One of the most magical places to celebrate the holidays and get into the spirit of the season is in Denver’s Cherry Creek neighborhood. Beautiful décor, festive happenings, friendly merchants and miles of twinkling lights are hints that you've arrived at the right place.
Cherry Creek North and Cherry Creek Shopping Center are shopping and dining central, with more than 75 cafés and restaurants for toasts and tastes and 300 stores ranging from world-renowned luxury brands to one-of-a-kind local boutiques. Plus, there are 50 spas and salons, just in case you want to mix in a little relaxing and pampering to feel energized and look your best for the holidays. Why rush? Make a weekend of it and stay overnight in one of four luxury hotels: Halcyon, JW Marriott Denver Cherry Creek, Moxy, and The Jacquard Hotel & Rooftop.
Spirit of the Season in Cherry Creek North
Cherry Creek North is a charming 16-block shopping, dining and lifestyle district. During the holidays, you'll experience musical light displays, local shopkeepers who make finding the perfect gifts easy and memorable experiences that are fun for the whole family.
Shop late during Holiday Thursdays at Cherry Creek North. Stores will stay open until 8 p.m. for fun-filled nights of shopping every Thursday through Dec. 17. Get in the holiday spirit while you shop and stroll with complimentary treat bags and free hot cocoa (available throughout the district) and retail giveaways.
Cherry Creek North is already known for having the highest concentration of locally owned businesses in The Mile High City, and that number is even higher during the Cherry Creek Holiday Market, produced by Fetch. This outdoor market features a wide variety of local makers, designers and creators selling handmade gifts, home decor and gourmet foodstuffs from shipping containers decorated by local street artists. Cross off everyone on your shopping list while you sip festive drinks and enjoy live music performances. Shop the Holiday Market through Dec. 23 on Fillmore Plaza (between 1st and 2nd avenues).
Visit after dusk to explore Cherry Creek North's Winter Wanderland Light Walk, now through Jan. 3. It includes 16 shopping blocks decked with more than a half-million lights and eight sparkling tree displays set to music. As you stroll, enter to win a $1,000 gift card to a Cherry Creek North store of your choice where you see the KOSI 101.1 Christmas logo at one or all eight light walk stops!
Cherry Creek North is also proud to host Prismatica, presented by Alpine Bank, an interactive light art installation featuring 25 pivoting prisms bursting with light and dancing with color. Find it through Jan. 3 at Gart Plaza (3rd & Milwaukee). Conception and Execution: RAW Design in collaboration with ATOMIC3; Production: Quartier des Spectacles Partnership, Montreal, Canada.
Chabad of Cherry Creek invites all to attend the community Menorah Lighting on Sunday, Dec. 13 at Gart Plaza. Nosh on hot latkes and donuts, sing Hanukkah songs, spin dreidels and more as part of the festivities.
Magical Moments at Cherry Creek Shopping Center
Instead of driving all over the city, find something for everyone on your list at the more than 160 stores at Cherry Creek Shopping Center, including Shinola, Jo Malone London, b8ta, Tiffany & Co., Godiva and more. Need to do some last-minute shopping? You're in luck! Shop extended hours through Dec 24.
For an extra dose of holiday cheer, visit the Season of Hope Gallery, presented by CherryArts and located in the lower level corridor near Lolli & Pops. All of the artwork was created by Aurora Frontier Students. For many of the students, this exhibition is their first opportunity to see their artwork on display! See it now through Jan. 4.
The Passport to Shopping is an extra treat for out-of-town guests, featuring exclusive visitor offers at more than 65 stores and restaurants at Cherry Creek Shopping Center.
Get in the holiday spirit without even leaving the house with the Twelve Days of Giveaways! Follow Cherry Creek Shopping Center on Instagram for 12 days of giveaways throughout the season, including a $1,000 Cherry Creek shopping spree.
Cherry Creek is rolling out the red carpet to ensure all ages feel a healthy measure of holiday cheer when spending time in this charming Denver neighborhood.