The Magical Market
Every holiday season, Market Square in downtown Pittsburgh is filled with charming wooden merchant chalets, featuring vendors selling one of a kind jewelry, Christmas ornaments, scarves, honey, hand blown glass, and more.
Artisan foods such as strudels, bratwurst, and fresh baked cookies are plentiful, and the scene resembles a Bavarian village.
Admittedly, the majority of my shopping will be done online or at the mall. But for at least one day out of the season, we should all strive to do ourselves, and local businesses, a favor and enjoy the slow-paced leisure of discovery that might only happen at the market.