Holiday shopping at Cherry Creek North in Denver

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Holiday Markets and Shopping

From festive shopping centers to museum gift shops, neighborhood shops and boutiques, The Mile High City has something for everyone.

Holiday Markets in Denver

Cherry Creek Holiday Market

WHEN: Nov. 16–Dec. 24, 2023
WHERE: Cherry Creek North
The Cherry Creek North Holiday Market at Fillmore Plaza features more than 50 local artisan vendors, live music, and festive drinks and decor. The market is free, open to the public and family- and dog-friendly.

Denver Christkindlmarket

WHEN: Nov. 17–Dec. 23, 2023
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. 

Urban Holiday Market

WHEN: Nov. 22, 2023
WHERE: 16th Street Mall - Pedestrian Mall
This highly attended annual curated marketplace features an awesome selection of one-of-a-kind seasonal items, high-quality handcrafted goods, fabulous holiday gift ideas, delicious specialty foods, home décor, and unique holiday gifts. While you shop, enjoy Christmas carolers, live entertainers, and appearances by Santa!

RiNo Holiday BAZAAR

WHEN: Nov. 25–26, 2023
WHERE: Zeppelin Station

Denver BAZAAR brings its holiday shopping extravaganza to Zeppelin Station on Small Business Saturday + Sunday! This outdoor market will feature 80-plus carefully curated vendors and fashion trucks, holiday-themed pop-up bars, indoor food hall, and more.

Belleview Station Holiday BAZAAR

WHEN: Dec. 9–10, 2023
WHERE: Belleview Station

Still on the hunt for the perfect present? Sip and shop at the Belleview Station Holiday BAZAAR in the Denver Tech Center this December! This outdoor market will feature more than 80-plus carefully curated vendors, fashion trucks, food trucks and street food, pop-up bars, and heated beer garden featuring festive holiday sips and more!

Holiday Makers Market

WHEN: Dec. 9, 2023
WHERE: Holiday Theater

Presented by MCA DENVER — Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, there will be seasonal cocktails, holiday music, fun activities, gift wrapping, and of course…lots and lots of shopping!  Finish your holiday shopping or treat yourself (because you deserve it) with handmade goods from local makers. Support local this season and every season!

Black Sheep Fridays

WHEN: Nov. 3–Dec. 15, 2023
WHERE: MCA DENVER — Museum of Contemporary Art Denver
Black Sheep Fridays is a wacky, weekly program series dedicated to fulfilling your sophisticated nonsense needs. Every Friday night a different kind of fun will be had in their rooftop cafe and bar. Tickets are limited and required for entry.

Holiday Markets Near Denver

Holiday Art and Gift Market

WHEN: Nov. 22–Dec. 31, 2023
WHERE: Depot Art Gallery​, Littleton

The Littleton Fine Arts Guild is presenting their annual Holiday Art and Gift Market, which features original artwork, jewelry and hand-made items for the holidays.

Holiday Pottery Sale

WHEN: Nov. 30–Dec. 17, 2023
WHERE: Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities, Arvada

Instructors and students of the Center’s own ceramics education studio offer an extensive selection of functional and sculptural pottery, with all purchases supporting the artists and the Arvada Center. Admission is free to the public.

Fine Art Market

WHEN: Nov. 30–Dec. 17, 2023
WHERE: Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities, Arvada

Shop thousands of giftable items like jewelry, ceramics, ornaments, paintings, cards, and more from over 90 Colorado artists! Your purchases directly support the artists and the Arvada Center Galleries. Admission is free to the public.

Downtown Lakewood Holiday BAZAAR

WHEN: Nov. 17–19; Dec. 1–3; Dec. 15–17, 2023
WHERE: Belmar District, Lakewood

The free Holiday BAZAAR returns to Belmar District, taking over a huge 27,000-square-foot indoor space right next to the plaza with more than 80 craft vendors and fashion trucks, holiday-themed pop-up bars, food trucks, live entertainment, and the highly anticipated return of the Belmar Plaza outdoor ice skating rink!

5th Annual Mountain Toad Holiday Market

WHEN: Dec. 3, 2023
WHERE: Mountain Toad Brewing, Golden
Head to Golden for Mountain Toad Brewing's free 4th Annual Holiday Market and shop for all your favorites for yourself and others, beer in hand!

Holiday Arts & Pottery Sale

WHEN: Dec. 9, 2023
WHERE: Washington Heights Arts Center, Lakewood

Shop beautiful art and pottery made by the students and instructors of Washington Heights Arts Center. Purchase unique gifts made by local artists, including mugs, bowls and serving dishes, jewelry, scarves, paintings, and more. Admission is free!


Gift Shops at Museums & Attractions

Museum gift shops are a treasure trove at the holidays. Check out Museum Shop Sunday the weekend after Thanksgiving, 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 and check out unique gifts, many of which are handmade and produced by locals all in the spirit of the Clyfford Still Museum's namesake. 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!

Denver Holiday 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 (Nov. 16–Dec. 24, 2023), 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 (Nov. 24–26, 2023)!

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 Christkindlmarket to the Mile High Tree Presented by Xfinity 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. 


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 a 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. 


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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Denver have a Christmas market?

Yes, there are several, including the Denver Christkindlmarket, where you can find unique artisan gifts. 

Are dogs allowed at Denver Christmas markets?

Dogs are more than welcome at outdoor markets like the Denver Christkindlmarket and the Cherry Creek Holiday Market. Dogs, however, should be leashed.