Duquesne Light Company


Reimagining the Duquesne Light Company Tree of Lights

Help Duquesne Light Co. implement a new, iconic holiday symbol that will be enjoyed by residents and visitors of the city of Pittsburgh.
Stay tuned for the official challenge launch!

Challenge Overview

The Tree of Lights at Pittsburgh’s Point State Park was an annual holiday tree that became a local icon. For more than 30 years, it helped the city kick off the holiday season and was a cherished symbol of hope and light for visitors, tourists and local residents. It was traditionally the city’s first major tree to be lit before Thanksgiving and would shine for more than a month, often being taken down in early January after Eastern Orthodox Christmas. The tree — which stood at the park’s famous Point near the confluence of the Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio rivers — ended its historic run in January 2022. 

As the tree’s originator, Duquesne Light Company (DLC) is committed to sustaining its memory and legacy through a new and more modern light display. With your help, the Pittsburgh-based electric utility plans to replace the former structure while upholding the tradition the region has enjoyed for several decades. 

Over the coming months, DLC will ask for your ideas and plans for a new instalment at Point State Park to replace the Tree of Lights and carry on its celebrated tradition. More details will be posted here as the weeks progress, so please follow this challenge and share it with others who you think would like to contribute or who have interest in following its development. 

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