Gymboree in the Cherry Creek Mall is closing. According to MHOTC reader Jen, the kids clothing store still has a large selection of goods. Currently, all clothing is 65% off and it appears discounts may increase in the coming days. Reports Jen, “The best deals are on clearance merchandise because that is 65% off the lowest ticketed price.” No specific closing date has been set, but store employees say it will be some time after Christmas. The store is open Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 303-322-3217.
Typically Thanksgiving weekend is slim pickings in the craft show world. But, a number of shows are now taking the opportunity to stand-out by staging fairs that they hope will entice you away from the big malls. We have an entire page devoted to upcoming holiday craft shows, markets and fairs in the Denver/Boulder area. It includes an interactive map to help you find the ones closest to your shopping flight path.
As always, we call out some of our favorite picks: This weekend you’ll find the insanely crowded, but always fun Horseshoe Holiday Market at the Highland Masonic Temple. The Friday Night Bazaar (on Friday, of course) lets you shop 80+ food, crafts and fashion vendors. Park Hill Masonic Lodge plays host to the Park Hill Holiday Market. And, Gypsy Farmhouse Holiday Market is at the JeffCo Fairgrounds.
Check out our Holiday Craft Shows list for more details (dates, times, entry fees, etc.) on these and other sales. And if you know of any upcoming shows, please email details to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the cities Germany, Austria and the German-speaking part of Switzerland, vendors set up stalls in the plaza around the cathedral to sell charming gift items and all manner of holiday goodies. Denver’s 2017 Christkindl Market takes place downtown in Skyline Park (on the 16th Street Mall at Arapahoe St,), from Friday, November 17 through Saturday, December 23.
The park is transformed into a magical “old world” European village with wooden vendor huts, lights, festive music and an authentic German Bier Hall. [Read more…] about Denver’s German-Style Christkindl Market
Bye, bye, records! As reported by Westword, after nearly 25 years, Second Spin will close at the end of January. The popular store, which sells new and used CDs, vinyl, DVDs and games, is now liquidating its inventory, with items up to 50% off the original price.
Store hours are Monday to Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. 1485 S. Colorado Blvd., Denver. Thanks to Lisa for alerting us to this sale.
Holiday shoppers who favor the evening hours to peruse local crafts will be happy to hear the Friday Night Bazaar returns to RiNo this holiday season, with three consecutive Friday night pop-up markets on November 24, December 1 & 8 at Denver Rock Drill. The Friday Night Bazaar hosts more than 80 local craft, fashion, and food vendors, and introduces the Colorado Tasting Room + Bottle Shop — showcasing the largest and most affordable selection of premium Colorado cider, wine, and spirits available for purchase this holiday season. [Read more…] about Friday Night Bazaar Returns To RiNo
Shop for unusual gifts, many handmade by local artists and artisans, at upcoming fall and 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 newspapers for the occasional discount coupon on admission. We’ll continue to update the map and list events as we receive more information, 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. Know of a sale we missed? Email us the details to email@example.com.
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October 13 – 15
- Highlands Ranch Fall Craft Show, Highlands Ranch. October 14 & 15, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Recreation Center at Eastridge. 100+ exhibitors. Handcrafted and one-of-a-kind specialty items. 9568 University Blvd., Highlands Ranch, 303-791-2500.
- Smoky Hill United Methodist Church Craft Fair, Centennial. October 14, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 75+ vendors, fresh kettle corn, shaved ice and pumpkin patch. 19491 E. Smoky Hill Rd., Centennial.
- Josephine Commons Senior Community Craft & Bake Sale, Lafayette. October 14, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 20+ vendors display and sell items to help supplement their income. 455 N. Burlington Ave., Lafayette.
October 20 – 22
- Heather Gardens Craft Fair, Aurora. October 20 & 21. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 60+ crafters at the Clubhouse., 2888 S. Heather Gardens Way, Aurora.
- Mollie McGee’s Annual Fall Market, Longmont. October 21 & 22. 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. No strollers on Saturday. Boulder County Fairgrounds Exhibit Bldg., Hover Rd. & Nelson Rd., Longmont.
- Dakota Ridge High School Craft Fair, Littleton. October 21 & 22. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission: $3 (over age 12). 13399 W. Coal Mine Ave., Littleton.
- Overland High School Fall Craft Fair, Aurora. October 21, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 12400 Jewell Ave., Aurora.
- Corner of Hope Fall Craft Show, Lakewood. October 21, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Our Savior’s Corner of Hope Church, 1975 S. Garrison St., Lakewood.
- Cook Park Citywide Show & Sale, Denver. October 21, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Denver Parks and Recreation art students and teachers sell their wares including pottery, jewelry, watercolors, wearable items and more. Cook Park Rec Center, 7100 Cherry Creek South Dr., Denver.
- Stober Elementary Arts & Crafts Fair, Lakewood. October 21, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 40+ booths. Admission: $2. Children 12 & younger FREE. 2300 Urban St., Lakewood.
- Japanese Arts & Crafts Showcase, Arvada. October 22, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Handcrafted Asian inspired gifts, ceramics and jewelry. Simpson UMC, 6001 Wolff St., Arvada.
October 27 – 29
- Rocky Mountain Weavers Guild, Englewood. October 26-28, Thursday, 4 to 8 p.m., Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hand-crafted wearables, hand-woven home decor, holiday ornaments and more. Live textile demonstrations. Englewood Civic Center, Community Room, 1000 Englewood Pkwy., Englewood.
- El Jebel Shriners Holiday Craft Show, Castle Rock. October 27-29. Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fine arts and crafts, food booth, Festival of Trees. Douglas County Events Center, 500 Fairgrounds Dr., Castle Rock.
- Holly Days at Brighton Grange, Brighton. October 27 & 28. Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 25501 E. Bromley Lane (exit 22 off I-76), Brighton.
- Family in Christ Church Craft Fair, Westminster. October 27 & 28. Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Suggested donation of non-perishable food for admission. 11355 N. Sheridan Blvd., Westminster.
- Applewood Arts, Highlands Ranch. October 28 & 29. Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 110+ artisans fill two gyms. Admission: $5 (good all weekend). $1 off Sunday coupon on their website. Highlands Ranch High School, 9375 S. Cresthill Lane, Highlands Ranch.
- Colorado Senior Connections Stitch n Chatter Craft Bazaar, Edgewater. October 28, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Older adult crafters from West Metro Denver sell handcrafted items. Raffles drawn every hour. American Legion Post 17, 1901 Harlan St., Edgewater.
- Handmade + Local Pop-Up Market, Longmont. October 28, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Modern letterpress cards, ceramic & pottery work, bath & body products, glass art, jewelry, crocheted work, and dryer balls. 712 Main., Longmont.
November 1 – 5
- Lone Tree Fine Arts & Craft Show, Lone Tree. November 1-4. 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., 303-741-2085.
- Handweavers Guild of Boulder Holiday Show & Sale, Longmont. November 2-5, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily except Sunday; 10 am. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. Thousands of quality handmade items from weavers, knitters, bead artists, quilters, spinners and basket makers. Also, daily demonstrations of fiber arts and a Saturday fashion show. Boulder County Fairgrounds, Hover St. and Nelson Rd., Longmont.
- Colorado Country Christmas, Denver. November 3-5. Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 450+ exhibitors, model railroad, visit and photos with Santa, gourmet foods, cooking demos and more. Admission: $15.50/adults (good all three days), 10 and under/FREE. Printable $1 off coupon. FREE parking. Denver Mart, 451 E. 58th Ave., Denver (58th Ave. off I-25), Denver.
- Aurora Potters Guild Holiday Sale, Aurora. November 3 & 4. Friday, noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hand-crafted pottery and sculpture with new selections added throughout the sale. Ecotech Institute, 1400 S. Abilene St., Aurora.
- Windsor Gardens Craft Fair, Denver. November 3 & 4. Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. More than 55 Colorado crafters. Free cookies and cider. 595 S. Clinton St., Denver.
- Covenant Village Holiday Fair, Westminster. November 3 & 4. Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, 8 a.m. to noon. Handcrafted gifts, art & decor. 9151 Yarrow St., Westminster.
- APEX Craft Fair, Arvada. November 3 & 4. Friday, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 50+ vendors with a focus on handmade, local items. Admission: $2 or FREE with donation of new school supplies. Community Recreation Center, 6842 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, 303-425-9583.
- Falliday Craft & Bake Sale, Lakewood. November 3 & 4. Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 40+ crafters, bake sale, used books. Shepherd of the Hills Presbyterian Church, 11500 W. 20th Ave., Lakewood.
- Salvation Army Holiday Boutique, Denver. November 3 & 4, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Purchase hand-made gifts, gourmet food, quilts, dolls, toys, ornaments and more. Free photos with Santa on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission: $3 (children under 5 are free). Quebec Place at Fairmount Cemetery, 430 S. Quebec St., Denver.
- Red Rocks Country Club Holiday Boutique, Morrison. November 3, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 16235 W. Belleview Ave., Morrison.
- Applewood Arts and Crafts Show, Westminster. November 4 & 5. Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 110+ artisans, lunch available. No strollers on Saturday. Admission: $5 (good all weekend). $1 off Sunday discount coupon on their site. Standley Lake High School, 9300 W. 104th Ave., Westminster.
- St. Vincent de Paul Holiday Craft Fair, Aurora. November 4 & 5. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Arts & crafts, bake sale, raffle. Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 13120 E. Kentucky Ave., Aurora.
- Boulder Autumnfest. November 4 & 5. Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Art & craft booths, children’s activities, live music, food. Boulder High School Field, 14th & Arapahoe.
- Boulder Holiday Market. November 4. One of‑a‑kind seasonal items, high- quality handcrafted goods, holiday gift ideas, delicious specialty foods, music & more. Central Park, 1236 Canyon Blvd., Boulder.
- Malley Holiday Bazaar, Englewood. November 4, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 100+ artisans with crafts and handmade gifts. Concessions available for lunch or snacking. Easy parking. Malley Rec Center, 3380 S. Lincoln St., Englewood, 303-762-2660.
- Smoky Hill High School Craft Fair, Aurora. November 4, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 210+ vendors in two gyms and three levels of the cafeteria. 16100 E. Smoky Hill Rd., Aurora.
- Holiday in the Rockies Craft Fair, Englewood. November 4, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Englewood First Presbyterian Church, 3500 S. Logan St., Englewood.
- The Mac Holiday Craft Show, Westminster. November 4, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 80+ artisans. 3295 W. 72nd Ave., Westminster.
- Castle Rock Craft Show Extraordinaire. November 4, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 150+ vendors, bake sale, wreath auction. Douglas County Events Center.
November 7 – 12
- Grandmother’s House Boutique, Centennial. November 7-11. Tuesday to Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission: $5 (good all 5 days). Children 12 & younger FREE. Tagawa Gardens, 7711 S. Parker Rd., Centennial, 303-693-5500.
- Nan and Dollie’s Holiday Market, Denver. November 8 & 9, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 14+ artisan vendors sell unique products in the Molly Blank Atrium at National Jewish Health. 1400 Jackson St., Denver.
- Boulder Potters Guild Fall Show & Sale, Longmont. November 9-12. Thursday & Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Boulder County Fairgrounds, Hover St. & Nelson Rd., Longmont.
- Junior League Mile High Holiday Mart, Denver. November 10-12. Friday, noon to 7 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 100+ merchants. Tickets: $10. Kids 12 and under free. Parking $7/day in lots or use street meters. RTD Light Rail recommended. Gates Field House at University of Denver, 2201 E. Asbury Ave., Denver.
- Unique Boutique Craft Show, Centennial. November 10 & 11. Friday & Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Each artisan is hand-picked by the organizer and products are handcrafted. Shoppers will find pottery, photography, home decor, beauty products, scarves, jewelry, furniture and more. Southwest Plaza, 8501 W. Bowles Ave., Littleton.
- Denver Botanic Gardens Winter Gift Market, Denver. November 10 & 11. 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. 1007 York St., Denver.
- Horizon Christian Fellowship Fall Craft Fair, Littleton. November 10 & 11, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Photography, handmade crafts, jewelry and more. 5470 S. Lowell Blvd., Littleton.
- Alternative Craft Fair, Evergreen. November 11 & 12. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Handmade crafts, jewelry, textiles, food and other gifts from nearly 50 nonprofit organizations. 5980 Highway 73, Evergreen.
- Country Christmas Bazaar. November 11 & 12. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 400+ booths in 4 buildings. Admission: $5. Kids 14 and younger FREE. Adams Country Fairgrounds, 9755 Henderson Rd.
- Boulder Mountain Handmade, Boulder. November 11 & 12. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fine art, crafts and bake sale. Boulder Elks Lodge, 3975 28th St., Boulder.
- Cherokee Trail High School Holiday Fair, Aurora. November 11, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Children & strollers welcome. The school has an elevator. 25901 E. Arapahoe Pkwy. N., Aurora.
- Columbine High School Holiday Craft Fair, Littleton. November 11, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More than 140 vendors. Admission: $1. 6201 Pierce St., Littleton.
- Mountain Pine Yuletide Bazaar, Parker. November 11, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Holiday gifts and crafts by 100+ local artisans. Parker Fieldhouse, 18700 Plaza Dr. (Dransfeldt & Plaza), Parker.
- Winterfest 2017, Evergreen. November 11, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Holiday craft show, performances by Evergreen Chorale and Evergreen Children’s Chorale. Craft activities for children while parents shop. Evergreen High School, 29300 Buffalo Park Rd., Evergreen.
- Green Mountain High School Holiday Bazaar, Lakewood. November 11, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Gifts, food, entertainment. 13175 W. Green Mountain Dr., Lakewood.
November 16 – 19
- Castle Clay Artists Fall Show, Golden. November 16-18. 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.
- Highland Recreation Center Show, Denver. November 16, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Local artisans. 2880 Osceola St. Denver.
- Annual Holiday Food & Gift Festival, Denver. November 17-19. Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 400+ vendors of art, crafts, music, toys, Christmas décor and much more. Large gourmet food area for sampling and purchasing food. Santa Claus is available each day. Admission for all 3 days: $14/adult, $12/senior & youth, FREE/12 and under. Get $3 off admission coupon here. National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt St., Denver.
- World Gift Market, Denver. November 18 & 19. Handcrafted gifts from 50+ nonprofit aid groups and Fair Trade businesses. Open Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at First Plymouth Congregational Church, 3501 S. Colorado Blvd. on the southwest corner of Colorado & Hampden.
- Applewood Arts, Loveland. November 18 & 19. Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 125+ artisans. Admission: $6 (good all weekend). $1 off Sunday admission on their website. The Ranch at Larimer County Fairgrounds, 5280 Arena Cir., Loveland.
- Mollie McGee’s Holiday Market, Longmont. November 18 & 19. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 160+ booths. Admission: $4. Kids under 12 are free. No strollers on Saturday. Boulder County Fairgrounds Exhibit Bldg., Hover & Nelson Rds., Longmont.
- Sugar Plum Bazaar, Denver. November 18 & 19. Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 130+ Colorado artisans and vendors sell handmade, vintage, re-purposed and unique items. Download free tickets from their website or pay $1 entry at door. Wings Over The Rockies, 7711 E. Academy Blvd., Denver.
- All Souls Catholic Church Holiday Craft & Bake Sale, Englewood. November 18 & 19, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Handmade crafts and baked goods. Affordable prices. No outside vendors. 4950 S. Logan St., Englewood.
- Intercession Episcopal Church Arts & Craft Fair, Thornton. November 18 & 19. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Artwork, jewelry, home-canned and handmade products. 3101 E. 100th Ave., Thornton.
- Christmas in Windsor, Windsor. November 18 & 19. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All handmade items from 100+ vendors. Admission: $3. Windsor Rec Center, 250 N. 11th St.
- Estes Park Holiday Market, Estes Park. November 18 & 19. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Estes Park Conference Center at Rocky Mountain Park Inn, 101 Saint Vrain Ave., Estes Park.
- Rangeview High School Craft Show, Aurora, November 18, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 17599 E. Iliff Ave., Aurora.
- Santa’s Cellar Craft Fair, Broomfield. November 18, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Five rooms filled with local crafters. Santa visits from 10 a.m. to noon. Broomfield Community Center, 280 Spader Way, Broomfield.
- Holiday Artisan Market, Denver. November 18, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Handcrafted artisan work including handmade soaps, holiday foods, leather craft work, glass work, mosaic treasures, Christmas ornaments & nativity sets, knitting, embroidery, jewelry, paintings and more. Cook Park Rec Center, 7100 Cherry Creek Dr. S., Denver.
- Landmark Tabernacle Holiday Market, Denver. November 18, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Local & handmade goods, homemade food, entertainment. Swag bag to first 50 shoppers. 2727 S. Sheridan Blvd., Denver.
- Holiday Gift Market Adoption Fundraiser, November 18, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Handmade crafts, kids activity zone, silent auction. Proceeds donated to a local family’s adoption fund. Hope Community Church, 1801 S. Logan St., Denver.
- Lincoln Meadows Senior Living, Parker. November 18, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Items from local Colorado vendors including quilts, photography, candles, jewelry and more. 10001 S. Oswego St., Parker.
November 24 – 26
- Park Hill Holiday Market, Denver. November 24 & 25. Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 60+ artists from Colorado and beyond sell handmade arts and crafts. Admission: $2. Park Hill Masonic Lodge, 4819 E. Montview Blvd., Denver.
- Arvada Fair For The Band, Arvada. November 24 & 25. Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Shop 100+ artists showcasing their handmade items. Admission: $5. Proceeds benefit Arvada High School Band and Color Guard. 7951 W. 65th Ave., Arvada.
- Friday Night Bazaar, Denver. November 24, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Shop 80+ local craft, fashion and food vendors. Plus the Colorado Tasting Room + Bottle Shop, with a large selection of Colorado cider, wine and spirits. 1717 E. 39th Ave., Denver.
- Horseshoe Holiday Market, Denver. November 25 & 26. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. 100+ artisans selling vintage and handmade goods, plus food trucks and mobile boutiques in the parking lot. Highlands Masonic Temple, 3550 Federal Blvd., Denver.
- American Legion Post 1 Holiday Fair, Denver. November 25, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Photography, handmade crafts, jewelry. 5400 E. Yale Ave., Denver.
- Gypsy Farmhouse Holiday Market, Golden. November 25, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pop-up market. Admission: $5 online; $6 at the door. (66+ is $3). Coupon for $1 off here. Jefferson County Event Center, 15200 W. 6th Ave., Golden.
- Aromatic Holiday Bazaar, Niwot. November 25, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Array of aromatic items for holiday gift giving including facial and person care products, aromatic jewelry, aromatherapy blends, natural incense and candles, teas and more. Left Hand Grange (at 2nd & Franklin St.)
November 30 – December 3
- Arapahoe Ceramics Guild Holiday Sale, Littleton. November 30-December 2. Thursday, 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Rotating stock with new pieces added daily. In the Colorado Gallery of the Arts in the Annex next to the main building at Arapahoe Community College. 5900 S. Santa Fe Dr., Littleton.
- Denver Potters Association Holiday Show & Sale, Denver. November 30-December 3. Thursday, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 40+ artists showcase one-of-a-kind functional and sculptural ceramics, plus handmade jewelry, glass and wood creations. Sixth Avenue United Church, 3250 E. 6th Ave., Denver.
- Studio Arts Boulder Holiday Sale. December 1-3. 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. Prana, 1147 Pearl St. Boulder.
- Friday Night Bazaar, Denver. December 1, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Shop 80+ local craft, fashion and food vendors. Plus the Colorado Tasting Room + Bottle Shop, with a large selection of Colorado cider, wine and spirits. 1717 E. 39th Ave., Denver.
- Highlands Ranch Community Association’s Winter Market. December 1, 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.
- Stuff Your Stocking, Denver. December 1, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Micro Market featuring Ink Lounge and a select group of local makers selling jams, jewelry, chocolate, clay art. Benefits Urban Peak. 29 S. Fox St., Denver.
- Winter Fair & Holiday Bazaar, Boulder. December 1 & 2. Friday, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 40+ vendors of hand crafted items. Friday night is adults only with hors d’oeuvres and cash bar. Elks Lodge, 3975 28th St., Boulder.
- Adams County Holiday Bazaar, Brighton. December 2 & 3, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 300+ booths in two buildings. Bring your kids Sunday for photos with Santa. Admission: $3. Kids 14 and younger are FREE. Adams County Fairgrounds, 9755 Henderson Rd.
- Sweet William Holiday Market, Denver. December 2 & 3, Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Artisan crafted items, vintage finds and antiques. Northfield Event Center, 8371 Northfield Blvd. #C, Denver.
- Holiday Flea 2017, Denver. December 2 & 3. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 200″ booths selling locally-made goods and crafts. Admission: $5 for both days. Inside the former Sports Castle, 1000 Broadway, Denver.
- Santa Paws Festival, Lakewood. December 2 & 3, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Handcrafted items, kitty collectibles, cat toys, baked goods (for humans) and more. FREE photos with Santa Paws. Proceeds go to the Cat Care Society, 5787 W. 6th Ave., Lakewood.
- Winter Market, Longmont. December 2 & 3, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Local food growers and producers selling winter harvest and artists selling local gifts. Boulder County Fairgrounds, 9595 Nelson Rd., Longmont.
- Holiday Mountain Market, Nederland. December 2 & 3. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 60+ vendors selling handmade crafts and art. Live entertainment, photos with Santa. Nederland Community Center, 750 Colo. 72 North, Nederland.
- Lyons Holiday Craft Bazaar. December 2 & 3. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Crafts, jewelry, textiles, pottery and glass. Lyons Elementary, 338 High St.
- Grandview High School Holiday & Craft Fair, Aurora. December 2, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 200+ vendors. Lower Commons level. 20500 E. Arapahoe Rd, Aurora.
- Bear Creek High School Holiday Craft Fair, Lakewood. December 2, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 120+ crafters, door prizes, concessions. Admission: $3. 9800 W. Dartmouth Pl., Lakewood.
- Christian Indian Center Christmas Bazaar, Denver. December 2, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Handmade arts & crafts, silver/turquoise jewelry, baked goods, Indian Tacos and more. Hope Fellowship Christian Reformed Church, 2400 S. Ash St. Denver.
- Chaparral H.S. Once Upon A December Craft Show, Parker. December 2, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Almost all items are handcrafted in this juried show. Kid care available while you shop. 15665 Brookstone Dr., Parker.
- Golden High School Holiday Bazaar, Golden. December 2, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Handcrafted gifts, photography and more. 701 24th St., Golden.
- Young Entrepreneurs Marketplace, Denver. December 2, 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.
- Denver Waldorf School Holiday Fair, Denver. December 2, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 45+ artisan merchants, FREE wagon & train rides. 2100 S. Pennsylvania St., Denver.
- Midtown Winter Market, Denver. December 2, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Small market with neighborhood vendors. 1625 W. 67th Ave., Denver.
- Goodson Rec Center Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair, Centennial. December 2, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. 70+ vendors selling crafts, pottery, jewelry, clothing, quilts, paintings, photography, specialty items and more. 6315 S. University Blvd., Centennial.
- Washington Heights Arts Center Sale, Lakewood. December 2, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hundreds of handmade items such as mugs, bowls, serving dishes, jewelry, scarves and ornaments. 6375 W. First Ave., Lakewood.
- Christmas Craftapalooza, Lakewood. December 2, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Handmade items for sale, plus vendors give workshops so shoppers can make their own low-cost crafts for giving. 1380 Ammons St., Lakewood.
- Mile Hi Church Holiday Market, Lakewood. December 2, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 80+ local artisans and crafters offer fine art, Christmas decor, hand-painted furniture, glasswork, quilting and more. 9077 W. Alameda, Lakewood.
- Montessori Peaks Academy Handmade Craft Fair, Littleton. December 2, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 9904 W. Capri Ave., Littleton.
- Holiday Craft Fayre, Niwot. December 2, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fair with a British flair. More than 22 local vendors and traditional British holiday food and crafts. Get photos taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Left Hand Grange, 195 Second Ave., Niwot.
December 7 – 10
- Art Gym Holiday Fine Arts Festival, December 7 to 23. Smaller, affordable artwork by metalsmiths, printmakers, digital artists, illustrators, sculptors and culinary artists. Reception on December 7 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Then, open Tuesday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. 1460 Leyden St., Denver.
- Friday Night Bazaar, Denver. December 8, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Shop 80+ local craft, fashion and food vendors. Plus the Colorado Tasting Room + Bottle Shop, with a large selection of Colorado cider, wine and spirits. 1717 E. 39th Ave., Denver.
- Art in the Highlands Northside, Denver. December 8 & 9. Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 32 vendors with a selection of paintings, glass work, textile, mixed media, wood, jewelry, food gifts, handmade candles, soaps and handmade ornaments. The Sanctuary, 3101 W. 31st Ave., Denver.
- Longmont Artisan Market. December 8 & 9. Friday, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. 21 local artisans. Mud and Madder, 712 Main St., Longmont.
- Jackalope Art Fair, Denver. December 9 & 10, 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.
- TJ’s ArtFest, Denver. December 9, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Great shopping and one-of-a-kind finds, live carolers, decadent coffees and hot chocolate from Rambling Bean, a fire pit warming area, and great eats. 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.
- Young Entrepreneurs Marketplace, Lakewood. December 9, 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.
- Vista PEAK Preparatory Craft Fair, Aurora. December 9, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Handmade gifts, gourmet food, quilts, dolls and more. 24500 E. 6th Ave., Aurora.
- Boulder Holiday Gift Festival, Boulder. December 10, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 90+ exhibitors. Handcrafted goods from local merchants. Boulder YMCA (inside the gym), 2850 Mapleton Ave., Boulder.
December 15 – 17
- Horseshoe Holiday Market at Belmar, Denver. December 16 & 17. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 70+ local vendors selling in an indoor 25,000 square-foot space next to the skating rink at Belmar. 7244 W. Bonfils Lane, Lakewood.
- Firefly Handmade Market, Boulder. December 16 & 17, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 80+ artisans. All handmade items, no imports. Embassy Suites Hotel, 2601 Canyon Blvd., Boulder.
- Last Chance Gift Fest, Longmont. December 17, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 100+ Colorado vendors. Boulder County Fairgrounds, 9595 Nelson Rd., Longmont.
Though it’s only mid-September, store shelves already seem to be lined with holiday goods. That means the MHOTC elves need to get in gear and pull together our Holiday Craft Shows page, including interactive map. But we need your help. If you know of any holiday craft show(s) at your school, church, community center or any other spot, for that matter, please let us know as soon as possible. Send us the name of the event, date, time(s), admission price (if any) and location (include a street address). If you have any other details, feel free to include them. We want to launch the page by early-October and there are hundreds of sales we have yet to verify. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out our Send Us Your Deal form.
“You are beautiful.” Such a simple statement, but so very profound. (I don’t think anyone can hear it enough.) I found these wonderful little silver stickers with the statement at a local boutique and loved them — simple, but profound. I researched the organization (www.you-are-beautiful.com) and found out they give away the stickers for FREE.
The stickers are all part of a movement to spread the positive message with loved ones and strangers alike. No political or religious motive. For a SASE (self-addressed stamped envelope), the organization will send you 5 “you are beautiful” stickers for FREE — no strings attached. To learn how to get yours, click here. If you like the message, the organization sells lots of fun YAB stickers and gifts — all reasonably priced, in my opinion.
To learn more about how the mission of kindness got started, watch the short video featured on OWN’s “Super Soul Sunday.” And, never forget, you are beautiful!
Woo-hoo! Laura and Bryan are excited to announce that we are the authors of a brand new book. Along with Living On The Cheap’s Teresa Mears, we have just published “The Ultimate Guide to Coupons.” Maybe you have attended our Coupons 101 and 201 workshops. Now you can get all that information (totally updated), along with other tips and tricks right at your fingertips. Plus, you’ll read Bryan’s musing on why real men use coupons and Laura’s advice on how to coupon for charity.
To make it super simple, the guide can be downloaded as an e-book to your smartphone, tablet or desktop OR you can buy it in paperback through Amazon. [Read more…] about Special Discount For Our New Book: ‘The Ultimate Guide To Coupons’
With a Walgreens seemingly on every other corner, finding bargains and deals is easier (and more convenient) than you might think at the ubiquitous drugstore. If you know how to shop its aisles smartly, Walgreens can be a source for many household essentials on a budget. Navigating the ins and outs of bargain hunting the chain can be tricky. (In our opinion, Walgreens has one of the most confusing coupon policies out there, especially with its Register Rewards program. We’re die-hard “cheapskates” and we still get tripped up.) Our guide breaks it down for novices and experts alike. With some patience, smart shoppers should be able to “nurse” their need for saving money with these tips and tricks. [Read more…] about How To Get The Best Deals at Walgreens
In 1947, Lloyd J. King opened the first King Soopers in Arvada. His mission was to offer shoppers “friendly service, value, cleanliness and quality.” And, for us Coloradans, they have been doing it ever since. We’ve had many debates with fellow bargain hunters about where to find the best deals in town on groceries. For many, King Soopers is at the top of the list. To help shoppers, we’ve created a guide for navigating its aisles for the best deals and discounts. We have decades of experience as both King Soopers customers and bargain hunters, so, hopefully, we can offer some “valuable” insight. (We’ve even been known to save upwards of 75% on our grocery bill.) [Read more…] about How To Get The Best Deals at King Soopers
Imagine a book store where a good novel will only set you back two bucks. Such a store exists… in Aurora. The Book Outlet started as a place to raise money for the Aurora Public Library system, but bookworms know it’s the place to find a wealth of gently-used reading material at unbelievable prices. Shoppers find thousands (actually tens of thousands) of hardback and paperback books priced from 50¢ to $5 (with most $2 or less). The store also carries CDs, DVDs, audio tapes, puzzles, records and more. You’ll also meet some of the nicest “sales” people in town, all volunteers. The Book Outlet has limited day and hours of operation: Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Fridays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 2243 S. Peoria St. (in Iliff Square), 720-747-7977.
Almost everyone is back in the classroom, so stores are doing that final push on school supply sales, before they fill the shelves with Halloween candy. But a few deals remain. Here’s this week’s list of the best school supply sales I found (with the help of my best pal, Lyn) in the Denver area. It only includes what I see as the really good deals and I also update this list as soon as I can preview the sale flyers, so keep checking back over the weekend. Remember that you can also clip manufacturers coupons from inserts or print out coupons for school supplies and match them with a sale.
This year, a number of stores are running special sale prices on some items all summer long into early September. I’ve included some of those prices along with the weekly specials so you have them handy.
I’ve listed Walmart school supply prices at the end of this post for comparison. In general, I find them to have the best everyday price – but they aren’t better than the weekly sales at places like Office Depot, so be sure to check this list every single week. If you’re a smart shopper, you’ll spend very little on school supplies and may even have spare supplies to give to someone else. [Read more…] about Back To School: School Supply Sales This Week
Boulder jewelry designer Peter Rosen and closing his shop that has long been known for diamond, platinum, gold and precious gem rings and other pieces — many one of a kind. We’ve held off telling you about it until the final days and the greatest savings. They are here, with savings of up to 81% during the last three days (Thursday, August 3 and Friday August 4, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, August 5, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.). 1600 Pearl St. Boulder, 303-443-2852.
Denver’s garage sale season is a short one, one reason why so many households band together for multi-family sales. But if you’re the one assigned to monitor the cash box, you know how crazy it can get and, more important, how tough it is to keep track of who sold what. Now there’s a new app that can help.
The TallySheet yard sale app lets you use your phone to checkout customers and track sales totals for multiple sellers. You can also opt to have more than one cashier, so that each can checkout buyers. And, the app shows sales reports in real time. When your sale is over, Tallysheet reports exactly how much each seller is due. [Read more…] about Try New TallySheet Yard Sale App