Get in the spirit at Copenhagen’s Christmas markets

Copenhagen is a genuine Christmas city, where it is impossible not to get in the spirit for the Christmas holiday season. The best place to soak up the atmosphere is at one of Copenhagen’s Christmas markets.

Freetown Christiania Christmas market

Freetown Christiania in Copenhagen usually hosts a Christmas market, which is an unconventional Yuletide fair reminiscent of an Oriental bazaar. Step into the hustle and bustle and wander through the multitude of stalls offering fine handicraft items, hand-made jewellery, mirrors, wrought iron candle holders, paper-cut Christmas mobiles, clothes, leather masks among many other things. Take in the scented ambience of this vibrant and very different market in the Grey Hall in Christiania and participate in a time-honoured Copenhagen Christmas tradition.

Open: 8 - 20 December 2018
Address: Christiania Christmas market, The Grey Hall, Refshalevej 2, 1432 Copenhagen K

Christmas market in Nyhavn harbour

During Christmas time, the picturesque old harbour Nyhavn is transformed into one of the cosiest Christmas markets in Copenhagen. At the Nyhavn Christmas market, you will find entertainment, delicious Christmas foods and brews, mulled wine and much more. All along the water in the old harbour, stalls are set up and decorated, offering traditional Danish Christmas specialities and Christmas presents.

Open: 9 November - 23 December 2018
Address: Christmas market in Nyhavn, Nyhavn, 1051 Copenhagen K

Cozy Christmas market at the renaissance castle Kronborg

Enjoy the true Christmas feeling at the Kronborg Castle, with Christmas treats, market and plenty of Christmas experiences for kids and adults.

During the two first weekends of December, the majestic renaissance castle, Kronborg Castle opens its courtyard and beautiful ballrooms for the traditional Christmas market.

Open: 30 November - 2 December and 7-9 December 2018.
Address: Kronborg Castle, Elsinore

The Christmas market at Kongens Nytorv

Visit a marvelous Christmas market in the very heart of Copenhagen. In the historic setting of Kongens Nytorv, located between Nyhavn and Strøget, you can enjoy the fantastic view of all the traditional Christmas decorations on the Hotel D’Angleterre and the Magasin department store, while shopping for Christmas gifts and decorations in the numerous charming stalls. 

Open: 16 November - 22 December 2018
Address: Kongens Nytorv Christmas Market. 1050 Kongens Nytorv, Copenhagen K

Hans Christian Andersen Christmas market

The market at Nytorv square is named after everybody's favourite and world-renowned Danish storyteller. The stalls are all named after Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tales, tastefully decorated with thousands of Christmas lights.

Here you can taste, smell, and shop everything your Christmas heart desires. You can find Christmas decorations, gifts, jewellery, mulled wine and hot chocolate. The market also has a genuine nostalgia carousel for the kids, a Christmas caravan and of course Santa himself. 

Open: 16 November - 21 December 2018
Address: Hans Christian Andersen Christmas market, Nytorv, 1450 Copenhagen K

Christmas Market at Højbro Plads

Højbro square is located right the most buzzing part of Copenhagen's Christmas shopping mecca; Strøget, the famous shopping pedestrian street. A location which makes perfect sense when the urge for hot mulled wine and roasted almonds takes over during a day of Christmas shopping. 

Organized in close collaboration with the City of Copenhagen and really takes the Christmas spirit to a cozy level. 

Open: 16 November - 22 December 2018
Address: Højbro Plads, 1200 Copenhagen K

Visit Carlsberg Christmas Market

During the first three weekends of December the old Carlsberg brewery act as a rustic backdrop to a Christmas market where you can cozy up with warm mulled beer and satisfy your Christmas munchies at some of the prime vendors there. Bonus tip: A free shuttle bus to the market departs from Vesterbrogade 6 at 12:00, 13:00 and 14:00.    

Open: 1-2. 8-9 and 15-16 December 2018
Address: Visit Carlsberg, Gamle Carlsbergvej 11, 1699 Copenhagen V

Christmas market in Tivoli Gardens

Christmas in Tivoli Gardens is a dear tradition amongst Copenhageners and without doubt the city’s number one Christmas market. Santa Claus will be there to welcome you to the 27 fun rides and Christmas market with Christmas gifts, decorations, snacks, cookies, sweets and hot drinks.

The historic gardens will be full of decorated wooden houses, snow-covered trees, Santa’s reindeer, Christmas lights, and the true Nordic Christmas atmosphere.

Open: 17 November – 31 December 2018
Address: Tivoli Gardens, Vesterbrogade 3, 1630 Copenhagen V

Christmas market at Odd Fellow Palæet

At the Christmas market in Odd Fellow Palæet you can get in the Christmas spirit while supporting a good cause.

You can taste delicious mulled wine and the traditional, Danish “æbleskiver”. There will be stalls with homemade jam and cookies as well as arts and crafts. There will also be a large flea market – and of course, an opportunity to meet Santa Claus.

The profits from the market goes to the non-profit organization EventyrJul. Every year, EventyrJul hosts Christmas for 250 socially vulnerable children and parents with Christmas food, decorations, Christmas tree and presents for everybody.

Open: 17 -18 November 2018

Adress: Bredgade 28, 1260, Copenhagen K

Skagerak Christmas Market

If you are in to design, Skagerak’s Christmas Market at India Kaj is the market for you. You can find Christmas presents from an array of inspiring design brands and enjoy a warm cup of coffee, tea or traditional Danish gløgg. Children and their families can get creative at the drawing table and roast marshmallows over the bonfire.   

Open: 24 November 2018
Address: Indiakaj 2, 2100, Copenhagen Ø

FLID Christmas Market

Whether you’re into design, art or both, then you’re guaranteed to love Flid’s Christmas market. On the 1.-2. of December, the art- and design platform, Flid, are opening the doors to their Christmas market in Nørrebrohallen where you’ll get to meet more than 100 Scandinavian and Danish exhibitors who are selling their beautiful craft.

Open: 1 - 2 December 2018

Address: Nørrebrohallen, Nørrebrogade 208, 2200 København

Esrum Abbey Christmas Market

Head north of Copenhagen for lots of Christmas specialties and artwares at Esrum Abbey’s Christmas market. Here, you’ll find a wide array of tasty Christmas treats from both Europe and Denmark as well as an opportunity to buy handmade Christmas presents from Danish artists. There will even be exciting and kid friendly activities in the Christmas workshop. 

Open: 30 November - 2 December

Address: Klostergade 11-12, 3230 Græsted

Christmas market in Helligåndshuset (the House of the Holy Spirit)

30 November - 1 December, the traditional Christmas market takes place in the beautiful rooms at Helligåndhuset by the shopping street Strøget and has done so for the last twenty years. Here, you can have a shop homemade gifts and Christmas decorations – and say hello to Santa Claus.

All profits from the market go to the Danish organization against cystic fibrosis.

Open: 30 November - 1 December

Adress: Valkendorfsgade 23, 1151 København

Christmas market in Huset KBH

Visit the Christmas market in Huset KBH on 16 December, where there will be tasty ”æbleskiver” and mulled wine as well as chilled live music. You can buy presents for your family and friends and get creative in the Christmas decoration workshop.

Open: 16 December

Adress: Rådhusstræde 13, 1466 Copenhagen K

Christmas market in Axel Towers

14-16 December, FindersKeepers invites you to a design-lovers’ Christmas market in one of Copenhagen’s new architectural landmarks, Axel Towers. Here, you can shop unique Christmas presents from more than 80 designers, artists and creative innovators. FindersKeepers also deliver great Christmas atmosphere, music and surprises.

Open: 14-16 December

Adress: Axel Towers, Axeltorv 2, 1609 Copenhagen V

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