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Hjerl Hede at Christmas

Experience the magic and traditions of Christmas from a historical perspective at the Open-Air Museum Hjerl Hede.

Our Christmas weekends are filled with warmth, authentic Christmas atmosphere, and unforgettable experiences for the whole family. Children will love visiting the Nissernes Gård, where they can meet both small and large nisser.

November 30 – December 1, 2024
December 7 – December 8, 2024
December 14 – December 15, 2024

The museum comes alive from 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM.
The museum's houses and grounds are open from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
The visitor center with Christmas market is open from 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM.

Living history with life in houses and workshops (10:00 AM - 4:30 PM)
Our houses and workshops come to life with many volunteers in Christmas costumes and period clothing, giving you an insight into how people lived and worked in the old days. An experience that will take you back in time.

Christmas market with gifts and crafts (10:00 AM - 5:30 PM)
Our Christmas market offers a treasure trove of Advent and Christmas gifts, decorations, and fine crafts. Find the perfect gifts for your loved ones and create beautiful memories.

Christmas exhibitions in the old historic houses
Step into the past and explore our old houses, which are decorated for Christmas. Several homes feature unique Christmas decorations. Discover how Christmas has been celebrated over the years and learn, for example, when the Advent wreath and Christmas tree became part of our traditions.

Traditional animal slaughtering
Our butchers demonstrate how pigs and sheep were slaughtered in the old days so the meat and other parts of the animals could be used for the Christmas dinner. Guests can get up close and experience the process of animal slaughtering.

Fur skinning of foxes and other animals
Our fox skinning demonstrations attract many children and adults. Here, you can experience and even try your hand at skinning. By prior arrangement, you can also bring your own legally hunted fox or raccoon dog to skin during one of the Christmas weekends. If you do your own skinning, you can also prepare it for tanning.

Christmas treats and atmosphere at the grocer and baker
Enjoy the finest Christmas treats at our baker and grocer, where the scent of caramelized sugar fills the air. Taste traditional Christmas goodies and get into the true Christmas spirit. Also, visit Restaurant Skyttegaarden, which will be open.

Take a ride in a horse-drawn carriage and steam train
Take a ride in a horse-drawn carriage or the steam train – and experience the museum and Christmas landscape in a magical way. An unforgettable journey for the whole family. Buy a wristband that gives access to both the horse-drawn carriage and steam train, as well as something delicious from the restaurant.

Practical Information
Hjerl Hede is located in the Jutland heath just outside the town of Vinderup. The museum is easily accessible by car, camper, and bus. There are good, free parking facilities and three Pintrip spots for campers. Hjerl Hede is just an hour's drive from the North Sea and a fifteen-minute drive from the Limfjord.

Children and young people under 18 always have free admission. Please note that there are different entrance fees in high and low seasons and any discounts cannot be combined.

Take family and friends on an unforgettable Christmas journey through time at the Hjerl Hede Open-Air Museum – where memories and traditions for life are made.