Explore these great shopping areas in The Mile High City for all your holiday needs! From festive shopping centers to museum gift shops, neighborhood shops and boutiques, Denver has something for everyone.
Enjoy the magic of Winter in the City, as downtown Denver comes alive with unforgettable activity. The Grand Illumination, Southwest Rink at Skyline Park, 9News Parade of Lights, Denver Christkindl Market, TubaChristmas, sparkling holiday light displays and New Year’s Eve Fireworks are all part of the area’s signature festivities. With more than 450 unique shops and more than 300 restaurants, Downtown Denver is the perfect place to spend your holiday season. Check out the holiday shopping at the Denver Pavilions, Larimer Square, and stroll down the 16th Street Mall for eclectic finds for everyone on your list. There will be free parking on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday in the Denver Pavilions underground garage. If you're looking for handmade gifts, check out the Denver Jackalope Holiday Market on Dec. 10 and 11, 2016, featuring art, photography, fashion, housewares and more.
CHERRY CREEK SHOPPING CENTER
Cherry Creek Shopping Center is the region’s most popular shopping destination with more than 160 stores and restaurants, including Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Macy's and 40 others unique to the region. The shopping center's newest addition, RH Denver Design Gallery, is an extraordinary four-level, full-line design gallery, featuring a multi-story atrium, outdoor garden and rooftop park, plus dedicated galleries for the brand's numerous product lines such as Living, Dining, Bed, Bath, Lighting, Tableware, Baby & Child, Small Spaces, Rugs, Outdoor among others. Throughout the holidays, enjoy special events and photo opportunities with Santa Claus. Pick up a complimentary Passport to Shopping at Guest Services, offering incredible discounts.
CHERRY CREEK NORTH
Unsure of where to shop in Denver this holiday season? Cherry Creek North is Denver's premier shopping and dining destination in the Rocky Mountain region. With its twinkling holiday lights and festive atmosphere, this charming district has everything you need to celebrate the holidays in style. The neighborhood is home to sophisticated fashion boutiques like Andrisen Morton, Kate Spade, Hermes, Lawrence Covell, Calypso St. Barth, Loro Piana, St. John Boutique. Sip, savor and stroll through 16 blocks of more than 200 independently-owned luxury shops, galleries, spas, and top-rated restaurants. Located across the street from Cherry Creek Shopping Center and just five minutes from downtown Denver. Cherry Creek North will be celebrating Small Business Saturday on Nov. 26, 2016, which will recognize 175 locally owned retail options.
Join Belmar for a holiday celebration including outdoor ice skating, ice sculpting competitions and live music all nestled within 80 shops and restaurants. Whether you are planning a family outing or a night on the town, there is always something happening in Belmar during the holidays. Stroll the tree-lined streets adorned in thousands of sparking white lights, as you enjoy a gallery walk, shop local boutiques and national brands or simply sip warm beverages on a café patio near the fireplace. Belmar is located 10 minutes from downtown Denver. Free garage parking plus free light rail shuttle makes access easy for visitors (and locals!).
PARK MEADOWS RETAIL RESORT
Experience holiday magic in true Colorado-style at the state's only retail resort, located just a short drive away in Lone Tree. Park Meadows is the perfect destination for holiday cheer – make memories with a visit to Santa in his charming Alpine Village, enjoy live entertainment and warm up by blazing fireplaces with a cup of hot cocoa. Enjoy premier shopping and delectable dining with 185 of your favorite stores and restaurants, including American Girl, LEGO, Disney, Build-A-Bear Workshop, Nordstrom, Madewell, Apple and many more. With so many choices, you are bound to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list. Take advantage of a complimentary holiday gift wrapping station on select Saturdays and Tuesdays throughout the holiday season.
SOUTHWEST PLAZA MALL
Recently renovated from end to end, the Southwest Plaza Mall features 1.3 million square feet of holiday shopping bliss. Find more than 50 newly opened stores and restaurants including H&M, Forever 21, Eddie Bauer, Gap, The Cheesecake Factory, Pandora, I Heart Denver and more. Check off your entire holiday shopping list in one place this holiday season and enjoy even more excitement with the introduction of Adventure to Santa. The whole family will enjoy this magical interactive adventure with Shrek to find Santa at the North Pole.
The Denver Flea is a contemporary marketplace showcasing makers and retailers who cultivate the Colorado lifestyle. The Holiday Flea will be Dec. 2-4, 2016, at the Sports Castle. This will be the 8th Denver Flea as well as the biggest and best yet!
DENVER CHRISTKINDL MARKET
The Christkindl Market at Skyline Park takes place Nov. 18-Dec. 23, 2016, and includes vendors from Germany and other countries, as well as local artisans, offering high-quality, handcrafted gifts such as traditional hand-carved wooden figurines, handmade candles and ornaments. Traditional German food will tempt your taste buds. Sip on warm Glühwein (hot spiced wine) as you listen to traditional Christmas carols and live German music. Entry is free and the entire family is invited to enjoy this great tradition!
GIFT SHOPS AT MUSEUMS & ATTRACTIONS
At the Denver Art Museum, buy beautiful posters and prints, in addition to art books and handmade jewelry. Grab a piece of the cutting-edge arts world at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver's eclectic SHOP MCA. The Denver Zoo's two-story gift shop, Kibongi Market, offers hand-crafted ceramic and art items from Africa and a wide selection of toys and clothing. The Denver Museum of Nature & Science's gift shop has a great selection of books, science kits, DVDs, CDs and more. Denver Botanic Gardens' Shop at the Gardens offers all-natural gifts, plants and gardening supplies, art and much more. The Molly Brown House Museum features art deco-inspired jewelry, home décor and gift items. Best of all - you don't need to pay admission in order to shop at these locations!
SHOPPING IN DENVER'S NEIGHBORHOODS
Denver’s vibrant neighborhoods provide a treasure trove of local shopping options. Check out boutiques, art galleries and specialty shops, offering everything from antiques to rare books, in Washington Park, the Highlands, the Art District on Santa Fe and East Colfax.