Take a break from the holiday rush and treat yourself. The 12 events of December include amazing benefit concerts and awesome New Years Eve parties!

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A Concert for Unity | December 2nd | Byham Theater

Country superstar act Dan+Shay will headline the Star 100.7 show, with all proceeds going to the Tree of Life Synagogue. The duo scored a major hit with the pop country anthem “Tequila.” Doors open at 1pm. Show starts at 2pm. Get your tickets here! $40

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Handmade Arcade | The Cutting Edge of Craft | December 8th | David Lawrence Convention Center

Pittsburgh’s largest independent craft fair is back! The annual event showcases over 180 craft- based artist and designers. Free!

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12 Bars of Charity | December 14th

Support local charities and enjoy a bar crawl. Sign us up! The $30 ticket includes a charity sweatshirt, free shuttle rides to each bar, drink specials, and $10 donation to the charity of your choice. Get your tickets here!

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Tree of Life Concert | Stage AE | December 18th  

Grammy award winning artist and Mount Lebanon’s own Daya comes home to headline the Tree of Life Concert. The lineup also includes indie rock act Low Cut Connie and Pittsburgh’s iconic house rocker Joe Grushecky. The show benefits the Jewish Federation of Pittsburgh’s Victims of Terror Fund $25

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The Nutcracker | Benedum Center | through December 27th

Enjoy the classic story performed by the Pittsburgh Ballet Theater, which includes spectacular scenes, dozen of dancers and over 150 customs. Tickets $28-$112.

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Terrene-Station Square | Girls Night Out Wine Party | December 29th | 6:30pm-9pm

Spend a few hours enjoying three wines and paired appetizers, while also learning about why they are paired, with food and drink presentations. Drink, learn, and make new friends! Get your tickets here! $36

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Sienna Mercato | NYE 

The rooftop will be an amazing backdrop to bring in the new year. The event includes a photo booth, DJ, champagne luge, balloon drop, and bubbly toast at midnight. $90 general admission,$130 gets you 5 premium drink tickets. Prizes and giveaways too! Get your tickets here!

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Highmark First Night | NYE

Celebrate in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh with live music, local artwork, parades, comedy and much more!

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City Works | NYE

Countdown to 2019 with an open bar from 9pm-1am. There’s also passed appetizers, video DJ on the big screens, champagne toast and $100 prize for best dressed! Tickets here! $90

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Revel and Roost | NYE

The festivities for the two floor restaurant and bar feature an open bar 9pm-10pm, midnight breakfast buffet, DJ, and giveaways. Tickets here! $50

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Ten Penny | NYE

Dinner reservations are strongly recommended, and open bar packages include call drinks, domestic brews, house wine and light appetizers. $10 general admission, $60 open bar.

Grab your tickets here!

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Steel Cactus | Southside, Shadyside, Southpointe, South Hills | NYE

Celebrate the end of 2018 with some tequila and margaritas. Limited open bar tickets are available from 9pm-midnight. $20 general admission, $65 open bar. Tickets here!

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

Josh McCann is a contributing writer for Made in PGH, where he writes about events and music. He's a Point Park University alumnus, musician, and founder of the music blog Where The Bands Are. His writing on rock and roll has appeared in the Globe and the Northside Chronicle.

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