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.
HOLIDAY MARKETS IN DENVER
WHEN: Nov. 7–8, 2020
WHERE: Skyline Park
Featuring a unique selection of one-of-a-kind seasonal items, high-quality handcrafted goods, fabulous holiday gift ideas, delicious specialty foods and more, this is a holiday shopping spectacular not to be missed. Enjoy a free, open-air holiday festival and live entertainment in the heart of downtown Denver.
WHEN: Nov. 20–Dec. 23, 2020
WHERE: Civic Center Park
This outdoor event brings the most beloved elements of an authentic German holiday experience to The Mile High 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. This year, the Denver Christkindl Market is moving to a spacious, open-air location in Civic Center Park.
HOLIDAY MARKETS NEAR DENVER
WHEN: Oct. 23–25, 2020
WHERE: Highlands Garden Center, Centennial
A select group of Colorado's finest artisans will transform The Garden Center in Centennial into a unique boutique-style outdoor artists' village. Browse fine art, specialty gifts, high-end decor, eclectic fabrics and wearables, specialty foods and more while enjoying live entertainment!
WHEN: Nov. 7, 2020
WHERE: St John Chrysostom Church, Lakewood
Bring the whole family and shop handmade crafts and artwork by talented local artisans! All of the crafters will be located outside on the church grounds with plenty of room between the exhibit spaces to ensure social distancing.
WHEN: Nov. 13–15, 2020
WHERE: Colorado Springs Event Center
Ring in the holidays with festive music and decorations while shopping 300 booths of holiday décor, clothing, jewelry, gourmet foods and so much more! You can also watch performances by students of local dance studios and, of course, bring the kiddos to meet Santa Claus. Pay once (tickets are $10) and return for free all three days! Parking is free, and children 13 years and under are free.
VIRTUAL HOLIDAY MARKETS
WHEN: Nov. 28–Dec. 18, 2020
Make a list and check it twice before logging on to the Jackalope Virtual Holiday Market. Shop online for gifts from more than 100 artisans, including fashion and accessories, home decor, art, body products, food and much more, all from the comfort and safety of home!
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.
GIFT SHOPS AT MUSEUMS & ATTRACTIONS
Museum gift shops are a treasure trove at the holidays. 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 Museum of Contemporary Art 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. 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 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.