Tis the Season to Get Festive with These Local Holiday Markets

Browse for gifts and holiday treats at these upcoming events.


Holiday Market

Peoples Gas Holiday Market

As Highmark Light Up Night kicks off its winter festivities, the Peoples Gas Holiday Market at Market Square will be included in the lineup. The market will be open from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Nov. 19 through Dec. 23.  

It features more than 20 season-long vendors, as well as visiting vendors, throughout the event. Items for sale include home decor, bathroom and household essentials, sweets, jewelry, art, crafts and ceramics from local and international creators.

Peoples Gas Holiday Market, Market Square, downtownpittsburghholidays.com/peoples-gas-holiday-market

Handmade Arcade Holiday Market

From 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4,  Handmade Arcade is hosting its Holiday Market at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Downtown. The annual event features more than 200 artisans selling original artwork, home decor, jewelry and accessories. 

Admission is free, however, attendees must reserve their check-in time in order to reduce crowd sizes. 

For those wanting to avoid the bigger crowds, there is an Early Bird shopping option that begins at 9:30 a.m. on the day of the event.Tickets for early admission are $25 each.

As a fun way to kick off the market, there also will be a Friday Night Happy Hour. Tickets are available for $35. Check-in begins at 4:30 p.m. and the event lasts until 7:30 p.m.

At all events, masks are required for any attendees older than age 2.

Handmade Arcade Holiday Market, 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd., Downtown, handmadearcade.org


Greensburg Holiday Market

Featuring local artisans and farmers, the Greensburg Holiday Market takes place from 5 to 9 p.m. Nov. 21 and from 12 to 4 p.m. on Dec. 19. Art will be sold alongside fresh produce, cut flowers, liquors and dips. On Dec. 19, retail shops surrounding the market will host a “last call,” staying open late alongside the market so people can finish up any last-minute holiday shopping.

Greensburg Holiday Market: South Penn Ave,, Greensburg, downtowngreensburgpa.us/greensburg-holiday-market/

Holiday Pop-Up Shop

Hosted by The Olde Spitfire Grille, The Top Dog Therapy Team and 4Dogs Treats, more than 20 local vendors will be featured in The Holiday Pop-Up Shop from 1 to 5 p.m., Nov. 20 in Greensburg. Shoppers will be able to browse locally sourced jewelry, art, home decor, gourmet sweets and liquor.

Food and beverages will be available at the family friendly event, and Santa also will be making an appearance.

Holiday Pop-Up Shop: 1517 Broad St., Greensburg


Winter Artists Market

Hosted by Pittsburgh Center for Arts & Media, the Winter Artists Market takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Dec. 11 in Shadyside. Local artists will feature their creations as attendees shop for festive creations.

Interested in becoming a vendor? The Pittsburgh Center for Arts & Media is still accepting vendor applications through Nov. 14.

Winter Artists Market: 1047 Shady Ave., Shadyside, pghartsmedia.org

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