Six Holiday Markets for the Last of the Last-Minute Shopping in Denver

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Shop for artisanal cheeses and more goodies, Sunday at Broken Shovels Farm.
It's never too late to find everything from original art to lovingly handmade confections and cheeses, so don't lose hope if you haven't finished your shopping. Read on for a list of the best places to do it in style.

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Nine Ways to Have a Happy Hipster Christmas

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Christmas can be a tough holiday for hipsters to navigate. There's all that festive frivolity -- and crass commercialism! Still, it's possible to celebrate seasonal traditions at the same time you recognize all the ironies. Here are nine ways to have a happy hipster Christmas...

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Photos: A Holiday Shoot With Suzanne Heintz and Her Mannequin Family

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Photographer Suzanne Heintz shoots a family Christmas card just like any self-respecting matriarch would, but with a difference: Heintz's happy family is made of plastic -- husband, snowflakes, flocking, stocking caps and all. Photographer Danielle Lirette joined Heinz for a holiday photo shoot Sunday at Kanon Collective; read on for images.

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Six Places to Get Your Ugly Sweater On...and Where to Find Something Hideous to Wear

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Ladies Fancywork Society
Ugly Christmas sweaters are big. Really big. That's partly because we are all becoming punch drunk with the holiday spirit, having been bombarded with sappy Christmas music and deals, deals, deals! -- ad nauseum -- for the last couple of weeks, since the 21st century modern world can't reconcile the seasonal rat race with our helpless longing for dying traditions. Or maybe we just want to have fun -- as the Ladies Fancywork Society did last week with a certain bison parked in front of History Colorado (shown above, or drive by and see for yourself).

Here are six places where you can indulge your ugly sweater fetish around Denver as Christmas creeps ever closer.

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Eight Places to See Santa in Denver -- Just in the Saint Nick of Time!

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Though most of the weekend's snow has disappeared from metro Denver, Santa had no problem parking his sleigh here. There's still plenty of time for kids to have their photos taken with Mr. Claus; here are eight great spots where kids can share their wish list and get a selfie with Saint Nick.

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Twelve Holiday Markets for Last-Minute Shopping in Denver

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Buy an ornament and say so long to Blake Street Glass on December 13 and 14.
It's never too late to find everything from local fashion to goat-cheese pastries, so don't lose hope if you haven't finished your shopping. Read on for a list of the best places to do it in style.

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Photos: Krampus Nacht Celebrates the Darker Side of Christmas

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Krampus, the horned anti-Santa of Alpine folklore, is said to handle the naughty children Santa leaves behind by throwing them in his sack and carrying them off to some unimaginably hellish place. Denver's first Krampus Nacht transformed the Oriental Theater into that den of iniquity on Saturday night, and Scott Lenz was there to capture every moment. Keep reading for photos.

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Photos: Old World Treasures and Warm Treats at the Christkindl Market

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If you're looking for Old World charm and a really big pretzel, the Christkindl Market is open for business in Skyline Park daily through December 23, with vendors, twinkling lights and a beer garden. Photographer Ken Hamblin brought back these images and more from the miniature German Christmas village.

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Photos: Beefcake and Babes Strip Down for the Santa Speedo Dash

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Ladies and gents alike flashed a little flesh on Saturday at the annual Santa Speedo Dash, a Highlands Square holiday tradition that involves skivvies-and-Santa-hat-clad lunatics running down the street in the dead of December. But it's all for a good cause -- raising money for Life is Better Rescue, a local foster-based animal rescue -- and the weather wasn't bad, either. Keep reading to see pics from the event, captured by photographer Scott Lenz.

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Twenty-five Holiday Markets in Denver in Early December

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Find Elizabeth Truglio's "Winter Hills," at the DAVA Holiday Art Bazaar.
The art of craft can include everything from affordable art to locally-designed clothing to handmade everything and, in Colorado, to limited-edition microbrewed beers. All make great gifts -- or little presents to ourselves -- and in keeping, there's a show or market in the metro area with just the right stuff for everyone on your list as the holiday shopping season shifts into high gear. Get organized! Our handy list of places to shop follows.

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