What’s not to love about buying gifts directly from the maker, shaking their hands, smiling broadly and knowing you’re walking away with a killer product. To me that’s what holiday markets embody. So here is the best of, in my humble opinion, around Denver.
Denver Handmade Homemade Market: this market will include more then 60 vendors all selling their uniquely made wares. The HAHO market will be open both Saturday the 14th and Sunday the 15th from 1pm to 7pm at 734 Sante Fe Drive. There will be live music both days and treats to satiate the palate. An all around warm, homely way to search for your perfect holiday gifts.
Handmade at the Hall: This holiday market takes place at The EXDO Hall on Larimer Square. The 65 crafters, artisans, and small businesses making an appearance at this market will help tick off the last of your gift list. The pleasant holiday atmosphere will invite you to browse and admire the time and effort each artist put into their work, not to mention there will be nibbles to nosh on while you stroll. Don’t miss out next Saturday, December 14th from 10am to 5pm.
Horseshoe Market: If you don’t find something at this market then you’re out of luck. Seriously, just give up because you’re never going to find a gift for your loved ones. I say this because the tagline is “Denver’s official home for lucky finds,” so they obviously know what they’re doing in organizing a holiday market extravaganza. Okay, regardless, this is going to be a great market with many, many vendors, which will hopefully inspire you and leave you with your arms full of local, artisinal gifts. Plus, they’ve partnered up with Whole Foods which is cool? Hit up the Denver Pavilions next Saturday the 14th from 10am to 4pm. Hooray!
Colorado Makers Holiday Market: There’s this really cool association called the Colorado Makers. It’s a contingency of local artisans working to promote other artisans, craft makers and small business owners. This very week they will be hosting a Holiday Market at The Source. If you haven’t made it to The Source yet then this is the trip for you. Really, not only is it a cool space, but the market will include some really impressive local makers. So, head over to The Source for this inviting market next Saturday the 14th from 12pm to 8pm and Sunday the 15th 11am to 5pm for a good time.
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