The secret ingredient to most of our Christmas events
Hint: it's food. Because food is a big reason why we're always counting down to Christmas season. After 11 months, we're finally allowed to break out the old family recipes for our baked goods such as brunkager and klejner.
We wander through Christmas markets with a glass of mulled wine (gløgg) and a plate of at least three æbleskiver. (Trust us, you don't want to miss out on æbleskiver!). Furthermore, we attend a range of Christmas lunches with friends, colleagues, and family throughout December, where some of our most iconic and traditional dishes (i.e. smørrebrød and snaps) are the stars of the show.
Other well-known Danish Christmas traditions
Keep in mind that the days in December are rather short, and by Danish standards, darkness equals candles. Now we've already mentioned having candles on our Christmas trees, but we have a few more traditions that (literally) light up our Christmas season. For instance, our advent calendar candle used for counting down the days until Christmas Eve, and celebrating Saint Lucia's Day on December 13 with processions (which you can experience all over the country).