Shop Local for the Holidays at These Artist and Artisan Markets

‘Tis the season to shop local! There are plenty of opportunities to support local artists and businesses and pick out some unique Pittsburgh gifts this holiday season. Here is a list of every Pittsburgh holiday market we can find.

by Lindsay Patross
December 3, 2018

Update 11/7/2019: Check out the 2019 Guide to Holiday Markets in Pittsburgh.

‘Tis the season to shop local! There are plenty of opportunities to support local artists and businesses and pick out some unique Pittsburgh gifts this holiday season. Yes, your mother will love that Steelers jersey, but here are some additional things you can buy her! Below is a list of every Pittsburgh holiday market we can find. (If we missed one, please let us know on the socials with the hashtag #VeryLocalPGH).

I Made It! For the Holidays 2018 @ Waterfront

Saturday, December 1, 2018 & Sunday, December 2, 2018
10 AM to 5 PM

Find over 100 local artists in the former Macy’s department store.
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Avonworth Marching Band 29th Annual Craft Show @ Avonworth High School

Saturday, December 1, 2018
10 AM to 3 PM

130 crafters will be selling handcrafted holiday gifts. Proceeds benefit the Avonworth Marching Band.
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Jingle, Mingle Market @ Braddock Carnegie Library

Saturday, December 1, 2018 
11 AM to 4 PM

The Braddock Carnegie Library will host a day of holiday fun, shopping from 20 local vendors as well as activities for kids.
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Bloomfield Saturday Market @ Liberty Ave Parking Lot

Saturday, December 1, 2018 
11 AM to 2 PM

The Bloomfield Saturday Market is open for select Saturdays during the winter.
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Highland Park Pottery Tour @ Union Project

Saturday, December 1, 2018 & Sunday, December 2, 2018
12 AM to 5 PM

Visit homes and studios of Highland Park ceramic artists and buy gifts for the holidays.
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Flea-For-All Holiday Market @ Spirit

Sunday, December 2, 2018 
11 AM to 4 PM

Holiday-themed flea market hosted by the folks at Pittsburgh Record Fest.
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Arts & Crafts Fair @ C.C. Mellor Memorial Library

Saturday, December 8, 2018
9 AM to 6 PM

Annual craft fair hosted by the C.C. Mellor Library in Edgewood.

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Handmade Arcade @ David Lawerence Convention Center

Saturday, December 8, 2018 
11 AM to 7 PM

One of the largest handmade marketplaces, this event draws over 200 artists from around the country.
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2018 Holiday Vendor/Craft Fair @ North Catholic High School

Sunday, December 9, 2018 
10 AM to 3 PM

Craft fair for holiday shopping. Proceeds benefit the North Catholic Varsity Cheerleaders.
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Sunday, December 9, 2018
Noone to 5:00 PM

HyperLocal Queer Craft Market @ Assemble & Level Up Studios

Sunday, December 9, 2018 
10 AM to 3 PM

Shop for gifts from queer makers in the Bloomfield, Garfield, Friendship, Lawrenceville, and East Liberty neighborhoods
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Wintermarket @ Hotel Monaco

Monday, December 10, 2018 & Tuesday, December 11, 2018
11am – 2pm and 4pm – 8pm

Soak up the Christmas spirit at Hotel Monaco and shop for gifts from local vendors. Luxe Creative has transformed the hotel into a winter wonderland. The evening sessions will feature live music from Ayesha Scott.
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Holiday Pop-Up Craft and Vendor Show @ Moon Area High School Cafeteria

Saturday, December 15, 2018 
9 AM to 1 PM

Shop crafts and baked goods. Proceeds benefit the Kids of Love Foundation

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I Made It Market @ The Block at Northway

Saturday, December 15, 2018
10 AM to 5 PM

The folks at I Made It! Market are bringing over 90 artists to The Block at Northway Mall.
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Winter Market @ Threadbare Cider & Mead

Saturday, December 15, 2018 
11 AM to 3 PM

Sip cider and shop from local artists at Threadbare Cider’s Spring Hill location.
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Bloomfield Saturday Market @ Liberty Ave Parking Lot

Saturday, December 15, 2018 
11 AM to 2 PM

The Bloomfield Saturday Market is open for select Saturdays during the winter.

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Locals Pop-Up @ Patagonia Pittsburgh

Saturday, December 15, 2018
Noon – 4 PM

Patagonia is hosting a pop-up market featuring local Pittsburgh vendors and stores. Stop by to shop for gifts from:

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Crafts & Drafts @ East End Brewing Brewery

Saturday, December 15, 2018 
Noon to 5 PM

Drink beer and shop for gifts from local artists. The La Palapa Mexican Kitchen will be serving foods and Leona’s will be serving up ice cream sandwiches.
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Made + Found Holiday Market @ Ace Hotel

Sunday, December 16, 2018 
10 AM to 4 PM

A holiday shopping event featuring local artists and vintage vendors.
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Pittsburgh born and raised, Lindsay has been writing about the people who love Pittsburgh since 2008.

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