Sleigh bells ring, are you listenin’… That’s right, the holiday season is officially here. With it comes the hustle and bustle of preparing, from getting the decorations up to buying presents and hosting holiday gatherings. But life doesn’t stop just because the holidays are near — you still have to deal with work, kids, and responsibilities, too. It’s a busy time, but you don’t have to do it all yourself. Enlisting the help of some local vendors to streamline the holiday preparation process helps eliminate the December-induced stress. Whether you’re planning a family soirée or mapping out a festive outdoor display, choose one of these local vendors to help make your home the picture of holiday cheer this season.
Specialty: Customized Interior and Exterior Design
No matter what your decorating needs are, Holiday Artisans has the services to meet them. The company specializes in customized design, which means that they focus on only one customer at a time. Turn your home into a winter wonderland with fresh or faux holiday foliage like wreaths, garlands and festive planters. Inside the home, Holiday Artisans can design table settings, mantle displays and holiday entry-ways for a festive atmosphere. And don’t forget the lighting — this company can illuminate your home with tasteful holiday lights, both inside and out.
Specialty: Holiday Lighting
In Summit County and the Vail Valley, Alpine Holiday Services is your decorating expert. They do outdoor and indoor decorations, including custom-designed wreaths, garlands and lights. They’ll even light large outdoor trees that require a bucket-loader to decorate, so the pines in your backyard can get the holiday treatment, too. For your smaller tree, consider their hand-decorating service to give your home a tasteful but cozy feel. After the holidays are over, they’ll come to your home to clean up and remove all the decorations, so getting back to your normal routine is stress-free.
Specialty: Event Planning
With more than 25 years of expertise, this Denver-based event planning company is the perfect solution for any holiday gathering. Their “glitz fairies” will come and decorate your home in preparation for any soirée, and they’re happy to use your own decor or provide decorations to rent. Every aspect of your celebration can be taken care of, from invitations to centerpieces to entertainment to venues, if you’re planning to host a fête outside your home. Before your event, their planners will sit down with you to understand your vision. Their specialty is unique social gatherings — and they don’t do boring — so Jennifer Lane Events is the perfect choice if you’re looking to stand out this holiday season.
Specialty: Christmas Trees and Tree Decorations
This retailer boasts Denver’s largest selection of artificial Christmas trees, lights and ornaments. They’ll provide you with an impressive tree — up to 100 feet tall — that will be the centerpiece of any home or office. Simply browse the gallery’s 25 different settings to get an idea for which decorations would work best in your home. To take any event to the next level, meet with one of their special event consultants and create the perfect atmosphere for any gathering. Plus, with LeGrue’s corporate decorating services, your business can also be transformed into a festive space to welcome customers during the holiday season.
Specialty: Holiday Lighting
There’s nothing worse than spending hours untangling holiday lights when you could be relaxing with friends and family, and this company aims to solve that very problem. Personal Touch will install a stunning outdoor display, complete with energy-efficient holiday lights and accessories. You can browse their holiday lighting catalogue with hundreds of styles to choose from. From dazzling moving displays to candy canes, Poinsettias and snowmen, there’s something for every taste. The company also offers installation, takedown and storage, so packing up when the holidays are over is easy and hassle free.
Specialty: Event Planning and Holiday Catering
No holiday gathering is complete without a delicious menu. The Modern Edge provides quality, Colorado-inspired catering for any holiday celebration. Whether you’re inviting the neighbors over for an evening of caroling or hosting the whole Colorado branch of your extended family, this company has a solution for your gathering. You can opt for a simple food drop-off, or take advantage of their full-service catering. The Modern Edge makes it easy to customize your event, with the option of a plated meal, Plus, their catered buffet comes with standard holiday decor included, which gives you one less thing to worry about and more time to enjoy your party with family and friends.
Specialty: Holiday Lighting
Denver Illuminations provides quality holiday lighting at affordable prices. They’re equipped to handle homes of any size, from 1,500 square feet to 10,000, and can outfit any home with everything from simple roof lighting to complex displays complete with wrapped trees and lit garlands. Before the lights go up, you’ll get a free design consultation to let Denver Illuminations know exactly what you’re looking for in your holiday decorations. You can use your own lights or rent some from the company, and Denver Illuminations’ philosophy is that “each and every client is our most important client,” so you’ll know you’re being taken care of.
This year, getting ready for the holidays doesn’t have to feel like a chore after chore. With these local holiday vendors, your decorations and party preparations will be taken care of in no time. Have any other local vendors you’d recommend? Leave them in the comments!