I love finding locally-made holiday gifts and one of my favorite shows is the YouthBiz Marketplace. It features more than 50 “kid” entrepreneurs ages 6 to 21, all displaying and selling their products. The kids are top-flight salespeople and love to chat with customers about why and how they make what they sell (many will astound you with their ingenuity and skills). The event is so popular that it is held twice — once in Cherry Creek and then the following week in Belmar.
All products are handmade and personally sold by these young entrepreneurs. You will find beaded jewelry, bath products, artwork, woodworking, holiday decor, home-baked goodies, and much more — all perfect for gift giving.
The first Holiday Marketplace is Saturday, December 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Young Americans Center for Financial Education in Cherry Creek (3550 E. 1st Ave. Denver).
The second Holiday Marketplace is on Saturday, December 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Young Americans Center for Financial Education in Belmar (401 S. Pierce St., Denver).
The event is FREE to the public and both sites have nearby FREE parking. Happy shopping!