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Phipps Conservatory Holiday Magic! Winter Flower Show and Light Garden
1 Schenley Drive, Pittsburgh PA 15213
Friday, November 17th through Sunday, January 7th.
Phipps will be closed on November 23 and December 25th. Phipps closes at 5 p.m. on Fri., Dec. 24 and reopens at 9:30 a.m. on Sun., Dec. 26.
The holiday season isn't complete without a visit to Phipps, and on Fri., Nov. 17, Holiday Magic! Winter Flower Show and Light Garden will return to Phipps' glowing gardens. With the charming theme of "Season's Greetings," guests are sure to be captivated by the wonderful winter themes and lovely lights throughout. Phipps has pulled out all the stops for this year's Winter Flower Show with magnificent new displays featuring holiday trees adorned in jewel tones, exquisitely detailed props, and our signature floral delights, including amaryllis, orchids and 21 varieties of poinsettias. Plus, the beauty isn't just indoors: our celebrated Winter Light Garden, fills our Outdoor and Discovery Gardens with spectacular lights in vivid shades that will awe guests of all ages.
For more information, visit: https://www.phipps.conservatory.org/calendar/detail/holiday-magic
Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership’s 62nd Annual Light-Up Night
Saturday, Nov. 18, 2022
Pittsburgh is ready to light up once more! This year is the 62nd annual Light-Up Night, run by the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, which promises a delightful celebration to ring in the holiday season and the 62nd anniversary.
American Idol winner Phillip Phillips will also be headlining the main stage along Fort Duquesne Boulevard.
Learn more about this celebrated Pittsburgh holiday tradition here- Downtown Pittsburgh for the Holidays (downtownpittsburghholidays.com).
People’s Gas Holiday Market - Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership
Market Square, Downtown Pittsburgh
Opening Friday, November 17th through December 23rd (Closed Thanksgiving)
Stroll through an illuminated Market Square at the Peoples Gas Holiday Market™, where wooden chalets are brimming with high-quality gifts and holiday experiences that have both international flair and local charm.
Learn more, at https://downtownpittsburghholidays.com/holiday-market-1
Beaver County Christmas Extravaganza
526 Brady’s Run Rd, Beaver Falls, PA 15010 (The Lodge at Brady’s Run Park)
November 23 & December 1 – 5 pm to 9 pm, November 24 – November 26, December 1 – December 3 – noon to 9 pm
We invite you to join us as we celebrate our 34th year of providing one of the area's most exciting Christmas Holiday events to over 9,400 visitors from the surrounding Tri-State area. The Extravaganza brings joy and excitement to both young and old.
Learn more, at http://bcchristmasextravaganza.org/index.html
Kennywood Holiday Lights
4800 Kennywood Boulevard, West Mifflin, PA 15122
November 18, 2023 – January 1, 2024 – select nights.
Take a stroll among more than two million twinkling lights, and marvel at the tallest Christmas tree in the state. Savor the flavors of new festive foods and holiday drinks. Plus, there are exciting rides and special entertainment for all.
For more information, visit: https://www.kennywood.com/prepare-your-visit/seasons/holiday-lights.
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium – Zoo Lights Drive-Thru & Walk Thru
7370 Baker Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Select Nights Starting Friday, November 24th through Friday, December 30th.
Twinkle, shimmer, and shine your way through the season at the much-anticipated return of the Zoo Lights Drive-Thru! Get cozy in your car as you drive through thousands of environmentally friendly LED lights that transform the park into an unforgettable winter wonderland. Enjoy over 150 animal lights with new displays, festive music carols along the way.
Savor your sparkling safari at a slower pace with a brand-new walk-thru Zoo Lights experience! Join us for yuletide entertainment, photo opportunities, special holiday snacks, and more! Santa Claus will also be at the Zoo to listen to last-minute wishes.
Member sales begin November 1st.
General sales begin November 6th.
Allegheny County Parks Holiday Laser Show
North Park Pool Parking Lot, S Ridge Drive, Allison Park, PA 15101
December 8 - December 23, 2023
No shows December 11th & 12th.
Celebrate the holidays with a one-of-a-kind drive-in laser show at North Park! You will be dazzled by a beautiful 40-minute light show synchronized with holiday music – all from the comfort of your own vehicle.
Space is limited, and tickets will sell out fast. Don't miss this unique and entertaining experience!
For more information, visit: https://www.alleghenycounty.us/special-events/events/holiday-laser-show-draft.aspx
Highmark First Night Pittsburgh
Cultural District, Downtown Pittsburgh
Sunday, December 31st from 6PM to 12AM.
The region's biggest New Year's Eve celebration. This family-friendly event is a production of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Downtown Pittsburgh's Cultural District.
To learn more, visit: Visit | First Night Pittsburgh | The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust (trustarts.org)
Overly’s Country Christmas®
116 Blue Ribbon Lane, Greensburg, PA 15601
Thursday’s Through Sunday’s Starting November 16 – December 30, 2023, 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 5:30pm - 10:00pm Thursdays and Sundays, weather permitting.
Closed Thanksgiving (11/23), Christmas Eve (12/24), Christmas Day (12/25), and New Years Eve (12/31)
Celebrate the season at Overly’s Country Christmas®, a nonprofit organization operated mainly by volunteers who are committed to creating holiday memories with a walk-around Christmas Village that’s filled with an array of old-fashioned traditions and treats. Sing carols ’round the bonfire, revel in the model train display, have your picture taken with Santa (in the days before Christmas), take a horse drawn wagon/sleigh ride or shop for gifts in the C. Edgar & Sons General Store plus much, much more as you experience the warmth of this traditional Christmas Village!
Please check their website to see COVID-19 adapted plans, at Operating Schedule – Overlys Country Christmas
Oglebay’s Winter Festival of Lights
Oglebay Drive, Wheeling, WV 26003
November 9, 2023 – January 8, 2024
Beginning in 1985, the Festival of Lights has grown into one of the nation’s largest holiday light shows, attracting more than one million visitors each year. Identified as one of the top light displays in the United States by countless travel companies and national publications, the Festival of Lights features three hundred acres of twinkling lights over a six-mile drive. The dazzling display includes over 100 lighted attractions boasting more than one million energy-efficient LED lights.
For details, go to Festival of Lights - Oglebay: Oglebay
600 Clinton Park Drive, Imperial PA
November 18th to January 7th. 5PM to 10PM Daily.
Founded in 1993, the Christmas Light Up Celebration in Clinton, PA is the best kept holiday secret in Pittsburgh. Drive through and enjoy a one-mile experience of light displays in a wooded setting.
To learn more, visit: https://www.facebook.com/ChristmasLightUpCelebration/
‘Tis the season to snuggle into the couch with a hot cup of cocoa and gear up for this year’s lineup of Hallmark Christmas movies! The most wonderful time of the year is not complete without a complete lineup of Christmas movies from the Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, and we’re here to feature some of the newest and most exciting holiday movies for your viewing pleasure. Get ready to Countdown to Christmas with a list of the greatest movies of the year! Deck your halls, bake some cookies and settle in, let’s kick off this holiday season in front of the TV!
Countdown to Christmas - The Hallmark Channel
Checkin’ It Twice, starring Kim Matula & Kevin McGarry
A journeyman hockey player (McGarry) fall for a real estate agent (Matula) in a career crisis when he’s traded to her hometown and moves into the cottage in her hockey loving family’s backyard.
Where Are You, Christmas, starring Lyndsy Fonseca, Mchael Rady, Jim O’Heir, Julie Warner
When Addy (Fonseca) wishes for a year without Christmas, she wakes up in a world of black and white. She must work together with the town mechanic (Rady) to restore Christmas. Starring Lyndsy Fonseca, Michael Rady, Jim O'Heir and Julie Warner.
Under the Christmas Sky, Starring Jessica Parker Kennedy, and Ryan Paevey.
Kat is an esteemed astrophysicist, who is scheduled for her first trip into space next year until an accident grounds her. While on leave, coming to terms with the reality that her dream of being an astronaut is over, she volunteers at the local planetarium. There, she is paired up with by-the-book David to work on an exhibit opening right before Christmas. Will the stars align to bring these two together at the holidays?
Christmas by Design, Starring Rebecca Dalton and Jonathan Keltz.
A fashion designer gets accepted into a Christmas challenge to create a new holiday-themed collection and not only finds the inspiration for her next line but decides to redesign her approach to what’s most important in life.
Mystic Christmas, Jessy Schram and Chandler Massey.
Juniper travels to Mystic, Connecticut during the holidays to work at the rehabilitation center and aquarium. She reconnects with Sawyer, the owner of the pizza shop.
Joyeux Noel, Starring Jaicy Elliot and Brant Daugherty.
When a romantic painting of a Christmas market captures the imagination of copy editor Lea, she is sent to France with pragmatic reporter Mark to uncover the mystery behind the artist.
Flipping for Christmas, Ashley Newbrough and Marcus Rosner.
It’s almost Christmas when busy realtor Abigail agrees to help her sister with the “simple flip” of a recently inherited home. Unfortunately, co-beneficiary Bo has other plans in mind.
Never Been Chris'd, Starring Janel Parrish, Pascal Lamothe-Kipnes, and Tyler Hynes.
Home for the holidays, BFFs Naomi and Liz reconnect with high school crush Chris Silver. A complex love triangle forms, forcing them to take stock of their lives and find the value of friendship.
The Santa Summit, Starring Hunter King and Benjamin Hollingsworth.
It’s time for the annual Santa Summit, in which revelers put on Santa suits and hop around designated locations in town to eat, drink, and be merry. Three best friends decide to go together: Jordin, a recently dumped art teacher looking to cut loose; Ava, a shy woman hoping to run into her crush; and Stella, a Christmas cynic with no interest in the Santa Summit whatsoever. At the start of the night, Jordin meets and bonds with Liam, but doesn’t get his name before getting separated and lost in a sea of Santas. As the night progresses and hijinks ensue, amidst the chaos, celebration, and a sea of Santas, they all find what they’re looking for: Christmas spirit, potential romance, and a strengthened bond of friendship.
Everything Christmas, Starring Katherine Barrell, Cindy Busby, Corey Sevier and Matt Wells.
Lori Jo’s love for Christmas takes her on a road trip to Yuletide Springs with her roommate Tori, where Christmas is celebrated year-round, to participate in a longstanding town tradition to honor her late grandmother. Along the way, the friends meet Carl and Jason, and the foursome make stops during their journey to enjoy more small-town Christmas attractions. But when a series of events puts a damper on their plans, a little Christmas magic may put this trip back on the right path.
Christmas Island, Starring Rachel Skarsten and Andrew Walker.
When a snowstorm diverts Kate’s first private flight en route to Switzerland to Christmas Island, she must team up with an air traffic controller to secure her dream job as the family’s pilot.
A Heidelberg Holiday, Starring Ginna Claire Mason and Frédéric Brossier.
Heidi Heidelberg receives the dream opportunity to sell her beautiful, handmade glass ornaments at the prestigious Heidelberg Christmas Market in Germany. While there, she meets Lukas, a local artisan who helps her reconnect with her lost heritage.
Navigating Christmas, starring Chelsea Hobbs and Stephen Huszar Tamera Mowry- Housley, Ronnie Rowe Jr.
Recently divorced Melanie and her son Jason visit a remote island for Christmas, only to find themselves running a real working lighthouse where she connects with the curt but cute owner.
Holiday Hotline, Starring Emily Tennant and Niall Matter.
After leaving London, Abby connects with an anonymous caller while working at a cooking hotline. The caller is single dad "John" who Abby unknowingly has become smitten with in real life.
Catch Me If You Claus, starring Italia Ricci, Luke Macfarlane
Avery Quinn (Ricci) is an aspiring new anchor who’s finally getting her big break on her station’s Christmas morning newscast. Bu that’s put in jeopardy when she captures an intruder in her home wearing a red suit claiming to be Chris (MacFarlane), Santa’s son, who is o his first mission. A night of adventure ensures as they find themselves being pursued by the police as well as some shady characters. Along the way, they connect over living in the shadow of their parents and inspire each other to go after their dreams.
Letters to Santa, Starring Katie Leclerc and Rafael de la Fuente.
When young siblings receive a magic pen from Santa that appears to be granting wishes, they request a Christmas gift they want more than anything – for their separated parents to reunite.
Holiday Road, starring Sara Canning, Warren Christie
When bad weather leaves each of them stranded at the airport for the holiday, a tech entrepreneur (Christie), a travel writer (Canning), a devoted mother (Enid-Raye Adams) and her son (Kiefer O’Reilly), a stubborn senior (Trevor Lerner), an enigmatic woman with a hint of mystery (Brittany Willacy), a couple traveling from Hong Kong (Sharon Candall, Ryan Mah) and a social media influencer (Princess Davis) all agree to rent a shared van to embark on a road trip to Denver. When their unexpected journey brings them into uncharted territory, they navigate a series of misadventures together and form a deeper bond that just might change the trajectories of each of their lives. Inspired by true events.
Haul Out the Holly: Lit Up, Starring Lacey Chabert, Wes Brown, Stephen Tobolowsky, Ellen Travolta, Melissa Peterman, Seth Morris, and Jennifer Aspen.
As the holidays approach, Emily and Jared are looking forward to celebrating the holidays together again, this time as a couple. Emily, now embracing Evergreen Lane’s uniquely festive spirit, is ready to work with Jared, Ned, Mary Louise and Pamela to make this year’s Christmas celebrations the best yet – even if being the HOA president’s girlfriend doesn’t stop those dreaded decorating citations. When a house on the block goes up for sale, it causes quite a stir with residents. When the soon-to-be neighbors turn out to be holiday royalty, it looks like this year’s competition is about to heat up. As the welcoming committee prepares for the new arrivals, only one thing is certain – this Christmas, Evergreen Lane is going to sleigh!
Our Christmas Mural, Starring Alex Paxton-Beesley and Dan Jeannotte.
Olivia, a single mom, returns home for Christmas. Her mom secretly enters her into a mural contest; she wins but partners with teacher Will to create a Christmas masterpiece.
A Biltmore Christmas, Starring Bethany Joy Lenz, Kristoffer Polaha, Jonathan Frakes, Robery Picardo
Lucy Hardgrove (Joy Lenz) is a screenwriter who lands the job of a lifetime when she’s hired to pen the script for a remake of the beloved holiday movie, His Merry Wife! First filmed in 1947 at the beautiful, historic Biltmore House, it has long been considered a Christmas classic. When the head of the studio isn’t satisfied with the ending Lucy wrote because it deviates from the original’s feel-good conclusion, he sends Lucy to Biltmore Estate for research and inspiration. While there, she unwittingly discovers the ability to travel to the 1947 set of His Merry Wife! through the help of an hourglass. After shaking off the initial shock of this turn of events, Lucy embraces this as her chance to uncover the truth about the movie’s original ending. While on set, she, and Jack Huston (Kristoffer Polaha), one of the film’s stars, spend time together and become close. But her sudden appearance has set off a chain of events that put the production in jeopardy. Before she can return to the present, Lucy must make things right or threaten to alter the future forever.
My Norwegian Holiday, starring Rhiannon Fish, David Elsendoorn
JJ (Fish), grieving the loss of her grandmother and seeking dissertation inspiration, stumbles upon an unexpected holiday destiny. Meeting Henrik (Elsendorn), a Norwegian from Bergen, their connections deepens when he discovers she has a troll figurine from his hometown. To explore the troll’s history and her grandmother’s ties, JJ agrees to join Henrik on a journey to Norway. In Bergen, they’re drawn into Henrik’s family Christmas and wedding traditions, with his sister’s wedding the day before Christmas Eve. JJ embarks on a holiday adventure, uncovering the troll’s origins and finding her own path to healing, love and family.
A Not So Royal Christmas, starring Brooke D’Orsay, Will Kemp
Tabloid journalist Charlotte (D’Orsay) attempts to land an interview with a reclusive Cont. In response, the royal family has a groundskeeper (Kemp) pose as the Count since the real one fled years ago.
Christmas with a Kiss, starring Mishael Morgan, Ronnie Rowe Jr., and Jamie M. Callica
A Mahogany Presentation
A Woman (Morgan) returns home to help with her family’s Christmas Carnival and romance ignited. A photojournalist (Rowe) curates a surprise reunion.
Magic in Mistletoe, starring Lyndie Greenwood, Paul Campbell
Harrington Campbell) is the author of a popular book series but commercial success has left him a biter recluse. As he returns to his hometown for an annual Christmas festival celebrating his books, he’s joined by April (Greenwood0, a publicist for a major publishing house he works with. April is there for damage control after Harrington’s recent comments on social media have ruffled some feathers. But as she gets to know him better, hope springs that April can unlock Harington’s guarded heart and help him rediscover the spirit of the holiday.
Christmas of Cherry Lane, starring Catherine Bell, Jonathan Bennett, Jogn Brotherton, Erin Cahill, Jaes Denton, Vincent Rodriguez III
A young couple preparing to welcome their first child (Brotherton, Cahill); an empty-nester (Bell) and her fiancé (Denton) ready to start a new chapter; and a couple (Bennett, Rodriguez III) who unexpectedly have the chance to expand their family on Christmas Eve celebrate the holiday as they navigate these turning points in their lives.
Round and Round, Starring Vic Michaelis, Bryan Greenberg, and Rick Hoffman.
Rachel’s stuck in a time loop, reliving the night of her parents’ Hanukkah party. Can Zach, the “nice boy” Grandma’s trying to set her up with, help her make it too tomorrow?
The Secret Gift of Christmas, starring Meghan Ory, Christopher Russell
Bonnie (Ory) is a professional shopper who helps her now widowed client Patrick (Russell) reconnect with his young daughter. Though Bonnie and Patrick’s ideas of shopping couldn’t be more different she is determined to get Patrick and his daughter everything on their wis list.
Sealed with a List, starring Katie Findlay, Evan Roderick
This holiday season, festive Carley (Findlay) sets out to conquer her list of abandoned resolutions from the last year. Aided by coworker Wyatt (Roderick), she finds love and the confidence to chase her dreams.
Friends & Family Christmas, starring Humberly Gonzalez, Ali Liebert
Daniella (Gonzalez) has recently moved to New York to pursue an art career and decides to stay in town to share the holiday with her circle of artist friends, instead of going home to see her sweet, if overbearing parents. Amelia (Liebert) is a talented entertainment lawyer trying to stay focused on her work after a broken engagement. When Daniella an Amelia are set up by their parents, they agree to pretend that they are dating, to appease them for the holidays. However, as they spend time in each other’s worlds, they soon build a connection that is deeper than either of them could have hoped for.
Miracles of Christmas - Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
Ms. Christmas Comes to Town, Starring Erica Durance, Brennan Elliott and Barbara Niven.
A shopping channel host known as Ms. Christmas (Niven) receives a terminal diagnosis, which inspires a multi-city excursion set to spread Christmas cheer before her farewell broadcast.
My Christmas Guide, Starring Amber Marshall and Ben Mehl.
After losing his eyesight, a college professor adopts a guide dog from a trainer. As they all begin to spend time together, his confidence returns and his heart begins to open.
Mystery on Mistletoe Lane, Starring Erica Cerra and Victor Webster.
New to town, Heidi Wicks (Cerra) and her kids discover a Christmas mystery in their historic home. Local handyman and historian David (Webster) helps along the way, finding his own surprising connection.
A World Record Christmas, Starring Nikki DeLoach, Lucas Bryant and Aias Dalman
Charlie (Dalman) is an autistic boy determined to set a Guinness World Record by stacking 1400 Jenga blocks. His mother Marissa (DeLoach) and stepfather Eric (Bryant) encourage him to reach for his dream and they all celebrate when he gets the good news that he’ll have get his chance on Christmas Eve. In the spirit of the holiday, they organize a fundraiser giving the townspeople an opportunity to donate and decorate a Jenga block, with the proceeds going to benefit kids with autism. Charlie’s journey to setting the Jenga world record gives them all the chance to learn more not just about themselves, but about what family really means. Starring Nikki DeLoach, Lucas Bryant and Aias Dalman.
A Season for Family, Starring Stacey Farber and Brendan Penny.
Maddy's adopted son Wesley has just one Christmas wish: to meet his brother Cody, who was adopted into a different family. Cody’s father Paul is a widower who is not ready to have this conversation with his son, so he turns down a meeting. However, circumstances bring the two brothers unknowingly together and they become fast friends, while sparks fly between Maddy and Paul.
Time for Her to Come Home for Christmas, Starring Shenae Grimes-Beech, Chris Carmack and Grace Leer.
Facing her first Christmas without her mother and looking to avoid loneliness, Carly (Grimes-Beech) heads to a quaint town to lead the church choir at Christmas. Once there, Carly meets Matthew (Carmack), a man back in town after serving in the army. As she gets to know Matthew, the choir and townspeople, she stumbles across clues that suggest she may have been brought here for a life-changing reason. As the mystery unravels one thing is clear, this journey will teach Carly about true love, learning to trust, and that forgiveness is needed to finally heal.
To All a Good Night, starring Kimberly Sustad, ark Ghanime
A small-town photographer (Sustad) saves the life of a mysterious man (Ghanime), who may just be in town to but her family’s parkland – which s also the location of the annual Christmas celebration.
Heaven Down Here, starring Krystal Joy Brown, Tina Lifford, Juan Riedinger, Richard Harmon, Phylicia Rashad
Inspired by Mickey Guyton’s song of the same name, “Heaven Down Here” tells the story of four disparate people who find themselves stranded in a local diner on Christmas Eve when a snowstorm hits the town. Imami (Brown) is a widowed mother of two who’s having trouble making ends meet and reluctantly agrees to work the Christmas Eve shift, where she clashes with her boss Dan (Harmon), who doesn’t exactly embody the Christmas Spirit. Felix (riedinger) is a local pastor desperately trying to secure food for parishioner while his faith is challenged by his son’s alienation. Cara (Lifford) is a hospice nurse with an obstinate patient (Rashad) and whose daughter is moving away, causing her to question her place in the world. Throughout the evening, these four bickers, bond and unwittingly provide each other with the answer to their respective prayer.
Miracle in Bethlehem. PA, starring Laura Vandervoort, Benjamin Ayres
A New DaySpring Movie
Successful and fiercely independent, Mary Ann Brubeck (Vandervoort) adopts a baby girl to raise on her own just before Christmas. Due to the weather, she and the baby girl get stick in Bethlehem, PA for the holidays. When there is no room in the inn, her only option is to stay with the innkeeper’s brother Jow (Ayres), a quintessential bachelor who lives in a house that he treats like a barn. As Mary Ann learns the value of community by spending time with Joe’s family and participating in the local church’s Christmas events, Joe starts getting his act together with new motivation… and the two begin to see each other in a new light.
Kuhn’s Holiday Cookie Recipe Book!
In honor of the Annual Kuhn’s Cookie Walk, we are giving you the gift of a beloved holiday tradition. It’s time to break out the baking sheet and roll up your sleeves, we’re making holiday cookies! These scrumptious treats can be made with ingredients found at your local Kuhn’s Market, and they’ll be a hit at any holiday party. From the traditional, to the unique, Kuhn’s market is here for all your cookie needs. Let’s celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with the most delicious treats around!
Vanilla Butter Sugar Cookies
No Bake - Christmas Wreath Treats
Italian Chocolate Spice Cookies
Triple-Chocolate Peppermint Cookies
White Chocolate Frosting:
Chocolate Reindeer Cookies
Ugly Sweater Cookies
The kids are in bed, the presents are under the tree, and you’re ready for a little (adult) holiday treat to celebrate the season! You’ve earned a special holiday cocktail to make the season a little brighter. Delve into these holiday-themed adult beverages or subtract the alcohol and make a drink for the whole family. It’s a Christmas miracle! Now settle in and turn on a Christmas movie with a cup of something warm and bright.
Boozy Grinch Punch
White Christmas Margheritas
Santa Advent Calendar
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Holiday Character Candy Pots
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No-Sew Sock Snowman Craft
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Christmas Popsicle Stick Craft
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Lollipop Photo Ornament
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