It's Christmas Eve, you haven't finished your shopping, and now you're in full-blown panic mode. Stop running around like a reindeer with its head cut off, take a deep breath -- and head to Larimer Square between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. today for the second annual Christmas Eve Celebration, where you'll find complimentary carriage rides, Santa himself ready and willing to take down your wish list, holiday carolers and free parking.
"It's just a very authentic and real holiday experience," says Larimer Square's Erika Sauerwein. "Why rush to the malls and try to find a parking spot and last-minute gift when you can come out here, park for free and enjoy the unique gifts?"
Why, indeed -- especially when you can get an advance look at what the stores are offering by visiting http://larimersquaregiftguide.com. Each Larimer Square tenant is celebrating in a slightly different way, whether through trunk shows or wine-and-cheese tastings, but there's free gift-wrapping all day long, as well as plenty of holiday hoopla. For more information, call 303-534-2367 or go to www.larimersquare.com.
Thu., Dec. 24, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 2009