Put the holiday back in your holiday shopping.
Downtown Pittsburgh is the perfect location to leave behind the hustle and stress of malls and big box stores for a more festival holiday experience. Make holiday memories with the many sights and holiday activities then stop by one of the many excellent restaurants and distinctive retailers offering everything you need to cross more than a few people off of your holiday shopping list. Check out our Shopping Guide here!
Be sure to visit several of Downtown’s signature retailers:
- Fifth Avenue Place, 120 Fifth Avenue – Home to diverse shops, boutiques and a food court, this is the perfect spot to find a range of gift items all in one place
- Larrimor’s, 249 Fifth Avenue – Rated as one of the top clothiers in the nation, this fine shop features luxury brands and reasonably priced gifts for the most fashionable Pittsburghers
- Peoples Gas Holiday Market, Market Square – Shop for unique gifts from local, national, and international artisans in a European-inspired Holiday Village.
Holiday Pop Ups
Five unique pop up experiences will be heading to the Golden Triangle this Holiday Season. The 2017 Holiday Season pop ups further the PDP’s commitment to enhance the Downtown retail landscape.
Miracle on Market | 20 Market Square in The Original Oyster House
This popular holiday pop up bar returns featuring tasty themed cocktails with familiar names, festive decorations, staff decked out in their finest ugly sweaters, and guaranteed yuletide fun. A portion of proceeds from the pop up cocktail bar will be donated to 412 Food Rescue. Miracle on Market opens on Black Friday (11/24) and runs through New Year’s Eve (12/31).
Hours of operation: 4:00 p.m. to midnight, seven days per week
Technogel® Sleeping Pop Up Shop | 600 Wood Street, the corner of Wood and Sixth Streets
Technogel®, a European-based gel manufacturer with its North American Headquarters in Downtown Pittsburgh, will open a holiday store featuring its cutting-edge gel molded pillows and mattresses that you can’t get anywhere else. Based on expertise from more than 23 years of making life more comfortable with its proprietary gel, Technogel® has revolutionized mattresses and pillows with cool, comfortable support that’s been clinically shown to help you spend more time in deep, restful sleep. The pop up shop will open on Comcast Light Up Night (11/17) and run through December. Stop by any weekday afternoon to pick up a sleep-treat!
Hours of operation: Tuesday through Friday noon to 7:00 p.m.; Saturdays 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 pm.
Pop Up Nickelodeon | 811 Liberty Avenue
Theater Historical Society will be opening their own Nickelodeon on Liberty Avenue, to bring this crucial piece of cinematic history to life. The exhibit will cover Pittsburgh’s essential role in cinematic history including the first Nickelodeon, which was on Smithfield Street. The Pop Up Nickelodeon will screen classic films from the Nickelodeon era, including Edwin S. Porter’s “The Great Train Robbery” and Georges Melies’ “A Trip to the Moon,” as well as short films introducing the Theatre Historical Society of America and their mission. In addition to the PDP, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and Port Authority of Allegheny County is also sponsoring the pop up Nickelodeon. The pop up will begin on Comcast Light Up Night (11/17) and run through Highmark First Night (12/31).
Hours of operation: Tuesday through Friday noon to 6:00 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday noon to 5:00 p.m.; Black Friday noon to 9:00 p.m.
Vignette | 807 Liberty Avenue
Moop is bringing together some of the region’s best retailers to Downtown at the cozy storefront on Liberty Avenue. Vignette will feature curated collections of men’s and women’s clothing, canvas bags, and vintage furniture from Vestis, Pavement, Moop, and TollGate Revival and will open on Comcast Light Up Night through December 23.
Hours of operation: Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 7:00 p.m.
Additionally, be sure to stop by Heinz Healey (160 Fifth Avenue) for the in-store pop up for new women’s clothier, Peter Lawrence, through December. Peter Lawrence, a new sister store of Heinz Healy, will offer everything for the professional Pittsburgh woman from active wear, to business attire, and formal wear. This new high-quality women’s boutique will curate brands including Frank Lyman, JoFit, Judy P, Mariana Jewelry, Metric, Sno Skins, and more.
Hours of Operation: Monday through Wednesday 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Friday & Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Every Holiday Saturday, beginning November 25, and a bonus day on Black Friday, all Pittsburgh Parking Authority garages in Downtown are free! That means, it’s easier than ever to visit Downtown! And don’t forget to check out the ParkPGH app to help you locate the garage nearest to your Downtown destination.
Also, through joint efforts of Millcraft Investments, McKnight Realty Partners and Alco Parking Corporation, the brand-new 350 Oliver Avenue Parking Garage will be free after 5:00 p.m. on weeknights and all day on weekends now through and including Sunday, December 24. Located at 350 Oliver Avenue, the entrance is accessible from two main arteries in Downtown Pittsburgh: Smithfield Street and Wood Street.