Christmas at Hamlet's Castle

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Christmas at “Hamlet’s Castle” Kronborg 2013

Once again Kronborg Castle invites you to a cheerful Christmas throughout December, focusing on quality, design and evocative experiences. A highlight is the Arts and Crafts Christmas Market which now extends over the first two weekends of December. A new feature is the Food & Drink Christmas Market for the gourmet in the third weekend. And, as always, you can buy delicious mulled wine and home-made Danish doughnuts, drive in horse-drawn carriage, enjoy the Christmas ball and do the Christmas tour of the castle.

Arts and Crafts Christmas Market 1 and 2 Advent weekend

Do not miss the great Arts and Crafts Christmas Market 30 November - 1 December and again 7 - 8 December. In evocative historical settings you can experience more than 40 stands with unique arts and crafts, design and visual arts, including jewellery, textiles, glass, ceramics and wicker. Find the unique design Christmas-gift, enjoy the workshops and taste the hot mulled wine and home-made Danish doughnuts in the rustic spaces. Admission free to the Arts and Crafts Christmas Market.

Food & Drink Christmas Market 3 Advent weekend

When Christmas approaches, you start planning what to put on the Christmas table. So, in the 3 advent weekend we focus on food and drink. Hear about the traditions of brewing beer at Kronborg Castle and taste a true Kronborg beer developed with inspiration from the Renaissance. Admission free to the Food and Drink Christmas market.

Horse-drawn carriage between Kronborg and Helsingør city's Christmas markets

In addition to the Christmas markets at Kronborg Castle there are Christmas markets at the central square Axeltorv and in the Scandlines ferry terminal. In all weekends in December horse-drawn carriages will provide evocative transportation between the markets.

Christmas ball, Christmas bazaar and Christmas jazz

Christmas at Kronborg Castle is also a lot of activities in which you can participate. Kronborg’s Santa Claus throw a Christmas ball in the castle’s impressive banqueting hall with music, singing, dancing and lots of fun for children and adults. In the Christmas workshop you can make decorations as they did 100 years ago. You can enjoy Christmas jazz concert, and more. Every day in December you can join the Christmas tours of Kronborg Castle and learn about the food, celebration and superstition of the Renaissance Christmas.  

All activities are free when normal admission is paid.


Event date/time
30/11/2013 - 22/12/2013 HelsingørTuesday - Sunday11:00 - 16:00
26/12/2013 - 29/12/2013 HelsingørThursday - Sunday11:00 - 16:00

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