calendar2Each Thursday, The Chronicle will highlight a few weekend events on our blog. Be sure to subscribe to our RSS feed so you never miss the best Northside happenings!

Thursday-Saturday, December 20-22
What: Northside/North Shore Chamber Holiday Gala
Where: The New Hazlett Theater
When:  7:30 p.m. (Dec. 23 at 2 p.m.)

Dickens’ magical tale of Scrooge, Ghosts, Tiny Tim and the Cratchit family returns this holiday by popular demand. This classic tale of redemption was created in 1991 by Ken and Jane Gargaro. This heartwarming show brims with holiday spirit. Seasonal carols and the music of Bach, Mozart, and Vaughn Williams provide a tuneful framework for this production which Post-Gazette theater critic Chris Rawson has deemed “child-friendly and fun.”

Saturday, December 22
What: Breakfast Express
Where: The Carnegie Science Center
When: 9 a.m.

Climb on board for a piping-hot breakfast, The Polar Express: An IMAX Experience, loads of family fun, time in the Miniature Railroad & Village®, and a chance to meet a special guest. It’s a holiday tradition!

$25 member / $30 non-member (adult)
$20 member / $25 non-member (child or senior)
$10 (all children 1-2 years)

Register by calling 412.237.3400, then press 7.

Saturday, December 22
What: Photos with Santa and his penguin pals
Where: The National Aviary
When: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

From 11 a.m. till 3 p.m., Santa will be taking special requests, plus posing with a penguin for an unforgettable family photo.   No reservations required. Free with admission.