‘Tis the season of Christmas markets

Christmas Tables at Royal Copenhagen

Royal Copenhagen, Amagertorv 6, Cph K; ends Dec 24; open daily from 10:00

Take part in a Copenhagen tradition dating all the way back to 1963 and stop by Royal Copenhagen’s Christmas tables exhibition. Featuring six tables set by new artists every year, the goal is for each table to tell its own, creative story about Christmas. When you’re done taking in the painstakingly put together table, stop by the Royal Café for a cup of hot chocolate to truly get into the Christmas mood. MGA

Nyhavn, Cph K; ends 22 Dec, open from 11:00-18:00 (19:00 on Sat & Sun); Free Adm

Christmas comes to town when Nyhavn is transformed into one of the city’s prime areas for witnessing the festive atmosphere. All along the water in the old harbor, stalls are put up and decorated with boughs of fir and chains of lights offering traditional Danish Christmas treats such as æbleskiver and glögg.

Jette Fölich’s Christmas Decoration Exhibit

Schæffergården, Jægersborg Allé 166, Gentofte; ends Dec 22; open daily 11:00-18:00

If you’re in search of something definitively Danish, check out designer Jette Frölich’s Christmas design at Schæffergården in Gentofte. She was famously commissioned in 1976 by Illumns Bolighus (part of Royal Scandinavian) to decorate a 24-metre high Christmas tree. Ever since, Jette Frölich has been Illums Bolighus’ Christmas artist. She has made decorations for companies ranging from Royal Copenhagen Porcelain to Holmegaard Glassworks. See her take on Christmas and let Frölich’s decorations put you in the holiday mood.

Christmas Market at Axeltorv

Axeltorv, Cph K; ends Dec 23, open daily 11:00–20:00

Visit this traditional Christmas market, open every day til 20:00, and see the familiar decorations and lights. In the small wooden stalls in the market in Aveltorv you can shop for all our Christmas goodies. Purchase or try different foods and browse a wide array of stocking stuffers and gifts for friends and family.

Helsingør Christmas Market

Axeltorv, Elsinore; starts Sun, open Mon-Wed & Fri 11:00-18:00, Thu 11:00-20:00, Sat 10:00-17:00, Sun 11:00- 17:00; free adm

Explore more than 30 small Christmas huts and shop for pottery and jewellery, jackets, mittens, hats, scarves, and clogs. You can taste sweets galore – glazed apples, burnt almonds and chocolate pixies – and enjoy the ice rink (free if you have your own equipment, 30kr an hour if you donÂ’t), the nostalgic ferris wheel from 1912 and the small carousel. At the weekends, it is also possible for the kids to try the pony or camel rides.

Christiania Christmas Market

The Grey Hall, Refshalevej 2, Christiania; starts Dec 8, ends Dec 20, open Mon-Fri 14:00-20:00, Sat- Sun 12:00- 20:00

If you are looking for a Christmas present of homemade quality, you should check out ChristianaÂ’s Christmas market. Grab a hot chocolate while you meander through the marketÂ’s thick, incensed air, and peruse through the homemade jewellery and knitted sweaters on display and behold the beautiful handmade ornaments. Or come to listen to live performances and taste organic food. Whatever you desire, come and enjoy this uplifting Christmas festivity with its hyggelig atmosphere.