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 Downtown Denver Rink at Skyline Park, 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 and Larimer Square, then 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.
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. Experience the sights and sounds of the season and discover what makes Cherry Creek the premier shopping destination in Denver, and enjoy live music and holiday entertainment while you shop. Plus, receive your complimentary Passport to Shopping for over 60 exclusive offers.
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, Hermes, Lawrence Covell, Loro Piana and 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 a few minutes from downtown Denver.
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 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).
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, 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. Take advantage of a complimentary holiday gift wrapping station on select Saturdays and Tuesdays throughout the holiday season.
Southwest Plaza in Littleton has a full slate of holiday fun scheduled this season. Kids will love visiting Santa's Toy Factory, where they can test new toys and even digitally design their own. Don't miss special Toy Factory events like Barbie® You Can Be Anything, All Aboard with Thomas & Friends™ and Race to the Holidays with Hot Wheels®. There are also plenty of opportunities to meet jolly St. Nick himself, including a Holiday PJ Night with Santa, Ugly Sweater Night with Santa and Caroling Night with Santa. Pet lovers can even bring their four-legged friends for Pet Photos with Santa! Just make sure to save time to do some shopping; Southwest Plaza has nearly 100 stores, selling everything from clothing and jewelry to sporting goods and electronics.
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, River North Art District, the Art District on Santa Fe and East Colfax.
Holiday Shopping Events
When: Nov. 17–Dec. 23, 2017
Where: Skyline Park, Downtown Denver
The Christkindl Market 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!
When: Dec. 1–3, 2017
Where: Sports Castle at 1000 Broadway
Shop for local, one-of-a-kind gifts that come with a story while enjoying seasonal cocktails, food trucks and festive background tunes. The Denver Flea is retail reimagined!
When: Dec. 9, 2017
Where: Cherry Creek North
Bring your friends and family to Fillmore Plaza for Winter Fest on Fillmore, a free community event featuring live ice carving, fire pits, carolers and more, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
When: Dec. 9–10, 2017
Where: McNichols Building, Civic Center Park
Get all your holiday shopping done at one spot at the Jackalope Indie Artisan Fair, featuring 150 handmade gifts from art and home décor, fashion and accessories, body products, housewares, food and more!