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In March 2016, the UN World Happiness Report (WHR) announced that Denmark once again ranked as ‘the happiest country in the world’ – the third time our Scandinavian country has topped the UN list since it was introduced in 2012.

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Superkilen in Norrebro, Copenhagen

Climb the golden spire and watch #Christianshavn from above 

The Danes celebrate Christmas eve on December 24th with lots of Christmas hygge and good food.

In Denmark, Christmas is celebrated on Christmas Eve (December 24th), which is probably the most hyggelig day of the year. It’s a day full of busy present-buying, dinner preparations and anticipation!

Copenhagen Christmas Festival offers more than 100 diverse Christmas events for kids and grown ups

During November and December, Copenhagen Christmas Festival offers more than 100 diverse Christmas events for kids and grown ups.

Experience the Nutcracker at The Royal Theatre's Old Stage.

Dancing snowflakes, giant Christmas trees, dainty sugar fairies, the twinkling eyes of a child, waltzing flowers, cheeky mice and with Tchaikovsky’s magnificent music as the golden thread. The Nutcracker is the greatest of ballet classics and no Christmas hygge is complete without it.

Danish Christmas lunch

A Danish Christmas lunch is a feast that often involves the Danish open-faced sandwiches 'smørrebrød' accompanied with Christmas beer and snaps, a small shot of a strong alcoholic Aquavit usually flavored with spices and herbs. Eating good food in good company, that's hygge!

During December, many of the churches in Copenhagen offer various Christmas concerts. Whether you enjoy Christmas carols, choirs, Santa Lucia candle processions, classical music or gospel, you should be able to find your spot for Christmas hygge

Make your own Christmas confectioneries to experience Christmas hygge

A very popular Christmas hygge tradition in demark is to make your own Christmas confectioneries with nougat, marzipan and chocolate. It is a time for friends and family to connect and be creative. And the best part: you can eat what you make. 

Ice Skating is a great way to experience Christmas hygge.

Whether you are an ice skating rookie or pro, we recommend that you put on the ice skates and have a hyggelig time at the ice rink at Frederiksberg Runddel, by the entrance to Frederiksberg Garden.

Enjoy Christmas hygge while making your own Christmas ornaments

At Juleboden in Tivoli Gardens you can design your own personal Christmas ornament by engraving a picture of yourself or a loved one.

Danish gløgg will keep you warm and create a hyggelig atmosphere.

We recommend that you can keep warm with a cup of Gløgg from Gløggkompagniet while you enjoy the magical Christmas lights at Tivoli Gardens. Here, you and your friends can hygge with all different kinds of Gløgg including new special H.C. Andersen Gløgg.

Hygge at a Christmas market

During the Christmas season, Copenhagen and the rest of Denmark is filled with magical Christmas markets

christmas hygge

One of the most commonly-used words in Denmark has no English translation. Hygge, pronounced hoo-ga, is often translated as coziness. But to the Danes, hygge means a lot more than that.

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It's December, and the holiday spirit is sweeping through Copenhagen! Here is a small selection of the many events you can experience this month during the city's festival, Copenhagen Christmas.


No matter what month it is, you'll find captivating events to entertain and thrill you in 2016. The winter and autumn months are a perfect time to check out Denmark's world-class museums. During the spring and summer, there are plenty of outdoor festivals and music events. 

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