Saturday, November 28, 2015

Horseshoe Holiday Market

Submitted by Karah Kemmerly on Tue, 09/15/2015 - 2:36pm

To find post-Thanksgiving deals without Black Friday stress, head down to this festive bazaar. The flea market will host more than 85 crafty vendors from the Denver area. After you sample wintry jams from Modern Gingham Preserves and browse the Uka Market vintage rack, be sure to take a family photo—the historic venue makes a lovely backdrop for your annual holiday card. Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Gingerbread Tea

Submitted by Sarah Strohl on Mon, 10/12/2015 - 3:36pm

'Tis the season for hot beverages and gingerbread decoration. Come celebrate in the lavish St Julien, where you can sip on a selection of more than 20 teas from Tea Forté (or a house-made gingerbread martini) while nibbling on bites hot from the kitchen such as finger sandwiches, ginger scones, and petit fours (kids can snack on PB&J). The head pastry chef will then walk you through the decoration of a gingerbread cookie that you can take home, and a photographer will be present to capture warm moments.

Holiday Lights

Submitted by Molly Duffy on Tue, 11/24/2015 - 12:42pm

Indulge in a cold treat as Denver's favorite ice cream spot welcomes the wintry holiday season. Santa, his reindeer, and a few Clydesdale horses will stop by the extravaganza, which will also boast carolers, free cups of hot cider, and actual chestnuts roasting by an open fire. Sat 5:30 p.m.

Prototype Market

Submitted by Dan Roe on Tue, 11/24/2015 - 9:52am

Your craftsy friend will love one of the knick-knacks, one-offs, and hand-crafted goodies you pick out for her Christmas gift at this unique marketplace. Shop artisanal pottery from Veak Ceramics, jewelry by Blade & Knoll, and hand-made wooden bows by Tony Deland, all while enjoying live music from Two Tone Wolf Pack. Even artisan beverage-makers are involved; don't miss free coffee from Huckleberry Roasters and craft cocktails by Dram Apothecary. Sat 6 p.m.

—Image courtesy of Jenn Elrod

Big Band Christmas with the Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra

Submitted by Sarah Cahalan on Mon, 11/23/2015 - 4:48pm

Add a little swing to your holiday with this jazzy performance. The sixteen-piece Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra, led by Grammy Award–nominated trombonist Steve Wiest, will perform blues-y holiday standards such as Duke Ellington's "Nutcracker Suite" and Maynard Ferguson's "Music for Moderns." Denver-born vocalist Heidi Schmidt will accompany the group. Sat 7:30 p.m.