Handmade Arcade’s beloved annual Holiday Market returns on on December 6-7 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Downtown Pittsburgh! Save the date to shop one-of-a-kind handmade products from 250+ talented makers and artists at the largest holiday market in the region.

About the Holiday Market

Named one of “35 Indie Craft Fairs Every Creative Person Needs to Visit” by Buzzfeed in 2014, Handmade Arcade’s Holiday Market is Pittsburgh’s premier handmade holiday shopping event. Each year, the Holiday Market features 250+ vendors and welcomes more than 10,000 shoppers to the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.


The 2024 Holiday Market

Friday, December 6

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

Tickets will go on sale this fall


Saturday, December 7

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

Tickets will go on sale this fall. 

11 AM – 6 PM: General Admission (free, ticketed)

Free reservations will open this fall.

Get Involved

Applications are open for makers, event planning volunteers, sponsors, youth makers, and more!

Maker Applications

Apply to sell your products to thousands of shoppers.

Apply by July 24

Youth Maker Applications

Apply as an individual or group for our Youth Maker cohort

Apply by July 24

Hands-On Activity Proposals

Apply as an individual or organization to lead hands-on art-making experiences or live arts demonstrations at the Holiday Market

Rolling Applications before September 13

Sponsorship Opportunities

Support the creative economy while exposing your business to tens of thousands of potential customers

Learn More

Guest Juror Applications

Apply to be a part of the jury that selects our 2024 Holiday Market makers

Apply by July 8

Advisory Committee Applications

Apply to join the Advisory Committee that helps plan the annual Holiday Market

Rolling Applications before September 1

“I moved to Pittsburgh the week before this event, and I am so glad I saw a news article about it. My husband and I bought several Christmas gifts, but perhaps more importantly, we saved so many business cards and made a log of all the businesses we’d like to continue shopping at over the year. We already feel more connected to the city through this event. Thank you!”

-2023 Holiday Market Shopper