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Celebrate the season with a stroll through Winter Flower Show as it is enhanced by the warm glow of holiday lights and candlelit walkways.

Through Jan. 11, 2015*, Phipps will stay open until 11 p.m., giving you a unique opportunity to experience the magic of Winter Flower Show by evening light. Enjoy a relaxing meal at Café Phipps, visit our outdoor Winter Light Garden, and meander through our festive gift shop displays to complete your holiday shopping. Plus, stay tuned for a list of live musical performances that will add even more enchantment to these special evenings at Phipps.

Performance Schedule
(Subject to change)

Dec. 2: CMU's Counterpoint, 8 – 9 p.m.
Dec. 3: Joy Dorner, 7 – 8 p.m.
Dec. 5: Hope Academy, 6:30 – 7 p.m.; Mike Klobuchar, 7:30 – 8 p.m.
Dec. 6: Mary Rita Rossetti and Sue Garton, 12 – 2 p.m.; Saint Alexis Handbell Choir, 2 – 2:30 p.m.; Duquesne University, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 7: All About Dance, 11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.; Sweetwater Singers with Tami Fire, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.; Pulling Strings, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.; Undercroft Opera, 8 – 9 p.m.
Dec. 8: Becki Toth, 7 – 8 p.m.
Dec. 9: Oakland Catholic High School, 6:30 – 7 p.m.
Dec. 10: Penn-Trafford Community Flute Choir, 6:30 – 7 p.m.; Tuesday Musical Group, 7:15  – 8 p.m.
Dec. 11: Trinity Christian, 4 – 5 p.m. 
Dec. 12: Intent the Band, 7:30 – 8 p.m. 
Dec. 13: Jubilee Ringers, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 14: Pittsburgh Music Academy Violists, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.; Center for Young Musicians, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.; Anthony Buccicone, 6:30 – 7 p.m.; Quinta Voce Wind Quartet, 7:45 – 8:30 p.m. 
Dec. 15: Gateway High School, 6:30 – 7:15 p.m.
Dec. 16: Tuesday Musical Group, 6 – 6:45 p.m.
Dec. 17: Christine Sorola, 8 – 9 p.m. 
Dec. 19: Franklin Regional High School, 5 – 5:30 p.m.; Shadyside Brass Quintet, 6:30 – 7 p.m.; Pittsburgh Woodwind Quartet, 7:30 – 9 p.m.
Dec. 20: Emergency Recorder Ensemble, 1 – 2 p.m.; Tuesday Musical Group, 2 – 2:45 p.m.; Zephyr Group, 3 – 4 p.m.; Cathsaigh, 7 – 8 p.m. 

Dec. 21: East Wind Saxes, 3 – 4 p.m.; Aeolian Winds of Pittsburgh, 6 – 6:30 p.m.; North Hills High School, 7 – 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 22: Glass City Swing Band, 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Dec. 23: Ben Mertz, 7:30 – 8 p.m.; Hilal Family, 8:15 –  9:30 p.m. 
Dec. 27: Matt Korbanic, 6 –  6:30 p.m.
Dec. 28: East End Kids, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.; Robert and Bob Erickson, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. 
Dec. 30: South Hills Children's Choir, 3:30 – 4 p.m.

*Phipps will close at 5 p.m. on Dec. 24 and reopen at 9:30 a.m. on Dec. 26.



Other Featured Exhibits & Events

One More Night of Winter Lights
Friday, Jan. 30, 2015
5 – 11 p.m.
Take one more walk through the dazzling light displays in our Outdoor and Children’s Discovery Gardens while our indoor spaces transform for the Orchid and Tropical Bonsai Show.
Orchid and Tropical Bonsai Show
Jan. 17 – March 1, 2015
Chase away the winter blues with the spectacular sight of orchid specimens arranged in beds and baskets, and see unique selections from our permanent collection of tropical bonsai.
Tropical Sundays
Sundays, Feb 1, 8, 15 and 22, 2015
Wear a tropical shirt and receive 50 percent off admission to relax under the palm trees, sway to music of Matthew Mazza and Carmen Bruno of the Tropical Sands Steel Band, and taste tropical fruit.
Biophilia: Pittsburgh
Next Meeting Feb. 5, 2015
6 p.m., with networking and refreshments at 5:30 p.m.
Biophilia: Pittsburgh is the pilot chapter for a Biophilia Network of creative minds meeting monthly to discuss strengthening the bond between people and the natural world through education, discussion and action. Meetings are free to attend; advance RSVP is required. Join the conversation!
Tropical Forest Congo
Opens Feb. 7, 2015
The beauty of the tropics flourishes as we unveil Tropical Forest Congo, a new exhibit featuring some of Africa’s lushest landscapes. See varieties of flora never before showcased at Phipps and discover how indigenous tribes use plants to sustain and enrich their lives.
Tropical Forest Congo Opening Festival
Feb. 7, 2015
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Be among the first to see our new Tropical Forest Congo exhibit as our guest at a special opening celebration. Family-friendly activities include a storytelling performance, African-inspired food sampling, cultural crafts and a pot-a-plant station — all free with Phipps admission.
Party in the Tropics
Select Fridays
Next Party Feb. 13, 2015
7 – 11 p.m.
Ages 21+
Gather your friends and get ready to dine, drink and dance the night away at Phipps! Make our paradise your own as you indulge in sweet and savory morsels, taste unique cocktails, and dance to the beats of a live DJ in our Tropical Forest Conservatory. Entry is free with Conservatory admission.
Hothouse Happy Hours
Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015
6 – 8 p.m.
Join us on Feb. 19 as we partner with the Pittsburgh Urban Magnet Project (PUMP) to kick off Hothouse Happy Hours, a series of events for young professionals, featuring specialty cocktails, beer and wine, inspired bites and dynamic special guests.
Seed, Perennial and Seedling Swap: 2015 Garden Season Opener
Feb. 28, 2015
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Main
Join Phipps and Grow Pittsburgh at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh in Oakland to swap seeds and plants, learn tips and get ready for a great season of gardening. Bring seeds you saved from last year and take home an exciting selection to grow in your garden this year. Admission is free to the public.
Garden Railroad
Closes March 1, 2015
A unique twist on the traditional Garden Railroad, this year's display takes you back in time to the California Gold Rush — complete with water features, interactive buttons for children to push, and miniature living plants.