Deutsche Julemarked | German Christmas Market
14 Nov – 23 Dec | Sun – Thurs 11-19 Fri 11-20 Sat 10-20
I talked about this one quite a lot last year as it is the only Christmas market where you can get Danish Gløgg, German Glühwein and English mulled cider.
The German Christmas market is at the stork fountain, halfway down Strøget, on Højbro Plads. It is brimming with Christmas spirit, with visits from Santa every thursday – sunday from 13 – 17. Admission is free, and the market stands are varied; with Italian cheeses, chocolate tools, German and Danish street foods and decorations for your home.
Hans Christian Andersen Market
15 Nov – 22 Dec | Mon – Sat 11-19 Fri 11-20 Sun 10-20
This market is new this year and has already become a huge attraction. Taking up a large portion of Kultorvet, this market has beautiful stands selling arts and crafts, delicacies from all over the world (I already tested the Gløgg and hot chocolate for you, and it’s perfect), Christmas decorations, both traditional and quirky, and many attractions for children, including a carousel.
I wish this market the best of luck in it’s first year, although it seems to have plenty already, and look forward to passing through it every time I have to head to Tiger.
14 Nov – 22 Dec
This is quite possibly the most well known Christmas market in Copenhagen after the one in Tivoli. Although very cold this time of year in this part of the city, the market at Nyhavn brings such a cozy and warm atmosphere with the small cabins lining the canal, selling traditional Danish Christmas specialities, that you could almost forget the cold.
5 – 20 Dec | Mon – Fri 14-20 Sat, Sun 12-20
The Christmas market in Christiania’s Grey Hall is one of the oldest and largest in Copenhagen. This hall is packed full of Christmas cheer in the form of warming drinks, filling foods, bright and sparkling decorations and an unbelievable amount of handmade arts and crafts.
Unfortunately only in Danish, but all information can be found here.
15 Nov – 4 Jan
This year Tivoli has gone all out to create a 2000 square meter Alp Village, and it promises to be spectacular! The Christmas market in Tivoli is always a sight to see, spreading Christmas spirit like no other. You can enjoy traditional foods and drinks, shop for your loved ones (or for yourself, no judgement here… I plan on raiding ASA Trading’s spice collection once again), along with all Tivoli’s rides and the gardens.
Don’t forget that throughout the Christmas season on the hour, every hour from 18:00, Tivoli lake is lit up in a wonderful display for coloured lights!
Designers Collective Julemarked
28 – 30 Nov | 10 – 18
This market is the one I am looking forward to most! Only one weekend, it is hosted by Mirins Copenhagen (here) and promises arts, crafts, and other wonders by local artists and designers, alongside Gløgg, cookies and a complimentary mini hand spa with Mirins’ own scrub and hand balm.
I’ll be there looking for gifts for those impossible-to-buy-for people in my family… Hope to see you there too!
6 – 7 Dec | Sat, Sun 11-16
Jægersborggade is one of the hippest streets in Nørrebro, lined with fabulous and funky cafés, second hand and antique stores, art galleries and restaurants. This year the whole street will once again be turned into every shopper’s and Christmas lover’s paradise as every shop takes part in sharing Christmas spirit.
Unfortunately only in Danish, but here is a detailed list of the events each place will be hosting this weekend; A very family-friendly thing to do this weekend!
19 – 21 Dec | Fri 14-20 Sat, Sun 11-17
This year’s theme and Frederiksberg‘s Flea Market is ‘Christmas around the World’ and promises an eventful weekend for people of all ages. Explore decorating customs and dining traditions from all around the world and get creative with you Christmas shopping!
Rita Blå’s Christmas Flea Market
22 Nov – 20 Dec | Sat 11-16
The already amazing food truck hall on Papirøen, had such a success with their summer flea market they have opted to host one every saturday leading up to Christmas. This means you can now enjoy the phenomenal food (from up to 27 different food trucks, preparing food from all over the world) with Gløgg whilst browsing the flea market where you will find any number of treasures.
Christmas at the Copenhagen Zoo
29 Nov – 28 Dec | Sat, Sun 10-16 Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 10-16 Wed 10-14
Ever seen reindeer taken for a walk? Want to take the kids to see Santa and happen upon reindeer being taken for a walk? You can also see the keepers feed Christmas snacks to the other inhabitants of the Copenhagen Zoo, and children can make Christmas gifts, but you can see reindeer. Being taken for a walk.
Every weekend leading up to Christmas, and the whole week from Dec 22 – 28, you and your family can experience Christmas in the Copenhagen Zoo. Truly a unique experience.
Please note that some of the photos above are from last year, and will be replaced with new ones after this weekend.
Wishing you a warm and love filled Christmas season, and maybe a little snow,
I’ll check in soon from beautiful Copenhagen…