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: Thru Dec. 17, 2020
WHERE: Cherry Creek North
Get in the holiday spirit during every Thursday (excluding Thanksgiving) at Cherry Creek North. Stores will stay open late for fun-filled nights of shopping from 5 to 8 p.m. Enjoy giveaways and free, pre-packaged treats of candies and nuts and complimentary hot cocoa while you stroll under the lights.
WHEN: Thru Dec. 23, 2020
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.
WHEN: Thru 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.
WHEN: Nov. 27–Dec. 19, 2020
WHERE: Denver Pavilions
This winter, Denver Pavilions, downtown Denver's outdoor shopping, dining and entertainment district, will transform into a holiday wonderland with a brightly lit forest surrounding three popular Parade of Lights floats on Glenarm Street. And on Friday and Saturday nights (5–7 p.m.), enjoy live carolers, Santa visits (from safely atop the Santa Sleigh float) and free family photos with any Denver Pavilions receipt.
WHEN: Nov. 27–Dec. 20, 2020
WHERE: Dairy Block
This outdoor market in the heated alleyway at Dairy Block pays homage to the quaint holiday festivals of Europe. Shop every weekend (Friday—Sunday, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.) between Thanksgiving and Christmas while enjoying a seasonal beverage.
WHEN: Nov. 29, 2020
WHERE: Participating Museums
On Sunday, participating museum stores throughout the metro area will offer relaxing, inspired shopping from your favorite museums and cultural institutions both in-person and online.
WHEN: Dec. 4–5, 2020
WHERE: The Evans School
For two nights only, shop handmade soaps, wreaths, CBD, clothing, earrings and more from local vendors. Reserve your free tickets in advance.
HOLIDAY MARKETS NEAR DENVER
WHEN: Thru Dec. 24, 2020
WHERE: Stanley Marketplace, Aurora
Come get your Christmas tree at Stanley Marketplace! Neighborhood 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.
WHEN: Thru Jan. 3, 2021
WHERE: NEXT Gallery, Lakewood
NEXT Gallery will be open Fridays from 5 p.m.–10 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. Purchase artwork and support local artists!
WHEN: Nov. 28, 2020
WHERE: South Holly Church, Centennial
Enjoy this open-air market featuring handmade and vintage items from 40+ vendors. Find unique, one-of-a-kind gifts made by local artisans. Buy for your loved ones, or treat yourself! Items will include holiday and home décor, accessories, jewelry, kids toys, party supplies, vintage finds, art, candles, artisanal food and more!
WHEN: Nov. 28–29, 2020
WHERE: Norris Penrose Event Center, Colorado Springs
Head south for Colorado Springs' largest craft and gift show of the year, featuring more than 120 local and national vendors. Enjoy live music and food-truck eats, raffles, silent auctions and family fun while you shop!
VIRTUAL HOLIDAY MARKETS
WHEN: Thru Dec. 1, 2020
CherryArts is hosting a week-long virtual Artist Market and auction during the holiday shopping season. Start your holiday shopping with unique handmade gifts while supporting your favorite 2020 juried Cherry Creek Arts Festival Artists!
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!
WHEN: Thru Dec. 25, 2020
Shop gifts and home goods from more than 50 of the best Colorado makers, artists, food purveyors and more! Visit often, as new vendors are added every day!
GIFT SHOPS AT MUSEUMS & ATTRACTIONS
Museum gift shops are a treasure trove at the holidays. Check out Museum Shop Sunday on November 29! 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 (open only Nov. 27-29 and Dec. 4-6). 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.