Holiday Happenings at Stanley Marketplace
There’s nowhere quite like Stanley Marketplace for finding the magic of the holiday season. Shoppers will find sparkly lights, decorated trees, festive wreaths, live music, carolers, holiday events and more while supporting 50+ small, Colorado-owned, independent businesses. Stanley Marketplace offers everything from fashion to toys to books, gear, services, all under one roof, so finding anything from hostess gifts to teacher gifts; gifts for him, her and them; plus over-the-top luxe to affordable and unique stocking stuffers is a one-stop-shop to hit everyone on your gift list.
Join in on the holiday magic with these spirited events and happenings:
The Giving Tree – This year, Stanley Marketplace is hosting the annual Giving Tree to benefit Denver and Aurora Housing Authorities, Aurora Animal Shelter and The Center on Colfax sponsored by VisitAurora. The trees will have tags with wishes from those who find themselves in a place of need. With your help, we can spread holiday cheer to our community of families who need it most this time of year.
Tour of Trees, beginning Friday 11/25 – Wander the halls of Stanley Marketplace as you select your favorite tree from our family of local businesses. From traditional white lights to uniquely-designed out-of-the-box decór ideas, you’ll find many favorites during the self-guided Tour of Trees, sponsored by Poppy & Pine.
Letters to Santa, beginning on Small Business Saturday 11/26 – Secure your spot on the Nice List by dropping off your letter to Santa at the mailbox located outside of June Ruby on the second floor.
Santa at Stanley Marketplace – Strike a pose with the jolly man in red on the following dates:
Sunday, 12/4, 2-3PM
Saturday, 12/10, 12:30-1:30PM
Sunday, 12/11, 12-1PM
Saturday, 12/17, 12:30-1:30PM
Sunday, 12/18, 12:00 – 1:00pm
Live Holiday Performances:
Reunited Acapella: Enjoy the holiday musical stylings from Reunited Acapella as they sing, hum, buzz and harmonize, making their voices emulate the instruments in our favorite holiday carols on Saturday 12/10 and 12/17 from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm in Stanley’s Common Area.
Inside the Orchestra – Don’t miss the holiday musical performances from musicians of Inside the Orchestra on Sunday 12/4 from 10:30 -11:30 am.
Neighborhood Music & Theatre – The marketplace will be filled with holiday caroling & flutes thanks to the students and teachers of Neighborhood Music & Theatre on Friday 12/16 at 7:15 pm – 8:30 pm and again on Sunday 12/18 from 5:45 pm – 7:30 pm. Performances will be held in our North hallway, outside Neighborhood Music & Theatre, Create Kitchen & Bar and Mondo Market.
Procrastinator’s Night Out – Three of our favorite things: shopping, later nights, and procrastination. Join us for our Procrastinator’s Night Out on Friday 12/23: grab a cocktail and take advantage of Stanley’s common consumption while you wrap up your holiday shopping. Most retailers will be open until 8:00 pm, including June Ruby, Aktiv, Sterre, Steele Angel, Element Knife, Trunk Nouveau, Billy Goat & the Gosling, Goose & the Goat, Abstract, Mr. B’s Wine & Spirits, and Industrial Luxury Home.
Holiday Meals (To-Go):
Chookmas for family: Whole Chook, three shareable sides (including Green Bean Casserole + Stuffin’), large salad, and a Füdmil Cherry Pie, $74.95 Feeds two adults and two lil’ chicks.
Big A’s Timesaving Picks:
Party portions (feeds 4-6) of Green Bean Casserole, Stuffin’, and Mac
A la carte Füdmill Cherry Pies ($24) for when you need a break from cookies.
12 ounces of Gravy, which, in our very biased opinion, is so good that we’re calling it a Christmas miracle.
Attimo Wines, because sometimes it’s visions of red, white, and rosé are what dance in our heads.
Mercantile Pickled Products to adorn your cheese and charcuterie spreads or use to mix up a martini for “Santa”.
Pot Pies + Chook Pies because they’re a breeze to freeze and then throw in the oven come when you need ’em in between school holiday pageants and Elf on the Shelf hiding.
Still searching for that perfect something? Chook Gift Cards, merch, and chicken salt are the way to go. Win favor with flavor.
Chook Stanley will also be open for regular service and Chookmas orders on Friday, December 23 from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. and on Christmas Eve Day (Saturday, December 24) from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. They’ll be closed on Christmas Day but back open on Monday, December 26.
Elita Specialty Kitchen and Market:
Elita Christmas Tamales: Chorizo and potato, roasted green chilé and cheese, chicken mole – 1/2 dozen, $18
Porchetta Roast (3lb minimum): Pork Loin, wrapped in pork bell, tuscan orange zest rub, tied and ready for roasting, $25
Beef Tenderloin Roast (3lb minimum): Trimmed and tied, $32. Add-ons: Elita holiday rub, $7, fresh herb, cracked black pepper and garlic, $9
Rosenberg’s Bagels: Hanukkah Specials
Half dozen latkes, $18
Half dozen sufganiyot, $18
Brut Rosé Cava, $35
Coquito Kit, $79
Brut Cava, $35
Cherry Limeaide Kit, $79
Negroni Kit, $79
Old Fashioned Kit, $79