Throughout December, Cherry Creek North's 16 blocks are filled with holiday lights and decor highlighting the region's largest collection of independently owned boutiques, home stores, restaurants and galleries.
And, this year, it is the little things that make the holiday season special in Cherry Creek North. Discover a season of holiday hospitality in Denver's authentic holiday neighborhood. The Yuletide Project events and activities include:
November 21, 2008: Museum of Outdoor Arts Window Reveal Party on November 21 at 6 p.m. A free party will be set around the Museum of Outdoor Arts (MOA) unveiling of their 2008 Holiday Windows display, Holiday Magic Machines: The Wondrous Keep in a festive celebration at 158 Fillmore Street in Cherry Creek North. Designed by Lonnie Hanzon, this one of a kind magical holiday production will be part of HGTV's 6th annual TV special that showcases America's most famous holiday window displays. Visit www.cherrycreeknorth.com more information on the unveiling.
November 22: A daylong celebration of Denver's 150th birthday in Cherry Creek North. Guests will be recipients of 150 Cherry Creek North gift cards in denominations from $5 to $150. The day will receive a "kick" at noon when Cherry Creek Dance performers offer a Rockets-style tribute to the City with 150 kicks!
November 24: White Monday in Cherry Creek North. All windows will be covered in white paper for the holiday "reveal" of a themed display throughout the district and the launch of the Yulteide Project. Guests will be able to peek at the star designers through small windows in the white paper to see the work in progress. District wide unveiling is at 4 p.m.
November 28: The day after Thanksgiving in Cherry Creek North is a great day to stroll the neighborhood and view the outdoor sculpture program. Maps are available in area galleries and online at cherrycreeknorth.com. A trip around the 16-block area is 2,800 steps -- a nice post-Thanksgiving workout with great people watching, outdoor art and window-shopping. Free parking is offered all day at the NorthCreek parking garage (1st & Detroit).
November 28-December 5: Buy Local Week is a citywide initiative with the Mile High Business Alliance to promote local shopping, dining and celebrating in the days following Thanksgiving. For participating merchants and specials, visit www.cherrycreeknorth.com.
December 1: Cyber Monday. Buy your Cherry Creek North gift card today at www.cherrycreeknorth.com and receive complimentary wrapping and shipping. Receive a certificate for 25% off each spa service at Nectar with a Cherry Creek North gift card purchase.
December 1: Denver's Road Home Gingerbread Home Tour. Guests strolling Cherry Creek North will enjoy seeing a series of homemade gingerbread homes created by local chefs, students, artist and merchants. Located inside Cherry Creek North stores, the Ginger Bread Houses also serve as "piggy banks" collecting money for Denver Road Home, the Mayor's ten year plan to end homelessness in Denver. For a map of gingerbread homes, visit www.cherrycreeknorth.com.
December 4, 11 & 18: Candlelight Shopping Evenings in Cherry Creek North with extended store hours on Thursday nights. Strolling, dining and shopping will be enhanced by candles lining the sidewalks, sparkling holiday lights in the trees and Denver's best choruses entertaining guests as they shop for the perfect gift for friends and family. Free parking at the NorthCreek garage (1st and Detroit) every Thursday night). December 4 features a free sing along hayride through the district.
December 6: Parent Power Shopping Hours. Sign your kid up for Barbie Nutcracker Camp from 12-3 p.m. and receive a packet of holiday offers from Cherry Creek North merchants to make your shopping easier than ever. Call 303-399-8087 for registration information.
December 13: Cherry Creek North Street Sing with groups of choruses entertaining guests on street corners, plazas and gathering places throughout the District.
December 20: Cherry Creek North Gingerbread Workshop. Enjoy a drop-in gingerbread building session from 1-3 p.m., with special "sugar plum fairy" and "toy soldier" face painting. Registration and schedule at www.cherrycreeknorth.com. Holiday gingerbread houses will be on display throughout Cherry Creek North all month to collect funds for Denver's Road Home.
December 25: Free on street parking all day -- a holiday gift in itself.
Holiday Hospitality teams will be circulating through Cherry Creek North all holiday season to assist with store information, parking kiosks and shopping assistance.