Twenty-five Holiday Markets in Denver in Early December

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Colorado Micro Market Wash Park Studio 4 to 9 p.m. December 4 Free

Micro Market makes its debut this year with an all-Colorado theme supporting micro-makers of every variety. Expect a tasting frenzy featuring small-batch foods, coffee and craft beers, along with a unique selection of locally sourced gift items, clothing and home decor; there will even be a library section where you can pick up craft beer and food-centric titles. After a once-through, you'll end up in the gratis Wrapping Paper Lounge; though the wrapping service is free, tips will benefit the hosting nonprofits Endless Promotions and the Colorado Brewers Guild. Guests must be 21 or over.

Small Works Exhibition 40 West Gallery December 3 through 20 Opening reception: 5:30 to 7 p.m. December 3

Lakewood art hub 40 West will showcase artists working in the western 'burb with a diverse small works show. The opening reception is also a community potluck -- bring a dessert or appetizer with you, and shop and enjoy the show.

Denver Potters Association Holiday Show and Sale Sixth Avenue United Church 3 to 7 p.m. December 4 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. December 5 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. December 6 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. December 7 Free

Forty crafty artists will fill the tables at this time-honored show from the Denver Potters Association, which strays from ceramic art to include jewelry, glass and wood works, as well. There's a few reasona why shows like this one have been around for so long: Variety, quality and affordable prices. Knock yourself out.

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