The Pittsburgh holidays are in full swing, and it’s time to make those gift-giving lists and shop local! Forget those shipping delays and out-of-stock problems at your doorstep and walk into a market. Here are three places loaded with unique items for sale this season:

Bloomfield Saturday Market

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, shop locally sourced produce and fresh foods at the Bloomfield Saturday Market from 9 AM – 1 PM, running until November 20th, 2021. It’s a one-stop shop for all that you need for your November 26th table including hot and cold prepared foods, cheese, meats, coffee, greens and goods as recipe ingredients, and more! Check out the full vendor list here, and gear up for its Winter Market coming back December – March (every 1st & 3rd Saturday of each month) just in time to purchase handmade giftables for your loved ones. Did we mention this market was named Pittsburgh City Paper’s #1 farmers market? Stop by and get to know some of the most popular, local vendors around!

People’s Gas Holiday Market

With its acclaimed international flair of goods and local charms, People’s Gas Holiday Market is back in action, Friday, November 19th, and is celebrating its 10-year-anniversary. Hand-blown ornaments, pop-up holiday cards, soy candles, wall art, pottery, jewelry, and whole holly jolly more, you’ll be buying gifts for yourself, too! RSVP on the People’s Gas Holiday Market Facebook event page for recurring dates and information. 

Times and Address: Starting November 19th, open daily through December 23rd (closed Thanksgiving), Monday – Thursday: 11 AM – 8 PM; Friday + Saturday: 11 AM – 9:30 PM; Sunday: 11 AM – 6 PM, Market Square – Pittsburgh, PA 15222 

I Made it Market

I Made it Market has multiple shopping extravaganzas happening this season. Join the hustle and bustle of over 100 local artisans selling handmade wares from 10 AM – 6 PM this Saturday, November 13th, 2021, at The Block Northway for I Made it! For the Holidays. Also, now through January 2nd, 2022, enjoy the look and leisure of I Made it Market’s new pop-up retail store at The Mall at Robinson! The storefront will have an array of goods to purchase while hosting other intimate, pop-up events along with artist-led workshops. The pop-up aims to offer artists an outlet for selling their work over an extended period, so shop [local] until you drop! 

I Made It! for the Holidays, Time and Address: Saturday, November 13th, 10 AM – 6 PM, 8013 McKnight Road Pittsburgh, PA, 15237

I Made It! at the Mall at Robinson Pop Up, Times and Address: Through January 2nd, 2022, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 10 AM – 8 PM; Sundays, 11 AM – 6 PM, 100 Robinson Centre Dr, Pittsburgh, PA 15205

Have other seasonal markets worth mentioning? Let us know in the comments!

This content was provided by a local, independent contributor to Made in PGH, a lifestyle blog.
Colin Parrish

Colin is a Pittsburgh born and raised, daydreamer, restaurant foodie addict whose passions include running, thrifting, camping, and having a healthy amount of coffee or Malbec (depending on the time of day) . As a typical jagoff, you can catch him shopping in the Strip, running in Highland Park, or finding the best hiking views just outside of the city. He is a content manager for YaJagoff Media LLC and currently lives in Etna, PA.

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