I Heart Denver… the Store!

 

 

 

 

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A store that loves Denver as much as all of us? YES! It DOES exist! Photo Credit: Kirsten Ebey, Oct 2014.

There’s a store that loves Denver just as much as we do, and it’s located in the Denver Pavilions on the 16th Street Mall.

Unlike other touristy shops around that area, this is a place for proud natives, excited newcomers, and curious tourists alike, selling ONLY local apparel, artwork, and other fun gifts. They support over 150 local, Colorado artists! Know what’s even cooler? 70% of the sales in the store go back to the artists and business-owners so that they can keep doing what they do.  Continue reading

Christkindl Market – Authentic German Market – Downtown Denver

Another event to be sure to check out this weekend is the kick off of the Authentic German Christkindl Market in downtown Denver, an all-ages holiday event. Held at Skyline Park across from the Daniels & Fisher Clock Tower on the 16th Street Pedestrian Mall, the authentic German music, flavors, lights, and sounds are sure to get you headed in the right direction… right into the holiday spirit!

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Great picture courtesy of the German American Chambers of Commerce website – check them (and the event out) out by clicking on the image!

 

The event will open this Friday, November 22nd, and runs through Saturday, December 21st, 2013, so if you’re unable to attend this weekend, just know there are plenty of other opportunities to check it out.

Dates & Hours

November 22nd – December 21st, 2013
  • • Sunday through Thursday 11am – 7pm
  • • Friday and Saturday 11am – 9pm
  • • *Thanksgiving Day 11am – 4pm

Opening weekend holds many special events, like the Grand Opening events on Saturday, November 23rd, including Bavarian-style dancing, accordion players, and a performance from the Denver Philharmonic Orchestra. Take a look at the complete list of events the multiple weekends here.

Multiple vendors will be available with unique gifts ranging from modern, German lace, to ornaments, to glass art, and jewelry pieces. Check out the list of vendors here.

For full information including events, vendors, and schedule, stop by the Denver Christkindl website. See you this weekend when we start to get our holiday on in Denver!

 

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Mile High Holiday Mart 2013 – Get a Jumpstart on Holiday Shopping

Get ready – this weekend has a ton of cool events going on in and around the Denver area. One of which will help you get a jumpstart on your holiday shopping, so definitely mark your calendar!…or be one of those people rushing around with 1000s of your city friends finding gifts at the last minute… no thanks!

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Denver Skyline – Picture Courtesy of the Denver Junior League, Nov 2013

We’ll pick the latter, and show up to Denver Junior League’s Mile High Holiday Mart, running this Friday, November 22nd – Sunday, November 24th, 2013; children 12 and under are free, however tickets for adults range $10 (in advance) – $12 (at the door). Different than previous years, the event will be held at Denver Marriott Tech Center.

Per the Junior League’s website:

Public Shopping Hours
Friday, November 22nd: 11 am – 7 pm
Saturday, November 23rd: 9 am – 6 pm
Sunday, November 24th: 11 am – 4 pm

Flier Courtesy of the Denver Junior League, Nov 2013

Also take a look at the Junior League’s website for other special events happening at the Mile High Holiday Mart 2013.

This is a great way to not only kick off your extensive holiday shopping, but also to pick up some unique gifts from various local and guest vendors. Not sure about you, but it’s important for us to have unique gifts for our friends and family that they CANNOT find in department stores or other retail chains, not only because we are new to the area but also because we like to support our local Denver economy.