Spend Christmas in Denmark

If you love Christmas, you'll love visiting Denmark in December! Copenhagen is transformed into a winter wonderland with twinkling lights, Santa Lucia candle processions and open air skating rinks. Take care of your last-minute shopping on the city's High Street – a mix of luxury stores as well as quaint specialty shops. But don't forget to slow down, soak up the atmosphere at Tivoli Gardens and just enjoy a cup of hot chocolate. You'll soon find out why Danes call Christmas 'the festival of hearts'.

If you sign up for our Christmas competition you can be part of the celebration!

Winter wonderland

This Christmas, VisitDenmark and BoConcept have teamed up with Danish pop diva Stine Bramsen to bring you an exclusive Christmas gift.
Just enter our Christmas competition for the chance to win a trip to Copenhagen, including VIP concert tickets and meet-and-greet with Stine, Denmark’s new rising star. See the fantastic prizes! 

Enter our competition by 10 December 2015 to win round-trip airline tickets and a five-night hotel stay in Copenhagen for two!

Seasonal activities

From skating in the open air to a cosy stroll around the world-famous Tivoli Gardens Christmas Market, Denmark is full of fun things to do around Christmas time. Shop, dine, deck your halls with Danish decorations and start planning your holiday with help from our guides. 

Don't miss the chance to experience Denmark's Christmas markets like the one at Kronborg Castle. Here, you'll find unique gifts, arts and crafts and homemade baked goods.

Tivoli is transformed over Christmas into a winter wonderland of lights, sights and magical experiences for all the family.

Danish Christmas

Christmas is a glorious time to spend in Denmark. The festive season starts early and everybody gets involved. Food, design, socialising, culture - all the great aspects of Denmark combine and truly come to life during the months leading up to 'the main event', which is actually celebrated on Christmas Eve. In the days that follow, friends and families gather for a traditional Christmas lunch, or 'julefrokost'.

Come to Denmark over the Christmas season and experience a country steeped in unique Christmas traditions, like the Danish Christmas gift calendar, shown here!

Plan your Christmas

Get ready for Christmas in Denmark with the help of our practical information and useful links. Search and book accommodation, find out about Danish public transport and general opening hours over Christmas and read more about how you can celebrate in Denmark.

The whole of Denmark gets into the festive spirit this time of year. Visit the Danish regional tourist offices and get inspiration for your Christmas visit.