Boulder's Firefly is a powerhouse of a craft market, with nearly 100 artisans hawking everything handmade, so rejoice: This year, Firefly is coming to Denver, too, for the first time. You'll find it a tight ship that makes certain guests are well-looked-after, with a Kids Creation Station to keep the little ones busy, a gift-wrap station, food trucks for eats and even adult beverages for the shop-weary.
In its first year, the Denver Flea is a runaway success, and the momentum is certain to continue building with its inaugural holiday market, which mixes shopping and beer-drinking in a festive atmosphere. Featured flea-market fare includes vintage goods and local handcrafts from more than seventy vendors and craft-beer tasting stations, as well as hands-on side diversions, gift-wrapping and other niceties. Admission is free, and if you register online in advance denverflea.com, you'll get a free adult beverage or hot cup of locally roasted Coda Coffee at the door.
ACAD Holiday Art Show ACAD Gallery 1600 Dallas Street, Aurora 5 to 9 p.m. December 6
The Aurora Cultural Arts District showcases artists living and working in the suburb to the east while also showing off its new downtown headquarters and gallery space. Within a few blocks, the Collection will also be showcasing local artists.Continue reading for more holiday markets.