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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. Watch this place for updates on the 2018 dates as they are announced.


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: 2018 dates TBA
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: 2018 dates TBA
Address: Christmas market in Nyhavn, Nyhavn, 1051 Copenhagen K

Cozy Christmas market at the renaissance castle Kronborg

Enjoy the true Christmas feeling at the 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

The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation

Purchase your Christmas gifts or souvenirs from the designers of tomorrow at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art's annual Christmas market. Here, students and employees will be selling their own works, for example ceramics, prints, jewelry, bags, Christmas decorations, knickknacks, and much, much more. A golden opportunity for doing some truly unique design findings for Christmas. Admission is free and the cafeteria sells food and drinks.

Open: 2018 dates TBA
Address: Philip de Langes Allé 10, 1435, Copenhagen K

Christmas Market in the Meatpacking District

Christmas Market season is in full bloom and Kødbyen (the Meatpacking District) in the center of copenhagen, has chosen to host its own.

Food at Christmas markets is a must and here you are guaranteed to find some of the tastiest traditional Danish Christmas treats. You’ll find churros, ‘æbleskriver’, ‘flæskestegs’ sandwich, ‘gløgg’, hot chocolate and much more.

Also, there will be music, amazing Christmas atmosphere and even a partially covered area, to better keep warm in the Danish winter weather.

Open: 2018 dates TBA
Address: Kødbyen, 1716 Copenhagen V

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 two weekends of December the old 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: Free shuttle buses depart from Radisson Blu Royal Hotel on the hour between 11am and 3pm.   

Open: 1-2 and 8-9 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


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