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.
WHEN: Nov. 21–23, 2019
WHERE: Denver Botanic Gardens
Shop for one-of-a-kind, handcrafted holiday items; bath and body products; pottery; jewelry; specialty foods; clothing; antiques; and the Gardens’ Guild's popular herbal vinegars and seasonings. Admission to Denver Botanic Gardens is free during the Winter Gift Market, and the Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory and the Shop at the Gardens will be open.
WHEN: Nov. 22–Dec. 23, 2019
WHERE: Skyline Park
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: Nov. 23–24, 2019
WHERE: The Denver Mart
Get all your holiday shopping done while supporting small businesses! The Holiday Sugar Plum Bazaar will feature more than 100 local artisans, along with food trucks and bars serving festive holiday beverages.
WHEN: Nov. 30–Dec. 1, 2019
WHERE: Jefferson County Fairgrounds, Golden
Kick off the shopping season Thanksgiving weekend at this free, indoor holiday craft show and market. Shop for unique handmade gifts by local artists, crafters and designers.
WHEN: Nov. 30–Dec. 1, Dec. 6–8 and Dec. 13–15, 2019
WHERE: Denver Sports Castle
Enjoy three weekends of holiday shopping at Denver Sports Castle. The Holiday Fetch Market will feature regional artists and craftspeople selling everything from clothing and jewelry to original art and artisanal foodstuffs. Warm up with food and beverages from local vendors.
WHEN: Dec. 1, 2019
WHERE: Denver Art Museum, Clyfford Still Museum, Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, Four Mile Historic Park, Golden History Museum & Park and WOW! Children’s Museum
As part of a nationwide event, shop at your favorite museum store for unique gifts while supporting the missions and programs of the cultural institution.
WHEN: Dec. 7, 2019
WHERE: Calvary Baptist Church
Celebrate the holiday season with Swedish foods like glögg, gingerbread cookies, open-face sandwiches, waffles, lussekatter, cinnamon buns and limpa-bread. Shop for unique gifts, crafts, Swedish candy and lightly worn, high-quality children’s clothing from various Swedish brands. Enjoy musical entertainment and activities for the children, including a visit from tomten/Santa Claus.
WHEN: Dec. 11–15, 2019
WHERE: Larimer Square
Shop under the twinkling lights of Denver’s most historic block, Larimer Square, during this free, five-day holiday market featuring more than 40 carefully curated local makers. Once you've checked off everyone on your list, head into the heated pop-up bar, where live entertainment and holiday cocktails will be keeping spirits bright all week long.
WHEN: Dec. 14, 2019
WHERE: Cherry Creek North Shopping District
Bring the whole family to this festive celebration of all things winter, including ice carving, face painting, ornament decorating, live entertainment and holiday shopping. Or simply relax around the outdoor fire pits with a complimentary cup of hot chocolate and other refreshments.
WHEN: Dec. 14–15, 2019
WHERE: Stanley Marketplace
Make a list and check it twice before hopping over to the Jackalope Holiday Indie Artisan Fair. Shop gifts from more than 150 artisans, including fashion and accessories, home decor, art, body products, food and much more. Get crafty at DIY workshops, grab a bite to eat or get a drink from the full bar, where all donations benefit Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies.
WHEN: Dec. 14–15, 2019
WHERE: Balch Fieldhouse at the University of Colorado, Boulder
Head to one of the Front Range's premier marketplaces for exclusively handmade artisan goods, including more than 100 creatively curated new and returning artisans, live music and free admission!
DENVER SHOPPING DISTRICTS
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. New this year is a new shopping experience called The District Shops, where 300 small businesses offering vintage goods, spa products, boutique fashions, locally made goods, food and more.
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 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).
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.