The holiday season is in full swing, even during a pandemic. Cherry Creek North is trying something new for 2020 with a Winter Wanderland and has lined the streets with tens of thousands of lights as well as set up a holiday market off of Fillmore Street with a group of artisans selling their handmade and small-batch wares. The small businesses in the area are also open and appropriately decorated for the end of the year with tinsel and snowmen. Each Thursday, hot chocolate, coffee, candy canes, roasted almonds and more are being handed out for free at strategically placed tents throughout the shopping district between University and Steele. There’s also a really fun, very colorful art installation called Prismatica at 3rd and Milwaukee. Although restaurants are currently restricted, they have pivoted once again to include outdoor patio seating that is heated for those willing to brave the colder temperatures for a meal. It definitely feels like the holidays and almost more importantly brings some much needed cheer to a year filled with uncertainty and fear….