Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Announces CHRISTMAS IN JULY at Market Square, 7/17

July 14
2:48 PM 2014
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Announces CHRISTMAS IN JULY at Market Square, 7/17

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces Christmas in July, a special event being held during the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership's Market Square Farmer's Market on Thursday, July 17th from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in downtown Pittsburgh.

Christmas in July promises an afternoon of entertainment and special offers as the holiday season arrives early in Pittsburgh. Featuring performances by cast members from IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS, coming to the Benedum Center this November 18-23, and the CLO Mini Stars, the event is hosted by Ron Antill and Sara Lockard of the WISH 99.7 FM Morning Crew.

"The Trust is pleased to be collaborating with other cultural district organizations to present Christmas In July," shared Paul Organisak, vice president of programming for the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. "This event captures the joy of the holiday season in the middle of summer and provides the perfect opportunity to do a bit of early and artful gift shopping for family and friends."

Performance Information

Cast members from IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS, will be performing select numbers from the holiday musical at this year's Christmas in July event. Described by the New York Daily News as "a holiday card come to life," IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS tells the story of two showbiz buddies putting on a show in a picturesque Vermont inn, and finding their perfect mates in the bargain. Full of dancing, romance, laughter and some of the greatest songs ever written, including "Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep," "Happy Holiday," "Sisters," "Blue Skies," and the unforgettable title song, IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS, promises to be a merry and bright experience for the entire family!

In addition to the traditional booths featuring vendors from the People's Gas Holiday Market, attendees will get a special summertime visit from Santa himself and be entertained by the CLO Mini Stars. For over 30 years, the Pittsburgh CLO Mini Stars have built a reputation as Pittsburgh's leading young performance company. This talented group of 21 young professional artists range in age from 12-16, have been featured at numerous high-profile events, including Governor Rendell's 2007 Inaugural Bash and Pittsburgh's First Night celebration, as well as at Walt Disney's Epcot Center.

Participating Organizations and Special Offers

A number of special offers will be available at the Christmas in July event, including a special priority ticket offer to Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS, playing at the Benedum Center this November. Don't miss out on the opportunity to get tickets to this holiday classic.

Special offers are good for two days only. Ticket buyers should use promo code XMASINJULY which will be valid at the Cultural District tent on Thursday, July 17 and online on Friday, July 18 only. Please visit CulturalDistrict.org for full performance descriptions and information on restrictions that may apply to the offers. For more information, visit culturaldistrict.org.

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
Event: The Nutcracker
Location: Benedum Center
Dates: December 11-28, 2014
Special Offer: 20% OFF

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Event: Irving Berlin's White Christmas
Location: Benedum Center
Dates: November 18-23, 2014
Special Offer: Priority Ticket Offer

Event: Annie
Location: Benedum Center
Dates: October 28-November 2, 2014
Special Offer: Priority Ticket Offer

Pittsburgh Public Theater Event: The Second City
Location: O'Reilly Theater
Dates: January 6-7, 2015
Special Offer: 50% off

Pittsburgh CLO
Event: A Musical Christmas Carol
Location: Byham Theater
Dates: December 5-21, 2014
Special Offer: Priority Ticket Offer

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Event: Highmark Holiday Pops
Location: Heinz Hall
Dates: December 13, 20, 21 at 2:30 p.m. and December 20 at 7:30 p.m.
Special Offer: 50% off

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