2022 Holiday Market

Friday Night Happy Hour

Friday, December 2 • 5 to 7:30 PM
Tickets: $35*

Early Bird Shopping

Saturday, December 3 • 9:30 to 11 AM
Tickets: $25*

Main Event

Saturday, December 3 • 11 AM to 7 PM
Free Admission with registration*

Location:

David L. Lawrence Convention Center

1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

*Registration for free admission and tickets for the Early Bird and Friday Night Happy Hour will be available mid-October. Sign up for our newsletter for updates!

Holiday Market Main Event

Saturday, December 3

11 AM to 7 PM

Admission is free with registration

Shop one-of-a-kind handmade products from over 250 talented makers, artists, and craftspeople at the largest holiday market in the region! 

Come to be inspired, and leave with distinctive handcrafted you won’t find anywhere else! Surprise and delight your loved ones with holiday gifts as unique as they are. You’ll find everything from sustainable clothing and accessories to one-of-a-kind art, innovative home decor, decadent body products, and so much more. Bring your whole crew for a day of shopping, hands-on crafts, and breathtaking live demonstrations. 

Please note: The David L. Lawrence Convention Center is going cashless this year for all food, beverage, and parking amenities.

Event Details:

Hands-on Activities are back with demos, make-and-takes, and community art projects. We are excited to welcome screen printers, glass blowers, fabric artists, illustrators, custom poetry, paper artists, and more! Scroll down for details.

NEW THIS YEAR:

  • This year enjoy updated way-finding signs and a faster check-in process! 
  • Preshop the Virtual Catalog! Browse the makers the week before the event at our online catalog. See who will be selling in person, where their table will be, and the types of products you can expect from them! This gift-giving guide is the ultimate way to plan your shopping day. 
  • The Pittsburgh Glass Center’s annual glass sale will be held onsite! Shop from Pittsburgh’s talented glass maker community all in one room.
  • Free tote bag with the purchase of 25 raffle tickets while supplies last. Over 15 baskets filled with generous donations from the makers and sponsors! 

Two opportunities to shop early and crowd-free!

Skip the line and receive exclusive giveaways and perks while supporting Handmade Arcade’s mission

Friday Night Happy Hour

Friday, December 2
5 to 7:30 PM
(Check-in starts at 4:30 PM)
$35
(Tickets on sale in early October.)

Shop Handmade Arcade’s Holiday Market the night before the big event!

Meet the makers in an intimate setting, browse the market before anyone else, and support Handmade Arcade’s year-round programming. Celebrate our creative community with drinks, shopping, food, and more. 

What can you expect this year?

DEMOS

  • Glass blowing by the Pittsburgh Glass Center

GIVEAWAYS

  • Exclusive Friday Night Raffle! 25 free tickets to win a basket of Penn Fairmont glassware from the Pittsburgh Glass Center. Winners will be announced at the event.
  • 25 tickets to the Saturday main event raffle. Enter to win baskets filled with generous donations from the makers and sponsors.
  • Sponsor giveaways.

MERCH

  • $5 t-shirt sale for early shoppers.

FOOD

  • A special happy hour menu from Levy Concession available to purchase

Early Bird Shopping

Saturday, December 3
9:30 to 11 AM
(Check-in starts at 9 AM.)
$25
(Tickets on sale in early October.)

Shop for one and a half hours before the market opens to the public!

A Handmade Arcade fan favorite, our Early Bird event is your chance to shop from makers in an intimate setting, allowing you to browse slowly, talk to the makers, and support our year-round programming.

What can you expect this year?

GIVEAWAYS

  • 25 tickets to the Saturday main event raffle. Enter to win baskets filled with generous donations from the makers and sponsors.
  • Sponsor giveaways.

MERCH

  • $5 t-shirt sale for early shoppers.

FOOD

  • Concessions will be open. Grab a coffee, breakfast sandwich, or snack while you browse.

Hands-On Handmade Activities are back!

Stay tuned for details. 

Confirmed artists include: 

  • Artist Image Resource
  • The Frick Museum
  • Union Project
  • Pittsburgh Glass Center
  • Sarah Heinz House
  • Assemble
  • Bat Cat Press
  • Scrapwerx
  • Mural Artist Jayla Patton
  • Street Poet Haley Clancy