Featured Partner: Cherry Creek Rolls Out the Red Carpet for Holidays


One of the most magical places to celebrate the holidays and get into the spirit of the season is in Denver’s Cherry Creek neighborhood. Beautiful décor, festive happenings, friendly merchants and miles of twinkling lights are hints that you have arrived at the right place.

Cherry Creek North and Cherry Creek Shopping Center are shopping and dining central with more than 75 cafés and restaurants for toasts and tastes and 300 stores ranging from world-renowned luxury brands to one-of-a-kind local boutiques. Plus, there are 50 spas and salons, just in case you want to mix in a little relaxing and pampering to feel energized and look your best for the holidays. Why rush? Make a weekend of it and stay overnight in one of four luxury hotels: Halcyon, JW Marriott Denver Cherry Creek, Moxy, and The Jacquard Hotel & Rooftop.

Spirit of the Season in Cherry Creek North

Carolers decked out in beautiful period costumes share treasured songs, local shopkeepers make finding the perfect gifts easy, and special events like Winter Fest are part of favorite family traditions in Cherry Creek North, a charming 16-block shopping, dining and lifestyle district.

On Saturday, Dec. 14, Winter Fest transforms Fillmore Plaza into a winter wonderland with live ice carving, fire pits, Yuletide Carolers, ice princesses on stilts, face painting, giveaways, and complimentary treats and warm beverages, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

In addition, Cherry Creek North businesses and organizations are hosting free Winter Fest activations, including family-friendly activities, live entertainment and promotions for shoppers. For example, don’t miss naps and snacks at Essentia Organic Mattress, a concert by East High Orchestra at Ross-Cherry Creek Public Library, trunk shows at Mariel Boutique and Signet Jewelry, wine tasting at The Vineyard Wine Shop, and photos with Santa and activities for kids at VIP Real Estate Co.

The Yuletide Carolers are not only spreading holiday cheer during Winter Fest, they will sing favorite tunes of the season at Fillmore Plaza and locations throughout Cherry Creek North on 10 scheduled performance dates. 

Chabad of Cherry Creek invites all to attend the community Menorah Lighting on Sunday, Dec. 22 at Milwaukee Plaza beginning at 5:30 p.m. Hot latkes, donuts, Chanukah songs, dreidels and more are part of the festivities.

Need some gift ideas for the hard-to-shop-for people in your life? Cherry Creek North gift cards not only make recipients smile, they are a way to shop local and support 180 unique businesses. The cards even work in parking meters, so your friends and family can have an easy shopping spree on you!

That’s not it! The Local Deck Cherry Creek North gift box features 30 coasters, each with a special offer to one of the boutiques, spas, gift shops, restaurants and more. With a value of more than $400, The Local Deck Cherry Creek North is the perfect gift for anyone who would enjoy experiencing all the district has to offer.

Magical Moments at Cherry Creek Shopping Center

Prepare for takeoff when visiting Santa’s Flight Academy at Cherry Creek Shopping Center (CCSC), open daily through Dec. 24. Kids can join Santa’s flight crew and receive a personalized cadet badge, try on a virtual flight suit, experience the dance party and magical snowfall inside Santa’s sleigh, and receive a special gift. Santa’s Flight Academy is free, and a variety of photo packages are available for purchase.

While shopping on weekends from now until Christmas, make sure to take some well-deserved breaks and enjoy top-notch holiday entertainment by Spinphony, The Beverly Belles and more on Saturdays and Sundays, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Instead of driving all over the city, find something for everyone on your list at the more than 160 stores at Cherry Creek Shopping Center, including Shinola, Jo Malone London, b8ta, Tiffany & Co., Godiva and more. Especially exciting is the fact that CCSC is the first U.S. location of Gucci Pin, the luxury pop-up store. The store is open through Jan. 12 and features the latest Gucci Gift Giving collection, including a range of accessories, shoes and small leather goods all featuring the Flora motif in brilliant hues and colors.

To make shopping even easier, Cherry Creek Shopping Center is extending its hours (9 a.m. – 10 p.m.) Dec. 16–24. Out-of-town guests can enjoy an extra treat in their stockings (courtesy of CCSC not Santa!) with the Passport to Shopping, which features exclusive visitor offers at more than 65 stores and restaurants.

Cherry Creek is rolling out the red carpet to ensure all ages feel a healthy measure of holiday cheer when spending time in this charming Denver neighborhood.