Spending Christmas in Copenhagen is one of the best ideas you could have to enjoy some real Christmas spirit with your family: come with me!
Have you ever heard about the danish hygge? Is that fantastic sensation of coziness and joy you could experiment when you are with people you love, doing what you love. There is no better moment than Christmas in Copenhagen to discover what hygge is! So what are you waiting for? Pack your family bags and follow me in a great December’s journey to the most magical danish city.
After a Tapsy Tour of the city treat yourself and your children exploring the best Christmas attraction in town.
CHRISTMAS IN COPENHAGEN: GET INTO THE SPIRIT
Children love Christmas, and so do I! That’s why Copenhagen is one of my favorite places to spend the holidays, sooo cozy and full of lights.
The fastest way to get into the spirit is go finding Christmas markets in town.
Start with the biggest: Tivoli market (17th November – 31st December) is in the historic garden, filled with shining Christmas lights, pine branches, wooden houses and trees, is something simply amazing. The garden area is decorated with more than 70,000 Christmas baubles and more than 1,000 Christmas trees! Children will literally go out of their mind! 60 stalls will waiting for you with local and typical products, crafts and other items. Entrance is submitted to the garden fee.
Want to see some serious ‘Christmas in Copenhagen spirit’? Go straight to Nyhavn, which is not only a summer destination: its colored houses are the perfect location for another great market (9th november – 23rd december), filled with lights, lit fireplaces and great local food! Tapsylicious!
Hans Christian Andersen has named another famous Christmas market, the one in Nytorv square (16th november – 21st december): smell, taste, enjoy Christmas in every corner of this beautiful market. You can find decorations, jewellery, gifts, hot chocolate for children and mulled wine for parents!
If you feel sporty, Christmas in Copenhagen can’t miss its own iceskating rink: try the Frederiksberg Runddel: nothing screams winter more than this! I have to admit I am not so good in iceskating, maybe your children can teach me how to improve! Christmas light and deliciousness here too, so have fun and enjoy an hot drink in the cold!
CHRISTMAS IN COPENHAGEN: TYPICAL FOOD CHILDREN WILL LOVE
When in Copenhagen, eat like a local (especially in Christmas!).
Traditions is having a proper Christmas lunch with a menu of great classics: homemade curry herring with boiled eggs, capers and onions, Danish meatballs with red cabbage and smoked eel with scrambled eggs. Children wouldn’t miss the typical open sandwich, the smørrebrød: a piece of buttered rye bread, with pieces of meat or fish, cheese and spreads. It couldn’t be more Christmas in Copenhagen than this, then!
For parents only: to get into the real danish Christmas spirit, don’t forget to taste the glögg, traditional mulled wine combined with sweet Christmas sweet treats.
Merry Danish Christmas, everyone!