24 reasons to visit Copenhagen for Christmas
We believe you might enjoy all of them one by one.
There are many reasons why Christmas in Copenhagen can be truly special and magical and we Danes tend to fill the Christmas month with plenty of Danish "hygge". We have gathered 24 recommendations filled with cheery, jingly, cosy, and tasty holiday experiences to make sure that each and every day in December will ooze Copenhagen Yuletide.
Christmas decorations at The Glyptotek
Santa Lucia parade in kayaks
Christmas lights in Tivoli Gardens
Christmas beers of all kinds
Magical Rosenborg Castle
Great ideas for homemade gifts
Cosy indoor places
Ice swimming at the harbour baths
Christmas at Kronborg Castle
Indulge in a world of spa and wellness
Broen's Ice Rink
The wonderful world of aquatic life
Wild lights at Zoo
Smørrebrød and other traditional Danish foods
Christmas at historical Christiansborg Palace
Gløgg at one of the oldest bars in Copenhagen
Second hand and vintage shopping
Exploring the Christmas Markets
The fireplace at Nimb Hotel
Copenhagen’s urban downhill slope
A world of cocktails
Risalamande at the bakery Andersen & Maillard
Every year at Christmas, the bakery Andersen & Maillard’s makes their famous Risalamande to-go and to-stay, the most famous and traditional Danish Christmas dessert you can make. Risalamande is a rice pudding with vanilla, almonds, and whipped cream served the traditional way with warm cherry sauce.
Experiences beyond Copenhagen
The laid back Copenhagen lifestyle stretches far beyond the city limits. Do like the locals and head for the coast or countryside to enjoy, relax and grow.