Fri., Dec. 1; 6 and 8 p.m.
Holiday Dinner at Phipps

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

NOTE: Seating is now sold out, but you may be placed on our waitlist by calling 412/651-5281

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

Menu Selections

• Farro and roasted root vegetable salad
• Mixed greens with blood orange vinaigrette
• Waldorf salad
• Roast turkey breast with cranberry relish
• Braised beef brisket
• Baked ham
• Baked salmon with an orange and fennel relish
• Quinoa pilaf stuffed portabella mushrooms
• Smashed organic potatoes
• Sweet potato au gratin
• Roasted Brussels sprouts
• Roasted green beans
• Acorn squash with mascarpone cheese and pistachios
• Macaroni and cheese
• Dessert station

Items subject to change

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

Holiday Dinner admission is $58 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 Mon., Nov. 27 in order to receive a refund. 

Select photos © Paul g. Wiegman

More Holiday Fun

  • Winter Flower Show and Light Garden: Holiday Magic!

    Open Now
    Winter Light Garden Open Evenings 5 – 11 P.M.*

    The most magical show of the year is here! Join us to celebrate the spirit of the season with glowing evergreens, festive poinsettias, whimsical props and our stunning outdoor Winter Light Garden.
  • Garden Railroad: Treasure Island

    Open Now

    Hoist your sails and hit the high seas as our ever-popular Garden Railroad transforms into a tropical island with joke-telling pirates and gleaming treasures.
  • Candlelight Evenings

    Extended Hours: Open until 11 p.m. Daily

    Winter Flower Show is even more enchanting at night as glowing candles light the walkways and live music fills the air.
  • Santa Visits

    Saturdays and Sundays, Nov. 25 – Dec. 23 plus Nov. 24 and 27 and Dec. 18 – 22; 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

    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 with Santa, free with Phipps admission.
  • Gifts and Greens Market

    Nov. 30 – Dec. 2; Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 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 in our shop at Phipps Garden Center in Mellon Park. This event is free and open to the public!
  • Members-Only Shopping Hours and Discount

    Sat., Dec. 2; 8 – 10 a.m.

    Members: have the Shop at Phipps all to yourself as we open early just for you and take an extra 10-percent off on top of your member discount.
  • Family Fun Days

    Tues., Dec. 26 – Sat., Dec. 30; 11 a.m. – 4 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

    Sun., Dec. 31; 6 – 9 p.m.

    Ring in 2018 with the whole family at Phipps and participate in an early countdown at 8:45 p.m. All activities are free with Phipps admission.