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Arty Christmas Markets
Christmas comes early in Denmark and so do these quirky markets. If you’re stuck in a rut again about what to get cousin Caroline or how to impress your new high society Hellerup chums, why not try one of these arty farty markets? Nab yourself a steal or even a one-off piece by a talented student. You may end up walking away with a watercolour by the next Monet or an exquisite jewellery box from an upcoming Fabergé.


New Designers’ Christmas Market
This two-day Christmas market will feature more than 21 designers selling their deliciously unconventional and unique products. Promising humour, professionalism and an aesthetic vibe, this market is sure to have a gift to suit even the wackiest of family members. Be sure to remember cash.
HC Ørstedsvej 18, Frederiksberg, Sat Dec 1 & Sun Dec 2, 10:00-17:00


Textile artists market
To avoid that argument with your little sister about how little effort you put into her gift, make a visit to Design 19E where textile artists will be flaunting their creations. Permanent workshop members will exhibit alongside guest designers – this year features Anne Black, Superlove and TriCot Tage. This is your one-stop shop for jewellery, linens, clothing, pillows, ceramics and a whole lot more. I think Father Christmas even gets inspiration here.
Design 19E, 2nd floor, Ryesgade 19, Cph K; Fri Nov 30, 15:00–20:00, Sat Dec 1, 11:00–17:00


Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts & School of Architecture joint Christmas market
For that hard-to-buy-for male, look no further. The talented design and architecture students will once again be displaying their wares together. In a country renowned for its talented design students, expect to find some stunning pieces for only a quarter of the retail price. And to ensure just the right Christmas mood, warm gløgg and aebleskiver will keep the chilly weather at bay.

Kunstakademiet, Holmen, Philip De Langes Allé 10, Cph K; Sat 10:00-18:00


Håndarbejdets Fremme Julemarked
A perfect place to come and find exclusively homemade gifts, these talented students have done away with impressing their teachers and are instead looking to impress you with their wide variety of creations. Everything from big to small works of art, ceramics, sculptures, graphics, paintings and drawings will be on sale.
Frederiksborggade 32, enter via Rømersgade, Cph K; Sat Dec 2, 11:00-16:00


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