Guide to Every Holiday Market in Pittsburgh

We’ve put together a guide to every holiday market in Pittsburgh so you can shop local for everyone on your list. 

by Emma Diehl
November 7, 2019

The Very Local guide to every holiday market in Pittsburgh has been updated for 2019!

Forget about the last-minute overnight shipping for holiday gifts this year! Shop local, with plenty of chances to meet Pittsburgh-area makers and artists at holiday markets across the city. With everything from Steelers inspired cookware to handcrafted jewelry and furniture, you can find something for everyone on your shopping list.

Header photo: Handmade Arcade at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. Photo by Joey Kennedy.

Ceramic Solstice @ 7800 Susquehanna

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Saturday, December 21, 10 AM – 4 PM

Head to 7800 Susquehanna (in Homewood) and take the elevator up to the 2nd and 5th floor(s) for Ceramic Solstice. This local, one-day (pottery) showcase features work from Jowdy Studio, Stak Ceramics, Bombabird Ceramics and Oatmeal Shop.

We spotlighted AJ Collins of Jowdy Studio earlier this year and brought Julie Kahlbaugh along to shoot some gorgeous photos in his workspace.

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Peoples Gas Holiday Market 2019 @ Market Square

Friday, November 22 – Monday, December 23, 11 AM – 6 PM

Explore a cherished tradition at Downtown Pittsburgh’s annual holiday market that mixes international flair with local charm. Experience a one-of-a-kind shopping village as you stroll through an illuminated Market Square, weaving through wooden chalets brimming with high-quality gifts.

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Looking for more places to shop local? Check out our guide to independent bookstores in Pittsburgh.

 

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Mt. Lebanon Junior Women’s Club 11th Annual Holiday Market @ Mt. Lebanon United Lutheran Church

Saturday, November 9, 2019, 9 AM – 2 PM

Start your holiday shopping early at this annual market in Mt. Lebanon. In addition to an artist market, there will be a bake sale and a 50/50 raffle.

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The Brew House Holiday Bazaar @ Brew House

Sunday, November 10, Noon – 5 pm

The Holiday Bazaar is a follow-up to the first Artist Bazaar, which was held in August. Shop for gifts made by over a dozen local artists who live in the Brew House Lofts or are affiliated with the Brewhouse Association.

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I Made It! Market for the Holidays @ Edgewood Towne Center

Saturday, November 23, 11 AM – 6 PM

Get a head start on holiday shopping at I Made It! Market’s kickoff to gifting season. Try a signature cocktail and shop 65 local artisans.

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A Small Mall Holiday Market @ Tryp Hotel

A Small Mall Holiday Market

Friday, November 29, 6 pm – 9 pm 

Saturday, November 30, 10 am – 5 pm

Small Mall is a concept store located in Lawrenceville that showcases and sells the work of local artists. Small Mall is bringing some of their favorite artists to the TRYP hotel in Lawrenceville for an artist market. Sip cocktails from Brick Shop while you shop.

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I Made It! Market for the Holidays @ Crowne Plaza Suites Pittsburgh South

Saturday, November 30, 10 AM – 4 PM

Get a head start on holiday shopping at I Made It! Market’s kickoff to gifting season. Try a signature cocktail and shop 65 local artisans.

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Craftivist 2019 @ Union Project

Saturday, November 30, 11 AM – 4 PM

The Three Rivers Community Foundation highlights Craftivist, anyone who uses their craft to help the greater good, in this holiday market. The marketplace wants to create an exchange that is based on social justice practice and also provide an opportunity for attendees to meet local vendors who have justice as a core value.

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Wintermarket @ Hotel Monaco

Saturday, November 30, 11 AM – 6 PM

Enjoy craft cocktails from The Commoner, live entertainment, and a winter wonderland designed by LUXE Creative while checking out locally made goods.

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Winter Indie Mart @ Workshop PGH

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Friday, December 6, 6 pm – 10 pm

If you are headed to Unblurred on Penn Ave, stop by Workshop PGH to shop from local vendors and make a mini wreath.

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Arts & Crafts Fair @ C. C. Mellor Memorial Library

Saturday, December 7, 9 AM – 6 PM

Join us for CCM’s annual curated fair featuring arts, crafts and gifts made by dozens of local artists. Find the perfect something for your loved ones in our wide selection of pottery, paintings, photographs, fiber art, home goods, jewelry and much more.

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Fair Trade Marketplace @ Fair Trade Marketplace ECS

Saturday, December 7 – Sunday, December 8

The Fair Trade Marketplace at ECS provides a selection of fair trade, sustainable, affordable gifts for socially and environmentally responsible holiday gift-giving. All items are made by artisans around the world who are paid fairly for their work.

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Pittsburgh Winter Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show @ Teamster Local Union 249

Saturday, December 7, 10 AM – 5 PM

Shop handmade goods from Pittsburgh artists while supporting local nonprofit Girls on the Run. The $3 admission proceeds and a portion of sales at the event will be donated.

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Avonworth Marching Band 30th Annual Craft Show @ Avonworth High School

Saturday, December 7, 10 AM – 3 PM

Over 100 crafters will be selling handmade holiday gifts. Proceeds benefit the Avonworth Marching Band.

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Dormont Holiday Market @ Northway Church

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Saturday, December 7, 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

Saturday is also the Dormont Winter Festival. Stop by the Dormont Holiday Market to shop local in the neighborhood.

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Handmade Arcade @ David L. Lawrence Convention Center

Saturday, December 7, 11 AM – 7 PM

Celebrating its 15th year, Handmade Arcade is Pittsburgh’s largest independent craft fair. The fair has over 250 makers, designers and artists from across the country.

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7th Annual Holiday Book Sale @ Spirit

Sunday, December 8, Noon – 5 pm

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New and used books from over a dozen indie booksellers.

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The Queer Craft Market @ Ace Hotel

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Monday, December 9, 5 PM – 10 PM

This holiday market showcasing queer/ LGBTQIA+ makers, artists, creatives & organizations.

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Holiday Pop Up @ The Butterwood Bake Consortium

Friday, December 13, 6 pm – 9 pm

Five vendors selling food and gifts will be set up at The Butterwood Cake Consortium on Butler Street in Lawrenceville. Holiday shopping is better with cake.

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I Made It! Market Last Minute Shopping @ The Block Northway

Saturday, December 14, 10 AM – 5 PM

Join I Made It! Market for its annual shopping extravaganza at The Block Northway featuring 100 local artists, food sellers, coffee, activities and more.

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Highland Park Pottery Tour @ Union Project

Saturday, December 14 – Sunday, December 15

Visit the homes and studios of five Highland Park potters and the Union Project Ceramics Co-op over this two-day shopping event.

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Made & Found Holiday Market @ Ace Hotel Pittsburgh

Sunday, December 15, 10 AM – 4 PM

Made & Found returns to the Ace Hotel Pittsburgh with a holiday market featuring over 40 of the Rust Belt’s best vintage shops, makers, and artists.

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Crafts and Drafts Holiday Market @ East End Brewing

Sunday, December 15, 12 PM – 5 PM

Enjoy a draft (or two) while browsing last-minute gifts from local makers and artists.

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Emma is a Pittsburgh-based writer, with a focus on lifestyle and technology. Her work has been featured on HuffpostLive!, NPR, XOJane, NEXTPittsburgh, and Niche.

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