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Peoples Gas Holiday Market

We were thrilled to bring you the 5th Annual Peoples Gas Holiday Market at the end of 2016! Thank you to all of our vendors, partners, and everyone who came down to visit. Be sure to keep an eye on www.peoples-gas.com/holidaymarket later in 2017 for more information on the next Holiday Market!

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    Check out a timelapse video of the construction of the Peoples Gas Holiday Market, leading up to Comcast Light Up Night!

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 November 18th - 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 MassMutual 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 November 18th for Light Up Night, and will remain open until December 23rd. 

Shop Hours

Mondays – Thursdays: 11:00 A.M. – 8:00 P.M.

Fridays and Saturdays: 11:00 A.M. – 9:30 P.M.

Sundays: 11:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.

Closed Thanksgiving

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:

Mondays – Fridays: 12:00 – 3:00 P.M. & 4:00 – 7:00 P.M.

Saturdays: 12:00 – 8:00 P.M.

Sundays: 12:00 – 6:00 P.M.

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. Check back soon for details on entertainment!


Free downtown parking is available in all Pittsburgh Parking Authority garages on the following days:

  • Every Saturday from November 26 – December 24
  • Bonus day on Black Friday: November 25

Want to scout out the perfect parking spot? Visit the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership’s Interactive Parking Map.

Other Downtown Holiday Activities

  • Holiday KidsPlay

    Every Saturday and Sunday, November 19 – December 17, Noon – 5:00 p.m.
    Plus a special bonus day: Black Friday, November 25.

    KidsPlay offers free activities for children of all ages! Located in the Cultural District on the 800 block of Liberty Avenue, pop in for one activity or visit multiple locations for a fun-filled, creative afternoon. You can take the free Holly Trolley for a ride to all downtown holiday hotspots and jump off for Kidsplay, a new downtown holiday tradition!

    Activities include:

    • Comedy workshops
    • Penny arcade crafts
    • Short family-friendly holiday films
    • Story time
    • Hands-on holiday arts and crafts


  • 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, which was expanded 25 percent last season! 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
  • Free Holly Trolley and Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides

    Trolley and Carriage Rides