Cold weather could impact Thursday hours at Peoples Gas Holiday Market
By Jason Cato
Published: Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, 2:48 p.m.
Extreme cold weather forecast for Thursday could mean early closing hours for the Peoples Gas Holiday Market, Downtown.
Vendors at the Market Square shopping venue have been given the option to close early. Many are anticipated to open about 11 a.m., as scheduled, but they could close after lunch, the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership announced.
Brad Rehak, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Moon, said the temperature at 6 a.m. Thursday is expected to be 10 degrees with a wind chill factor of minus 5 degrees.
Temperatures will rise gradually through the day, but the high is not expected to go above 18 degrees with a wind chill factor of zero. The forecast for Thursday night calls for steady temperatures around 13 degrees and a wind chill between zero and 5 degrees.
Santa's House, which benefits the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, will operate on limited hours from noon to 3 p.m. Thursday. Visitors there can get a photo taken with Santa in exchange for a monetary donation to the food bank.
The European-inspired Market of Alpine chalets features more than 25 vendors with international, handcrafted and Pittsburgh-themed gifts.
The daily Holiday Market plans to open daily at 11 a.m. as scheduled through Monday, Dec. 23. It closes at 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 6 p.m. Sunday.
For more details and updates, visit DowntownPittsburgh.com/Holidays.
Staff writer Tony LaRussa contributed to this report. Jason Cato is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-320-7936 or email@example.com.
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