There are so many Holiday Markets in the Denver area this season, and it's time to start making your lists and checking them twice!
November 10 and 24: Boulder Holiday Market, Central Park. Held side by side with the Boulder Farmers Market, this holiday market features seasonal items and handcrafted goods by local artisans and artists.
November 16-17: Holiday Kickoff Pop Up Shop Hosted by West + Main. More than 25 local artists, handcrafted good makers, locally sourced goods, fashion + food trucks and more. Trunk Show/Happy Hour Friday at 4, Sip + Shop Saturday 10-4.
November 15 – 17: Winter Gift Market, Denver Botanic Gardens. Unique crafts, bath and body products, gourmet foods, jewelry and clothing.
November 16 – 18: 32nd Annual Holiday Food & Gift Festival, National Western Complex. Returning for its 32nd year, this festival offers homemade gourmet food, arts and crafts, jewelry and woodworking, music and photography, toys and holiday decor. $15/adults; $13/seniors; 12 and under, free.
November 15-17: Denver Botanic Gardens Winter Gift Market, Denver. Thursday, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday & Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. 50+ artisans sell specialty foods, natural bath & body products, clothing, seasonal items, jewelry and more. Gardens’ members get an extra 10% off purchases. FREE Gardens admission, too. 1007 York St., Denver.
November 15-17: Castle Clay Artists Fall Show, Golden. Thursday & Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 40+ clay artists, also selling jewelry, wood and glass. Jefferson Unitarian Church, 14350 W. 32nd St., Golden.
November 15: Highland Recreation Center Show, Denver. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Local artisans. 2880 Osceola St. Denver.
November 16 – December 23: Denver Christkindl Market, Skyline Park. Held seven days a week into the evening hours, the 18th annual Christkindl Market follows the historic German Christmas market tradition of craft vendors, authentic German fare and music.
November 16 – December 30: 44th Annual Holiday Art Market, Foothills Art Center. The annual Golden event features the work of more than 100 local artists. Free admission.
November 17 – 18: World Gift Market, First Plymouth Congressional Church (3501 S. Colorado Boulevard, Englewood). Shop these fair-trade, eco-friendly gifts and support artists in extreme poverty around the world. Market will include olive oils, soaps, clothing, jewelry, scarves, artwork, home decor, food items and toys.
November 17 – 18: Firefly Handmade Market, Embassy Suites, Boulder. A marketplace for handmade-only artisan goods in Boulder and the Front Range since 2010, Firefly will showcase handcrafted, local and small-batch goods from more than 100 vendors, including home decor, jewelry, fashion, ceramics, art, and artisanal food.
Park Hill Holiday Market, Denver. November 23 & 24. Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 50+ artists from Colorado and beyond sell handmade arts and crafts. Admission: $2. Park Hill Masonic Lodge, 4819 E. Montview Blvd., Denver.
Sugar Plum Bazaar, Denver. November 23 & 24. Friday, 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 120+ Colorado artisans and vendors sell handmade, vintage, re-purposed and unique items. McNichols Building, 144 W. Colfax Ave., Denver.
Arvada Fair For The Band, Arvada. November 23 & 24. Friday & Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Shop artists showcasing their handmade items. Admission: $3. Proceeds benefit Arvada High School Band and Color Guard. 7951 W. 65th Ave., Arvada.
November 23 – 25, November 30 to December 2, December 7 – 9, December 14 – 16: Denver Flea, Union Station The well-loved hipster artisan market returns for 12 full days of holiday shopping, craft cocktails, food trucks, and live music at the new-this-year downtown location of Union Station.
November 24 – 25: Horseshoe Holiday Market, Highlands Masonic Temple. Named Denver’s best flea market by Westword for four years running, the quarterly market showcases both handmade and vintage wares. Free admission.
November 30 – December 1: Denver HaHo Holiday Market, Forge (970 Yuma Street). The 7th Annual HaHo (short for Handmade Homemade) Holiday market will feature different local makers each day and live music, food trucks and a cash bar.
December 1: Young Entrepreneurs Marketplace, Cherry Creek. Support our littlest local makers at this marketplace where all the wares are handmade and sold by young entrepreneurs ages 6 to 21. Also December 8 in Belmar.
Denver RiNo Holiday Bazaar, Denver. December 7-9. Friday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Shop 80+ local craft, fashion and food vendors. Indoor and outdoor booths in RiNo parking lots and along Walnut between 28th & 29th Streets. General admission is FREE for the first two hours of each day, $5 thereafter at the door and valid for the whole weekend. 2845 Walnut St., Denver.
Studio Arts Boulder Holiday Sale. December 7-9. Friday, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pottery sale showcasing artwork created by Studio Arts Boulder instructors, teaching assistants, and staff, as well as artists from Flatiron Press. 1147 Pearl St. Boulder.
Holly Days Boutique, Denver. December 7 & 8, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Unique handcrafted gifts from 30+ vendors. 3501 S. Colorado Blvd., Denver.
Highlands Ranch Hometown Holiday & Winter Market. December 7, 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Outdoor market with meats, pastries, breads, fudge and crafts. Town Center North, 1100 Sgt. Jon Stiles Dr., Highlands Ranch.
Jackalope Art Fair, Denver. December 8 & 9, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 150+ trendsetting makers and designers of local goods. Food, full cash bar and DIY art-focused workshops. McNichols Building, 144 W. Colfax Ave., Denver.
Longmont Artisan Market. December 8 & 9. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Boulder County Fairgrounds, 9595 Nelson Rd., Longmont.
TJ’s ArtFest, Denver. December 8, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Great shopping and one-of-a-kind finds, live carolers, decadent coffees and hot chocolate. KidZone to keep kids busy and creative while parents shop, plus VIP visits with the best Santa around. Thomas Jefferson High School, 3950 S. Holly St., Denver.
December 8 – 9: Yes Please Makers Market, North Denver. Hosted by lifestyle and apparel brand Moore Collection and the delightfully cheeky CraftBoner, this makers’ market features 50 of Denver’s best makers and local shops.
December 8 – 9: Jackalope Art Fair, McNichols Building, Civic Center Park. This “indie artisan fair” will showcase 150 artisans selling fashion and jewelry, ceramics and paper goods, housewares, art, photography and more. Free admission, but donations are encouraged to Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies.
December 9: Colorado Makers Holiday Market, Aztlan Community Center, Fort Collins. Launched in 2016, this FoCo holiday market features handmade and vintage vendors.
Thanks to Denver Dweller, Mile High on the Cheap and 9 News for this information.