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Wrap It Up: All the Holiday Markets in Metro Denver This Season

The Downtown Lakewood Holiday Bazaar comes to Belmar on three weekends, December 3 through December 19.
The Downtown Lakewood Holiday Bazaar comes to Belmar on three weekends, December 3 through December 19. Courtesy of Denver Bazaar

Ready or not, the holiday shopping season is back, at almost full strength. At markets both indoors and out, you can find local, one-of-a-kind art and artisan gifts; discover vintage duds; and stock up on hostess gifts and kitchen condiments. And you'll actually have a good time doing it.

Keep reading for dozens of holiday shopping alternatives around Denver this year, listed chronologically.

OPEN NOW:

The Big HoliGay Bazaar: Continuing: Wednesday, December 1, 4 to 10 p.m.; Saturday, December 11, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday, December 17, 4 to 10 p.m.; Denver Milk Market, Dairy Block, 1800 Wazee Street, #100, eventbrite.com/e/the-big-holigay-bazaar-tickets-191748092707.
Olde Town Arvada Holiday Makers Market: Fridays, 4 to 8 p.m., and Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., through December 19; Olde Town Square, 5700 Olde Wadsworth Boulevard, Arvada, oldetownarvada.org.
Littleton Arts Guild Holiday Art Market: Through January 23, Town Hall Art Center, 2450 Main Street, Littleton, depotartgallery.org.
Mercado Mistletoe Holiday Store: Through December 24; Wednesdays through Fridays, 5 to 9:30 p.m.; Saturdays, 2 to 9:30 p.m.; Sundays, noon to 6 p.m., People’s Building, 9995 East Colfax Avenue, Aurora, bonfireeventco.com.
Denver Christkindlmarket: Through December 23, open Sundays through Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Thursdays through Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Extended Hours: December 17 through December 23, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily; Civic Center Park, 101 West 14th Avenue; christkindlmarketdenver.com.
Cherry Creek Holiday Market: Through December 24, Sundays through Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Thursdays through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. (11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Christmas Eve); Fillmore Plaza, First Avenue and Fillmore Street, Cherry Creek North, cherrycreekholidaymarket.com.
Holiday Art Market: Through December 29, Mondays through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sundays, noon to 5 p.m.; free, RSVP here; Foothills Art Center, 809 15th Street, Golden, 303-279-3922, foothillsartcenter.org.
Give a Little Art: Through December 12; Art Students League of Denver, 200 Grant Street, 303-778-6990, asld.org.
Bella Luna's Handmade Holiday Market: Through December 23; opening reception: Saturday, November 27, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Bella Luna Gifts & Gallery, 2045 Downing Street, facebook.com/Bellaluna2045.
Rockin’ Around McGregor Square: Through December 23, Fridays: 4 to 10 p.m., Saturdays: noon to 10 p.m., and Sundays: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., special hours from 4 to 10 p.m. on December 22-23; Rally Hotel, 1600 20th Street, mcgregorsquare.com.
Christmas in the Rockies: Through December 23, Fridays through Sundays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (open daily, December 20-23; Aspen Grove, 7301 South Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, facebook.com/christmasintherockies.
Holiday Art Market: Through December 24, open daily through Christmas Eve; Michael Warren Contemporary, 760 Santa Fe Drive, 303-635-6255, michaelwarrencontemporary.com
Cheerful Vintage Holiday Pop-Up Shop: Through December 23: Thursdays, 1 to 7 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sundays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; BRDG Project, 1553 Platte Street, instagram.com/brdgproject.
American Field Après Ski Holiday Market: Continuing, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, December 3-5, December 10-12, December 17-19, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Dairy Block Alley, 1800 Wazee Street, 303-309-4817, dairyblock.com.
SoSu Artist Collective Holiday Studio Sale: Continues December 4-5; Streets at Southglenn, 6851 South Vine Street, Centennial, shopsouthglenn.com.
Salida Holiday Maker’s Market: Continues Saturdays December 4, 11, 18 and 19; The Scout Hut, 210 East Sackett Avenue, Salida, facebook.com/salidaholidaymarket.
WAP UP: Womxn in Business Holiday Pop-up: Continues Sundays, December 5, 12 and 19, noon to 5 p.m. weekly; free, $15 for pre-paid wrap option, RSVP at Eventbrite; Blush & Blu, 1526 East Colfax Avenue, outfrontmagazine.com.

OPENING THIS WEEK:

Art + Wine Neighborhood Holiday Event With Curate Locally: Thursday, December 2, 5 to 8 p.m.; Re/Max Professionals City Properties, 4272 Lowell Boulevard, facebook.com/events/4272-lowell-blvd-denver-co-80211-1655-united-states.
35th Annual Fine Art Market and 45th Holiday Pottery Sale: December 2 through December 19, Wednesdays and Thursdays, noon to 7:30 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Sundays, 1 to 5 p.m.; Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Boulevard, Arvada, 720-898-7200, arvadacenter.org/galleries/art-sales/art-market.
Holiday Fine Art Festival: December 2 through December 26; Opening Reception: Thursday, December 2, 5 to 8 p.m.; Art Gym Denver, 1460 Leyden Street, 303-320-8347, artgymdenver.com.
Denver Potters Association Holiday Sale: Thursday, December 2, 3 to 7 p.m.; Friday, December 3, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, December 4, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, December 5, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Sixth Avenue United Church, 3250 East Sixth Avenue, castleclayartists.net.
Holiday Fine Art Festival: December 2 through December 24, Opening Reception: Thursday, December 2, 5 to 8 p.m.; Art Gym Denver, artgymdenver.com.
Hope/Esperanza, DAVA’s Annual Holiday Show & Sale: December 3 through January 14; opening reception, Friday, December 3, 4 to 7 p.m.; Downtown Aurora Visual Arts (DAVA), 1405 Florence Street, 303-367-5886, Aurora, davarts.org.
 Koko Bayer, Hope Shop: Opening Reception: Friday, December 3, 6 to 10 p.m., Dateline Gallery, 3004 Larimer Street, @ddaatteelliinnee.
Solstice Small Works Show: December 3 through December 29, open Fridays, 6 to 9 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays, noon to 5 p.m.; Art Hub, 6851 West Colfax Avenue, Lakewood, edgeart.org.
Downtown Lakewood Holiday Bazaar: December 3 through December 19, Fridays: 4 to 10 p.m., Saturdays: noon to 8 p.m.; Sundays: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; free admission, optional 5-Pack Drink Tokens, $40 (and other ticketed options), RSVP at Eventbrite; Belmar Plaza and Indoor Shopping Hall, 439 South Teller Street, Lakewood, denverbazaar.com.
Denver Pancakes & Booze Art Show: Friday, December 3: 8 p.m.; $10 to $15 at Eventbrite; Hangar at Stanley Marketplace, 2501 Dallas Street, Aurora, pancakesandbooze.com.
Telluride Arts Holiday Bazaar: Friday, December 3: 4 to 7 p.m., Saturday, December 4, and Sunday, December 5: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; corner of Pacific and Fir streets, Telluride, telluridearts.org.
2021 Horseshoe Holiday Market, Breckenridge Brewery: Saturday, December 4, and Sunday, December 5, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; free (optional $5 donation), RSVP at Eventbrite; Breckenridge Brewery, 2990 Brewery Lane, Littleton, horseshoemarket.com.
Buena Vista Holiday Maker’s Market: Sundays, December 5 and 12; The Loft, 413 East Main Street, Buena Vista, instagram.com/buenavistaholidaymakersmarket.
Belleview Station Holiday Bazaar: December 4 through December 19, Saturdays and Sundays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; free admission, optional 5-Pack Drink Tokens, $40 (and other ticketed options), RSVP at Eventbrite; Belleview Station, 6785 East Chenango Avenue, Littleton, denverbazaar.com.
Englewood Market and Tree Lighting: Saturday, December 4, 3 to 7 p.m.; Englewood City Center Circle, 1000 Englewood Parkway, englewoodco.gov.
Boulder County Farmers Market Winter Market: Saturday, December 4, and Sunday, December 5, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Boulder County Fairgrounds, 9595 Nelson Road, Longmont, bcfm.org.
Lyons Holiday Artisan Market: Saturday, December 4, and Sunday, December 5, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Lyons Elementary School, 338 High Street, Lyons, townoflyons.com.
YouthBiz Holiday Marketplace: Saturday, December 4, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Young Americans Center, 3550 East First Avenue, 303-321-2265, yacenter.org.
Centennial Holiday Artisan Market: Saturday, December 4 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Centennial Center Park, 13050 East Peakview Avenue, Centennial, centennialco.gov.
Denver Kickers Christkindl Market: Saturday, December 4, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Denver Kickers Clubhouse, 16776 West 50th Avenue, Golden, 303-279-9097, denverkickers.com.
Winterfest 2021: Saturday, December 4, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Center for the Arts Evergreen, 31880 Rocky Village Drive, 
Evergreen, 303-674-0056, evergreenarts.org.
Goods in the Woods: Saturday, December 4, 2 to 4 p.m.; Warren Station Center for the Arts, 164 Ida Belle Drive, Keystone, 970-423-8999, warrenstation.com.
Artisan Holiday Craft Fair: Sunday, December 5, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; admission: $8 to $10 at Eventbrite; Museum of Boulder, 2205 Broadway, Boulder, museumofboulder.org.
Mountain Toad Brewing Holiday Market: Sunday, December 5, noon to 5 p.m.; Mountain Toad Brewing, 900 Washington Avenue, Golden, 720-638-3244, mountaintoadbrewing.com

LATER IN DECEMBER
Electric Moonlight: Thursday, December 9, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.; for ages 21 and up, $65.75; Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Road, Colorado Springs, 719-633-9925, cmzoo.org.
Firsthand Holiday Handmade Market: December 10-12, Friday: 5 to 8 p.m., Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.; Orchard Town Center, I-25 and 144th Avenue, Westminster, firsthand.us.
Life-By-Hand Artisan Market: Saturday, December 11, noon to 6 p.m.; Larimer Lounge, 2719 Larimer Street, instagram.com/lifebyhandartisanmarket.
Whittier Walking Holiday Market: Saturday, December 11, noon to 3 p.m.; Whittier Neighborhood, Downing Street to York Street, between 20th and MLK Jr. Boulevard, whittierneighborhood.org.
2021 Handcrafted Holiday Market: Saturday and Sunday, December 11-12, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Boulder County Fairgrounds, 9595 Nelson Road, Longmont, facebook.com.
Holiday Arts and Pottery Sale: Saturday, December 11, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Washington Heights Arts Center, 6375 West First Avenue, Lakewood, 303-987-5436, lakewood.org.
Colorado Community Media Craft Show and Mini-Market: Saturday, December 11: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, December 12, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Douglas County Fairgrounds, 500 Fairgrounds Drive, Castle Rock, coloradocommunitymedia.com.
Gold Camp Christmas Craft Fair: Saturday, December 11, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Hotel St. Nicholas, 303 North Third Street, Cripple Creek, 719-689-0856, visitcripplecreek.com.
Last Chance Gift Fest: Saturday, December 18, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, December 19, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Boulder County Fairgrounds, 9595 Nelson Road, Longmont, coloradoevents.org.

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