As the sun began its descent, an elegant and shivering wedding party posed for pictures in front of PPG Place, while inside Santas from around the world drew a crowd.
Pittsburgh police maintained an obvious but not encroaching presence during the festivities. Officials said they had prepared for the event by assigning officers to work 12-hour shifts and engaging other safety agencies, including Port Authority Police and officers from the state and the county.
Pittsburgh outreach professionals and first responders also were on site.
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