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5 Atmospheric Christmas Markets in Copenhagen


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. copenhagen_christmasmarketcopenhagen_christmasmarket

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.

Location: Tivoli Gardens Christmas Market, Vesterbrogade 3, 1630 Copenhagen Vcopenhagen_tivoligardens_christmascopenhagen_tivoligardens_christmas

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.

Location: Hans Christian Andersen Christmas Market, Axeltorv, 1609 Copenhagen Kcopenhagen_christmasmarketcopenhagen_christmasmarket

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.

Location: Højbro Plads Christmas Market, Højbro Plads, 1200 Copenhagen Kcopenhagen_christmasmarketcopenhagen_christmasmarket

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.

Location: Kongens Nytorv Christmas Market, Kongens Nytorv, 1050 Copenhagen Kcopenhagen_christmasmarketcopenhagen_christmasmarket

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.

Location: Nyhavn Christmas Market, Nyhavn, 1051 Copenhagen Kcopenhagen_christmasmarketcopenhagen_tivoligardens_christmas

You may like to read more about Copenhagen:

A Magical Evening at Tivoli Gardens’ Christmas Wonderland

Best Things to Do and See in Copenhagen in Winter

Colourful Streets of Copenhagen

10 Free Things to Do in Copenhagen

Festive Copenhagen Christmas Lights

A Trip to Another World in Freetown Christiania


Author: Piia | Ticket to Adventures

Captivating travel stories from around the world, near and far, by an experienced traveller and adventurer.

13 thoughts on “5 Atmospheric Christmas Markets in Copenhagen

  1. Thank you for reading, I am happy you found your way to my blog. Copenhagen is a very pretty and vibrant city, truly magical at Christmas time. More posts about Copenhagen coming soon, so stay tuned!

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  6. Great photos. Awesome markets.


  7. What a magical city! Each of these Christmas markets looks delightful and what could be better than the aroma of mulled wine and roasted almonds filling the air. Just love your photos, too!


    • Thank you for your kind comments. Yes, Copenhagen is a very magical Christmas city, I did not expect it to be so charming during the darkest time of the year. I was completely blown away how well Copenhagen treated me.

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  8. Now this IS Christmas. They all look fabulous.


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