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Spend the Holidays in Downtown Denver

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In Denver, each season offers new and exciting ways to experience The Mile-High City, but the holiday season is truly a magical time of year. Join us at our downtown Denver hotel and enjoy a sizzling lineup of holiday activities and Yuletide shopping events.

Holiday Shopping in Denver

The holiday shopping season kicks off the day after Thanksgiving. Springhill Suites Denver Downtown is within walking distance to some of the area’s hottest retail destinations—Larimer Square, 16th Street Mall, LoDo, and Denver Pavilions.

Peruse the store fronts of trendy boutiques, popular brands, and uniquely Denver shops. You’re sure to find something special for everyone on your list (and perhaps a few things for yourself, too).

DENVER CHRISTKINDL MARKET

11/16-12/23 | 16th Street Mall, Across from the Clock Tower | Distance: 0.6 Mile

Local and international artisans come together for the annual event that brings authentic European holiday traditions to Denver. Shop lovely handcrafted goods, listen to Christmas carols and live music while enjoying hot spiced wine and delicious German fare.

H2 - Denver Holiday Events and Activities

The holiday season is a wondrous time of year in Denver, and there are tons of events for you and your family to enjoy.

DOWNTOWN DENVER GRAND ILLUMINATION

11/23 | LoDO District | Distance: 0.5 Mile

Usher in that happy holiday spirit with the grand illumination of downtown Denver, sprawling from Union Station to the City and County Building. Santa will make an appearance at the iconic Union Station and the Denver Dolls will perform classic holiday jingles.

MILE HIGH UNITED WAY TURKEY TROT

11/22 | Washington Park | Distance: 4.5 Miles

Kindle your spirit of giving and thanks at Denver’s Annual Mile High Turkey Trot. Held at Washington Park, the scenic family fun run is the perfect way to enjoy the outdoors while supporting the United Way’s cause in improving the lives of children and families in need.

DOWNTOWN DENVER RINK AT SKYLINE PARK

11/22 – 1/31 | Skyline Park | Distance: 0.5 Mile

Enjoy the spirit of celebration with ice skating and festive activities at the outdoor skating rink at Skyline Park.

THE NUTCRACKER

11/24 – 12/24 | Denver Performing Arts Complex | Distance: 0.4 Mile

See The Nutcracker and the beloved Sugar Plum Fairy live this holiday season at Ellie Caulkins Opera House at the Denver Performing Arts Complex. The acclaimed production returns for its 58th year with live music performed by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra.

ZOO LIGHTS

Thru 12/31 | Denver Zoo | Distance: 3.4 Miles

Bring the family to Denver’s Zoo and see spectacular lights spanning 70 acres across the campus. Enjoy holiday-inspired activities, Santa meet-and-greets, and nightly entertainment.

BLOSSOMS OF LIGHT

11/23 – 1/1 | Denver Botanic Gardens | Distance: 3.1 Miles

Experience the magic of a winter wonderland at the annual Blossoms of Light event. This year’s display, complete with twinkling lights and a snow-frosted landscape, will be better and brighter than ever.