Copenhagen Christmas markets

Copenhagen Christmas markets city breaks


The fairytale Danish capital is calling this winter. Experience a festive break and celebrate Scandi style when you explore the many Copenhagen Christmas markets this year.

Kongens Nytorv Market (Nov-Dec)*

Kongens Nytorv Market (Nov-Dec)*

Explore the charming Danish stalls all lined up by the neighbouring historical areas, Nyhavn and Strøget. If the sound of mulled wine, hot chocolate and freshly made doughnuts tickles your fancy, you won’t be peckish.

Nyhavn Market (Nov-Dec)*

Nyhavn Market (Nov-Dec)*

For something different, Nyhavn promises festivities by the canal – a must for any Copenhagen Christmas markets break. With pastel-coloured houses as a backdrop and strings of lights strewn across the trees, you’re in for a traditional Danish experience.

Tivoli Gardens Market (Nov-Dec)*

Tivoli Gardens Market (Nov-Dec)*

Set in the famous amusement park, Tivoli Garden Christmas market is framed by festive decorations and superb surroundings. The lake is transformed into a glistening ice rink, while there’s a Christmas cabaret and miniature villages to explore.

Freetown Christiania Market (Dec)*

Freetown Christiania Market (Dec)*

You’re in for a treat at the quirky Freetown Christiania market. The Yuletide proceedings typically follow a bazaar-like trend, with a brightly coloured setting and range of exciting stalls specialising in all things festive.

Hans Christian Andersen Market (Nov-Dec)*

Hans Christian Andersen Market (Nov-Dec)*

Immerse yourself in the fascinating universe of the famous Danish storyteller, Hans Christian Andersen, all with a festive twist. The stalls are named after his fairy-tales, so you’ll be submerged in a totally dreamy environment. This is certainly a traditional affair, right down to the mulled wine and steaming hot beverages. There’s a Christmas caravan and nostalgic carousel, too.

Kronborg Castle Market (Nov-Dec)*

Kronborg Castle Market (Nov-Dec)*

Step just outside the city and roam around the 100 stalls pitched up at Hamlet’s Castle – otherwise known as Kronborg. Sing loudly along to Danish Christmas songs, buy dainty souvenirs and sample the local beer. This makes for a great start to a horse-drawn carriage ride, and you’ll be able to buy all sorts of arts and crafts.

*All dates subject to change.
Tivoli Hotel

Tivoli Hotel

Copenhagen City, Copenhagen Christmas markets

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  • 100m from the nearest bus stop
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  • 2.6km from Nyhavn Market
  • Modern hotel
  • 2.4km from Kongens Nytorv Market
Copenhagen Admiral Hotel

Copenhagen Admiral Hotel

Copenhagen City, Copenhagen Christmas markets

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  • Central location
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  • Historic setting
  • Parisian brasserie restaurant
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Amalienborg

Amalienborg

Copenhagen Christmas markets

Experience two palaces in one at Amalienborg. This 18th century royal residence offers an insight into the Danish monarchy, both at the museum and the rococo rooms of Christian VII’s Palace. Best of all...
Gefion Fountain

Gefion Fountain

Copenhagen Christmas markets

Venture to Langelinie Park near the harbourfront to see the epic Gefion Fountain. A sculpture of Norse goddess Gefjun driving a group of animals spearheads the fountain, with steps cascading with water leading...
All that glitters
Fall under the spell of the enchanting Nyhavn quarter – the city’s colourful canalside. Stroll along the Hansel and Gretel-style huts that line the water’s edge. The city adorns its streets with strings of sparkles, but one of the most impressive displays is City Hall Square’s huge Nordic spruce.
Get your skates on
When you’re done with Copenhagen’s Christmas markets, wrap up in your woollies and show off your skating skills. Frederiksberg Runddel is one of the most popular rinks and is open into the night, so you can skate under the starlit sky. The rink at Kongens Nytorv Square is a good size for whizzing along beside the Royal Theatre.
Eat, drink and be merry
There are many seasonal staples to sample – try scrumptious roast pork followed by a sugary apple dumpling. Warm yourself in a cosy pub and snuggle up by a blazing log fire with a glass of spiced gløgg. For adventurous foodies, the cuisine at illustrious restaurant Noma never fails to wow.
Stock up on stocking fillers
If shopping’s on the agenda, head to Strøget – the city’s largest shopping area, where you’ll find all your high-street favourites. The trendy Nørrebro district is home to hot young designers selling an eclectic mix of clothing, art and homeware. Pick up an on-trend Nordic jumper while you’re there.
When you’re in town
No visit would be complete without seeing the Little Mermaid. This bronze statue welcomes visitors to Copenhagen’s harbour. Enjoy a trip to Rosenborg Castle, home to royal jewels and secret treasures too. Another must-see is the Viking Ship Museum – uncover fascinating tales of conquest.
Sleigh bells ring
They aren’t quite reindeer, but get your imagination going with a horse-drawn carriage ride across the snowy forest of Dyrehaven. This is the closest children will come to a real sleigh ride. Get cosy under the blankets as you track through natural Danish beauty away from the city’s buzz.

Language

Danish

Currency

Krone

Time difference

+1hr

Cost of a beer

£5.30 / 44 kr

48-hour travel card

£69 / 574 kr

Three course meal

£70 / 584 kr

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13 Dec
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06 Dec
2
NEWCASTLE
29 Nov
2