Christmas markets in Denmark - and abroad: Get a cozy prelude to Christmas is written by The editorial staff.
Christmas markets in Denmark
Denmark's Christmas markets are some of the nicest we can imagine, and we are not alone in that. This is evident in the many Christmas markets that are held this year across the country. And there are also good Christmas markets south of the border.
Read along here where we look at some of the best Christmas markets, including in Tivoli i København and Odense Christmas Market.
Let the Christmas cheer spread - enjoy.
Christmas on the Hill – with the Nissebanden at play
Dyrehavsbakken in Klampenborg opens again this year for their lovely Christmas market. Because of course the world's oldest amusement park must also be enjoyed at Christmas.
Among other things, you can get the taste of Christmas right down to the side legs in the form of a cozy Christmas lunch with those you like the most.
There are also plenty of activities for the little ones: They can meet Santa Claus, who is visiting from the North Pole, up close, and they can tell him their biggest Christmas wish, which she makes sure to pass on to the elves in the toy workshop. They can also experience many of Bakken's roller coasters and get a little wind – and maybe snow – in their hair. There is a lot to take care of here.
Read more about Bakken's Christmas market here
In addition to these activities, Bakken has built a lot of exciting Christmas stalls, which are located around the small streets. Here you should probably be able to find this year's Christmas present for mom - or just buy some Christmas decorations.
You can experience this year's Christmas market at Bakken in November and December. So there are no excuses not to come out and experience a new Christmas market in cozy and popular surroundings.
Birkegården: One of the most visited Christmas markets in Denmark
You can not say Christmas market without mentioning Birkegårdens Haver. This classic Christmas market in Tågerup on West Zealand is a true experience for the whole family. It is one of the most visited Christmas markets in Denmark, then hurry in and buy a ticket.
The three gardens offer beautiful candle decorations in different colors and exude Christmas. There will be activities for the little ones, and of course the stalls will also be open, so you can enjoy a glass of mulled wine and get a warm apple slice.
Birkegårdens Haver has again this year prepared a special Christmas program for the children. Here they will be able to go on a treasure hunt, participate in a bow hunting test and try donkey riding.
Esrum: International Christmas market in Denmark
Christmas days in Esrum i Nordsjælland offers again this year up to cozy moments. During the two weekends, which are open this year, you will be able to enjoy a lot of Christmas delicacies, Christmas cafes and of course also Christmas activities for the little ones.
Esrum Kloster has again this year brought home real monastery products France, which also makes this Christmas market a bit international. Therefore, you will be able to enjoy French specialties galore. If they fall in good taste, you can of course also buy something delicious to take home for the Christmas holidays.
The theme this year is 'work of the hands', so there should be a good chance of finding a gift or two to take home to the family.
Read more about Christmas days in Esrum here
This year, the Christmas café has put together a lovely Christmas menu, so there will be an opportunity to take a break from the Christmas delights and get something to eat and try the frothy monastery beer from cask. According to tradition, both hot and cold drinks will also be sold - both with and without alcohol.
Kronborg Christmas Market - one of the big ones of its kind
Kronborg Christmas market is one of the largest of its kind, which is very fitting for one of Denmark's Christmas castles.
With over 80 stalls distributed throughout Kronborg's many halls and outdoor areas, there is plenty of opportunity to find everything the heart desires from Christmas cheer, whether we are talking about quality goods or food.
For the children, there is a sea of experiences with everything from adventure theatre, children's workshops, reading aloud, pony riding and, of course, Santa Claus himself. The adults are also treated to beer tasting, Christmas jazz, violin concerts and gospel choirs.
As a cool experience running the old cozy veteran Christmas train from Copenhagen directly to Helsingør, so you can get into the Christmas spirit already on the way up there.
Christmas market on Funen - in HC Andersen's footsteps
Fyn can also do something when it comes to Christmas markets, and the Odense Christmas market can do something very special.
Under the name Adventurous Christmas Market, the cobbled streets of Odense come to life with mulled wine, Christmas lights and green spruce as well as stalls galore among the cozy old townhouses.
The Christmas market attracts approximately 50.000 guests each year, who come to experience art and culture designed for both adults and children.
Here you can buy local specialties and quality products such as handmade sausages, specialty beers, designer cups, handmade jewelry and much more.
The classic Christmas in Tivoli
When we talk Christmas markets in Denmark, it is difficult to avoid Tivoli i København. Again this year, they are opening the doors to a fantastic Christmas market. Like the other years, it will be a Christmas market, which stands out with big light shows, cute sculptures and cool Gadgets.
If you are not quite in the Christmas mood, then Tivoli is a great place to visit. You will be greeted by a completed Christmas atmosphere with the scent of roasted almonds, mulled wine and other delicious Christmas treats. The small cozy stalls are once again the focal point of the crisp Christmas mood, which just gives you an extra shot of Christmas spirit.
Of course, Tivoli's many rides will still run, and now it's extra fun to try them when they're adorned with all sorts of Christmas decorations. If you have not been to the Christmas market in Tivoli before, then this year you should try it.
Christmas market in the Old Town in Aarhus
Now the turn has come to Jutland's capital Aarhus.
The small city fires up again this year for a wonderful Christmas market in the Old Town in the middle of Aarhus. You will be drawn a few hundred years back in time as you see the historic houses clad in beautiful Christmas lights.
You can expect to be pampered with exciting Christmas shops, and for the sweet tooth there will be rice porridge, mulled wine, apple slices, roasted almonds and everything else the heart desires.
If you are the thirsty type, there will also be an opportunity to enjoy a beer or two. Den Gamle By has its very own Christmas beer.
We may be really happy about Christmas markets in Denmark - but they really love Christmas markets in our neighboring countries to the south. Germany is a good example. We would almost go so far as to say. that it is practically impossible to find a German town without their own local Christmas market.
You can choose to drive straight across the border and try out some of the many Christmas markets in Flensburg, Hamburg or Lübeck or take the slightly longer trip to Berlin, Frankfurt or all the way down to Munich. No matter where you end up in Germany, you are sure to find a magnificent version of a Christmas market.
There are also many beautiful, large and different ones Christmas markets in Poland. To that extent, they go up in the Christmas celebration Pollen, and unlike those in Denmark, they often continue until the New Year. In Poland you can also enjoy a very special combination, namely Christmas markets and spa at very reasonable prices.
There are many big cities in Europe that make something special out of Christmas. Look east, for example, to find more really nice and interesting Christmas markets. And if you have to keep Christmas in New York Of course, they can also do something special at Christmas time.
We hope you found something good - enjoy the lovely Christmas markets in Denmark and abroad.
Here are 7 Christmas markets in Denmark that you must experience
- Dyrehavsbakken in Klampenborg north of Copenhagen
- Birkegaarden in Tågerup in West Zealand
- Esrum Monastery in North Zealand
- Kronborg Castle in Helsingør
- Odense Christmas market
- Christmas in Tivoli in Copenhagen
- Christmas market in the Old Town in Aarhus