The holidays are nearing and with that comes great winter en=vents. Craft festivals are perfect for finding one-of-a-kind gifts and foods to bring home for a holiday party. There are also parades where the children can see Santa on his sleigh. The holidays are a fun time for the whole family.
The Denver Convention Center will be hosting the 24th Annual Holiday Food and Gift Festival on November 19 – 21. This festival is very large encompassing over 100,000 square feet of shopping for the holidays and with over 500 exhibitors. It’s estimated to have over 30,000 in attendance for the whole festival.
I have been to this festival and I can honestly say that it can be overwhelming. There will be food vendors with gourmet chocolates, special dip packets, gourmet condiments, gourmet meats, and anything you could think of for that special holiday meal. These also make great gift ideas for that foodie person you know.
The Holiday Food and Gift festival has many Christmas decorations such as wreaths, ornaments, lights, and household decorations for every room in the house, towels, glassware, tablecloths which are printed with a holiday theme.
Children of all ages will be happy to hear that Santa Claus will be making an appearance at the 24th Annual Holiday Food and Gift Festival.
24th Annual Holiday Food and Gift Festival Hours;
November 19, Friday, 10am – 9pm
November 20, Saturday 10am – 9pm
November 21, Sunday 10am – 6pm
Seniors and Youths, $7.00
Under 12 years old, free
There is a parking garage at the Convention Center and street meter parking. There is also a light rail stop at the Convention Center.
The 9News Parade of Lights is another great holiday event for the entire family which kicks off on December 3 and 4. Sponsored by Go Automotive Group and American Furniture Warehouse of Denver this parade is televised on Channel 9 on December 3.
This light parade is a local favorite and opens the Christmas season for Denver. It is free but you can purchase Grandstand seating.
The 9News Parade of Lights winds through downtown Denver and starts at the County Buildings at 14th and Bannock and proceeds for 2 miles back to 14th and Glenarm.
December 3, Friday at 8pm
December 4, Saturday at 6pm.
Adults, youths 13 and older, $18.00
Youths 2-12 years, $15.00
Under 2 free if sitting on adult’s lap.
Day of the event, tickets are all $18.00
There are many parking garages around the parade route and street parking.
Denver Convention Center
9News Parade of Light