From world-renowned luxury brands to one-of-a-kind local boutiques, Cherry Creek is Denver’s fashion, dining and not-to-miss holiday destination. The holidays are a magical time in the charming neighborhood that includes Cherry Creek Shopping Center and Cherry Creek North with twinkling lights and décor galore, heart-warming events, and an impressive selection of more than 300 stores, 75 cafés and restaurants, 50 spas and salons, and four luxury hotels.

Signs of the season are already underway in preparation for Santa’s Grand Arrival at Cherry Creek Shopping Center on Nov. 16. From 1–3 p.m., visit Santa's Flight Academy and get into the spirit with live holiday entertainment by Spinphony and the Original Dickens Carolers, giveaways, face painting, sweet treats and more. Don’t miss the dance party and magical snowfall inside Santa’s sleigh!

 

Santa’s Flight Academy is open daily from the Grand Arrival through Dec. 24. Kids can join Santa’s flight crew and receive a personalized Cadet Badge, try on a virtual flight suit, see what’s happening inside Santa’s sleigh and receive a special gift. To save time, create a Cadet Badge and reserve photos with Santa online.

Celebrate the season every Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 16–Dec. 22, with holiday entertainment. Catch performances by Spinphony, the Beverly Belles and more from 11 a.m.–4 p.m. It’s like adding sprinkles to your shopping and dining adventures!

The Cherry Creek festivities really get rolling at the annual Tree Lighting + After Party on Nov. 23 from 5–7 p.m. Revel in festive entertainment, hot chocolate and sweet treats as Santa and host Nick Ferguson, a local radio personality and former Denver Broncos football player, as they begin the countdown for lighting the stunning 60-foot-tall Christmas tree. The party moves inside Cherry Creek Shopping Center for an after-party featuring stilt walkers, acrobatic aerialists and more.

 

Those who love Black Friday should mark their calendars and set a smartphone reminder for spectacular sales, holiday cheer and the chance to win a $1,000 Cherry Creek shopping spree on Nov. 29. Cherry Creek Shopping Center is the place to be from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., allowing for plenty of time to let the turkey settle from the day before! Stop by the Grand Court for your chance to win.

Out-of-town guests can get an early treat for in their stockings with Cherry Creek Shopping Center’s Passport to Shopping, featuring exclusive visitor offers at more than 65 stores and restaurants.

Yuletide Carolers begin strolling and singing in the adjacent 16-block Cherry Creek North (CCN) district on Black Friday and on Small Business Saturday on Nov. 30 and continue bringing merriment on select Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 22. Make sure to say hello, as the costumed carolers will be giving out a few CCN gift cards to shoppers and visitors as a surprise on every performance day!

 

Known for having one of the highest concentrations of truly unique boutiques and local eateries, Cherry Creek North celebrates Small Business Saturday on Nov. 30, which is the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Of the 400-plus businesses located in Cherry Creek North, 260 are retail and service businesses and 70 percent of those are small retail businesses. Looking for one-of-a-kind gifts or especially unique items to adorn your home for a holiday celebration? You’re in luck!

The first shoppers at any of the 50-plus participating businesses offering hot deals on Small Business Saturday will receive an American Express Shop Small tote bag with a purchase. Inside, discover deals from Cherry Creek North small businesses, and a limited number of bags will have a hidden CCN Gift Card and The Local Deck: CCN Edition, which is a gift box filled with 30 coasters, each with a special offer that extends past the weekend from one of Cherry Creek North's boutiques, spas, gift shops, restaurants and more.

Plus, every Saturday in November, Cherry Creek North will post a Small Business Spotlight to its Facebook page, complete with a trivia question about the article. Answer correctly, and you’ll be entered to win a $200 CCN Gift Card and The Local Deck: CCN Edition.

Adorned in beautiful holiday décor and 30 miles of LED lights, Cherry Creek North joins Cherry Creek Shopping Center as the ideal locations to sip, savor, shop and stroll. It’s a neighborhood where checking off holiday to-dos shouldn’t be rushed but enjoyed.