Beat the winter blues and ramp up for alluring activities to do in Pittsburgh during January. Opt outside in one of our parks, stroll through the Strip or check out some must-attend events throughout the month. It’s a winter escape into a fun, new year! 

Pittsburgh Restaurant Week

It’s the most delicious time of the year thanks to the acclaimed Pittsburgh Restaurant Week! From January 9-15, explore local gems that will be sure to make your mouth water, all under $50. Find out about new dishes this year, plus where to walk in and find a seat right away. Looking for a sustainable restaurant? You can find one here, too. Find the participating restaurants here.

Lola LeCroix’s Glam Rock Drag Brunch

On Saturday, January 21, wake up to the leisure of the weekend and hit up the Glam Rock Drag Brunch presented by the one and only, Lola LeCroix at Hard Rock Cafe from 10:30AM- 1:30PM. Doors open at 10:30AM with the show kicking off at 11:30AM. Enjoy mimosa pitchers at $17 and entry tickets costing $14 for a jam-packed, hall of fame lineup of Pittsburgh’s best queens.

Bloomfield Saturday Winter Market

One of Pittsburgh’s best-kept farmer’s markets, the Bloomfield Saturday Market, is heading into the winter spirit to shop local until March. On January 21 from 11AM-2PM, explore local businesses that help Pittsburgh thrive and find anything from produce, cheese, meat, coffee, hummus, prepared hot & cold foods to much more. Check out the full lineup of vendors here. The winter market runs every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month. 

Fire & Ice in the Park

The Fox Chapel Parks Conservancy is embracing its winter wonderland in its own backyard by presenting Fire & Ice in the Park on Saturday, January 28 from 4-9PM. As you walk around and appreciate the darkness of winter, follow the glow of lanterns that will guide you to dazzling ice sculptures depicting species native to the local area. Be sure to bundle up and enjoy the present moment & beauty of nature at nighttime. 

This content was provided by a local, independent contributor to Made in PGH, a lifestyle blog.
Colin Parrish

Colin is a Pittsburgh born and raised, daydreamer, restaurant foodie addict whose passions include running, thrifting, camping, and having a healthy amount of coffee or Malbec (depending on the time of day) . As a typical jagoff, you can catch him shopping in the Strip, running in Highland Park, or finding the best hiking views just outside of the city. He is a content manager for YaJagoff Media LLC and currently lives in Etna, PA.

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