Reindeer on the Roof

There’s no need to try and stay awake on Christmas Eve to catch Santa’s sleigh in action! Witness the reindeer magic of the holiday season in-person as Reindeer on the Roof returns to the Biergarten at Hotel Monaco on Saturday, December 18th and Sunday, December 19th, 2021. Those brunching at The Commoner can meet and greet with live Christmas caribou for $10 or $12 if you are not brunching it up. There will be complimentary hot chocolate and hot cider for all guests and adults 21 and older.

Christmas Vacation Pop Up Bar at The Oaklander

Saddle up and hit the holiday road to The Oaklander Hotel for their Christmas Vacation Pop Up Bar on Friday, December 17th and Saturday, December 18th, 5 PM – 10 PM. Enjoy the seasonal soundtracks from popular Christmas films while you sip and savor some the hap-hap-happiest holiday nostalgia. 

Miracle on Liberty

Open until December 31st, 2021, experience the magic of Miracle on Liberty with decked out walls and twinkling tastes of holiday cheer. With specialty drinks for only $12 and Miracle on Liberty memorabilia for sale, the pop up benefits a variety of charities including 412 Food Rescue, Amy’s Army, Pittsburgh VFW, and Refuge for Women. Enjoy the holly jolly times of operation between Sunday – Wednesday 4 PM – 12 AM and Thursday, Friday, Saturday form 4 PM- 2 AM.

Jingle Bar

Located at 25 Market Square, pop off at Jingle Bar, formerly known as Perlé. Liven up your jolliness and sway to the merry music of live DJs and order handcrafted cocktails at their spacious bar as you take in the gaudy and glorious holiday décor.

Tinsel Town- Harris Grill Downtown

Don’t get your tinsel in a tangle; sip and savor a wide selection of crafted cocktails at Tinsel Town, located at Harris Grill Downtown. From their “Ho Ho Rita,” “Jingle Juice,” “Strip Mall Santa,” to their shooters, hot drinks, and “Frozen Cocoa,” you’ll be relaxed in their yuletide bliss. 

The Tipsy Elf Bar

Located next to Hough’s Taproom & Brewpub, The Tipsy Elf Bar will have you feeling festive and fuzzy in no time. Purchase tickets in advance and enjoy a 90-minute session of pure tinsel bliss, along with an included drink upon entry! Soak up the holiday season spirit while sipping away to jolly tunes and picture-perfect settings. Plus, there are nonalcoholic drinks, too. It’s a spot for anyone’s preference and is available for private bookings through December 30th, 2021, by emailing

Other notable mentions include Bob’s Garage and igloo chilling at Hartwood Wine Cave.

Have a spot to shout out? Pop off in the comments! 

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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