Christmas in the ancient royal town of Nyborg
King Christian III (1536-1559) often spent Christmas in Nyborg. The scent of bonfires, conifers, roast meat and spiced biscuits were sure signs that Christmas was on its way in King Christian's town, the royal borough, the capital of his kingdom – Nyborg.
The Christmas Fair
We still celebrate Christmas in the ancient royal town of Nyborg. Every year, we hold a festive Christmas fair in Nyborg's authentic historical streets. The Christmas fair takes place during the first two weekends of December (30/11-2/12 and 7/12-9/12). Bathed in the glow of thousands of glittering Christmas lights, the historical town centre, booths, stores and Borgmestergård (a historical merchant's house) are enchanting sights. You can do your Christmas shopping here, and sample traditional Danish doughnuts and Christmas ale.
The town buzzes as it did in the past as the people prepared for His Majesty's annual Christmas celebrations. There are many booths, activities and events to enjoy during these two weekends. There are festivities on the Main Square and at Nyborg Castle, Borgmestergården, Church of Our Lady, Nyborg Public Library and in the busy shopping streets.
Where to go in Nyborg at Christmas
There is plenty to see and do throughout November and December when Nyborg celebrates Christmas in the ancient royal town. Join us as we turn on the Christmas lights and wake Father Christmas at Borgmestergaarden - the Mayors Residence. Enjoy unforgettable Christmas concerts in East Funen's beautiful churches and the traditional family performances at Slotsmøllen, Nyborg Outdoor Theatre Company's winter setting. This year's musical features "Pippi", the popular show known to all Scandinavian children.