The celebration begins today at noon with a celebrity escalator fashion show, led by Mayor Hickenlooper and featuring everyone from Andrew Hudson to Hazel Miller on the moving steps. 250 eco-chic gift bags, crafted from recycled construction banners and filled with goodies and gift cards from mall shops, will be handed out at the opening (as well as 50 more daily, at random locations throughout the Pavilions, through November 17), and live entertainment will be featured in the courtyards; on November 16, the not-so-traditional tradition of Santa rappelling from the top of the Denver Pavilions sign will kick off the season with hoopla.
And heres another little secret from Manning: From now until the end of December, underground parking at the mall will be only $2 after 5 p.m. on weekdays or all day weekends with a merchant-validated ticket. The Denver Pavilions is at 500 16th Street, on the 16th Street Mall; get details at www.denverpavilions.com.
Tue., Nov. 10, 2009