I am a firm believer that the holiday season does not begin until Santa Claus crosses in front of Macy’s Herald Square on Thanksgiving. It’s time to dust off the menorahs and practice your gift wrapping skills, because IT’S FINALLY HERE!
There’s more to the holiday season than Christmas tree lighting and latke parties, so here are a few of our favorite ways to enjoy Denver this month and end 2017 with a bang. And, of course, if we’re missing a “must-go” event of the month, let us know.
RiNo Made Holiday Pop Up Shop!
Until December 31
Our client, RiNo Art District, encourages you to shop local! From now until New Year’s Eve, stop by The Source any day of the week to buy art, jewelry, and handmade gifts for your loved ones, all made by RiNo members. And while you’re out there, it wouldn’t hurt to buy a cold one at one of the many RiNo bars and breweries!
Jackalope: An Indie Artisan Fair
Interested in one-of-a-kind gifts for your friends and family? Stop by the Jackalope Artisan Fair at the McNichols Building. With more than 150 local artists attending this year, you’ll be certain to find a unique present for that special someone, or you can make a craft at one of the workshops. All proceeds and donations will benefit the Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies.
$5.00; Children 12 and under: Free
A new take on miniature Christmas villages! Until December 8, visit the Tiny Village in Northfield Stapleton and enjoy the festive light displays. And on the last two days of the village pop-up, you can even go into the micro-living spaces to see what all the tiny homes hubbub is about!
Dreidel Night at Grandma’s House
December 16 - 17
Buy a brewski and get your gelt! Grandma’s House is hosting a Dreidel Night! Jews and gentiles alike are welcome to gamble while enjoying Grandma’s beer during Hanukkah. Try for a gimel. Don’t know how to play? My Jewish Learning can help.
New Year’s Eve On The Rocks
End 2017 on a “Bad and Boujee” note at the first, ever New Year’s Eve on the Rocks! With headliners Migos, Post Malone, and Young Thug – you’ll enter 2018 like a rockstar.
-- By Kaleigh Myers
Community manager Kaleigh Myers lived in New Jersey, Las Vegas, Amish Country, and Chicago before finally settling in Denver. When not coming up with a clever caption for her Instagrams, you can find Kaleigh in her car on her way up to Summit County for a weekend adventure in the mountains.