Events 2023 - October through December
The hottest happenings in Denmark. Check out all the events taking place as hygge season officially begins.
Place: Helsingør. Dates: 6 – 7 October 2023
As the saying went on great sailing ships, “You aren’t a real sailor if you haven’t had a good beating in Helsingør!”. Knejpe Festival (the Danish word for tavern) takes you back to an era when the city was full of sailors from around the world. The local taverns host the festival with sea shanties and a little cultural maritime history.
Place: Klampenborg. Dates: 5 November 2023
The Hubertus Hunt is an annual drag hunt held in the scenic Deer Park in Klampenborg, north of Copenhagen, marking the last hunting day of the year. 160 hunters on horseback participate with over 40,000 spectators enjoying the traditional picnic in the beautiful Deer Park.
Nordic Adventure Film Festival
Place: Copenhagen & Aarhus. Dates: 30 Nov – 3 Dec
Scandinavia’s largest adventure film festival N.A.F.F. is a cinema-based festival started in Copenhagen in 1996 with the mission to support local talent to make adventure films, bridging knowledge from old and new talent and inspiring new filmmakers to explore the world and share their experiences.
Christmas in The Old Town
Place: Aarhus. Dates: 18 Nov – 2 Jan
The Old Town Museum in Aarhus is one of the world’s oldest and largest open-air museums and features more than 75 townhouses from across Denmark. You can ride through the museum in a horse-drawn carriage and visit the Christmas-decorated boutiques and market stalls. And don't forget to visit the Christmas House – a labyrinth of Christmas elves.
Christmas in Tivoli Gardens
Place: Copenhagen: Dates: 19 November – 31 December
Visiting the Tivoli Gardens at Christmas is a long and dear tradition among Copenhageners. Don't miss famous amusement parks’ Christmas lights, markets and festive entertainment. The Christmas market has some 60 stalls, all selling gifts and decorations, arts and crafts, delicious snacks and hot drinks to keep you warm.