When Santa shops in Denver

Local stores and markets help shoppers find unique gifts


The holidays in Denver bring out a collection of unique markets, some of which have traditions dating back for more than a decade. Here are a few places to scout out gifts for your holiday list.

Denver Bazaar, RiNo

Where: Walnut Street at 28th Street

When: From Dec. 7-9, shoppers can head to the River North neighborhood for local vendors and drinks. Tickets to the event are $5, but general admission is free for the first two hours on each day. There will be food trucks on each day of the Bazaar. Shop and Sip packages are available and include drink tokens.

More information: https://www.denverbazaar.com/rinoholiday2018

Yes Please Makers Market

Where: 3821 Steele St.

When: This indoor market runs on Dec. 8-9 and features 100 local vendors with food, jewelry, art and more. Yes Please is in a former military warehouse in the Clayton neighborhood. The event is free and will have food.

More information: https://www.yespleasedenver.com/

Jackalope Art Fair

Where: McNichols Building, 144 W. Colfax Ave.

When: This event runs from Dec. 8-9. The art fair is free, but donations are encouraged to the Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies, the beneficiary of the event. There will be more than 150 vendors across three floors of the building. There is a grab bag scavenger hunt event for the first 25 people to check in at the information booth on both days.

More information: https://www.jackalopeartfair.com/visitdenver

Denver Flea

Where: Union Station, 1701 Wynkoop St.

When: The Denver Flea will be held at Union Station this year, on weekends through Dec. 16. Shoppers will need to buy tickets, which are $5. The vendors include local crafts, prints, food, clothes and more. Booths rotate based on the weekend. The event also features seasonal cocktails, drinks and food.

Where: http://www.denverflea.com/

Denver Christkindl Market

Where: Skyline Park, 1515 Arapahoe St.

When: An 18-year-old tradition in Denver, the Christkindl Market follows the tradition of German Christmas markets with craft vendors, food and music. The market features live performances as well as visits from the Christkind, German for Christ child. The Christkind is a traditional gift-bringer in German culture and is a fairy-like being with a white and gold dress, blonde hair and a golden crown. The Christkind will be at the market on Dec. 6 from 3:30-7 p.m. The market runs until Dec. 23.

More information: https://www.christkindlmarketdenver.com/

Rotating Pop-Up Market in Zeppelin Station

Where: 3501 Wazee St.

When: Zeppelin Station is hosting a pop-up market which highlights goods from cities around the world. The cities rotates every few months. Portland, Oregon, is in the market now until Dec. 31, followed by Reykjavik, Iceland, in January. The Made in a City series is put on by Eyes Open, a boutique based in The Source in the River North neighborhood.

More information: http://eyesopenproject.com/made-in-a-city.html


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