What a beautiful Christmas city Copenhagen really is! With atmospheric Christmas markets, stunning seasonal lights and Christmas decorations all over the city, Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, must be one of the best cities in Europe where to find real Christmas spirit and exotic Nordic holiday mood.
The best places to soak up Christmas spirit are Copenhagen’s many Christmas markets. Magical Christmas markets, charming Christmas villages and winter wonderlands are everywhere in the city centre.
1. Christmas Market at Tivoli Gardens
During the Christmas season Copenhagen’s historical amusement park Tivoli Gardens is decorated with myriads of festive fairy lights, Christmas trees and fake snow that create a magical Christmas wonderland. Colourful little huts sell everything from Christmas decorations, gift items and handicrafts to sweets, cookies, hot and cold drinks. The atmosphere at Tivoli is straight out of a storybook making it the most magical Christmas market I have ever experienced in my life. You can read more on my Magical Evening at Tivoli here.
2. Hans Christian Andersen Christmas Market at Axeltorv
Right across the road from Tivoli at Axeltorv Square, the Christmas market named after the famous Danish storyteller Hans Christian Andersen offers a fairytale like atmosphere with beautiful Christmas lights and a nostalgic carousel.
3. Christmas Market at Højbro Plads
The Christmas Market at Højbro Plads surrounded by historical houses and striking towers is a charming little Christmas village with reindeer and Santa’s sleigh, secret pixies, Christmas trees and sparkling festive lights. If you are lucky you might run into Father Christmas here and have your photo taken with him.
4. Christmas Market at Kongens Nytorv
Another charming Christmas market in the very heart of Copenhagen is at Kongens Nytorv between Nyhavn harbour and the pedestrian walkway of Strøget. Here you get to absorb Christmas spirit while admiring the stunning Christmas decorations of Hotel D’Angleterre.
5. Christmas Market in Nyhavn Harbour
One of the most picturesque Christmas markets of Copenhagen takes place in the idyllic old harbour of Nyhavn right by the iconic colourful houses along the canal. Colourful houses and stalls are decorated with garlands and festive lights and sugar roasted almonds and mulled wine fill the air.
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