Hygge to be had before Christmas

Lots to do in the days leading up to Christmas

Christmas is fast approaching, and it’s time to go out and stock up on supplies. Head out soon to cut down your very own Christmas tree, or sign up with the Red Cross to find friends to share your Christmas spirit with!

Red Cross Christmas
Sign up from Nov 15-Dec 21 at rodekors.dk/jul/julevenner

If you have an extra space at your table at Christmas or nowhere to go, we have just the thing for you. The Red Cross doesn’t want you to spend the day alone, so it’s come up with a scheme whereby Christmas hosts with extra places around the table are paired with people who have nowhere to go. You can sign up at their website as either a host or a guest. The Red Cross will then contact you no later than December 20 to tell you who you’ve been paired with. Sign up and spread the joy!

DIY Christmas trees
Ryegaard og Trudsholm Godser, Munkholmvej 380, Rye, Kirke Såby; open Sat & Sun from Nov 28-Dec 20; carriage rides 30kr per person, trees priced by size, more details at ryegaard.dk

Just 35 minutes from Copenhagen by car is the perfect place to spend a December day out in the woods with your family. Take a horse carriage ride to their grove of Christmas trees and choose the one you like best. Borrow a saw and cut down the tree of your dreams. Afterwards, return to the park and peruse the market. Warm up with some lovely gløgg and æbleskiver. If you’re lucky enough to get there when it’s snowing, they have some lovely sledging hills just a few minutes away.

‘Twas the night before Christmas 
Sankt Jakobs Kirke, Østerbrogade, CPH Ø; Dec 5, 19:00; 125kr, under-13s: 75kr, billetnet.dk

The Suoni Ensemble, the Souni Chorus and the Copenhagen International Children’s Choir will perform a musical jubilee of the old and new Christmas favourites. All performances will be in English for kids of different nationalities. (LAB)


Take a turn ’round the ice rink 
Frederiksberg Runddel, 2000 Frederiksberg, CP; all through winter, Mon-Fri 11:00-21:00, Sat & Sun 10:00-21:00; free admission, 50kr to rent skates 

If you’re one for executing complicated moves on ice, or if you’re only just learning, head on over to the skating rink at Frederiksberg Runddel and get moving! Just be careful you don’t hurt yourself before Christmas.