Copenhagen is buzzing on New Year's Eve, with thousands of revellers out and about the town centre. Many Danes eat at home before going out later and big meals with family or friends are common. Copenhagen's diverse restaurants are open on this night but busy, so it's a good idea to book ahead if you want to eat out on New Year's Eve.
Many restaurants offer a special New Year's menu, just as bars and nightclubs pull out all the stops with special drinks, cocktails and offers (such as entry and a bottle of bubbly at 12pm) to really get the party started. You can search for Copenhagen restaurants and nightclubs in Copenhagen here.
At 12pm, it's traditional for people to gather on the Town Hall Square, at the heart of Copenhagen, to hear the clock tower chime in the New Year. Another popular gathering spot is the bridge across the lakes to Nørrebro, Queen Louise's Bridge.
This year, for the first time ever, world-famous Tivoli Gardens is open on New Year's Eve! All the park's rides and attractions are open until just before 10pm, when Tivoli gets ready for fireworks and the seeing in of the new year in style. You can read about restaurant opening hours on the Tivoli website.
From the 26 to the 30 December the night skies above Copenhagen are treated to world-class fireworks displays, as part of the annual Tivoli Fireworks Festival. Each year there's a theme, going for bigger and better each time round!
Shops in Copenhagen can stay open until 3pm on December 31, whilst museums and other attractions tend to stay closed or close earlier. 01 January is a public holiday in Denmark, so many shops and attractions are closed.
Prepare for a city break to Copenhagen.