Christmas in Denmark

If you love to indulge in a true Christmas atmosphere, you'll love visiting Denmark in December. During this time of year, Copenhagen is a winter wonderland with twinkling lights, Santa Lucia candle processions and open air skating rinks. Do your Christmas shopping on the city's High Street – a mix of luxury stores as well as quaint specialty shops. But don't forget to slow down, enjoy the atmosphere at Tivoli Gardens and relax with a cup of steaming hot chocolate. You'll soon find out why Danes call Christmas 'the festival of hearts'.

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Seasonal activities

Every Christmas special events open just for the sake of the season. Especially the open air ice skating rinks and the world-famous Tivoli Gardens Christmas Market are visited by both locals and visitors. Shopping is also a great activity during the dark winter months, where shops already from November prepare for Christmas with fun activities and great inspiration for gifts.

Checking out one the many Danish Christmas markets ought to be an obligatory part of any Denmark visit during the festive season.  Come for the shopping, for the culinary delicacies and a cosy atmosphere oozing with yuletide spirit.

Tivoli becomes transformed over Christmas into a fairytale-like land of lights, sounds and magical experiences for all the family.

Danish Christmas

Christmas in Denmark is very special. Lit up by Christmas lights the streets come to life with markets, food, ice skating and Danish 'hygge'. You can feel the special joy and excitement of the season in every big or small city, where Danes celebrate with Christmas trees, caroling and endless eating.

Danish Christmas traditions include getting your presents on Christmas Eve, eating duck and having rice pudding for dessert. 
Read on to get to know what makes the Danish Christmas so special.  

Plan your Christmas break

Start planning your Christmas holiday in Denmark now. Getting to Denmark from UK is easy with 6 different airlines flying more than 250 times a week. Find accommodation, the best options for transport and opening hours during Christmas right here. 

The whole of Denmark gets into the festive spirit this time of year. Visit the Danish regional tourist offices and get inspiration for your Christmas visit.

Further reading

Find out more about our Christmas partners and see what others have to say about celebrating Christmas in Denmark in our links section.

The Danes love eating. Christmas time is no different!