Get into the holiday spirit at the 12th Annual Peoples Gas Holiday Market™!
Pittsburgh is truly magical during the holiday season. ✨ One of the wonderful parts of the holiday season is shopping for and finding the perfect, unique gift for a loved one.
Whether you enjoy strolling through holiday markets to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list, or simply to enjoy the festive atmosphere, this annual tradition in downtown Pittsburgh won’t disappoint you. With a wide range of artists and vendors, seasonal decorations, and live music, it’s obvious why the Peoples Gas Holiday Market™ was voted the #1 Holiday Market in the county by USA Today!
Grand Opening Day for the Peoples Gas Holiday Market is Nov. 17, 2023 and the market will then be open daily through Dec. 24, 2023, with extended hours the week leading up to Christmas.
Shopping the Market
Each year, Alpine-style wooden chalet stands fill Market Square. Inspired by the original German Christkindlmarkts (or "Christmas Market"), the Peoples Gas Holiday Market™ brings a cherished European tradition to Pittsburgh. Now considered a Pittsburgh institution, the expanded market brings together global artisans and local makers to showcase their one-of-a-kind wares to fill the stockings on your list.
Brand new vendors such as Songbird Artistry, Sly Fox Brewing and Andrey's Gifts From Afar are providing unique, artisan treats that make for perfect gifts and stocking stuffers. Also new for 2023 is Seedlings Wire Art featuring quirky sculptures of robots, nature, animals and more all made from aluminum wire!
There are also dozens of returning favorites, including traditional vendors such as Käthe Wohlfahrt and Euro Haus; globally diverse vendors including Bali Made, PachaMama Divine Connection and Women of the Cloud Forest; as well as local artisans and makers such as Vessel Studio Glass, strawberryluna, Worker Bird, Garbella and KLoRebel Art Co.
Visitors to the Peoples Gas Holiday Market will be able to munch on tasty pastries from Helmut’s Strudel, delicious chestnuts and roasted nuts from CinnaRoast, or tantalize their sweet tooth with gourmet fudge and truffles from Copper Coast Confections. Need a pick-me-up? Grab a cup of Irish tea or coffee and a scone from the Celtic Gift Shoppe by the Pittsburgh Irish Festival.
The Peoples Gas Holiday Market™ is scheduled to open this year on Friday, Nov. 17, and will remain open through Dec. 24 (closed Thanksgiving). Kickoff the season at the 62nd annual Highmark Light Up Night Saturday, Nov. 18, 2023 in Downtown Pittsburgh.
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In addition to shopping, enjoy live music! Each year, The Peoples Gas Holiday Market™ showcases fantastic local talent with live outdoor entertainment throughout the season, offering lunchtime and early evening performances during the week, and performances throughout the day on weekends.
Warm up your pipes and belt out a tune at the Merry Karaoke Contest on Nov. 18 at 5 p.m. Compete for a shot at a grab bag with local restaurant gift cards worth up to $500 at the Grand Opening on Friday, Nov. 18. Be sure to stop back throughout the season to enjoy the local musicians and groups who will take the stage!
See the Lights
Enjoy the glittering lights and decorations of the holiday season in Market Square. Experience holiday magic as Market Square sparkles with more than 150,000 LED Lights and a stunning 35-foot tall, illuminated Sphere Tree.
For more info and a full list of holiday happenings in Downtown Pittsburgh, visit the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership’s holiday website.
We hope to see you celebrating the holiday season in Pittsburgh! Don’t forget to tag us in your holiday photos using #LovePGH for a chance to be featured on social media!
Elaine is a graduate student in the Food Studies program at Chatham University. She enjoys cooking, spending time with her loved ones, and having a book in her hand. Pittsburgh passionate, Elaine loves showing out-of-towners new places to go and restaurants to try.
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