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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 (November 13, 2020–January 3, 2021)
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 13–December 22, 2020)
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 (canceled in 2020)
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 harbour, 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. And this list of Christmas Markets is far from being complete. Please, check the dates for each Christmas market as they differ slightly from year to year.