About Highmark First Night Pittsburgh
Highmark First Night Pittsburgh, a production of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, is Pittsburgh’s arts-focused New Year’s Eve celebration.
Culminating with the city’s Countdown to Midnight and raising of the Future of Pittsburgh Ball, the six-hour celebration sprawls downtown Pittsburgh’s renowned 14-block Cultural District. Acclaimed national artists and Pittsburgh’s vibrant artist community ring in the new year for revelers with live music, dance, theater, visual arts, comedy, magic, kids’ activities, and a signature parade along with Pyrotechnico Fireworks displays at 6 pm and midnight.
For the first time ever, this year’s celebration is free and open to everyone! Highmark First Night Pittsburgh 2022 will feature an expanded outdoor footprint including four performance stages in addition to indoor galleries and select performance venues that will require free tickets for entry. Stay up to date on the latest news and attractions by subscribing for email updates.
This year's celebration is the 28th annual and the 19th year as a production of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.