The 43rd Annual Holiday Fair is a magical community event for everyone. Enjoy crafts, artisan-merchants, organic food, hand-made wreaths, musical performances, and much more! This year we host three events to deliver all the holiday cheer you can imagine:
Fri Dec 1 | 8am-2pm | 6-8pm (must be 21+ for evening event)
Shop sans little ones for hand-selected Waldorf-inspired toys and books.
Fri Dec 1 | 6-8pm (must be 21+ for this event)
Shop for delectable gifts, enjoy live music, beer and wine during this adults-only evening of fun.
Sat Dec 2 | 9am-3pm
Enjoy a day of children’s activities, student music performances, old-fashioned horse-drawn wagon rides, delicious food along with shopping at the Artisan Market as well as the Wood, Wax & Wool Toy and Book Shop.
Participate in all Holiday Fair activities for $20 or 3 activities for $10
Save money by pre-ordering a wristband for $20 – costs $25 at the Holiday Fair.
Wristbands available at the School Store and online through Nov 30.
Limited supply – pre-order yours today!
Hand-crafted by our volunteer artisans – choose your size and ribbon color!
Winter Herb Gardens
Three sizes to grace your home during the winter months.
Great gifts! Deadline for ordering is Sat, Dec 1 at 3pm.
If you have any questions please contact:
Matt Woodhull firstname.lastname@example.org
Kimberly Martin at email@example.com
Our artisan-merchants feature everything from unique and holistic children’s items to handmade goods, books and food. Get a sneak peak of the sale without the hustle and bustle of a full fair on Friday, December 1st from 6 to 8 pm.
Let us introduce you to the Best Christmas Tree You’ve Ever Had. We’ve had the same Christmas Tree supplier for years, and they will be back for you next year!
Also, Denver Waldorf School hand-made Wreaths have a reputation…for being stunning!
Music is one of the cornerstones of a Denver Waldorf School education, and so it is with our Holiday Fair. Whether it’s enjoying roving accordions at the Holiday Fair entrance or violin and piano solos in Rudolf’s Diner, you will enjoy a variety of live holiday music performed by our talented students, faculty and friends of our school. You can enjoy the following performances in the Festival Hall on Saturday, December 2nd.
11am – Strings Holiday Music – Grades 3-12
1-2pm – Student Chello Quartets
2-2:30 – High School Chamber Choir
Organic, fragrant, delicious – these are words that come to mind when describing our Holiday Fair culinary delights.
Rudolf’s Diner features buffet-style breakfast and lunch offering baked goods, breakfast burritos, lasagna, mac-n-cheese, soups and salad. Have a seat, relax and enjoy service by our 8th Grade students (supports their studies of Business Math).
Outside, head to our sizzling High School Potato Bar & Grill where High School parents, students and Alumni prepare and serve up all-natural, organic beef burgers, nitrate-free hot dogs, baked potatoes, roasted vegetables and baked beans – served with chips and organic sodas.
Visit our Toy & Book Sale before the Holiday Fair rush, from 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. on Friday, December 1st. Ideal for parents who will be busy with activities during the Fair, this is a great opportunity to shop sans little ones, beat the crowds and to get a first look at all the Book & Toy Sale has to offer.
What makes this book sale great?
For one, books and toys are Waldorf recommended and approved.
Our Book & Toy Sale team work tirelessly throughout the year to find unique and high-quality toys and books recommended by our very own DWS faculty and staff. Featuring everything from finger puppets and premium beeswax crayons to lovely handcrafted wooden trucks and doll carriages, from beloved children’s board books to parenting guides and cookbooks, the Book & Toy Sale has something to offer every holiday shopping budget. And it’s not just about Toys and Books – the sale features ornaments, craft kits, art supplies, candles and more.
There is ample street parking alongside the school on Pennsylvania Street, Pearl Street and Warren Avenue. Please do NOT block neighbors’ driveways! There is public parking in the lot near the playing fields off of Iliff and Clarkson.
Navigate your way among the activities, performances and merchants with the maps below. Click on each map to view a larger version or to print.
Puppet Shows – Be sure to catch a performance of a silk marionette puppet show performed by our very own and much loved Kindergarten teachers.
Shell Fairy – The first grade hosts two wonderful activities for kids of all ages – Shell Fairy & Acorn Necklaces.
Candle Dipping – Dip, Drip, Dunk and Dry! Children create beeswax candles (with supervision by our 2nd Grade parents) by dipping wicks into crock pots of melted wax and then into cool water to harden. Our younger Fair-goers can create candles out of sheets of rolling wax.
Star Streamers – Using Waldorf’s curriculum basic of handwork, children create a felted star and ball with ribbon streamers that fly through the skies like a falling star.
Balance Challenge – Enjoyed by children of all ages – but especially by our older students – this room features a course of equipment to challenge your child’s balance and agility. Course-goers are guided and assisted by 4th Grade parents. Children 2nd Grade and younger need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian, please.
Elf Land – Children are given a wooden disk and set loose with their imaginations to create a home or village for their favorite woodland creatures using moss, colored pebbles and glass, jewels, pine cones, twigs, seed pods, dried flowers and other material from our gardens. Fifth Grade parents guide students and supervise the use of hot glue – this activity can be enjoyed by pre-schoolers with the help of a parent.
Cookie Heaven – 6th Grade students dressed in angelic gowns lead children individually through a lovely illuminated maze to pick out one delicious cookie (gluten-free and vegan cookies available). This activity has the most repeat visitors!
Children’s Shoppe – Our 7th Graders will help your child select and wrap lovely gifts for family members. You give your child a little bit to spend (most gifts range between $1 and $3) and hand them off to one of our students (supervised by teachers and parents). The children can then embark on a their own shopping excursion in this no-parents-allowed activity. Children get to experience the spirit of giving, and they love to surprise you!
Holiday Train – The Holiday Train is a must for children ages 1 through 12. Toot Toot! All Aboard! Meet the train and conductor adored throughout Denver – it’s the same train you enjoy at the Children’s Museum! Enjoy our free holiday gift to you.
Horse & Carriage Ride – The Horse & Carriage Ride takes you around our neighborhood. Children love the clip clop clip clop and jingle jingle jingle! Pickup is just outside of the main entrance. The ride is free, our holiday gift to you.
Please click on the links below to sign-up for a volunteer opportunity and for detailed instructions about what volunteers will need to do for each class activity.
Baking for Rudolf’s Diner – Starflower, Woodrose, Larkspur & Morning Glory parents
Shell Fairies & Acorn Necklaces – 1st Grade Parents
Candle Dipping – 2nd Grade Parents
Star Streamer – 3rd Grade Parents
Balance Challenge – 4th Grade Parents
Elf Land – 5th Grade Parents
Cookie Heaven – 6th Grade Students & Parents
Children’s Shoppe – 7th Grade Students & Parents
Rudolf’s Diner – 8th Grade Students & Parents
Christmas Tree Sales, Potato Bar & Grill, King Winter and Snow Queen – High School Students & Parents
Wreath Making – Everyone
Wood, Wax & Wool Toy & Book Shop – Everyone
Advent Spiral Setup – Everyone
Questions about how to best get involved? Contact DWS Events Coordinator Kimberly Martin: