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Guide to Christmas and New Year's in Copenhagen

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Christmas in Copenhagen embodies the concept of hygge. It's a time where locals and visitors enjoy themselves in good company and end their Christmas shopping with the mandatory warm cup of gløgg. If you're here on New Year's Eve, fantastic restaurants offer plenty of options to celebrate.

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