Denver holiday guide. Learn about Christkindl Market & more

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Denver shines during the holiday season with millions of lights and extravagant light displays.

See the spectacular Mile High Tree. It is a 110 foot tall brilliantly lit immersive art installation, the largest of its kind in North America. Step inside and hear the music and watch the lights. It’s free.

Denver Christkindlmarket has been Colorado’s only authentic German Market for over 20 years. It’s a magical event with vendors from Germany and beyond plus local artisans.

You can stroll through the hut styled booths and find handcrafted gifts and traditional hand carved wooden figurines. Meet the Christkindl, St. Nikolaus and Krampus.

A favorite to be found at the market are authentic German toys, ornaments and nutcrackers. Another favorite are the beautiful Metreshka Dolls (Nesting Dolls) from Poland, Ukraine, Lithuania and Russia. Local artisans will be selling honey, textiles, candles, oils, hand blown glass and so much more.

One of my favorite parts of the holiday season is the food. Local and international chefs create authentic food, drinks, desserts, pastries and candies for the Christkindlmarket.

Knodel are boiled German dumplings made from bread and potatoes and they are delicious. Pierogies are Eastern European delicacies. They’re dumplings filled with potatoes and cheese, pork or mushrooms. Or try a tasty cinnamon pretzel.

Enjoy hot apple cider or spiced mulled wine. Try some hot chocolate. And, of course, a German Market will have German bier and Schnapps.

If you’d like to visit Denver during the holidays, you might be interested in the following hotels. They are offering discounted rates which can save you some money. Just be sure to act quickly because these deals won’t last very long.

Denver Hotel Deals

  • High Plains Hotel at Denver International Airport 28% Discount
  • The Crawford Hotel 20% Discount
  • La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Denver Airport DIA 15% Discount
  • Microtel Inn by Wyndham Denver 15% Discount
  • Radisson Hotel Denver Central 15% Discount
  • Sonesta ES Suites Denver South Park Meadows 15% Discount
  • Omni Interlocken Hotel 15% Discount
  • La Quinta In & Suites by Wyndham Denver Southwest Lakewood 15% Discount
  • Sonesta Simply Suites Denver West Federal Center 15% Discount
  • Sheraton Denver Tech Center Hotel 12% Discount
  • The Art Hotel Denver, Curio Collection by Hilton 12% Discount
  • AmericInn by Wyndham Denver Airport 12% Discount
  • AC Hotel by Marriott Denver Downtown 10% Discount
  • Hyatt Centric Downtown Denver 10% Discount
  • La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Littleton 10% Discount
  • Lone Tree Golf Club & Hotel 10% Discount
  • Catbird Hotel 10% Discount
  • Queen Anne Bed & Breakfast 10% Discount
  • Le Meridien Denver Downtown 10% Discount
  • The Rally Hotel 6% Discount
  • The Westin Westminster 5% Discount
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Denver Tech Center 5% Discount