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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.  ​

DENVER SHOPPING DISTRICTS

CHERRY CREEK NORTH

Cherry Creek North is Denver's premier shopping and dining destination in the Rocky Mountain region. With its Winter Wanderland Light Walk, this charming district has everything you need to celebrate the holidays in style. Sip, savor and stroll through 16 blocks of more than 200 independently owned luxury shops, galleries, spas and top-rated restaurants. And support local businesses during Small Business Weekend!

CHERRY CREEK SHOPPING CENTER

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. 

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. 

BELMAR

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

HOLIDAY THURSDAYS

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.

CHERRY CREEK HOLIDAY MARKET

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.

DENVER CHRISTKINDL MARKET

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.

WINTER AGLOW ON GLENARM

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.

APRES HOLIDAY MARKET DENVER

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.

MUSEUM STORE SUNDAY

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. 

THE HOLIDAY MARKET

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

NEIGHBORHOOD CHRISTMAS TREE CO. CHRISTMAS TREE LOT

WHEN: Thru Dec. 24, 2020
WHERE: Stanley Marketplace, Aurora

Come get your Christmas tree 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.

WINTER ART MARKET

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!

HOMETOWN MARKET - HOLLYDAY MARKET

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!

HOLIDAY CRAFT & GIFT SHOW - SON SHINE SHOWS

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

HOLIDAY ARTIST MARKET

WHEN: Thru Dec. 1, 2020
WHERE: Online
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!

JACKALOPE VIRTUAL HOLIDAY MARKET

WHEN: Nov. 28–Dec. 18, 2020
WHERE: Online
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 BAZAAR ONLINE

WHEN: Thru Dec. 25, 2020
WHERE: Online
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.

Hanukkah-Related Gifts 

The Staenberg-Loup Jewish Community Center (JCC Denver) and High Point Creamery have teamed up again to sell the exclusive Hanukkah ice cream flavor called “Bob’s Babka” named after Robert “Bob” E. Loup who is the namesake of the JCC Denver building and was a major donor to the organization. In 2019, the ice cream was named to the Forbes Holiday Gift Guide as one of the best new ice cream flavors. The ice cream is an olive oil ice cream base with homemade babka swirled in. Each pint costs $10. Proceeds from the sale of each pint will support the JCC Denver’s programs. The ice cream can be ordered for a limited time through Dec. 9. Pints will be available for pickup beginning Dec. 10 at the JCC Denver. 

The center has also partnered with Olive & Finch on Hanukkah cookie kits. Each cookie kit includes one dozen sugar cookies, five festive frostings, Hanukkah-themed cookie decorations, and a reusable O&F tote. Each kit costs $45. Mention “JCC Denver” when you order a kit and Olive & Finch will donate 10 percent back to the JCC Denver. Cookie kits are available at both Olive & Finch locations in Cherry Creek and Uptown. Learn more about the kits and place an order.