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Christmas in Denmark

Feel the sense of true Danish "hygge" this Christmas; a season steeped in unique traditions and magical experiences. Just as the weather begins to cool down, the festive spirit heats up and Denmark glows with Christmas markets and Danish celebrations, both indoors and out.

Browse these guides on Denmark's best Christmas markets, be inspired on where to do your Christmas shopping or how you can get a taste of those delicious Danish Christmas treats!

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.

Snow covered Nyhavn in Copenhagen

Experience Danish Hygge in Copenhagen

A Winter city break has its own unique charm to it. Get under the skin of Danish hygge with a stay in cosy Copenhagen.

BoConcept/Christmas competition winners

We've now notified all the winners of our BoConcept/VisitDenmark Christmas competition: Anette Filla, Germany; Suzanne Taylor, UK; Fredrik Tresvig Larsen, Norway; Breno Pietracci, Brazil; Chantal Sorin, France. Thanks for entering and Merry Christmas!

Christmas in Tivoli

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 calendar

Danish Christmas traditions

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. 

Christmas in Denmark

Christmas around Denmark

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.

Danish Christmas food

Christmas eats

The Danes love eating. Christmas time is no different!