A Christmas Guide to Copenhagen

A Christmas Fairytale in Copenhagen

Come enjoy the cosy atmosphere of Danish hygge at Copenhagen Christmas markets, and the many quality restaurants serving up traditional Danish Christmas delicacies and of course, the magical Tivoli gardens dressed to the nines in jolly and glistening for the holidays.

Get in the spirit of holidays, have some mulled wine, stroll, laugh and have a merry old time in Copenhagen this Christmas.

Christmas in Tivoli 

Photo: Lasse Salling/ Visit Denmark

Copenhagen Christmas Markets

Copenhagen is a genuine Christmas city, where it is impossible not to get in the spirit for the Christmas holiday season. The best place to soak up the atmosphere is at one of Copenhagen’s Christmas markets.

Freetown Christiania Christmas market

Freetown Christiania in Copenhagen usually hosts a Christmas market, which is an unconventional Yuletide fair reminiscent of an Oriental bazaar. Step into the hustle and bustle and wander through the multitude of stalls offering fine handicraft items, hand-made jewellery, mirrors, wrought iron candle holders, paper-cut Christmas mobiles, clothes, leather masks among many other things. Take in the scented ambience of this vibrant and very different market in the Grey Hall in Christiania and participate in a time-honoured Copenhagen Christmas tradition.

Open: 8 – 20 December 2018
Address: Christiania Christmas market, The Grey Hall, Refshalevej 2, 1432 Copenhagen K

Christmas market in Nyhavn harbour

During Christmas time, the picturesque old harbour Nyhavn is transformed into one of the cosiest Christmas markets in Copenhagen. At the Nyhavn Christmas market, you will find entertainment, delicious Christmas foods and brews, mulled wine and much more. All along the water in the old harbour, stalls are set up and decorated, offering traditional Danish Christmas specialities and Christmas presents.

Open: 9 November – 23 December 2018
Address: Christmas market in Nyhavn, Nyhavn, 1051 Copenhagen K

Cozy Christmas market at the renaissance castle Kronborg

Kronborg Castle in Elsinore, north of Copenhagen

Photo: Thomas Høyrup Christensen/ Wonderful Copenhagen

Enjoy the true Christmas feeling at the Kronborg Castle, with Christmas treats, market and plenty of Christmas experiences for kids and adults.

During the two first weekends of December, the majestic renaissance castle, Kronborg Castle opens its courtyard and beautiful ballrooms for the traditional Christmas market.

Open: 30 November – 2 December and 7-9 December 2018.
Address: Kronborg Castle, Elsinore

In the cosy rooms from 1894 in the centre of Copenhagen, Restaurant Kronborg serves a classic Danish Christmas lunch.
More info at www.restaurantkronborg.dk

Photo: Chris Tonnesen/ Wonderful Copenhagen 

The Christmas market at Kongens NytorvVisit a marvelous Christmas market in the very heart of Copenhagen. In the historic setting of Kongens Nytorv, located between Nyhavn and Strøget, you can enjoy the fantastic view of all the traditional Christmas decorations on the Hotel D’Angleterre and the Magasin department store, while shopping for Christmas gifts and decorations in the numerous charming stalls.

Open: 16 November – 22 December 2018
Address: Kongens Nytorv Christmas Market. 1050 Kongens Nytorv, Copenhagen K

Hans Christian Andersen Christmas market
The market at Nytorv square is named after everybody’s favourite and world-renowned Danish storyteller. The stalls are all named after Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tales, tastefully decorated with thousands of Christmas lights.

Open: 16 November – 21 December 2018
Address: Hans Christian Andersen Christmas market, Nytorv, 1450 Copenhagen K

Visit Carlsberg Christmas Market

During the first two weekends of December the old Carlsberg brewery act as a rustic backdrop to a Christmas market where you can cozy up with warm mulled beer and satisfy your Christmas munchies at some of the prime vendors there. Bonus tip: Free shuttle buses depart from Radisson Blu Royal Hotel on the hour between 11am and 3pm.

Open: 1-2 and 8-9 December 2018
Address: Visit Carlsberg, Gamle Carlsbergvej 11, 1699 Copenhagen V


Christmas in Tivoli Gardens 

The historic Tivoli Gardens opens it´s doors again for the 25th time for the magical Christmas in Tivoli from 17 November – 31 December, 2018. Decorated with glittering Christmas lights, the cutest wooden houses decorated with pine branches, and snow-covered trees to experience that perfect Nordic Christmas atmosphere. Of course, Santa Claus and his reindeer will also be there to welcome everyone to the amusement park’s 27 fun rides and the cosy Christmas market.

The garden will be decorated with more than 70,000 Christmas baubles and more than 1000 Christmas trees completely covered in lights.

Christmas market

Around 60 stalls will be bursting with any Christmas decoration, snack, sweet, or hot drink your heart could desire, and you may even fix some presents at the stalls selling knitted products, leather products, crafts and deli items.

Opening hours
17/11/2018 – 31/12/2018 Saturday, Sunday 11:00 – 00:00
17/11/2018 – 31/12/2018 Monday – Friday 11:00 – 23:00

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