Plan Your Visit
Whether you're a first-time visitor to Pittsburgh or a local who joins us annually, here you'll find everything you need to prepare for Pittsburgh's New Year's Eve party in the Cultural District!
New Year's Eve | Friday, December 31, 2021 — 6 pm - midnight
Cultural District | Pittsburgh, PA — a project of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, non-profit producer of Highmark First Night Pittsburgh, the Cultural District is home to Pittsburgh’s dynamic art and entertainment scene and serves as a national model for urban redevelopment through the arts with world-class theaters, cutting-edge art galleries, restaurants galore, and more.
What & Why:
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 Pyrotecnico 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.