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Christmas in Copenhagen

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Christmas in Copenhagen embodies the concept of hygge. It's a time where locals and visitors enjoy themselves and delicious treats surrounded by loved ones and in intimate, cozy settings. If you're staying to celebrate New Year's Eve too, these restaurants are perfect for this night. 

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Christmas in Tivoli Gardens

In 2019, you can celebrate Christmas in Tivoli Gardens for the 26th time. 16 November – 5 January the historic garden will be filled with glittering Christmas lights, the cutest wooden houses decorated with pine branches, and snow-covered trees to create that perfect Nordic Christmas atmos...

Saint Lucy's Kayak Parade

One of the best Christmas traditions in Copenhagen is the yearly Saint Lucy's Kayak Parade. Each year hundreds of kayaks are decorated with twinkling lights and Christmas trees as they sail across the Copenhagen harbour and through the canals. All while the kayakers sing carols and spread ...

Christmas markets in Copenhagen

One of the best Christmas activities in Copenhagen is definitely strolling the many Christmas markets the city has to offer. Grab a glass of gløgg (mulled wine) to keep your hands warm and get yourself a few æbleskiver - a Danish Christmas classic. 

Ice skating in Copenhagen

Another fun activity in the December winter wonderland in Copenhagen is ice skating. Here's a few of our favourite places where you can show what you've got. 

The ice rink at Frederiksberg Runddel

Every winter, Frederiksberg Runddel, by the entrance to Frederiksberg Garden, is transformed into a wonderful ice rink which allows you to have fun on the ice throughout the winter season. Admission to the ice rink at Frederiksberg Runddel in Copenhagen is free, and everyone is welcome. I...

Broens Ice Rink

The harbour-front Broen's Ice Rink welcomes the whole family to their 600 m2 ice rink located in the heart of the city. At the end of the Inner Harbour Bridge, you will find Copenhagen's new ice rink. Broens Ice Rink is the latest addition of places where Copenhageners and visitors alike ...

The ice rink in Tivoli

Tivoli’s ice skating rink in front of the Nimb Hotel is quite the centerpiece of Winter in Tivoli. Tivoli serves as the perfect backdrop for some fun on the ice. Ice skating is free of charge once admission to Tivoli has been paid. You can bring your own skates or hire on site.

Get a taste of the Copenhagen Christmas spirit

Here's a glimpse of what Christmas in Copenhagen is like.

A couple more Copenhagen Christmas tips before you go

Get our editorial staff's 5 personal favourites to Copenhagen in December, or go shower yourself in glistening Christmas lights. 

Editor's choice: Copenhagen in December

By Annika Løbnitz Skjoldborg, Digital Marketing Assistant and part of the editorial staff who each month share their personal tips to Copenhagen.

See the ceiling of Christmas lights in Kronprinsengade

As per tradition, one of Copenhagen's best streets for shopping (Christmas presents included), turn on a mesmerizing ceiling of Christmas lights floating above the little street.