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Holiday Craft Shows

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Shop for unusual gifts, many handmade by local artists and artisans, at upcoming holiday arts and crafts shows, festivals and bazaars. Because you usually buy directly from the creators, prices are reasonable — and sometimes downright bargains. Unless otherwise indicated, shows are FREE. Check The Denver Post or weekly local papers for the occasional discount coupon on admission. We’ll continue to update the map and list as we receive more information (especially as some shows are changing venues due to flood damage and relief efforts), so check back often. Use the + button to zoom into a specific area. Then, simply hover your mouse over a gift box to find the sales nearest you.


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October 18 – 20

  • Regis University Fine Arts & Crafts Show, Denver. October 19, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Claver Hall, 3333 Regis Blvd. (exit I-70 at Federal north, left on 50th, right on Lowell, entrance 4 to Claver Hall), Denver.
  • Gateway High School Craft Fair, Aurora. October 19, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. 100+ crafters. 1300 S. Sable Blvd., Aurora.
  • Mollie McGee’s Annual Fall Craft Show, Longmont. October 19 & 20. Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 160+ booths. Handcrafted gifts, home decor, dolls, jewelry, pottery, art & more. Admission: $4 (good for both days), children under 12 free. Get $1 off admission coupon here. At the former Twin Peaks Mall in old Sears Building, Hover Rd & Bent Way, Longmont.
  • Japanese Arts & Crafts Showcase, Arvada. October 20, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Handcrafted gifts, ceramics, apparel, jewelry, and quilted items. 6001 Wolff St., Arvada, 303-428-7963.

October 24 – 27

  • Rocky Mountain Weavers Guild, Englewood. October 24-26, Thursday, 4 to 8 p.m., Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wearable art, textiles for the home, more. Englewood Civic Center, Community Room, 1000 Englewood Pkwy., Englewood.
  • Family in Christ Church Craft Fair, Westminster. October 25 & 26. Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 11355 N. Sheridan Blvd., Westminster. Suggested admission: nonperishable food item.
  • Artists of Highlands Holiday Gift Market, Denver. October 26 & 27, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Art, fine crafts & collectibles. Highlands Methodist Church, 3131 Osceola St., Denver.
  • Arts & Crafts at the Library, Denver. October 26 & 27. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Handmade items and artwork by current and former employees of the Denver Public Library system. Cash & checks only. Sam Gary Brand Library, 2961 N. Roslyn St., Denver.
  • Anthem Craft Fair, Broomfield. October 26, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Handmade work by local artists. Cash and checks only. Aspen Lodge, 16151 Lowell Blvd.
  • Stober Elementary Arts & Craft Fair, Lakewood. October 26, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 40+ booths. Admission: $2 (children under 12 free). 2300 Urban St., Lakewood.
  • Journey of Faith United Methodist Church, Denver. October 26, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission: $1. 1200 El Paso Blvd., Denver.

October 30 – November 3

  • Handweavers Guild of Boulder Holiday Sale, Longmont. October 30 to November 3, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily except Sunday; 10 am. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Wearable and decorative arts. Also demonstrations of spinning, weaving and more. Boulder County Fairgrounds, Hover St. and Nelson Rd., Longmont.
  • Annual Holiday Food & Gift Festival, Denver. November 1-3. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 500+ vendors of art, crafts, jewelry, clothing, wood, music, photography, toys, Christmas décor and much more. Large gourmet food area for sampling and purchasing food items including toffee, tea, chocolates, pasta, soups, dips, meats, coffee, jams, shortbread, chili, sauces and more. Santa Claus is available each day. Admission for all 3 days: $10/adult, $9/senior & youth, FREE/12 and under. Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St., Denver.
  • Park Hill Art Club Fall Show & Sale, Denver. November 1-3. Friday, 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. More than 1,000 unframed and 200 framed works. Park Hill United Methodist Church, 5209 Montview Blvd., Denver.
  • Native American Jewelry and Art Sale, Highlands Ranch. November 1-3. Friday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Jewelry, Navajo rugs, original art, prints, pottery, baskets, kachina dolls, Zuni fetishes and more from direct reservation buyers. Hilton Garden Inn, 1050 Plaza Dr., Highlands Ranch.
  • El Jebel Shriners Holiday Craft Show, Denver. November 1-3. Friday & Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Crafts, gifts, food booth, tea room. Free parking. El Jebel Shriners Event Center, 4625 W. 50th Ave., Denver.
  • Windsor Gardens Craft Fair, Denver. November 1 & 2. Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 50+ crafters. Free cookies, cider & coffee. 595 S. Clinton St., Denver.
  • Craft & Bake Sale, Lakewood. November 1 & 2, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Handmade gifts. Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 7100 W. Mississippi Ave., Lakewood.
  • Scandinavian Christmas Fair, Lakewood. November 1 & 2. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Scandinavian imports, holiday items, butikken, craft vendors. Lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Trollheim Lodge, 6610 W. 14th Ave., Lakewood.
  • Arvada Craft Fair, Arvada. November 1 & 2. Friday, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission $2 or free with donation of school supplies. Community Recreation Center, 6842 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada.
  • Covenant Village of Colorado, Westminster. November 1 & 2. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 9153 Yarrow St., Westminster.
  • Applewood Arts and Crafts Show, Westminster. November 2 & 3. Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 100+ artisans, lunch available and classical guitar music. No strollers on Saturday. Admission: $4. Standley Lake High School, 9300 W. 104th Ave., Westminster.
  • Holiday Pottery Sale, Westminster. November 2 & 3. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Westminster City Park Recreation Center, 10455 Sheridan Blvd.
  • Home(made) for the Holidays Neighborhood Craft Fair, Denver. November 2, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Quality, affordable gifts made by local artisans. Washington Street Community Center, 809 S. Washington St., Denver, 303-733-4643.
  • iTHRIVE Artisan Gift Boutique, Denver. November 2, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Affordable, one-of-a-kind items including jewelry, teas, knitwear, botanicals. Supports local craftswomen. Free and easy accessible parking. GALS School, 750 Galapago St., Denver.
  • Falliday Affair Vendor & Craft Show, Broomfield. November 2, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Food & live music. Activities for children so you can shop. Broomfield Assembly of God, 11900 Reed St., Broomfield. Thanks Crystal!
  • Cook Park Pottery Show, Denver. November 2, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Functional & sculptural clay & jewelry. Live music and free snacks. Cook Park Recreation Center, 7100 Cherry Creek Dr. South, Denver, 720-865-0610.
  • MAC Recreation Center Holiday Craft Bazaar, Westminster. November 2, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.. 3295 W. 72nd Ave., Westminster.
  • Healing Waters Art and Craft Fair, Wheat Ridge. November 2. 6475 W. 29th, Wheat Ridge.
  • Mexican Village Market, Boulder. November 2, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Arts, crafts, food, face painting and from 4 to 6 p.m., margaritas. Dairy Center for the Arts,  2590 Walnut St. (entrance is on 26th St.), Boulder303-440-7826.
  • Castle Rock Craft Show, Castle Rock. November 2, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 100+ vendors. door prizes. Bring canned item for Douglas County Task Force. Douglas County Events Center, 500 Fairgrounds Dr., Castle Rock.
  • Fall Craft Show & Business Expo, Centennial. November 3, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jewelry, clothing, crafts, home goods. Creekside Elementary, 19993 E. Long Ave., Centennial.
  • Holiday on the Rocks, Red Rocks. November 3. American Indian and Southwest artists market. Children’s activities and Santa on site. Red Rocks Visitor Center. Free parking in upper lot.
  • Mount Vernon Country Club Holiday Boutique, Golden. November 4 & 5. Monday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 24933 Clubhouse Circle, Golden.

November 6 – 10

  • Lone Tree Fine Arts & Craft Show, Lone Tree. November 6 to 9. Wednesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. No strollers. Admission: $3/adult. Lone Tree Golf Club & Hotel, 9808 S. Sunningdale Blvd.
  • Boulder Potters Guild Fall Show & Sale, Longmont. November 7-10. Thursday & Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Boulder County Fairgrounds, Hover St. & Nelson Rd., Longmont.
  • Colorado Country Christmas, Denver. November 8-10. Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Enormous show featuring more than 440 exhibitors, model railroad layout, visit and photos with Santa, gourmet foods, Colorado Cookin’ demonstrations, 2,000-square-foot Candyland, and more. Admission: $12.50/adults, 10 and under/FREE. Printable $1 off coupon. FREE parking. Denver Merchandise Mart. 451 E. 58th Ave., Denver (58th Ave. off I-25), Denver.
  • Assistance League of Denver Holiday Boutique, Denver. November 8 & 9. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission $5. 1400 Josephine St., Denver.
  • Salvation Army’s A Holiday Boutique, Denver. November 8 & 9. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Handmade quilts, food, dolls, toys, ornaments and more. Admission $3. Calvary Baptist Church, 6500 E. Girard Ave., Denver.
  • Red Rocks Country Club Boutique, Morrison. November 8 & 9. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission $3. 16325 W. Belleview Ave., Morrison.
  • Sons of Italy Holiday Gift & Craft Fair, Wheat Ridge. November 8 & 9. Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 30+ vendors. 5925 W. 32nd Ave., Wheat Ridge.
  • International Mission Craft & Bake Sale, Wheat Ridge. November 8 & 9. Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wheat Ridge Presbyterian Church, 9180 W. 38th Ave., Wheat Ridge.
  • Applewood Arts, Highlands Ranch. November 9 & 10. Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 100+ artisans fill two gyms. Admission: $4 (good all weekend) Highlands Ranch High School, 9375 S. Cresthill Lane.
  • Country Christmas Bazaar, Henderson. November 9 & 10. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Adams County Historical Society’s annual bazaar with 400+ vendors in four buildings. FREE parking. Admission: $3/adults, FREE/14 and under. Adams County Regional Park & Fairgrounds, 9755 Henderson Rd., Henderson, 303-689-7103.
  • Global Gift Market, Greenwood Village. November 9 & 10. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, 5400 S. Yosemite St. Greenwood Village.
  • Boulder Mountain Handmade Sale, Boulder. November 9 & 10. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Art, craft and bake sale. Boulder Mountain protection Station 1, 1905 Linden Ave., Boulder.
  • Aurora Potters Guild Show, Aurora. November 9, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pottery, ceramics and sculpture by APG members and also handmade quilts by Aurora Center for Active Adults Quilters Guild members. ACAA, 30 Del Mar Cir., Aurora, 303-344-1776.
  • Wheat Ridge High School Holiday Craft & Gift Show. November 9, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 9505 W. 32nd Ave. Wheat Ridge.
  • Columbine High School Holiday Craft Fair, Littleton. November 9, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More than 140 vendors. Admission: $1. 6201 S. Pierce St., Littleton.
  • Smoky Hill High School Craft Fair, Aurora. November 9, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 210+ crafters exhibit merchandise in two gyms, three levels of the cafeteria and the activities hallway. 16100 E. Smoky Hill Rd., Aurora, 720-886-5550.
  • Castle View Annual Craft Show & Holiday Bazaar, Castle Rock. November 9, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 5254 N. Meadows Dr., Castle Rock.
  • Craft & Bake Sale, Lakewood. November 9, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Green Mtn. Townhomes, 650 S. Youngfield Ct., Lakewood.
  • Littleton High School Music & Craft Fair, Littleton. November 9, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Crafts, food & live music. Admission $1. 199 E. Littleton Blvd.
  • Ye Olde Yuletide Bazaar, Parker. November 9, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Parker Fieldhouse, 18700 E. Plaza Dr.
  • Niwot Fine Arts & Crafts Fair, Niwot. November 9, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Left Hand Grange Hall, 2nd & Franklin Streets.
  • Red Bird Mission Craft Sale, Denver. November 10, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mountain crafts from Red Bird Mission in Kentucky, including baskets, woven placemats, rugs, pottery, soft dolls, jellies, wooden toys, furniture, ornaments and more. Trinity United Methodist Church’s Trinity Cafe, 1820 Broadway, Denver, 303-839-1493.
  • Temple Sinai Holiday Bazaar, Denver. November 10, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Local artists and vendors. 3509 S. Glencoe St., Denver.

November 12 – 17

  • Dennison Elementary School Holiday Craft Show, Lakewood. November 12, 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. More than 30 vendors selling art, crafts, dolls, jewelry, note cards, stained glass and cupcakes. 401 Independence St., Lakewood.
  • Grandmother’s House Boutique, Centennial. November 12-16. Tuesday to Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission: $5. Children 12 & younger FREE.  Tagawa Gardens, 7711 S. Parker Rd., 303-690-4722.
  • Louisville Artists Holiday Sale, Louisville. November 13-17. Wednesday, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., Thursday, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday, 6 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Louisville Recreation & Senior Center, 900 W. Via Appia.
  • Har HaShem’s Annual Chanukah Bazaar, Boulder. November 13-25. Wednesdays 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Fridays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (November 25, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.). Sunday, November 14, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, November 17, 9 a.m. to noon. Monday, November 18, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Call 303-665-7955 to confirm gift shop hours. 3950 Baseline Rd., Boulder.
  • Unique Boutique Craft Show, Centennial. November 15 & 16. Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 70+ artisans. Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran School, 7691 S. University Blvd., Centennial.
  • Denver Botanic Gardens 2013 Holiday Sale, Denver. November 15 & 16. Friday & Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 50+ artisans sell specialty foods, natural bath & body products, clothing, seasonal items, jewelry and more. Members of Denver Botanic Gardens Guild sell homemade gourmet herbal vinegar. Admission: $8/adults, Free/children 15 and under. Gardens’ members enter free. 1007 York St., Denver.
  • Applewood Arts, Loveland. November 16 & 17. Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 120+ artisans. Admission: $4 (good all weekend). The Ranch at Larimer County Fairgrounds, 5280 Arena Cir., Loveland.
  • Arts & Crafts Fair, Thornton. November 16 & 17. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 3101 E. 100th Ave., Thornton, 303-451-8085.
  • P.E.O. Holiday Bazaar, Boulder. November 16, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. All Proceeds go to scholarships and loans for women’s education. St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 4215 Grinnell Ave., Boulder.
  • Cherokee Trail High School Holiday Fair, Aurora. November 16, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 25901 E. Arapahoe Rd., Aurora.
  • Thomas Jefferson High School Holiday Market, Denver. November 16, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 50+ vendors and cafe open for lunch. 3950 S. Holly St., Denver.
  • Cook Park Holiday Craft Show, Denver. November 16, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 7100 Cherry Creek South Dr., Denver.
  • Emeritus at Green Mountain Holiday Craft Show, Lakewood. November 16, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 12791 W. Alameda Pkwy., Lakewood.
  • Elizabeth Middle School Holiday Fair, Elizabeth. November 16, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 80+ craft booths. 34427 County Rd. 13, Elizabeth.

November 21 – 24

  • American Animal Hospital Association Craft Fair, Lakewood. November 21, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Homemade gifts. 12575 W. Bayaud Ave., Lakewood, 303-986-2800. Thanks, Debby!
  • World Gift Market, Denver. November 22, 23 & 24. First Universalist and First Plymouth Churches join together to showcase handcrafted gifts from 50+ nonprofit aid groups and Fair Trade businesses. Open Friday, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at First Universalist Church only. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at both churches. First Universalist is at the northeast corner of Hampden & Colorado Blvd. with First Plymouth on the southwest corner.
  • Junior League Holiday Mart, Englewood. November 22, 23 & 24. Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets: $12 at the door, $10 in advance. Kids 12 and under are free. Denver Marriott Tech Center, 4900 S. Syracuse St., Denver.
  • Holiday Garland Craft Show, Hudson. November 22, 23 & 24. Local crafters selling breads, glass work, decorations, candles and more. Door prizes. Open Friday & Saturday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The pepper Pod Restaurant, 530 Fir St., Hudson.
  • L’Esprit de Noel Holiday Boutique, Denver. November 22 & 23. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 690 Colorado Blvd., Denver. Associated home show is ticketed; boutique in Christ Methodist Church is FREE.
  • Home for the Holidays Craft Boutique, Denver. November 22 & 23. Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Washington Park United Methodist Church, 1955 E. Arizona Ave., Denver.
  • Shalom Cares 2013 Holiday Bazaar, Aurora. November 22. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Shalom Park Community Room, 14800 E. Belleview Dr., Aurora.
  • Mollie McGee’s Holiday Craft Show, Longmont. November 23 & 24. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 160+ booths. Admission: $3. Kids under 12 are free. Click here for $1 off coupon. No strollers on Saturday. Boulder County Fairgrounds Exhibit Bldg., Hover & Nelson Rds., Longmont.
  • Christmas in Windsor Craft Fair. November 23 & 24. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Windsor Community Rec Center, 250 N. 11th St., Windsor. Thanks Carol!
  • Englewood High School Holiday Craft Fair & Chili Cook-off, Englewood. November 23, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. In conjunction with the craft fair, the school holds the Englewood Unleashed Chili Cook-off to benefit special needs students and off-leash parks. 3800 S. Logan St., Englewood.
  • Rangeview High School Craft Fair, Aurora. November 23. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 17599 E. Iliff Ave., Aurora.
  • Craft Fair With A Conscience at the Kirk, Denver. November 23. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Creative sustainable products. Kirk of Bonnie Brae United Church of Christ, 1201 S. Steele St., Denver.
  • Cornerstone Craft Fair, Arvada. November 23. 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 5624 Yarrow St., Arvada.
  • River of Life Church Craft Fair, Lakewood. November 23, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Local vendors showcasing jewelry, art, sewn creations, and other handmade items. Raffle throughout the event. 8690 W. Jewell Ave., Lakewood. Thanks Dolores!
  • Northglenn Elks Craft Fair, Northglenn. November 23, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 10969 Irma Dr.
  • Central Park Craft Sale, Denver. November 23, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Central Park Rec Center, 9651 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Denver.
  • Lulu’s Furniture & Decor Open House, Denver. November 23, noon to 6 p.m. Local businesswomen sell their wares. 2050 W. 30th Ave., Denver, 303-756-2222.
  • Spay-ghetti & No Balls Craft Fair & Dinner, Loveland. November 24. 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Larimer Humane Society, Fort Collins Cat Rescue and Animal House Rescue join forces. Fair is free, spaghetti dinner from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. tickets are $10 to $20. Embassy Suites Loveland, 4705 Clydesdale Pkwy, Loveland.

November 29 – December 1

  • Arvada Center Holiday Craft Fair, Arvada. November 29, 30 & December 1, Friday & Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. More than 150 artisans in a juried show. Admission $5/adults. Kids under 12 free. 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada.
  • High Peaks Holiday Art Fair, Boulder. November 29 & 30. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Drawings every hour for $20 gift certificates to be used to purchase art during the fair. Unity of Boulder’s Fellowship Hall, 2855 Folsom St., Boulder.
  • Sugar Plum Bazaar, Denver. November 30 & December 1. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 50+ Colorado artisans and vendors sell handmade, vintage, re-purposed and unique items. Limited parking so try East High School next door. Parkside Mansion, 1859 York St, Denver.
  • St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Holiday Bazaar, Lakewood. November 30 & December 1. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, noon to 2 p.m. 9200 W. 10th Ave., Lakewood.
  • Wilderness Place Holiday Bazaar, Boulder. November 30 & December 1, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Craft show plus bake sale. Artwork Space, 2810 Wilderness Pl., Ste. A-B.
  • American Legion Post 1 Holiday Fair, Denver. November 30, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 25+ vendors. 5400 E. Yale Ave., Denver.
  • Mission & Fair Trade Gift Market, Denver. December 1, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Baskets, jewelry, candles, artwork. Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church, 1980 Dahlia St., Denver.

December 5 – 8

  • Denver Potters Association Holiday Show & Sale, Denver. December 5-8. Thursday, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday , 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Both functional and sculptural ceramics, plus handmade jewelry, glass, fiber and wood creations. Sixth Avenue United Church, 3250 E. 6th., Denver.
  • Disabilities Resource Center Holiday Bazaar, Lakewood. December 5, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Handmade holiday gifts, bake sale & entertainment. 11177 W. Eighth Ave., Lakewood, 303-462-6585.
  • Life Change Christmas Craft Festival, Littleton. December 6 & 7. Friday 2:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. 30+ vendors with handmade gifts and food. 6657 W. Ottawa Ave., Littleton. Thanks Ashley!
  • Rue de Noël, A Paris Street Christmas Market, Littleton. December 6 & 7. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. indoors at Southwest Plaza in the former Borders bookstore space, 8501 W. Bowles Ave., Littleton.
  • Christian Indian Center Christmas Bazaar, Denver. December 6 & 7. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Authentic Native American gift items and food. Four Winds, 201 W. 5th Ave., Denver.
  • A Christmas A’Faire, Denver. December 6 & 7. Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 40+ vendors and food available all day. Central Christian Church, 3690 Cherry Creek Drive South, Denver.
  • Jeffco Holiday Craft Fair, Golden. December 6 & 7. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission: $2. Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 15200 W. 6th Ave., Golden.
  • Holly Days, Englewood. December 6 & 7. Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. First Plymouth Congregational Church, 3501 S. Colorado Blvd., Englewood.
  • Shop Once, Give Twice Christmas Marketplace, Littleton. December 6-8. Gifts from vendors around the world that support fair wages. Presented by 31:20. Friday, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aspen Grove Community Church, 181 W. County Line Rd., Littleton.
  • Women’s Bean Project Holiday Fair, Denver. December 6-8, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Shop the full line of products: soups, salsas, dips, teas, chili mix and more. 3201 Curtis St., Denver.
  • Firefly Handmade Market, Boulder. December 6-8. Friday, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission: $3. 80+ artisans. All handmade items, no imports. Also Creation Station for kids. 1600 Pearl St. (former Borders Bookstore), Boulder.
  • 2013 Holiday Mancraft, Denver. December 6. 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. 35+ seriously creative and crafty men gather to sell everything from furniture to pickles to monsters to soaps. Vendors are all guys, but all are welcome to shop. Cheap drinks and food trucks, too. VFW Post 2461, 1360 S. Broadway, Denver.
  • Jefferson Academy Elementary Craft Fair, Broomfield. December 6 & 7. Friday, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 9955 Yarrow St., Broomfield.
  • The Gathering Church Bazaar, Denver. December 6 & 7. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 11989 St. Paul St., Denver.
  • Artisan Holiday Boutique, Denver. December 7 & 8, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 24 Denver-area artists, crafters and foodies offer handmade gifts and unique presents. 1597 W. Nevada Pl., Denver.
  • Handcrafted Gifts Holiday Bazaar, Henderson. December 7 & 8. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 300+ crafters in two buildings. Admission: $3. Kids 14 and younger are free. Adams County Fairgrounds, 9755 Henderson Rd., Henderson 303-659-7103.
  • Denver Holly Days. December 7 & 8, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. One of-a-kind seasonal items, handcrafted goods, and holiday gift ideas. Also a live concert by the Denver Gay Men’s Chorus, the Colorado Gingerbread House Competition and free Hot Chocolate. McNichols Civic Center Building, Colfax & Bannock, Denver.
  • CB Holiday Boutique, Denver. December 7 & 8. Saturday 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Colorado Budokan Karate, 3547 S. Monaco Pkwy., Denver, 720-253-7473.
  • Georgetown Annual Christmas Market. December 7 & 8. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. European-style outdoor market on Sixth St. with booths hand-crafted, roasted chestnuts, carriage rides, visit with St. Nick., live entertainment.
  • 16th Annual Tommyknocker Bazaar, Central City. December 7 & 8. Teller House, 120 Eureka St., Central City.
  • Grandview High School Holiday & Craft Fair, Aurora. December 7, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 200+ vendors. 20500 E. Arapahoe Rd, Aurora.
  • Bear Creek High School Holiday Craft Fair, Lakewood. December 7, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 100+ crafters, door prizes, concessions. Admission: $2. 9800 W. Dartmouth Pl., Lakewood.
  • Denver Waldorf School Holiday Fair, Denver. December 7, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. No charge for access to the sale. Children’s activities, games and crafts run three for $7 or $16 for unlimited. 940 Fillmore St., Denver, 303-777-0531.
  • South Suburban Holiday Arts & Crafts Sale, Centennial. December 7, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free gift wrapping available. Goodson Recreation Center, 6315 S. University Blvd., Centennial.
  • Traylor Academy School Craft Show, Denver. December 7, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. 2900 S. Ivan Way, Denver.
  • Winter Market & Holiday Fair, Denver. December 7, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 31+ local artisans, plus FREE photos with Santa & Mrs. Claus at 11:30 a.m., sing-alongs, crafts and activities. Valdez Elementary, 2525 W. 29th Ave., Denver.
  • Global Bazaar, Denver. December 7, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fair-trade, hand-crafted goods from around the world. First Christian Reformed Church, 1814 S. Emerson St., Denver.
  • Young Entrepreneurs Marketplace, Denver. December 7, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All products are handmade and personally sold by the owners, kids ages 6 to 21. 3550 E. 1st Ave., Denver.
  • Holiday Bazaar 2013, Boulder. December 7, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. More than 60 local artists. Shining Mountain Waldorf School, 999 Violet Ave.
  • Chaparral H.S. Marching Band Once Upon a December Boutique, Parker. December 7, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 15665 Brookstone Dr., Parker.
  • Christmas Fayre, Niwot. December 7, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. A fair with a British flair run by a local chapter of Daughters of the British Empire. Local vendors and traditional British holiday foods and crafts. Visit with Santa & Mrs. Claus, get a free professional photo. Left Hand Grange, 195 Second Avenue, Niwot. Thanks Jennifer!
  • Barnum Handmade Christmas Crafts Sale, Denver. December 7, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Barnum Rec Center, 360 Hooker St., Denver.
  • Fairplay Holiday Bazaar, Fairplay. December 7, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 75+ arts, crafts & food vendors. Santa & Mrs. Claus from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free “G” movies for kids. Fairplay School Campus, 640 Hathaway, Fairplay.
  • Kullerstrand Elementary Craft Show, Wheat Ridge. December 7, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission: $2. 12225 W. 38th Ave., Wheat Ridge.
  • Mile Hi Church Craft & Boutique Show, Lakewood. December 7, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 9077 W. Alameda Ave., Lakewood.
  • Christmas Extravaganza, Thornton. December 7, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 3960 E. 128th Ave., Thornton.
  • Christmas Craft Sale, Frederick. December 7, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Rinn United Methodist Church, 3783 Bella Rosa Pkwy., Frederick.

December 13 – 15

  • Highlands Ranch Community Association’s Winter Market. December 14 & 15. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Outdoor market with meats, pastries, breads, fudge and crafts. Town Center North, 1100 Sgt. Jon Stiles Dr., Highlands Ranch, 303-791-2500.
  • Artisan Holiday Boutique, Denver. December 14 & 15, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 24 Denver-area artists, crafters and foodies offer handmade gifts and unique presents. 1597 W. Nevada Pl., Denver.
  • Handmade Homemade Market, Denver. December 14 & 15, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Members-only market (membership is free and available online). Food grown and crafts made in Denver homes & backyards by 60+ artisans. Vegan food buffet. Live music. Admission: $2-$5 suggested donation. Denver Art Society, 734 Santa Fe Dr., Denver.
  • Georgetown Annual Christmas Market. December 14 & 15. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. European-style outdoor market on Sixth St. with booths hand-crafted, roasted chestnuts, carriage rides, visit with St. Nick., live entertainment.
  • Colorow Community Craft Fair, Littleton. December 14, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 35+ vendors, food, drinks and Santa Shop. 6317 S. Estes St. Littleton.
  • Young Entrepreneurs Marketplace, Lakewood. December 14, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All products are handmade and personally sold by the owners, kids ages 6 to 21. 401 S. Pierce St. (Belmar), Lakewood.
  • Handmade at The Hall, Denver. December 14, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Handmade & crafted goods, food trucks and alcohol. Exdo Hall, 3545 Larimer St., Denver.
  • EarthLinks Holiday Open House, Denver. December 14, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Environmentally-responsible handcrafted gifts. 2828 Larimer St., Denver.
  • Boulder Holiday Gift Festival, Boulder. December 15, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 85+ exhibitors. Boulder YMCA (inside the gym), 2850 Mapleton Ave., Boulder.

 December 20 – 22

  • Ujamaa Holiday Market, Denver. December 20 & 21. Friday, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Handmade goods, bath salts, fine art, jewelry, Christmas & Kwanzaa decorations. Clayton Early Learning, 3801 Martin Luther King Blvd., Denver.
  • Last Chance Gift Fest, Longmont. December 22, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Boulder County Fairgrounds, 9595 Nelson Rd., Longmont.
  • Belmar Holiday Food & Gift Show, Lakewood. Open through December 31. 30+ vendors with hostess gifts, food, art and hand-knit creations. Monday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday & Saturday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 7244 W. Bonfils Lane (on the Plaza near The Rink), Lakewood.