What to Do this November in Copenhagen
What to Do this November in Copenhagen
November in Copenhagen is the perfect warm up act for the riotous fun of Christmas that is just around the corner, so what can Northern Europe’s capital of cool offer to get us all party ready? Enjoy this hygge time of year to get cosy and find out what's going on in town, from markets to art!
Nyhavn Canal Christmas Market
If browsing a street market is your idea of heaven then join the discerning shoppers who make their way to the Nyhavn Canal Christmas Market that takes place every week from Thursday to Sunday (from late morning until either 19.00 or 20.00) from the 9th of November until the 23rd of December and entry is free. This market isn’t a massive place but it does have some incredible touristic appeal set against the old boats and eateries that make Nyhavn a must visit location (It's the postcard image of Copenhagen with the colourful houses lined up on the waterfront). So prepare to stock up on your gifts while hanging out in the heart of old Copenhagen.
BIG ART at the Kunsthal Charlottenborg
If you like to get your kicks with some highbrow culture then you might like to tick a museum off your list by visiting this winter’s contemporary art exhibition BIG ART, that run until the 13th of January at the Kunsthal Charlottenborg, in the centre of the city. Here you can indulge in some head turning art at an exhibition showcasing the best in Danish creativity. Prepare to be surprised! To find out more visit their website here
Visit the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
Part of the Carlsberg foundation and cultural commitment to Copenhagen, this museum has a world famous collection from around the world including a generous one from ancient Egypt. There is also an indoor peaceful garden which is perfect on a cold and rainy day. And it's right by our hostel!
Copenhagen Zoo becomes a winter wonderland
It’s never too early to get into the Christmas spirit, or at least, that’s what the animal at Copenhagen’s famous zoo think! From the 9th of November until New Year’s Eve you can join the festive vibe at one of the city’s most loved attractions while you get an eyeful of some incredible animals from around the world. Expect the famed tower to be turned into a huge Christmas tree and a load of Christmas themed activities for people of all ages as well as seeing this attraction transformed into a wintery wonderland of light and generous scoop of our famous hygge too! To find out more visit the zoo's website here
Are you ready to see what more than 1,000 Christmas trees look like when they’re covered in festive lights? Then make your way to the famed Tivoli Gardens for Christmas in Tivoli. This mega celebration of light, good cheer and a whole host of amusement rides shows how to do Christmas properly, after all this place has been around since 1843! If you’re in town from the 17th of November right up until New Year’s Eve, then make a date with this festive haven where you can eat,drink and be merry! If you’re there on the 17th of November you’ll see the lighting of Tivoli’s famous Christmas tree too. Prepare to be merry! Find out more here
Music Fusions with Coffee
Or if you simply want to nurse your aching head after a good night out in the city’s huge array of bars and venues then you can do it to the aroma of freshly ground coffee and cool musical fusions. You can while away the hours and your hang over at ultra-hip The Coffee Collective on Frederiksberg on Sunday the 25th of November and practice being a jazz cat!
And if you really like what you taste, you can even arrange to join their expert coffee making courses right here at their Godthåbsvej roastery! Make mine a double espresso! To learn more about this stimulating spot visit here
Enjoy a walk in the Park
Copenhagen is such a green city we have plenty of parks for you to enjoy the change of season. Enjoy the sunny days and turning of the leaves in our favourite urban nature spots.
For a break in the center of town then try the free Botanical Garden which has a lake and landscaping along with specialised plant houses with a large display of cacti and tropical plants.
This big park is more like a nature park - located between Nørrebro and Østerbro, right behind the main hospital, Rigshospitalet. Our favorite feature is the lake and secret paths through the trees but there is also a skate park and the usual recreational areas.
This park is right above the botanical garden and just behind the National Gallery of Denmark. This park has lots of lakes and is one of our favorites for a woodland escape from the city.
Stay at Copenhagen Downtown Hostel
Now you’ve seen a glimpse of the millions of fun ways to get festive in Copenhagen make sure you check in where the hottest parties are Copenhagen Downtown Hostel this month!
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