Copenhagen christmas market
The location for is the world famous (and Europe’s oldest amusement park),Tivoli Gardens which has romantic oldy-worldy feel at the best of times. The park is littered with hundreds of Christmas trees and over half a million lights illuminating the stalls and park! There are around 60 colourfully-painted stalls, selling locally produced arts, crafts and decorations, such as Copenhagen porcelain or wooden dolls. And of course the added bonus is that once you’ve finished browsing the stalls you can be a big kid again and go on all the rides! In the centre of the park, the main lake is transformed into an ice skating rink, where visitors can hire skates.
As with any self-respecting Christmas market, there is a real emphasis on food and drink. Remember you’re in Denmark (not Germany!) so please make sure that you ask for glogg, not Gluhwein! This is very similar — i.e. it is Danish mulled wine mixed with liquor and spices. One of the local specialities is the hot apple dumplings which make for a warming snack. As well as the stalls there are pony rides and a Father Christmas who does the rounds and poses for photos in the ‘leprechaun tent’ (which is rather oddly filled with actors dressed as red-clad leprechauns!).