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Christmas market at FÆNGSLET

Jul på FÆNGSLET is one of the first and largest Danish Christmas markets of the year, held annually in November at FÆNGSLET in Horsens. Here, you can experience everything a good Christmas market should offer – in large quantities.

Get an early start on the Christmas spirit!

Feel the Christmas peace descend upon FÆNGSLET's enormous Christmas market and spend a couple of cozy hours in the uniquely decorated surroundings.

Explore over 200 stalls, stroll along the charming Christmas alley, visit Santa Claus, and indulge in treats like Æbleskiver (Danish Christmas donuts), rice pudding, and other Christmas delights.

In Snedkeriet (The Carpenter's Workshop), Gymnastiksalen (The Gymnasium), and Magasinet (The Warehouse), discover the best gift ideas in design, vintage, and decorative art.

Embark on an adventure in the enchanting winter landscape and the elf town of Snekøbing, take a ride on the Polar Express, capture this year's Christmas photo at the selfie Christmas wall, or experience the Horsens Garden.

Don't forget to explore the extensive delicacies section, where you can treat yourself to a variety of festive delights.


Schedule and tickets

Due to its immense popularity and demand, Jul På FÆNGSLET is held over six days in November. In 2022, it attracted 37,000 visitors. In 2023, the Christmas market will take place on the 10th-12th and 17th-19th of November.

Tickets can be purchased at the door (at the gate leading into the prison courtyard). There may be a long line upon arrival, but dedicated and skilled staff at the ticket booth ensure that the wait is never too long.

As November approaches, you can check FÆNGSLET's website for an overview map and program details.


Accommodation in Horsens

Looking to turn your trip to the Christmas market at FÆNGSLET into a weekend getaway? On this page, you can get an overview of accommodation options in and around Horsens.


About the Organizers

Christmas at FÆNGSLET is organized in collaboration between FÆNGSLET and Habengut Market. FÆNGSLET boasts extensive experience in hosting large events – from music festivals to fairs, medieval festivals, and stadium concerts. FÆNGSLET is also home to Europe's largest prison museum, a dining establishment, accommodation behind bars, and activities in the prison park.

Habengut Marked regularly visits FÆNGSLET with their large flea market. In other words, it's not just during the Christmas season that you can indulge in a shopping spree for flea market finds at FÆNGSLET.