The Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership would like to invite you to consider joining us as a vendor for the 7th Annual Peoples Gas Holiday Market! This year’s Market will be open from Thursday, November 15 through Saturday, December 23 which includes six prime weekends, Black Friday, and Pittsburgh’s annual Light Up Night® (Friday, November 16) the region’s largest holiday celebration and official start of the shopping season, which attracts hundreds of thousands of people to Downtown Pittsburgh in a single evening. The Peoples Gas Holiday Market is held in Market Square, the heart of Downtown Pittsburgh. This vibrant, centralized location is surrounded by more than 20 restaurants, major office buildings, hotels, our magnificent Cultural District, and the neighboring PPG Place and ice rink. Holiday Market visitors experience a wonderland of Alpine-style wooden chalets as they stroll through the illuminated square, each chalet brimming with handcrafted, international, and Pittsburgh holiday gifts. You can also count on nightly crowds drawn to the Market Square Season of Lights (created by the same international company that lights the Disney Castle) which features a 33-foot tall sphere tree and 150,000 LEDS ringing Market Square, all choreographed to holiday music. The Holiday Market is supported with extensive regional marketing, advertising, and publicity campaigns including television, radio, newspapers, and social media. Crowds are drawn by a range of holiday activates throughout Downtown Pittsburgh including free horse drawn carriage and trolley rides, holiday displays of International Santas, gingerbread houses, live holiday music, ice skating, and free activities on weekends for families and children. With hundreds of thousands of visitors to the Market over the season, the Market has established itself as one of Pittsburgh’s premiere holiday traditions and is continuing to build momentum. Please see the application for more details. All applications will be carefully reviewed to achieve the widest variety of high quality merchandise while maximizing vendor sales. The criteria for vendor selection will include, but not be limited to: quality, uniqueness, pricing, and consistency with the Holiday Season. Our space is limited and we reserve the right to select vendors that meet our criteria. Questions? Please contact: Russell A.