A close-up of ornaments and lights on an evergreen tree.

Holidays at the Museums

From the majestic Carnegie Trees and Neapolitan presepio to spectacular exhibitions including A Delight for the Senses: The Still Life and National Geographic’s 50 Greatest Wildlife Photographs, there’s something for everyone at Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History this holiday season! While you’re here, the kids can visit Sven the Reindeer or write letters to Santa while the adults cross some items off of their holiday gift lists. Seasonal items and special events at the CMOA Store and Carnegie Museum of Natural History Store are sure to delight!

Schedule of Holiday Programs

Carnegie Trees and Neapolitan Presepio

December 5, 2019–January 6, 2020

This year’s theme takes inspiration from favorite artworks from our collection. Come see these towering evergreens and our beautiful presepio to be part of this beloved Pittsburgh tradition.


Every Thursday, 5–8 p.m.

Enjoy 50% off admission, art-making, special tours, and featured performances every Thursday.

Holiday Shopping Days

December 3 and 17, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.; December 24, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.

Wrap up your holiday shopping at the CMOA Store, open on Tuesdays in December while the museum is closed.

Winter Wonderland 21+

December 13, 7–10 p.m.

Get fancy and celebrate the holidays at the art museum! Snap snazzy photos, dance under snowflakes, craft holiday keepsakes, get cozy in our galleries, and create memories with friends.

Winter Wonderland Pajama Party

December 14, 5–7 p.m.

Grab your best holiday pajamas and enjoy a family dance party! Featuring hot chocolate, cookies, art-making, and plenty of good cheer.


Saturdays and Sundays, 11 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Join us in our galleries for hands-on activities for all ages. We’ll work together on art-making projects—just drop in!