Danish Christmas markets in Copenhagen and Denmark
Christmas markets are traditional in Europe and Danes embrace this tradition fully. Not only can you find good ideas for your Christmas gifts, but foremost you can have meet others and have "Jule hygge" (Christmas cosiness) with friends. Wandering over the Christmas market and looking at the booths and at the nice Christmas decorations, you will find maky places where you can have a stop and have gløgg (mulled wine), æbleskiver (Danish pancake balls) and hot chocolate.
But you should also look over the border. Take a weekend trip and visit the Christmas markets in Hamburg, Germany.
Christmas market at Nyhavn, Copenhagen
Nyhavn is always a tourist attraction not only in summertime but also around Christmas. 20 booths are set up along the quay at Nyhav, nicely arranged in a Chirstmasy atmosphere with light decorations and pine branches.
Opening hours until December 23: Fridays and Saturdays 11-20, other days 11-18.
Christmas market at Christiania, Copenhagen
The free state of Christiania is always another world. In December the Grey Hall turns into an exotic indoor Christmas market. Find alternativ gifts from all over the world, experience a wonderful atmosphere and great food.
Opening hours: December 8-20: weekedays 14-20, Saturday/ Sunday 12-20
Christmas market at Tivoli, Copenhagen
This is your chance to experience a Russian Christmas, Tivoli's Christmas market theme for 2011. The lake transforms into an ice skating rink and you can visit 60 festively decorated booths.
Opening hours: until December 30 (not 25 and 25): 11-22, Friday/Saturday: 11-23
We look forward to hear about your visits to the Christmas markets in Copenhagen or in any other city in Denmark. Post your comments below and we will update the page accordingly.
Find out more about the Danish traditions for the Christmas time
- Æbleskiver and gløgg
- Christmas lunches
- Christmas markets
- Christmas cards
- Wish lists
- Gift exchange practice
- Christmas Eve
- End-of season sales
- New Year's Eve
- Three Kings day
Remember to check also the resource section for your life in Denmark to find important information which will help you to settle down faster and make more out of your stay.
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