From small boutiques and artist studios to large-scale shopping centers and entire neighborhoods, the Denver Metro Area shines bright for shoppers during the holidays. Fortunately, the holiday season is a month long extravaganza, giving everyone plenty of time to visit all of Denver's best gift-buying options.There are places where early birds can get their shopping done pronto, such as the 14th annual Denver Christkindl Market, which kicks off before Thanksgiving this year and includes not just shopping but also entertainment, food and drink. The Denver Art Museum Shops are stocked with creative and unusual gifts for all ages, and Larimer Square not only has a range of shops with enticing gifts, it, too, has restaurants and cafes to tuck into when you need a break from all that shopping. Even those who usually avoid malls should make an exception for Cherry Creek Shopping Center, where's this year's winter holiday theme is inspired by Disney's animated Academy Award-winner Frozen, with hands-on fun and photo ops for all. And if a one-of-a-kind holiday art piece is on your list to give or get, you can't do better than Blake Street Glass Studio, where 10 percent of ornament sales benefit Children's Hospital Colorado, combining shopping and charitable giving for the very essence of holiday spirit. So Denverites and visitors, get out there and shop to your heart's content.
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