Marvel at Copenhagen's Christmas markets

Enchanting Copenhagen: In November and December, the Danish capital lights up and is adorned with the shimmering colors of Christmas. Soak up the magic of the holidays at Copenhagen’s most beautiful Christmas markets.

The unmissable Christmas markets in Copenhagen

Enchanting Copenhagen

Here are some unmissable Christmas markets in Copenhagen:

1. A magical Christmas in Tivoli

A magical Christmas in Tivoli
  • Where : Vesterbrogade 3
  • When: November 17 to December 31, 2023
  • Hours: Monday to Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to midnight

Christmas in Tivoli is truly enchanting. A winter stay in Copenhagen would not be complete without a stroll in this historic garden, sumptuously decorated for the occasion. Every December, Tivoli transforms into a magical universe, sparkling under thousands of lights.

As you take part in the traditional Christmas tree lighting and Lucia procession, discover cozy stalls selling Christmas treats and gifts, and allow the magic of the season to enchant you.

2. Christmas market in Kongens Nytorv

Christmas market in Kongens Nytorv
  • Where : Kongens Nytorv
  • When : November 3 to December 21, 2023
  • Hours: Monday – Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday–Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The Kongens Nytorv Christmas market is one of the first to open in November. Experience Christmas in Copenhagen like in the old days, with cozy stalls surrounded by traditional decorations. Here you will find Christmas treats such as Christmas apple punch and mulled wine.

For the best experience, go after dark to appreciate the Christmas lights.

3. Christmas market in Højbro Plads

 Højbro Plads
  • Where : Højbro Plads
  • When : November 3 to December 21, 2023
  • Hours: Monday – Thursday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Højbro Plads is one of the largest Christmas markets in Copenhagen. The Christiansborg Castle and other historic structures on the square are all around the stalls, and in the center is a statue of Absalon riding a horse.

At the Højbro Plads Christmas Market, treat your taste buds to Christmas delicacies from across Europe. As well as traditional Danish Christmas foods, enjoy everything from cheese and cold meats to German currywurst. If you need a few presents to place under the Christmas tree, there are several stalls selling local items.

4. Flid Christmas Market

Flid Christmas Market
  • Where : Nørrebrohallen, Nørrebrogade 208
  • When : December 8 to 10, 2023
  • Hours : Friday, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Flid Christmas Market is the perfect place for those looking for unique and artisan gifts. Here, local artisans display their creations, from handmade jewelry to Christmas decorations, clothing, and accessories. It is also an opportunity to taste homemade Christmas specialties while enjoying the festive atmosphere of the market.

5. HC Andersen Christmas Market

HC Andersen Christmas Market
  • Where: Nytorv, 1450
  • When: From November 17 to December 21, 2023
  • Hours: Sunday – Thursday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

In the middle of Nytorv, you will find the cozy HC Andersen Christmas Market. The Christmas market is named after the world-famous storyteller, just as many stalls are also named after the author’s popular stories.

If luck smiles on you, perhaps you will come across the man in person (or at least, his replica). The old carousel or a ride on the magnificent Christmas carousel will undoubtedly enchant the youngest.

6. VÄRK Christmas Market

VÄRK Christmas Market
  • Where: Danish Design Museum, Bredgade 68
  • When: December 1–3 and December 8–10, 2023
  • Hours: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

At the Design Museum, members of the Association of Danish Artisans and Designers are invited to the popular VÄRK Christmas Market. Here, you have the opportunity to buy unique, high-quality Christmas gifts from over 80 different stalls. If you are hungry, you will find some traditional delicacies and mulled wine there.

7. Jul I Tivoli Christmas Market

Jul I Tivoli Christmas Market
  • Where : Tivoli Gardens, Vesterbrogade 3
  • When: November 17 to December 31, 2023
  • Hours: every day from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Immerse yourself in the captivating holiday atmosphere at the renowned Tivoli Gardens. The Jul i Tivoli Christmas market invites you on a wonderful journey among sparkling lights, gourmet stalls, and a rich palette of artisanal gifts and Danish delights.

Don’t miss out on sketching arabesques on the open-air ice rink or savoring a creamy hot chocolate while strolling among the elegantly decorated stalls. Let the magic of the Copenhagen Christmas market transport you.

8. Nyhavn Christmas Market

  • Where: Nyhavn
  • When: November 10 to December 23, 2023
  • Hours: every day from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The Nyhavn Christmas Market is nestled along the picturesque Nyhavn Canal, lined with colourful houses. Market stalls offer a variety of traditional Danish treats, local crafts, and Christmas decorations. Enjoy a stroll along the illuminated canal and enjoy a glass of traditional Danish mulled wine to warm you up during your walk.

Looking for a cozy and intimate Christmas market in Copenhagen? Then stop by the Store Godthåb Christmas market in Frederiksberg. Here, the farmyard is filled with beautiful South Funen Christmas trees, while the old barn is full of greenery, wreaths, and Christmas decorations. In the courtyard, you can enjoy mulled wine, hot chocolate, and other treats.

9. Christmas in Fasangården

  • Where: The pheasant farm at Frederiksberg
  • When: Every Sunday in Advent
  • Hours: 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

In the heart of Frederiksberg Have, discover Fasangården, which transforms into a magical setting for young and old as Christmas approaches. Every Sunday in December, this serene space is adorned with a thousand lights and offers a multitude of activities, from Christmas firecrackers to a delicious oyster bar, from touching visits from Santa Claus to the sweet singing of a Christmas choir.

On the farm grounds, indulge in tasty festive treats and delight in the famous smørrebrøds, these Danish toasts renowned for their unrivaled flavor.

10. Christmas market on Værnedamsvej

  • Where: Værnedamsvej
  • When: December 2, 2023
  • Hours: 7 p.m. to 5 p.m.

As the first weekend of December arrives, Værnedamsvej, one of Copenhagen’s most attractive streets, transforms into a colorful Christmas market. This one-day event, loved by locals, offers visitors the perfect opportunity to kick off their Christmas shopping while enjoying the festive atmosphere. Stroll along this picturesque street and discover a plethora of stalls offering unique gifts, succulent dishes, and invigorating drinks.

Let yourself be seduced by local crafts, items with typically Danish design, and gourmet treats – ideal presents to spoil your loved ones or treat yourself to a delicious souvenir. The street, superbly decorated, accentuates the atmosphere of festivity, while the local merchants welcome you warmly, eager to share with you a bit of the joy of the holidays.

11. Vesterbro RAW Christmas Market

Vesterbro RAW Christmas Market
  • Where: DGI Byen
  • When: December 2, 2023
  • Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Looking for a more unusual Christmas market in Copenhagen? The Vesterbro RAW Christmas Market celebrates unconventional crafts, design, and art. No less than 60 artisans and food makers take over DGI Byen near Hovedbanegården with stalls overflowing with quirky, creative, and tasty Christmas gifts such as recycled lamps, handmade soaps, and jewelry.

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