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Peoples Gas Holiday Market

We were thrilled to bring you the 8th Annual Peoples Gas Holiday Market! The Market will kick off on Friday, November 22nd and will run through December 23rd, 2019.

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    View of the Peoples Gas Holiday Market in Market Square, Pittsburgh.

Inspired by the original German Christkindlmarkts (or "Christmas Market"), the Peoples Gas Holiday Market brings a cherished European tradition to Pittsburgh with an international flair, a touch of local charm, and a pinch of sugar, spice, and everything nice. From Friday, November 16th - Saturday, December 23rd, drop on by Market Square in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh to see for yourself! As you weave through the Alpine-style wooden chalets, brimming with high quality gifts, you'll experience a one-of-a-kind holiday shopping experience. 

This year, the Holiday Market will showcase some fantastic local talent with live performances. And of course, be sure to visit Santa in his Downtown Pittsburgh home, right in the heart of the Holiday Market. By making a donation to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank (suggested $5), you will receive a complimentary photo with Santa! 

We're thrilled to welcome visitors from near and far to experience all that Pittsburgh has to offer this holiday season. Whether you come downtown to catch the Comcast Light Up Night festivities, take a skate with your sweetheart around the Ice Rink, or visit Pittsburgh's Creche (the world's only approved replica of the Vatican's Nativity Scene) at the U.S. Steel Tower, your visit won't be complete without a stroll through the Peoples Gas Holiday Market. 

Bring your friends, your family, your coworkers—or yourself! Come on down for a fantastic show, a delicious meal, or just a bit of Penguins pre-game perusing. We love to see this city come alive with the bustle of the holidays, and we want you all to be a part of it. Do don't miss this chance to take in our beautiful city during the most wonderful time of the year! 

With a twinkle of lights, a few flurries in the air, and a warm drink in your hands, who knows...the Holiday Market might become a bit magical, if you just believe.

Mark your calendars now! The Holiday Market will open on Friday, November 22nd for Light Up Night, and will remain open until December 23rd, 2019. 

Shop Hours

Monday – Thursday: 11:00am – 8:00pm

Friday: 11:00am – 9:30pm

Saturday: 10:00am - 9:30pm

Sunday: 10:00am – 6:00pm


Santa's House

Your day at the Peoples Gas Holiday Market is not complete without stopping in to see Santa, sharing your wish list, and having your photo taken.

In return for a suggested donation of just $5 to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, you will receive a lovely commemorative photo, as well as your photograph by mail. Every five dollar donation buys 25 meals for hungry children in our area!

The Peoples Holiday Gas Market has raised more than $125,000 for the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. We look forward to providing more hope and cheer to our neighbors this holiday season.

Santa's House is open:

Monday – Friday: 12:00 – 3:00pm & 4:00 – 7:00pm

Saturday: 12:00 – 8:00pm

Sunday: 12:00 – 6:00pm


Please note that the line may be closed earlier than the listed times, based on demand. Also note that Santa's House hours are different from general Holiday Market hours.

Daily Performances

The Peoples Gas Holiday Market will also feature the return of the Colcom stage, which will be programmed daily with local entertainment including ethnic performance groups, school and community choirs, bands, and more. Visit our Shops and Shows page for the lineup!

Karaoke Contest

Back by popular demand...the Holiday Karaoke Contest! Every Monday and Tuesday evening from 5:00 – 7:00pm, contestants will compete to move on to the grand finale, where one lucky winner will go home with a cash prize of $1,000!

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Other Downtown Holiday Activities

  • MassMutual Pittsburgh Ice Rink

    Beginning on Comcast Light Up Night, the PPG Place Plaza transforms into the MassMutual Pittsburgh Ice Rink, a spectacular one-of-a-kind outdoor skating destination. Lace up your skates and glide around the 65-foot PPG Place Christmas tree on the massive ice rink! The rink stays open all season through the end of February. And don’t miss the always popular Mascot Skate! For complete details, visit ppgplace.com