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Christmas Markets 2021-2022

The best way to get into the festive spirit is to visit a Christmas market—the vendors seem to be aware of the deepest desires of your Christmas heart

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During the Christmas season, Copenhagen is infatuated with the festive spirit, which is mostly perceptible at its numerous Christmas markets. The merry hustle and bustle, mulled wine and hot chocolate, countless holiday lights, and plenty of cute knick-knacks—these traditional things are found at any other Christmas market across the world. Yet, Copenhagen has a few specialties for you.

Christmas in Tivoli Gardens (November 19, 2021–January 2, 2022)

To begin with, the Christmas market in Tivoli Gardens is a great place to enjoy this historic amusement park with its few dozens of fun rides. Beautiful decorations all over the Gardens, Christmas stalls selling all sorts of festive souvenirs and foods, the Tivoli Youth Guard's illuminated parades, and Christmas music in Tivoli's Halls will take you to the Christmas fairytale.

Højbro Plads Julemarked (November 12–December 22, 2021)

Højbro Plads hosts another traditional Christmas Market. Here you can experience an old-fashioned Christmas tradition with Christmas trees and decorations, about 80,000 sparkling Christmas lights, cute reindeer, and Santa’s sleigh. And all this with free admission!

Hans Christian Andersen Christmas Market at Nytorv (November 12–December 21, 2021)

There is a somewhat peculiar Christmas market named after world-famous and beloved children's storyteller—Hans Christian Andersen Christmas market at Nytorv. Every stall is named for one of his fairy tales and, naturally, has its own theme.

Other Christmas Markets in Copenhagen

The market in Freetown Christiania is famous for its Oriental-like atmosphere. Some other markets worth your attention are located by the Nyhavn harbor, Kongens Nytorv, and also at the Renaissance castle Kronborg. And foodies will appreciate the Meatpacking District Christmas market, as it's praised for the greatest variety of Danish delicacies.

As you see, Christmassy Copenhagen offers plenty of nice places to explore. For the tickets and latest updates, please check with the official websites (see External Resources below.) Also, take a look at the map suggesting the best accommodations nearby.

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