Santa teamed up with Mayor Bill Peduto to light the downtown Christmas tree.

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Santa Claus came to Pittsburgh a few weeks early to help light the downtown Christmas tree.

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He joined with Mayor Bill Peduto to film the tree-lighting ceremony which will be broadcast online later this week.

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The ceremony was filmed rather than held live due to the coronavirus pandemic and to prevent crowds from gathering.

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The full ceremony will be posted to the city’s YouTube channel on Friday night at 7:30 p.m.