Lumaze Kicks Off Holiday Season

Christmas Glow at Lumaze

Lumaze, a brand new indoor holiday festival, made its U.S. debut in Pittsburgh on Saturday, Nov. 23, at the 31st Street Studios in the Strip District. Doors opened at 4 p.m. Former Pittsburgh Penguins Brian Trottier, Tyler Kennedy, and Colby Armstrong made special guest appearances on opening night.

Following “A Fairytale Christmas” theme, guests of all ages can escape the winter elements at Lumaze, joining their favorite Storyland characters to explore illuminated structures, navigate through a light maze, and help Santa find all the presents he’s misplaced. Under the twinkle of one million lights, there are plenty of opportunities to capture the magic of the season in Instagrammable moments and cherishable family photos.

Glow Kid Swing

For Santa’s littlest elves, there are numerous attractions, including a gingerbread house playground, bouncy reindeer, LED hopscotch and swings, and Louis the Locomotive—a free, trackless train—as well as kid-friendly food options. Children also can visit Santato share their wish lists and take a photo with the big guy in red. Photos are free, but a freewill offering will be accepted and all proceeds will support local charities.

There’s holiday fun for bigger elves, too! Adult guests can enjoy live entertainment, dine at the Burgh’s most popular food trucks, and kick back at a licensed bar. Beginning Dec. 13, Lumaze will offer weekly date nights from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Fridays, for adults to wander around the light gardens and sample seasonal food and beverages.

In addition, guests can start checking off their holiday shopping lists at the Lumaze Christmas market. Managed by I Made It! Market, the pop-up shopping center will feature local boutique shops, artisans, and libation producers who will be selling a variety of custom artwork; homemade d├ęcor and accessories; handmade clothing and jewelry; sweet treats, adult beverages, and other delicacies; natural beauty, skincare, and wellness products; and so much more.

Get lost in the lights with family and friends at Lumaze. Adult tickets start at $19.99; children and senior tickets start at $14.99. Children 3 and younger enter for free. Discounted packages and season passes are available online. Lumaze will run on weekends and select weekdays through Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020.

Parking will be available on site and adjacent to the venue for $20. Signage will direct guests to additional parking in the Strip District for $10–$15, with shuttles providing transportation to and from the 31st Street Studios.

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