661 East Sutter Road
Glenshaw, PA
Hours: Tuesdays from 1pm until 3pm
Price: $5 (all-inclusive)

If the kids prefer wheels over blades, try Tiny Tots at Romp N Roll in Glenshaw. Every Tuesday afternoon, kids 9 and under can enjoy a session just for them! Best of all, roller skating, a slice of pizza, and a drink will only set you back $5! Kids must be accompanied by an adult, but if the supervising adult wants to just to walk on the rink next to their kid, their admission is free. A slice of pizza and a soda will only cost them $2. It’s a fun, affordable way to beat the cold!

What We’re Talking About In Best Of

Take a look at the Best Of section – In Travel & Outdoors you’ll find Spending A Dollar or Less in Pittsburgh, highlights 7 fun events around Pittsburgh that will only set you back a buck… or less! Fall brings a plethora of delicious eats to Food & Drink, like Pumpkin Pancakes from Dor-Stop; delicious AND affordable! Learn more about Pittsburgh Restaurants’ Seasonal Menus in Best Of as well.

Bargainistas Heather Walsh & Rachel Booth are Co-Founders of Living, Pittsburgh’s go-to bargain website for free, affordable & discounted events, activities, products & services. Visit Living Pittsburgh for even more great ‘Burgh bargains!

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