New Year's Eve in Copenhagen

New Year's Eve in Denmark is one big party! Many Danes see in the new year with friends and it's not uncommon to see fireworks whizzing around on the streets! At 6pm, people gather by the TV to hear the Queen's New Year's speech. After that, it's out with the old and in with the new! Copenhagen is a great place to experience New Year's Eve. Find out why here.

New Year's Eve in Copenhagen

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.

Special New Year's menus

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.

Midnight at the Town Hall Square

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.

New Year's Eve at Tivoli

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.

Fireworks Festival

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!

New Year's opening hours

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.

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