Top 5 Best Copenhagen Christmas Markets and Activities

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With the holidays just around the corner its time to get that last minute shopping done, and enjoy the festivities of the season.  There's no better way to do that to enjoy some of the best Copenhagen Christmas Markets, and throughout Denmark.

Copenhagen Christmas Market 2019

Christmas Market in Nyhavn Harbour


Get into the Christmas spirit and experience danish “hygge” and the many danish and scandinavian specialties along the habour site.  On this beautiful setting of the harbour you're able to truly get into the Christmas spirit and experience the season as it should be.

  • Open: until December 23rd
  • Address: Nyhavn, 1051 Copenhagen K.
  • Website

The Copenhagen Christmas Market at Kongens Nytorv

Visit a terrific and charming Christmas market right in the 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 while shopping for Christmas gifts and decorations in the charming stalls.

Christmas Market in Tivoli Gardens

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Of course no list highlighting the features of Copenhagen could leave off Tivoli.  While Tivoli is fun any time of the year, Christmas is especially great.

Christmas in Tivoli Gardens is a tradition close to many Copenhageners and there is no doubt it is the city’s number one Copenhagen Christmas market. Santa Claus himself 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. The park is beautifully decorated with millions of fairy lights and traditional decor.  There are light shows, shopping, live music and fireworks as well as rides the whole family will love.

  • Open: until January 5th
  • Address: Vesterbrogade 3, 1630 Copenhagen V.
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Copenhagen Christmas Market in Freetown Christiania


Here you’ll find a large number of stalls selling handicrafts, wrought iron candle holders, hand-made jewelery, Christmas mobiles cut from paper, clothes, leather masks and much else .

  • Open: In December, exact dates on their Facebook Page
  • Address: The Grey Hall, Refshalevej 2, 1432 Copenhagen K.

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Hans Christian Andersen Christmas Market

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This market is located at Kultorvet Square and features a carousel for the kids.  The stalls are themed after Han Christian Andersen’s fairy tales and are decorated accordingly.  You’ll find traditional crafts and decor as well as local food and mulled wine.

  • Open: until December 21th
  • Address: Nytorv – 1450 København K.
  • Website

The Best of Christmas in Copenhagen

Saint Lucia Day Procession

This tradition comes from Sweden but the Danish have embraced it as their own.  The procession features girls dressed in white carrying candles and is held 13 December.  Tivoli Gardens has a beautiful procession and Nyhavn Canal has a procession of decorated kayaks you’d have to see to believe.

Ice Skating at Frederiksberg Runddel

This wonderful Copenhagen tradition is the perfect way to get into the holiday spirit.  Go in the evening so you can enjoy the lights and get a mug of hot chocolate or mulled wine from a neighboring cafe.  Admission is free.  If you don’t have your own skates, you can rent them for DKK 50 until an hour before closing.

  • Open: in December
  • Address: Frederiksberg Runddel – 2000 Frederiksberg

Visit the Royal Copenhagen’s Christmas Tables

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This popular attraction will appeal to anyone with a flair for decor.  There are six tables and each is set by a different celebrity or artist.  You will love seeing the creative spin the settings have in what is normally such a traditional element.

  • Open: until December 31st
  • Address: Royal Copenhagen Flagship Store, Amagertorv 6 – 1160 Copenhagen K.
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Conclusion to your Christmas time in Copenhagen

No matter how you decide to spend Christmas in Copenhagen, you’re sure to have a wonderful time.  The city is permeated with the Christmas spirit and you’re sure to be caught up in it.  We hope you enjoy your time here as much as we do!  Merry Christmas!

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    We can enjoy the fantastic view of all the traditional Christmas decorations?

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