Christmas in Denmark

Feel Denmark at its warmest this Christmas; a season steeped in unique traditions and magical experiences. As the weather cools down, the festive spirit heats up and Denmark glows with Christmas markets and traditional Danish celebrations, both indoors and out.

Here you can browse guides on Denmark's best Christmas markets, be inspired on where to go Christmas shopping or prepare for a Christmas with a distinctly Danish twist.


Danish Christmas

Christmas in Denmark is very special. Lit up by Christmas lights the streets come to life with markets, foods, 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 and 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.  

Seasonal activities

Every Christmas special events open for 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 from abroad. Shopping is also a great activity during the dark winter months, where shop already from November prepare for Christmas with fun activities and great inspiration for gifts.

Checking out one the many Danish Christmas markets ough 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.

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.

Christmas recipes with Danish Butter Cookies

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