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Copenhagen Christmas Markets, Nyhavn: by the canal & in Tivoli.
Copenhagen is a real Christmas city and oozes of atmosphere during Christmas. Tivoli Gardens’ Christmas market is a must, and on top of that you will find many more Christmas markets and activities.
Christmas in Tivoli
Christmas in Tivoli Gardens is a dear Christmas tradition amongst Copenhageners as well as visitors to the city. True to tradition, the whole of Tivoli will be decorated for the season with spruce and myriads of fairy lights, and in addition to the Tivoli Illuminations over the Lake. Three separate light shows last for about five minutes each, and can be experienced multiple times over the course of an evening, with Christmas music permeating the park to create a unique Tivoli Christmas atmosphere.
Visitors can still enjoy Tivoli’s other cultural Christmas traditions, from the Pixie Band playing at various points around the Gardens, through the big Lucia procession with a hundred-strong choir, to the daily Tivoli illuminations and the fireworks festival running from 25 to 27 December and again from 31 December to 3 January.
Tivoli’s plethora of rides and games will be open as always, while restaurants and eating spots are ready with all those Christmas delicacies.
The permanent points of sale are supplemented by around 60 stalls of varying sizes, selling food, sweets, hot drinks, Christmas decorations, knitted products, leather products, crafts, deli items and more. In other words, you can also get part of your Christmas shopping done at Tivoli.
Friday, Saturday 11:00 – 00:00
Nyhavn: Christmas by the canal.
The historic cobbled streets of Nyhavn have always charmed visitors and Copenhageners. Especially during Christmas, when sugar roasted almonds fill the air, Nyhavn sets the scene for an idyllic way of experiencing Danish “hygge” and Christmas traditions.
Throughout the month of December, decorated stalls along the quay sell seasonal gifts, souvenirs, and treats. With the coloured 15th century houses as a backdrop, you will find yourself travelling back in time. If not back to when Hans Christian Andersen resided down in no. 20, then back to your childhood Christmas holidays.
The restaurants serve traditional Danish Christmas treats like “æbleskiver” and “gløgg” – a traditional Danish hot drink similar to the German Glühwein, and Christmas spirits in the iconic Nyhavn are high.
Within a couple of minutes’ walk you will find the traditional Christmas decorations illumating the beautiful historic building of Copenhagen’s famous Hotel D’Angleterre, which each year in December displays magnificent illuminated Christmas decorations.
Located almost right next door, Copenhagen’s historic departments store, Magasin Du Nord also puts its Christmas decor on display helping create the Christmas spirit at Kongens Nytorv.
TIP: Copenhagen cards. For a small fee, the cards get you free admission to over 60 museums, all public transport, the canal tour, and even the world famous Tivoli Gardens.
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