This year's Handmade Arcade has more than 230 vendors, including 83 first-time vendors and a showcase of 12 young artists ages 16 to 18. In addition to shopping, there's a hands-on activity area for all ages. "Early Birdie" tickets ($20) are available for those who want to shop an hour before the event opens to the public. Plus, new this year is a fundraiser for Handmade Arcade from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7. Attendees will be able to shop early from more than 130 vendors and meet and mingle with makers. Tickets start at $30.
Where: David L. Lawrence Convention Center at 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd. (Downtown)
When: December 8, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
How much: Free