A romantic dinner with your special someone or a wild New Year's Eve party with your friends – you will find it all in Copenhagen! Many of the city’s hotels and restaurants stay open with festive events on the last day of the year, and bars and discos invite you celebrate the end of the year in style. See our guide to Copenhagen nightlife for more inspiration to the big night out.
Watch the Queen’s New Year’s speech on TV at 18:00, which has the streets completely empty for 15 minutes, and then have a great New Year’s feast. At midnight, listen to the City Hall clock strike 12, then sing along to the national anthem and have a piece of the traditional marzipan cake, ‘kransekage’, along with a glass of champagne. Party till the break of dawn while the fireworks roar, and you have celebrated New Year’s like a true Dane.
If you want to combine a classic Copenhagen attraction with a unique celebration of the last night of the year, Tivoli Gardens is the perfect choice. Open on New Year’s Eve, you can enjoy a nice dinner at one of the gardens’ restaurants, take the rides until 10pm and watch the superior fireworks show light the sky at midnight.
Want to know where to eat? Here are some of Copenhagen's restaurants that are open on 31 December. Note that some of the restaurants need prepaid tickets, and some might be closed between Christmas eve and New Year's Eve. Check their websites.