Tues., Dec. 17; 6 and 8 p.m.
Holiday Buffet at Phipps

The chefs of our award-winning Café Phipps present an unforgettable holiday buffet dinner under glass. 

For one very special evening, join us for a delicious holiday buffet dinner, expertly prepared by chefs at Café Phipps — our award-winning 3-star Green Restaurant Certified® eatery. Admission to Holiday Magic! Winter Flower Show and Light Garden is included in the price!

Our family-friendly buffet is served in Special Events Hall against the breathtaking illuminated backdrop of Tropical Forest Cuba. Seating is available at 6 and 8 p.m.

Holiday Dinner admission is $65 for adults and $35 for children under 12. Only one credit card per party will be accepted for payment. 

Payment information must be given at the time of registration; make your R.S.V.P. by calling 412/651-5281. 

Cancellations must be made before Fri., Dec. 10 in order to receive a refund. 

Select photos © Paul g. Wiegman

More Holiday Fun

  • Garden Railroad: Farms, Food and Family

    Open Now

    Join us on a miniature journey through farms that impact our daily lives in our fun and family-friendly Garden Railroad.
  • Holiday Magic! Winter Flower Show and Light Garden

    Opens Fri., Nov. 29

    This year's exciting Festival of Trees theme makes holiday trees the centerpiece of Phipps' winter wonderland, with classic firs, colorful poinsettia trees, a floating forest of sparkling trees reflecting on water and so much more.
  • Santa Visits

    Select dates and times, Nov. 29 – Dec. 23

    This time of year, the man in the big red suit sets up shop in Pittsburgh's green oasis. Bring little ones — or the entire family — to pose for a festive photo, free with Phipps admission.
  • Magic Meets Music: Live Performance Nights

    Select weeknights in December

    Select weeknights, Holiday Magic! is made even more enchanting with live musical entertainment! See our performance schedule and plan your visit.
  • Family Fun Evenings

    Mondays and Wednesdays, Dec. 2, 4, 9 and 11; 5 – 8 p.m.

    New Family Fun Evenings offer a fun learning experience for our youngest visitors under the lights of Holiday Magic! Join us for crafts, plant potting and more, all free with Phipps admission.
  • Gifts and Greens Market

    Dec. 5 – 7; Thursday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Friday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m..; Saturday: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

    From the glasshouse to your house, we're offering a large selection of fresh holiday greens and boutique gifts for loved ones at Phipps Garden Center in Mellon Park. This event is free and open to the public!
  • Family Fun Days

    Dec. 26 – 30; 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

    Looking for a fun and educational outing for the kids during winter break? Join us for crafts, plant potting and more, all free with Phipps admission.
  • New Year's Eve Family Celebration

    Tues., Dec. 31; 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

    Ring in 2020 with the whole family at Phipps and participate in an early countdown at 1:45 p.m. All activities are free with Phipps admission.