It’s time. 2024 Holiday Market Applications are open through July 24!

This year’s Holiday Market is scheduled for December 6-7, 2024 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Downtown Pittsburgh. Handmade Arcade’s Holiday Market is Pittsburgh’s premier handmade holiday shopping event, highly-anticipated by both shoppers and makers. The Holiday Market features 250 vendors and welcomes more than 10,000 highly-motivated shoppers each year. Vendors and shoppers come from all over Western Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, and beyond. 

Application Details


Application Deadline: Wednesday, July 24, 2024 at 11:59 PM (EST)

Application Fee: $25

Applicant Notifications: Late August

Booth Fee Due: Friday, September 13, 2024 at 11:59 PM (EST)




About the Holiday Market

Event Requirements:

All accepted makers are required to:

  • Participate in BOTH Friday and Saturday. No exceptions.
  • Provide their own tables & chairs OR pay Handmade Arcade $30 per table and $8 per chair
  • Complete a virtual maker profile by Monday, November 4. More details to come.
  • Provide crafters liability insurance, such as ACT Insurance.
  • Adhere to our Maker Terms & Conditions.

Friday, December 6

11 AM – 3 PM: Load-In

5 – 7:30 PM: Happy Hour Preview Party (ticketed, limited attendees)


Saturday, December 7

9 – 11 AM: Early Birdie Shopping Hour (ticketed, limited attendees)

11 AM – 6 PM: General Admission (free)

Before you apply, please read these FAQs!

Booth Types & Fees

Craft Corridor Booth: 

  • $175
  • 8 ft x 8 ft space
  • Reserved for new & emerging makers who have not participated in a previous Handmade Arcade Holiday Market
  • If you are a seasoned maker who is simply new to Handmade Arcade, you should apply for the Standard Booth. Preference will be given to emerging makers for the Craft Corridor Booth spaces.

Standard Booth: 

  • $365
  • 10 ft x 10 ft
  • Available to both new and established makers, though new & emerging makers are encouraged to apply for a Craft Corridor Booth
  • If you are a maker with a brick-and-mortar store, you are encouraged to Sponsor a table.  Preference for Standard Booths will be given to makers with fewer opportunities to interact with in-person shoppers.

Expanded Booth: 

  • $725
  • 10 ft x 20 ft
  • Expanded Booths are not guaranteed, and makers cannot select “Expanded Booth” on the application.
  • There will be a random lottery for Standard Booth makers who request to upgrade to an Expanded Booth.
  • To be entered into the lottery, accepted makers must select “Expanded Booth Upgrade Request” on the Maker Acceptance Form and pay the Standard Booth fee within one week of receiving their acceptance email. If selected for the lottery, they will then receive a payment link to upgrade their Standard Booth to an Expanded Booth.

Application Support

Attend one of our virtual Application Info Sessions or drop-in Office Hour sessions hosted by HA’s Executive Director to learn how to submit your best application and get answers to your application questions.

June 12 (6-7 PM): Application Info Session (will be recorded)

View the Info Session Recording

View the Info Session Slides

June 20 (12-1 PM): Office Hours

June 28 (3-4 PM): Office Hours

July 2 (5:30-6:30 PM): Office Hours

July 12 (12-1 PM): Office Hours

July 18 (6-7 PM): Application Info Session (will be recorded)


First-time applicants are encouraged to attend one of our Application Info Sessions. All Info Sessions and Office Hours can be accessed via this Zoom link.


Feel free to reach out to if you have questions that aren’t answered in our Maker FAQs or at an Application Info Session.

Ready to apply?