Photo by MVJantzen
With freshly fallen snow blanketing the streets of Denver it is near impossible not to be reminded of the rapidly approaching Christmas holiday. For many of us it evokes warm feelings and wistful nostalgia, but for plenty of others it becomes a call to panic—after all, we still have presents to buy! The tranquil crowd may be in a better mood, but the procrastinators are in good company. As a recently released survey by the National Retail Federation reports, the number of people waiting until the last minute to purchase holiday gifts is at its highest point in 5 years.
The day of Christmas Eve downtown Denver’s historic Larimer Square shopping district has plenty for either group. For the nostalgic: roasted chestnuts, costumed carolers, hot chocolate, visits with Santa and a complimentary horse-drawn carriage ride down the holly-decked street. For the procrastinators: shopping at more than 15 boutiques featuring everything from lacy underthings to wine racks to rubber chew-toys-- all with complimentary gift wrapping
The celebration takes place from 10 am 5 pm on December 24th, and parking in the Larimer Square garage is complimentary all day.