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.  ​

Downtown Denver

Enjoy the magic of Winter in the City, as downtown Denver comes alive with unforgettable activity. From the Denver Christkindl Market to the Mile High Tree, presenting sponsor Modelo® and sparkling holiday light displays throughout downtown, all are part of the area’s signature festivities. With unique shops and restaurants, downtown Denver is the perfect place to spend your holiday season. Check out the holiday shopping at the Denver Pavilions and Larimer Square, then stroll down the 16th Street Mall for eclectic finds for everyone on your list. 


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're planning a family outing or a night on the town, there's always something happening in Belmar during the holidays. Stroll the tree-lined streets adorned with thousands of sparkling 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. Enjoy premier shopping and delectable dining with 190 of your favorite stores and restaurants, including The LEGO Store, Disney Store, Build-A-Bear Workshop, Nordstrom, Madewell, Apple and many more. With so many choices, you're bound to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list. 

Holiday Markets in Denver

Denver Christkindlmarket

WHEN: TBA 2022
WHERE: Civic Center Park

This outdoor event brings the most beloved elements of an authentic German holiday experience to the city. Stroll through a European village decorated for the holiday season as you shop for finely crafted artisan gifts and treats at charming wooden huts. Fuel your shopping with authentic Glühwein (mulled spiced wine), German Biers and hot chocolate, and nosh on Bavarian-style pretzels, fresh smoked salmon, Knödel, Goulasch, Nürnberger Sausages, pastries, caramels and European chocolates. 

Rockin' Around McGregor Square

WHEN: TBA 2022
WHERE: Second floor of The Rally Hotel
Meet local vendors who specialize in a wide variety of goods such as apparel, holiday gifts, food and beverages. The market will also have a holiday bar and lounge with themed cocktails, live music each day and other interactive elements. Hours: Fridays 4–10 p.m.; Saturdays 12–10 p.m.; Sundays 11 a.m.–4 p.m.; Dec. 22–23, 4–10 p.m.

Cherry Creek Holiday Market

WHEN: TBA 2022
WHERE: Fillmore Plaza

Join the festivities this holiday season as Cherry Creek North visitors fill Fillmore Plaza between 1st and 2nd. Shop from 30 vendors featuring products in European chalet-style clad shipping containers; enjoy live music by bands and carolers, and sip cocktails and hot beverages throughout Fillmore Plaza.

Holiday Markets Near Denver

Neighborhood Christmas Tree Co. Christmas Tree Lot

WHEN: TBA 2022
WHERE: Tennyson St.; Stanley Marketplace, Aurora

Come get your Christmas tree on Tennyson Street or at Stanley MarketplaceNeighborhood Christmas Tree Co. sources trees direct from farms in a variety of sizes and types, including Noble, Fraser, Nordman and Grand firs. They'll have a selection of Charlie Brown-inspired mini-trees, too, as well as a small assortment of holiday accessories, like wooden reindeer and wooden snowmen.

Gift Shops at Museums & Attractions

Museum gift shops are a treasure trove at the holidays. Check out Museum Shop Sunday the weekend after Thanksgiving or explore these one-of-a-kind stores on your own, all season long.

Take the Denver Art Museum shop, where you can buy beautiful posters and prints, in addition to art books and handmade jewelry. Grab a piece of the cutting-edge arts world at the MCA Denver's eclectic SHOP MCA, or browse the selection of books, prints, accessories and decor at the Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art's museum store and check out unique gifts, many of which are handmade and produced by locals all in the spirit of the Clyfford Still Museum's namesake. 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 has gone online and offers all-natural gifts, plants and gardening supplies and art perfect for gardeners and plant lovers. 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, River North Art District, the Art District on Santa Fe and East Colfax.

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