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    Want to learn more about how the Danes celebrate Christmas? Download our 'Yuletide in Denmark' pdf to find out all you need to know about Danish Christmas traditions and celebrations.

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    Christmas starts early in Denmark when, in mid-November, market squares and streets are dressed for the holiday season. There’s a unique atmosphere - and Christmas spirit. Visit the Christmas markets at Egeskov Castle on Funen, experience Christmas of old in Aarhus - and go ice-skating. Download itinerary as PDF

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    In Denmark, Christmas is celebrated on Christmas Eve (24 December). It’s a day full of busy present-buying , dinner preparations and anticipation! Presents are exchanged and Danish families come together to eat, drink and be merry.

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    Feel Denmark at its warmest this Christmas; a season steeped in unique traditions and magical experiences. As the weather cools down, the festive spirit heats up and Denmark glows with Christmas markets and Danish celebrations, both indoors and out. Here you can browse guides on Denmark's best Christmas markets, be inspired on where to go Christmas shopping or find out how Danes bring a little magic into their Danish Christmas celebrations.

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    Christmas starts early in Denmark when, in late November, market squares and streets are dressed for the holiday season. There’s a unique atmosphere - and a spirit of Christmas. Visit beautifully decorated markets, soak up the yuletide atmosphere of Tivoli Gardens - one of Europe’s most magical Christmas experiences - and explore Copenhagen’s pedestrianised city centre, a shopper’s paradise packed with luxury brand stores and cosy cafés.

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    Come to Denmark over the Christmas season and you'll get the chance to experience a country steeped in Christmas traditions; some shared with other parts of the world, others distinctly and uniquely Danish. Bring a little Denmark into your Christmas!

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    Its Magical. Inspiring. Fun! The Danes are crazy about Christmas. Since the Viking Age – and even before – the Danes have celebrated the dark of winter and that cosy, scarf-snuggling mood they call hygge.

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    Denmark’s second-largest city, Aarhus is fast becoming a favoured destination among travellers. The city’s impressive art museum features Danish-Iceland artist Olafur Eliasson’s spectacular rainbow skywalk – and new dockland developments are transforming the cityscape. But when it comes to the Christmas holiday season, Aarhus is a city of old with a unique yuletide spirit.

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    Denmark is a great place to visit over Christmas, not just because of the festive atmosphere. Shop and attractions pull out all the stops to make Christmas shopping and entertaining your family, stress free and enjoyable. But there are times at which shops, restaurants and attractions close their doors and it's a good idea to plan around that. Here are some tips on Christmas opening hours and transport.

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    Its never just an ordinary sight inspection when Copenhagen CVB and Business Events Denmark invite event planners to join their famtrips. This December 27 event planners experienced Copenhagen, Danish Christmas and the Danish Meeting Design Concept Meetovation first hand.

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    Christmas hygge goes hand in hand with cooking and eating traditional Danish Christmas food.

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    Another great part of Christmas hygge in Denmark is when friends, colleagues or families gather for a traditional Christmas lunch, or 'julefrokost'.

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    The Danes love good food and drink, and the festive season is no different. Christmas in Denmark is full of traditions centered around enjoying a good meal in the company of friends.

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    Come and shop in Denmark, one of the hottest design nations on the planet. From a rich design history, led by legends such as Arne Jacobsen and Hans J. Wegner, Denmark’s design sector has grown into a world-leader. From homeware to fashion, Denmark is an incredible place to pick up unique, cutting-edge products or to find that perfect Scandinavian gift. Beautiful shopping streets await in cities across the country, offering international and Danish brands. So pack your shopping bags and don’t forget your wallet!

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    A big part of the Danish Christmas hygge is about decorating your home with Christmas ornaments, candles and Christmas elves.

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    The Christmas tree is central to the Danish way of celebrating the festive season.

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    Christmas traditions and Christmas hygge are so important to the Danes that we even had to make the festive season into a festival.

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    The Danes love good food and drink all year round, but especially during the festive season. Aside from the much-anticipated Christmas Eve dinner, Danes spend the run up to and after Christmas enjoying festive lunches and dinners with friends, colleagues and family. Many of Denmark's Christmas traditions are centred around a table full of delicious food and chairs full of great company.

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    Hygge refers to the special feel of warmth and togetherness, the kind of feeling which can also be created by listening to good music.

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    What can be more hygge than walking around all the Christmas stalls with your friends or family shopping Christmas presents, trees, decorations and sweets while the smell of sugar roasted almonds fills the air?

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    Live in the moment... The best holiday moments in life are made with friends and loved ones and there's no better place to create life-long memories than a Danish holiday home. Scattered across the country and often found next to beautiful coastline, quiet forests or picturesque lakes, Denmark's holiday homes are a national passion. Read on to find inspiration for and help booking a summer home holiday in Denmark.

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    There are many different ways to enjoy Denmark, depending on your interest. Are you looking for a romantic weekend break to Copenhagen? Thinking of a blissful break around Denmark's countryside by bike? Or maybe you're ready for some family fun at Denmark's fantastic theme parks. Plan the holiday in Denmark that's just right for you with the help of all of VisitDenmark's inspirational content, gathered in this handy guide.

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    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. Deeply rooted in the Danish culture, hygge is about living in the moment and spending quality time with friends and family. Enjoying delicious food or a great cup of coffee, having a good time with loved ones or creating a cozy atmosphere, usually by lighting candles. That's hygge. It even has its own adjective, as in: “This restaurant is so hyggelig” or "It was hyggeligt to meet you."

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    The whole of Denmark gets into the festive spirit this time of year. Towns and cities around Denmark, such as Aarhus and Odense, are ablaze with Christmas lights and good cheer. Christmas markets, exhibitions, music in the streets; Christmas in Denmark is truly magical.

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    Christmas in Tivoli is a dear tradition amongst Copenhageners. If you are in Copenhagen in November or December, do not miss Tivoli's Christmas lights, market and entertainment for the world. The Christmas market has 50 stalls, all selling gifts and decorations, arts and crafts, delicious snacks and hot drinks to keep you warm. Read more about Christmas in Tivoli.

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    Thinking of taking a city break in Europe? Love exploring a city’s atmospheric streets or getting up close to local culture? Then Denmark has four fabulous city break destinations especially for you. Danish cities such as Aarhus and Aalborg are small and intimate, making them easy to get to know on a short break. Denmark’s capital, Copenhagen, is the world’s most liveable city and it’s easy to see why when you take a Copenhagen city break.

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    Christmas is about gifts and there is no bigger joy than seeing the smile on a loved one's face when giving him or her the perfect gift. Denmark, with its rich design history, is an incredible place to pick that perfect gift.

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    Making your own Christmas confectioneries and eating it too is a big part of Danish Christmas hygge.

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    At the top of the European Continent, North Jutland offers a windswept beachscape of mighty drifting sand dunes and heather-clad heaths. Its the perfect yuletide escape!

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    Siden 2004 har Meetovation projektet givet Danmark en suveræn first-mover position på det internationale mødemarked.  Nu er en videreudvikling af projektet skudt i gang med Meetovation 3.0. Meetovation 3.0 skal imødekomme den stigende konkurrence i den internationale mødebranche og bibeholde Danmarks nuværende status og troværdighed. Del dine ideerEn koncept taskforce er i gang med at videreudvikle og innovere Meetovation konceptet.

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    Spruce! Gifts! Sweets! On Zealand, Møn and Lolland-Falster yuletide is all about Christmas markets and concerts in historic surroundings at beautifully located castles and manors and in some of the country's oldest merchant towns.

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    To keep warm and create Christmas hygge during December, the Danes drink Gløgg, a Scandinavian Christmas punch. Gløgg is basically made of mulled red wine along with various spices, raisins and sliced almonds.

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    BoConcept invites you to experience the unique magic of Danish Christmas at selected stores around the world. Take a nihola cargo-bike ride with Santa, decorate Christmas trees with traditional Danish decorations or treat yourself to Christmas goodies. It's all happening in a BoConcept near you, in December 2013!

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    Denmark's largest city is full of opportunities to get in a proper Christmas spirit. Enjoy the beautiful Christmas lights in Tivoli, experience the atmosphere at the many Christmas markets or indulge yourself with hot chocolate and a large piece of cake at the oldest confectionary in Denmark.

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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.

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    Many historic towns on the island of Funen can be reached on daytrips from Copenhagen. But a holiday stay on the home island of Hans Christian Andersen lets you to explore its many fairytale castles and attractions.

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    New Nordic Cuisine is quite literally about going back to the roots of Danish cooking. It’s about getting out into the Danish landscape to forage for the best and most unusual ingredients. It’s about experimenting and presenting exciting new ways of combining traditional ingredients. And of course, it’s all about giving you the best taste and dining experience possible.

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    Monday 1st of December

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    The Christmas hygge can easily be experienced if you turn to an old classic.

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    Denmark and BoConcept are offering you the chance to win a trip to Copenhagen! Before you take part, it's important you read and agree to our terms and conditions. And see what you can win, of course! To read our competition terms and conditions, please choose your country of residence from the list below.

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    Why not take a tasting tour of traditional Danish dishes? It’s not only a great way to fill your belly, but you’ll learn a lot about Danish culture and history and meet a lot of Danes along the way. So dig in to a plate of Plaice á la Skagen in North Jutland or pick your favourite pickled herring at Møn in South Zealand. Every region has its speciality and here are some of the highlights.

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    Tivoli is more than just a fairground. It’s a cultural wonderland and historical gem right at the heart of Copenhagen. So buckle up and prepare for a unique mix of big thrills and traditional Danish culture.

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    Ice skating is a great way to experience Christmas hygge. Embrace your inner child and just have fun!

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Come and be charmed by Copenhagen - home of The Little Mermaid and Danish royalty. The centre is a cosy knot of winding streets and old buildings, so you can easily explore on foot or by bike.