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When Christmas time comes, some extra Christmas dust sprinkles over Copenhagen. Christmas garland hangs on Strøget in mid-November and you can smell mulled wine,'Æbleskiver' and almonds as well as hear Christmas music coming from the shops. For maximum Christmas mood you should view the lighting of the Christmas tree at the Town Hall Square on the first Sunday of Advent.
Copenhagen is buzzing with a cozy Christmas market, and there is little to beat the magical experience of walking from Christmas market to Christmas market and enjoying the unique Christmas atmosphere. The most famous Christmas market is perhaps in Tivoli, but the city offers many, many more...
Get a real Christmas experience in the historic setting at Kongens Nytorv. Enjoy the sight of the wonderful decoration of Hotel D'Angleterre and Magasin and feel the atmosphere of the old days. There are many opportunities to get great Christmas gifts, and every Thursday to Sunday you can greet Santa who welcomes excited children!
Nyhavn Christmas market offers many Christmas temptations as well as free music and entertainment. Along the canal there is a big variety of decorated stalls where you are tempted with dutch pancakes, mulled wine and other Christmas goodies as well as gift ideas. You can also join Carlsberg's old-fashioned horse and carriage.
Tivoli is one of the main attractions in Copenhagen, and November and December are no exception. A visit to Tivoli's Christmas market has become part of the regular Christmas ritual for many. The park is decorated with many thousands of lights and Christmas trees. The stalls offer many Christmas gifts and you can also decorate your own Danish honey biscuit.
The Christmas market at Højbro Plads offers everything from German cakes, Italian cheeses, chocolates, coffee, sausages and of course mulled wine and dutch pancakes. Among the more than 280,000 Christmas lights, reindeer and Christmas trees you will find Christmas gifts such as: glass art, jewelry, Christmas decorations and leather hats. What is more, every Thursday-Sunday you can meet Santa.
The Christmas market in Christiania has been held since the 70s, and now you can experience it in the Gray Hall. There is a market offering exciting selection of crafts - home-made jewelry, mirrors, iron candlesticks, lamps, watches, clothing and much more. Enjoy the diversity and the special and exotic atmosphere this Christmas market offers.
HC Andersen's Christmas market is located in Nytorv, Strøget. This Christmas market has a whole city of experiences and here you will find everything from sweets, cakes, mulled wine and dutch pancakes as well as hats, mittens, glasses and other gift ideas to put under the Christmas tree. In addition, there is unique entertainment, and of course you get the opportunity to meet both Santa and HC Andersen himself.
Even the Zoo has a magical Christmas atmosphere - both old and new buildings are decorated with atmospheric lights that light up Santa Claus on November 9. At the Christmas workshop, children can decorate honey hearts, cut a polar bear Christmas heart and make other wonderful Christmas gifts. At the Zoo you will also find beautiful Christmas stalls with Christmas gifts.
In addition to the traditional Christmas markets, you can experience trendy Christmas shopping such as: Christmas at the Design Museum - where Danish artisans and designers sell their works. Christmas market at the Royal Academy of Art, where both students and staff sell everything from ceramics to bags. Visit Christmas market in Jægersborgsgade (first weekend in December), or go to Carlsberg's old brewery.
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