Shop local with this guide to Pittsburgh’s 2019 holiday markets

Updated 11 a.m. Nov. 25, 2019

If the snow, frigid temperatures, and festive Downtown decor weren’t enough to remind you, the holiday season is approaching — fast.

Whether you’re a ‘start early’ shopper or the ‘wait until the last minute’ type (no judgment here), there’s a holiday market for you. Shop local this year with more than a dozen holiday markets featuring one-of-a-kind gifts for everybody on your list.

Know of a market we missed? Let us know.

Holiday market guide 2019

🎨 Nov. 15: Kick off your holiday shopping early with this event at The Shop at Pittsburgh Center for Arts & Media, featuring 200 of Pittsburgh’s finest crafters, designers, and artists (Point Breeze)

✨ Nov. 22-Dec. 23: Shop at booths resembling a European market — and even meet Santa — at the annual Holiday Market in Market Square (Downtown)

🎉 Nov. 23 and Nov. 30: Pop by Pittsburgh’s pop-up marketplace and maker community at the I Made It! Market (Swissvale on Nov. 23; Bethel Park on Nov. 30)

🖼 Nov. 29-30: Find a truly-one-a-kind gift by meeting an artist who can commission an extra special piece — or shop the unique gifts they’ve already created — at the Shop the Smallest: A Small Mall Holiday Market @ TRYP (Lawrenceville)

🌎 Nov. 29-30: Check out Ujamaa Collective’s Black Friday and Small Business Saturday events, featuring global makers, cooperative economics, art, home décor, body care & hair care products, clothing, books, jewelry, stationery and more (Crawford-Roberts)

🎄 Nov. 30: Get into the holiday spirit with live music while you sniff soaps, try on jewelry, and admire artwork at Kimpton Hotel Monaco’s Wintermarket (Downtown)

👜 Nov. 30: Support black businesses at The Real Black Friday Holiday Shopping Experience, featuring 10 minority-owned businesses (Homewood South)

🌟 Nov. 30: Meet Pittsburgh’s craftivists and shop for everything from prints to jewelry to ceramics (Highland Park)

🖌 Dec. 5: Buy a gift — or learn to make your own — in this crafting class at the library’s Holiday Maker Fair & Market (East Liberty)

🎅 Dec. 6: Meet Penn Avenue’s maker community and pick up some holiday gifts at the Winter Indie Mart (Garfield)

🛍 Dec. 7: Don’t miss Handmade Arcade, Pittsburgh’s largest independent craft fair, with 250 makers, designers, and artists (Downtown)

🎁 Dec. 7: Support Girls on the Run while shopping for handmade items at the Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show (Lawrenceville)

🏺 Dec. 7: Peruse a wide selection of pottery, paintings, photographs, fiber art, home goods, and jewelry at this library-led Arts & Crafts Fair (Edgewood)

☕️ Dec. 7: Sip complimentary fair trade coffee while shopping from more than 15 vendors at the Gifts of Hope – Fair Trade Shopping Event (East Liberty)

🌎 Dec. 7-8: Focus on socially and environmentally responsible holiday gift giving at the Fair Trade Marketplace at Environmental Charter School (Regent Square)

📚 Dec. 8: Pick up a good book at the 7th Annual Holiday Book Sale (Lawrenceville)

💪 Dec. 8: Support women running small businesses at Black Forge Coffee’s High Priestess Market (McKees Rocks)

🌈 Dec. 9: Shop the Queer Craft Market at Ace Hotel (East Liberty)

💛 Dec. 10: Drop by on your lunch break for the I Made It! Mini Holiday Market at Nova Place (Allegheny Center)

Dec. 14: Drop by the I Made It! Last Minute Market for last-minute finds from 80+ vendors (Ross Township)

👛 Dec. 15: Check out work from 40 of the Rust Belt’s best vintage shops, makers, and artists at the Made & Found Holiday Market (East Liberty)

🍺 Dec. 15: Sip while you shop at East End Brewing’s Crafts and Drafts Holiday Market (Larimer)

Need more inspiration?

Check out our 2018 and 2017 Pittsburgh gift guides for some timeless presents and remember to continue celebrating Black Business Month all year long.