Christmas in Tivoli Gardens

Christmas in Tivoli is a dear tradition amongst Copenhageners. If you are in Copenhagen during the months of November and December, do not miss Tivoli's Christmas lights, market and entertainment for the world. 

For the 21st time, Tivoli launches this year’s Christmas celebrations on 15 November 2014. Father Christmas will be there to welcome you to the 27 fun rides, The Nutcracker Ballet at the Tivoli Concert Hall, an Alpine village, stalls selling delicious snacks and warm drinks, and a Nordic Christmas for the entire family to enjoy.

Nordic Christmas

Last year’s Nordic theme was so well received that it is repeated in this year’s Christmas at Tivoli: An area covering 1200 square metres with decorated wooden houses, snow covered trees and Santa’s reindeer in their pen. Bells in the trees, Christmas lights, thousands of glass ornaments and the smell of traditional Nordic Christmas drinks and sweets will guarantee the right Nordic Christmas atmosphere.

You can visit Father Christmas in the Christmas room at the Pantomime Theatre and tell him what you want for Christmas. If you are lucky, he might sing you a Christmas carol or tell you a story.

Alpine village

As something new, Tivoli this year presents a 2000 square metres Alpine village, where skis and sledges are casually placed against snow-covered wooden houses with smoke coming out of the chimneys. Along with the Alpine Express and Tyrol merry-go-round, the scene is set for a perfect Alpine Christmas.

Christmas market

Christmas at Tivoli would not be the same without the 50 stalls along the pathways, all selling gifts and decorations, arts and crafts, delicious snacks and hot drinks to keep you warm.

Saint Lucia procession – a Nordic tradition

When the sun has set on 13 December at 17:30, 100 girls from different Copenhagen choirs will walk in a Saint Lucia procession through Tivoli, starting and ending by the arcade under the Concert Hall.

A true Christmas classic

On 20 November, the Nutcracker is premiering at the Tivoli Concert Hall: A true Christmas classic with beautiful costumes designed by Queen Margrethe of Denmark herself. The story has been altered a bit, so that it now takes place in old Copenhagen, where Hans Christian Andersen makes an appearance as the mysterious storyteller.

Read more about The Nutcracker at the Tivoli Concert Hall.

Fireworks Festival

Between Christmas and New Year, you can experience the annual Fireworks Festival where the sky above Tivoli Gardens is illuminated by an explosion of lights and colours. Tivoli and all its restaurants stays open on New Year’s Eve until 00:30, allowing you a very special way to celebrate the arrival of 2015.

Read more about Christmas in Tivoli.

Event date/time
15/11/2014 - 23/12/2014 TivoliMonday - Thursday, Sunday11:00 - 23:00
15/11/2014 - 23/12/2014 TivoliFriday, Saturday11:00 - 00:00
24/12/2014 - 24/12/2014 TivoliWednesday10:00 - 16:00
25/12/2014 - 30/12/2014 TivoliMonday, Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday11:00 - 23:00
25/12/2014 - 30/12/2014 TivoliFriday, Saturday11:00 - 00:00
31/12/2014 - 31/12/2014 TivoliWednesday11:00 - 00:30
01/01/2015 - 04/01/2015 TivoliThursday, Sunday11:00 - 23:00
01/01/2015 - 04/01/2015 TivoliFriday, Saturday11:00 - 00:00
14/11/2015 - 03/01/2016 TivoliMonday - Sunday -
Price interval
Admission - 99.00 DKK
Children (under 8 years)
Free entrance

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    • Christmas
    • For children
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