With Thanksgiving behind us, the holiday season is officially here and historic Larimer Square offers all the festive activities you need to get in the holiday spirit. With holiday shopping to find just the right gifts for everyone on your list, Santa on the Square each weekend, the annual Yuletide Window Walk showcasing beautiful window displays created by local artists, and live holiday music, Larimer Square is the place to celebrate the holiday spirit this season.
Catching a show at the Denver Center for Performing Arts this holiday season? Enjoy a special holiday meal or celebratory cocktail at any Larimer Square restaurant before or after the show and receive free parking in the Larimer Square garage (1440 Market Street – between 13th and 14th) when you show your theatre ticket and same-day restaurant receipt at exit (available Monday – Thursday from 5-10pm).
Check out the full schedule of Larimer Square holiday events below and don’t miss the unforgettable #SpiritOnTheSquare!
LOCALS LOVE LARIMER
We’ve brought back our Locals Love Larimer program where Denver tastemakers select their holiday “wish list” gifts from Larimer Square retailers and we share their picks on the Larimer Square Instagram page. Visit @LarimerSquare and find gift inspiration for everyone on your list – you might even find something for yourself!
FIND A GNOME, BRING HIM HOME
Beginning Monday, December 3rd, visit Larimer Square and be on the lookout for whimsical holiday gnomes hidden on the block (and follow us on Facebook and Instagram for hints on where the gnomes might be hiding)! If you find a gnome, you can bring him home along with a surprise. #FindAGnomeBringHimHome
ANNUAL YULETIDE WINDOW WALK: OUTSIDE ON THE SQUARE (FREE!)
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2018
A local’s favorite, the Larimer Square Window Walk is lovingly created by a select group of local artists that transform the windows of Larimer Square’s boutiques into beautiful works of art that celebrate the magic of the holidays. Come walk along the block and watch the artists as they create beautiful winter woodland-themed window frames on the square. The Yuletide Window Walk will be on display throughout the holiday season for all to enjoy.
- Live art installation on Saturday, December 1, 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – the Window Walk will remain through the New Year for all to enjoy.
PHOTOS WITH SANTA ON THE SQUARE (FREE!)
1415 LARIMER STREET (LOOK FOR THE BENT LENS)
Every weekend in December with extended hours this year, Santa and Mrs. Claus will be visiting Larimer Square. Photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus are free but please bring your own camera. Children will each receive a treat from Santa to take home.
- Saturdays (December 1 – December 22), 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
- Sundays (December 2 – December 23), 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
- Monday, December 24 (Christmas Eve): 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
A HOLIDAY FAVORITE FOR PETS: PAWS & CLAUS DAY (FREE WITH SUGGESTED DONATION)
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2018
On December 8th, Larimer Square will host the annual “Paws and Claus” event when pet-lovers get photos of their furry friends with Santa. Visits are free with a suggested donation to benefit the Denver Animal Shelter.