Christmas markets and shopping in Copenhagen
There are many cosy Christmas markets spread around Copenhagen during the festive season, of which the below are just a selection.
Værnedamsvej & Tullinsgade - Cosy Christmas market in Frederiksberg
Værnedamsvej, 1619 Copenhagen V - Website/Press photos
Christmas is slowly approaching, and Værnedamsvej and Tullinsgade once again welcome Christmas with a festive Christmas market. On the 2nd of December, the local shops, cafés, and speciality shops take to the streets with stalls selling anything from delicious specialities, craftsmanship, design, clothes, and antics. It is the perfect place to enjoy the beginning of the festive season as you can explore the many lovely products or simply take in the cosy Christmas atmosphere surrounding the streets.
Christmas market in Haveselskabets Have
Frederiksberg Runddel 1, 2000 Frederiksberg - Website/Press photos
The beautiful Christmas market located at the entrance of The Frederiksberg Gardens is visited yearly by thousands of guests and is most definitely worth a visit. As the night gloom sets in, the market turns into a magical Christmas fairy tale with lanterns and candles, lighting up the Christmassy setting. The market is held both inside and outside with lots of different stalls decorated with twinkling lights and colourful decorations, creating a wonderful atmosphere. Here you can buy anything from delicious Christmas specialities, unique craftsmanship and materials to create your own Christmas decorations. This year, the market will be held from the 18th to the 19th of November.
Kontiki Bar Christmas market - home produced-goods on a defunct ferry
Takkelloftvej 31, 1437 Copenhagen - Website
Every Saturday and Sunday from November 18th, the Kontiki bar is turned into a small Christmas market. Kontiki bar is located on an old ferry moored at the canal right by The Royal Danish Opera House. Kontiki Bar’s Christmas market will take place on the ferry’s upper deck, supplemented with heating lights. The Christmas market consists of a 90% home production selection, where you can shop for homemade candy, marmalades, syrups, juices, oils, etc. It is also possible to enjoy æbleskiver and their own gløgg made from their homemade Christmas syrup. The market will also have a small selection of food to buy, for example, a confit duck burger.
Grønt Marked Christmas - Seasonal and locally produced
Guldberg Byplads, Sjællandsgade 10, 2200 København N - Website
At the Grønt Marked Christmas Markets, there will be 20 local farmers and food producers, who will be selling delicious seasonal vegetables, cheese, cider, honey, jam, meat from responsibly raised animals, and much more, all made with local ingredients. As a special element of the Christmas markets, Grønt Marked will also have local artisans and craft producers, who will bring products like sheep skins, wool, woodcraft, infused oils and soaps, baskets, and other items produced locally in Denmark by natural resources. The markets will also organize Christmas carols, bonfires, hot spiced apple juice from local farmers, and workshops for children.
This year, Grønt Marked hosts three markets that each do something special in December to create a nice Christmas atmosphere. The markets are held on the 3rd of Dec. at Refshaleøen by Lille Bakery, the 10th of Dec. in Vesterbro on Litauens Plads, and on the 17th of Dec. in Nørrebro by Rondo Bakery on Guldberg Byplads.
Christmas in Dragør - An authentic Christmas market
Badstuevælen, 2791 Dragør - Website/Press photos
Every year as we enter the month of December, Dragør transforms into a Christmas fairy tale for both adults and children. A Christmas market fills the streets selling anything the heart desires, creating a festive atmosphere with lovely Christmas decorations, twinkling lights and the smell of Christmas. The market originates from a children’s Christmas program called “Tidsrejsen”, which first aired a few years back and has since remained the primary inspiration for the annual Christmas market. The opening hours are from 12 am -17 pm on all weekends beginning from the 25th of November until the 17th of December.
Raadvad Fabriks traditional Christmas Market
Raadvad 40, Lyngby 2800 – Website/Press photos
Every year the old knife factory on the outskirts of Copenhagen has a Christmas market with art, ceramics, design, and much more interesting stuff. This year it will be held during the first two weekends of December from 11 am-16 pm.
Øens Have Christmas Market
Refshalevej 157, 1432 København - Website
Grønt Marked invites guests to visit their special Christmas Farmers Market at Refshaleøen on the 3rd of December 10-16, where they move in at the urban farm Øens Have in Refshaleøen. As always, it is possible to find the locals' favorite producers and loads of Christmas treats and to fill baskets with lovely goods such as honey, mead, cider, eggs, cheeses, veggies, etc. Øens Have will light the bonfires and the chickens will greet the kids in the chicken coop. Øens Have will serve warm food and drinks made from the garden's winter produce, and the little ones can get a pancake cooked over a bonfire. There will also be a special plant safari.
ØsterGRO Christmas Market
Æbeløgade 4, 2100 København Ø - Website
The Christmas market at ØsterGRO takes place on both the rooftop farm and in the yard on the 16th-17th of December from 11-16. Here, visitors can enjoy local, green, delicacies made from scratch or harvested directly from the soil. The market offers a workshop for children, and it is possible to pet hens and rabbits, as well as to get warm by the fire and explore literature and local craftsmanship. ØsterGRO invites visitors to explore the stalls in the yard, and take the spiral staircase or the elevator up to the rooftop, where it is possible to enjoy the green surroundings to the taste of delicious vegetarian food, a sweet Christmas treat, and homemade warm apple cider from Gro Spiseri. Guests may also take home this year's organic Christmas tree.
Photo:The Lab x The Lab Kitchen
The Lab x The Lab Kitchen - Local Christmas market in Østerbro
Vermundsgade 40A, 1.sal, 2100 København - Website
On the 3rd of December from 10-16, the Lab and the Lab Kitchen once again invite visitors to the annual Christmas market in the beautiful interior of the neighborhood of Østerbro. The setting presents more than 30 stall holders, who present materials for Christmas shopping and inspiration during the holidays. Throughout the day, the Lab Kitchen will host delicious Christmas delicacies and warm beverages. For the little ones, there will be an opportunity to create small Christmas trees in the workshop with all kinds of decorations.
RAW Christmas market – Unique craftsmanship
Tietgensgade 65, 1704 Copenhagen V - Website/Press photos
On Saturday, the 2nd of December, between 11 am-17 pm, Vesterbro RAW invites the annual artisan Christmas market to DGI-byen near Hovedbanegården. Here, you will meet 56 different artisans and foodies, selling very unique and creative products such as assemblage and other offbeat art, Danish liquorice, handmade jewellery, clothing, and much more - fun and quirky products, ready to be wrapped up and gifted to friends and family this Christmas. It is a great place to combine gift shopping with a cultural experience in cosy and Christmassy surroundings.
Christmas presents in the Danish capital of design
Danish design, with its functionality and simplicity, is world-famous, and Copenhagen is the capital of it. The long tradition of design and craftsmanship is evident everywhere you go. In addition, Denmark has a long tradition of Christmas decorations in various materials, for example, the famously weaved Christmas heart created by Danish writer H.C. Andersen in the 1860s.
Whether you are just here to enjoy the architecture sprinkled with thousands of Christmas lights or you are searching for handcrafted special presents, Copenhagen has plenty of unique shopping possibilities with both stores and designer Christmas markets.
The next generation of both educated and self-taught designers are always looking to refine the Danish design traditions and move them into the future which can be experienced at various places in the city.