Copenhagen at Christmas
Copenhagen is Magical at Christmas!
Us Danes love Christmas - it’s the most magical time of the year when the city’s streets are decorated with Christmas lights and we have traditional foods and drinks for sale in the Christmas markets. It can be cold in winter here - but the Christmas decorations bring cheer and warmth to the city (along with the hot mulled wine!)
If you’re visiting and lucky enough to have snow, the city looks especially beautiful. There are traditional Scandinavian style Christmas markets, with hand made gifts to buy and various food and drink to try. All the city’s bars and restaurants are decorated with festive lights and atmospheric candles - as well as serving traditional food and drink with festive cheer!
Christmas in Copenhagen really is something a little magical (and not just for the kids who believe in Christmas elves!)
There are Christmas markets open all over town from the most amazing Tivoli Gardens (and 27 fun fair rides) to the alternative markets in Christiania - a less conventional Christmas bazaar. There is also a market at the picturesque port of Nyhavn where there is food and drink as well as entertainment until 23rd December and in the famous Kronborg Castle. Not everyone has a castle, let alone a Christmas market in it...
Hot mulled spiced wine glögg to us - and it's delicious. Made with nuts, sultanas and spices, it's a mulled wine that gives you festive cheer on the coldest of days! We also have hot apple cider which is also spiced and delicious- a reason to come in itself! You can even throw a dash of brandy or rum in for good measure.
Tivoli Gardens at Christmas
This is a great experience for locals and visitors alike! It doesn't get more festive than this for Christmas decorations as Tivoli goes for it with the fake snow and festive decor. There are 100s of Christmas trees and the whole park is turned into the Winter Wonderland - and it's a great place to go on cold days as there are fire pits and hot wine and cider to keep warm! There are also market stalls selling all things Christmas and traditional food and drink.
From November until 31st December
For New Years there is a really impressive fireworks display not to miss - but there are also displays for 24, 26 and 30th too! 25th there is a display with the colours of Christmas.
Traditional Danish Food
It's not just about roast pork - but that's a big part! The traditional Danish Christmas meal is on 24th December and is roast pork, boiled potatoes, red cabbage (or sometimes duck or goose). It's a great time for baking and there are lots of ginger biscuits and other treats around Christmas, as well as a hot rice pudding with almonds hidden in (for lucky presents) or cold with a hot cherry sauce. It's delicious!
Now do you see why Copenhagen is so magical at Christmas?? Come and stay with us!! Book your bed at Copenhagen Downtown Hostel