A table of various different types of nutcrackers available for purchase at a holiday market in Pittsburgh.

Peoples Gas Holiday Market™

Get into the holiday spirit at the 11th 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!

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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 Chocoparadise are providing unique, artisan treats that make for perfect gifts and stocking stuffers. Three Rivers Hammocks will delight shoppers with hand-crafted, wire sculptures that include fantasy figures, motorcycles, and animals as they make their first appearance at the market.

A woman and a young girl admire holiday items on sale at a booth at a holiday market in Pittsburgh, PA.

There are also dozens of returning favorites, including traditional vendors such as Käthe Wohlfahrt, Euro Haus, and Wendell August Forge; globally diverse vendors including I See Spain, Bali Made, and Kenyan Craft Connection; 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. 18, and will remain open through Dec. 23 (closed Thanksgiving). Kickoff the season at the 61st annual Highmark Light Up Night® Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022 in Downtown Pittsburgh

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Live Entertainment

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!

Three performers wearing novelty reindeer antlers hold microphones and sing on stage at a holiday market in Downtown Pittsburgh.

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.

A crowd moves through the stalls at the holiday market in Downtown Pittsburgh, featuring a tall tree made of colorful orbs.

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!