Six Holiday Markets for the Last of the Last-Minute Shopping in Denver

Shop for artisanal cheeses and more goodies, Sunday at Broken Shovels Farm.
Shop for artisanal cheeses and more goodies, Sunday at Broken Shovels Farm.

It's never too late to find everything from original art to lovingly handmade confections and cheeses, so don't lose hope if you haven't finished your shopping. Read on for a list of the best places to do it in style.

See also: The Night Fair Before Christmas

Katie Hoffman, "Fox in Socks."
Katie Hoffman, "Fox in Socks."

Fresh Art Holiday Open House Fresh Art Studios 6 to 9 p.m. December 19

The artists of Fresh Art Studios, located in the rear of the building shared by the Core and Spark co-op galleries, are rolling out last-minute hot deals for collectors and gift-givers at this Friday-night open house. Pick up a whimsical watercolor by Katie Hoffman or a found-object vignette by Claudia Roulier, catch the gallery shows and -- yes! -- swill some eggnog while you're there.

Horns Up Knits at Share Denver's Fairfax Holiday Market.
Horns Up Knits at Share Denver's Fairfax Holiday Market.

Share Denver Fairfax Holiday Market Share / Denver 10 a.m to 4 p.m. December 20

Throughout the year, Share Denver helps bind the DIY craft community by providing makers with a place to work and learn. Now those artisans will have a chance to shine in the public eye at the facility's annual market, where you can enjoy a cup of hot cider and buy beautiful handmades from talented crafters.

Continue reading for more holiday markets.  

Taste-test Lucille's Artisan Confections at Handmade at the Hall.
Taste-test Lucille's Artisan Confections at Handmade at the Hall.

Handmade at the Hall EXDO Hall 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. December 20

Handmade at the Hall will bring more than sixty quality local vendors to Exdo for a flurry of last-minute shopping enhanced by food trucks and an accommodating atmosphere. Here's an idea: Don't shop until you drop. Instead, kick back and have some fun.

Party while you shop at the Night Fair Before Christmas.
Party while you shop at the Night Fair Before Christmas.

The Night Fair Before Christmas The Watering Bowl December 20 Family market and party: 1 to 7 p.m. Adult market and party: 9 p.m. to 3 a.m.

This ambitious event comes in two parts -- it's a family-friendly festival during the day and a party for grownups at night, offering shopping opportunities for everyone, along with live music, a chocolate fountain, a s'more bar, a magician and more for the kids, and more music and sophisticated partying after-hours. Bring your smiles to the photo booth, and prepare to shop with abandon.

Continue reading for more holiday markets.  

Find ribbon jewelry by Christine Williamson at the Cabalidays Craft Market.
Find ribbon jewelry by Christine Williamson at the Cabalidays Craft Market.

Cabalidays! Craft Fair Cabal Enterprises 1 to 10 p.m. December 20

Cabal Enterprises, formerly the Concoctory, brings you an alternative holiday fair, where instead of sitting on Santa's lap, you can have your picture taken with the jolly one's alter-ego Krampus (from 4 to 7 p.m.). At Cabalidays!, you'll also be able to shop under-the-radar craft items and even get a tattoo, and DJ Frank Bell will be spinning holiday kitsch.

Six Holiday Markets for the Last of the Last-Minute Shopping in Denver

Holiday Open Farm And Market Broken Shovels Farm 1 to 3 p.m. December 21

The last market of the year at Broken Shovels will, as always, showcase the farm's growing menagerie of animals, from holiday-clad goats to pigs, turkeys, chickens and more. But the food for sale is going to be magnificent, beginning with the farm's own handcrafted cheeses and yogurts, which are to die for. Also on hand will be goat-cheese truffles from Skål Farm, vegan desserts by Pardon My French Pastries and homemade jams by RedCamper. Care for a red velvet whoopie pies with chevre filling or a salted caramel apple galette? You get the picture. And Broken Shovels will be slinging its signature grilled cheese and jam sandwiches on the grill to keep cold fingers and bellies warm.

For more last-minute shopping opportunities visit Westword's Shopping listings online.

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Share / Denver

2829 Fairfax St.
Denver, CO 80207

www.sharedenver.com

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The EXDO Hall

3545 Larimer St.
Denver, CO 80205

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The Watering Bowl

5411 Leetsdale Dr.
Denver, CO 80246

720-441-2695

www.denverwateringbowl.com

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Cabal Enterprises

1875 S. Broadway
Denver, CO 80210

303-763-0235

cabalenterprises.com

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Broken Shovels Farm

8640 Dahlia St.
Henderson, CO 80640

www.facebook.com/brokenshovels


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