Tivoli, Visit Copenhagen

Christmas at Tivoli, Copenhagen

Christmas in Tivoli Gardens, celebrate the magical season of the year in Denmark.

Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen's famous and magical theme park, located right in central Copenhagen is one of the highlights of a visit to this beautiful city. In particular, Tivoli Gardens is well known for celebrating the winter seasons, Halloween and Christmas/New Year's Eve.

Once the Halloween decorations are packed up, each November, they open the doors to a bigger and better “Christmas in Tivoli” show and market. There are always quite a few new novelties – such as “Alpeland”, where an area of the park is transformed into a true winter mountainous paradise. Skies and sleighs together with the sweet smell of Danish Christmas sweet treats “klejner” and “æbleskiver”, burnt sugar almonds and cinnamon from the mulled wine filling the air.

Christmas and New Year's Events:

In addition to new attractions, the Nordic Christmas area with traditional small elves, Santa Claus and small market stalls is always a family highlight. Young children can meet Santa and have a very cozy time in the fun fair. Tivoli lights up the dark with beautiful decorations everywhere. True to tradition, you can stroll about exploring the many Christmas stalls and watch as the Tivoli Youth Guard's illuminated parades march by.

Furthermore, there is always a massive fireworks show in the days between Christmas and New Years. And of course, New Year's Eve, like all Nordic Capitals, erupts in an incredible city wide fireworks celebration at midnight!

Each year there is an included Christmas performance such as “The Nutcracker”, originally a fairytale written by Hans Christian Andersen.

Our tailor-made Christmas tours can be extended to include a visit to Copenhagen or other Nordic Capitals. If you cannot make it to Copenhagen before and during Christmas, most of the Scandinavian and Finnish Capitals as well as smaller towns have special Christmas markets and festivals to celebrate the season.

Image credits: Visit Denmark and Photographers: Kim Wyon and Jette Jors.