Late Nov-early Dec Events: Shows, markets and quizzes galore!

Christian Wenande
November 25th, 2022

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Take in the annual Christmas market at the CPH Zoo (photo: CPH Zoo)

Crazy Christmas Cabaret: ‘Don Calzone’
ongoing, ends Jan 14; Glassalen at Tivoli; from 360kr, teaterbilletter.dk; 135 min
This Crazy Christmas Edition will take us away from the dreary Danish winter to sunny 1980s Miami Beach, where the Calzone Family are in crisis again! Most of the team are returning from last year, so expect show creator and London Toast co-founder Vivienne McKee (see page 10 for her column), David Bateson, Katrine Falkenberg, Kevin Kiernan-Molloy and Andrew Jeffers as The Dame. Check out our review on Page 17 (SS)

ongoing, ends Feb 19; Sølvgade 48-50, Cph K; 120kr
The year 2022 marks exactly 30 years since Denmark received 20,000 refugees from the former Yugoslavia. Many of these refugees chose to stay in Denmark and became artists, and seven of them present personal artwork inspired by the Yugoslav Wars, migration and asylum policies.

Digital Matters
ends Feb 19; Kunsthalle Charlottenborg, Kongens Nytorv 1, Cph K; 90kr; kunsthalcharlottenborg.dk
Honey Biba Beckerlee examines connections between spheres of geology, technology and biology using wire coils, microchip scrap, cables and server racks to create sculptures that resemble ceramic mosaics. (SS)

Christmas at Tivoli
ongoing, ends Dec 31; Tivoli, Vesterbrogade 3, Cph V; standard entry: 145kr; tivoli.dk
The 28th Christmas season at Tivoli begins on November 19 with Santa Claus welcoming the first guests in his new house built on the square overlooking the Christmas village. The candles on the Christmas tree will be lit at the Great Fountain, accompanied by celebrities, while the Tivoli Gardens Brass Band and the Storybook Theatre elves will also entertain. (SS)

Opera Tours in English
Nov 26, Dec 3 and Dec 10-11 at 10:00, Nov 27 & Dec 4 at 12:00; Ekvipagemestervej 10, Cph K; 135kr, under-12s 60kr, kglteater.dk
Discover the Opera’s beautiful foyer with its clean lines, Olafur Eliasson’s light sculptures, and views over Copenhagen Harbour that embrace the shiny maple shell around the Main Stage. Guided tours of Gamle Scene will take place on November 17 and December 4 & 11 at 11:00.

Højbro Plads Market
ongoing, ends Dec 21, open Mon-Wed 11:00-20:00, Thu 11:00-22:00, Fri-Sat 11:00-22:30, Sun 12:00-19:00; Højbro Pl, Cph K; julemarked.nu
In the heart of the Old Town, the International Christmas Market is based on the typical German Weihnachtsmarkt concept. The wooden huts are imported from Tyrol and many exhibitors come from Germany.  (SS)

Globe Christmas Quiz
Dec 15, 19:15; Globe, Nørregade 43, Cph K; 50kr, five per team
The winners get 1,200 kroner. And who knows, the odd rollover has been known to go too. Back-to-back quizzes following the cancellation of the September 22 edition.

Infinite Deep
ends Jan 16; Nikolaj Kunsthal, Nikolaj Plads 10, Cph K; 40kr
Curator Christian Nørgaard had exclusive access to David Lynch’s photo archives to make this exhibition. It’s tailor-made to fit in with the gothic style of Nikolaj Kunsthals Øvre Galleri og Tårn. The church tower dates back to the 16th century. (SS)

Kendzsi Tanaka
Nov 30, 19:30; Konservatoriets Koncertsal, Julius Thomsens Gade 1, Frederiksberg; free adm; dkdm.dk
Kendzsi Tanaka’s repertoire of classical piano pieces mixed with electronic music gives this performance an eclectic touch. The concert will include a suite by Ravel and Bartok’s piano quintet, among other works. (SS)

Copenhagen Zoo Market
ongoing, ends 31 Dec, open most days 10:00-16:00; Copenhagen Zoo, Roskildevej 38, Frederiksberg; 195kr includes entrance to zoo; zoo.dk
More than 400,000 Christmas lights, 900 Christmas trees and cosy market stalls make the wonderful experience of visiting the zoo a magical one. (SS)

De kosmiske dansere
ongoing, 16:00; Ofelia Plads, Cph K
Five large sculptures by Danish artist Lin Utzon, each 3.5 metres in length, have been unveiled at Ofelia Plads. The statues will be illuminated each night until the end of March.

Ka-Ching! – Show me the money
ongoing; National Museum, Ny Vestergade 10, Cph K
Learn about the history of money and gain some insights into the world of finance. And take a money bath!

Gravens Rand Quiz
Dec 6 & 20; Søndre Fasanvej 24, Frederiksberg; entry 30kr
Maximum of four per team, it’s 1,000 kroner for the winners and a crate of beer for second. Two beer rounds, and shots for last place!

Christmas at Bakken
ongoing, ends 22 Dec; Dyrehavevej 62, Klampenborg; free adm; bakken.dk
The world’s longest-running themepark has a market with traditional food. Santa Claus will be there with his singing reindeer to put on shows for the whole family. (SS)

CPH Musical Theater Xmas Concert
Dec 8, 20:00; Krudttønden, Serridslevvej 2, Cph Ø & Dec 17, 15:00 & 19:00, LiteraturHaus, Møllegade 7, Cph N; 95kr, cphmusicals.com
CPH Musical Theater Co presents a collaboration with Lamfuz Madklub and LiteraturHaus full of Christmas magic. Expect Christmas show-stoppers galore. (SS)

Tivoli Market
ongoing, ends 30 Dec, open Sun-Thu 11:00-22:00, Fri-Sat 11:00-23:00; Vesterbrogade 3, Cph V; 145 kr, tivoligardens.com
Decorations and thousands of Christmas lights create a dreamy atmosphere as Santa and his reindeer await visitors. The surrounding market stalls will be filled with snacks, sweets and hot drinks. (SS)

Nyhavn Christmas Market
ongoing, Sun-Thu 11:00-19:00, Fri-Sat 11:00-20:00; Nyhavn, Cph K; free adm
Nyhavn is decked out in Christmas decorations with a wide range of local sweets and traditional Danish Xmas hits on offer.  (SS)

Christmas Extravaganza
Dec 3, 20:00; Lille Vega, Enghavevej 40, Cph V; 200kr; billetto.dk
Celebrate the Christmas season with a drag show full of music and humour. (SS)

Carlsberg Market
Every weekend in Dec, 10:00-17:00; Gamle Carlsberg Vej 11, Cph V; free adm
Carlsberg is once again holding its Christmas market in the historic surroundings of the former brewery. Sample beer and stroll around the stalls selling Carlsberg products. (SS)

Kongens Nytorv Market
ongoing, ends Dec 22, open Mon-Wed 11:00-19:00, Thu 11:00-20:00, Fri & Sat 11:00-21:00, Sun 12:00-19:00; Kongens Nytorv, Cph K; admission free jul-i-kobenhavn.dk
In the city centre there is a market that brings together the Christmas essence of the Danes. Father Christmas will be there for photos surrounded by the smell of hot drinks and sweets.  (SS)

Christmas at Flid
Dec 9-11, 10:00-17:00; Nørrebrohallen, Nørrebrogade 208, Cph N; 30 kroner, free adm for kids; flidmarked.dk
A market full of handmade art by designers and professional artists at Nørrebrohallen. (SS)

Kennedy’s Quiz
Dec 5 19:30; Kennedy’s Irish Bar,Gammel Kongevej 23, Cph V
Quiz night at Kennedy’s Irish Bar includes raffles, cash prizes, and drinks rounds.

The Nutcracker on The Royal Danish Theatre’s Old Stage
Nov 26 Dec 21, Wed-Fri 19:30, Sat & Sun 13:00 & 17:00; Gamle Scene, Kongens Nytorv 9, Cph K; 135-805kr, kglteater.dk
Enjoy George Balanchine’s version of ‘The Nutcracker’ set to the music of Tchaikovsky at the home of Danish ballet. Going to watch it is a beautiful Danish Christmas tradition. (SS)

Proper British Afternoon Tea
Nov 20; Kogebogeriet, Guldbergsgade 10, Cph N
If you’re looking for an authentic British afternoon tea, then Kogebogeriet is the place to go. Enjoy a menu that includes roast beef with Yorkshire pudding, freshly-baked scones and clotted cream, along with unlimited tea.

HC Andersen Market
ongoing, ends Dec 21; Nytorv, Hulgårdsvej 27, Cph K; free adm, julemarked.co
A fairytale Christmas market in the heart of Copenhagen. All the stalls are named after Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy-tales and you can even meet the famous author in person and have your photo taken with him. (SS)

Dragør Market
Nov 26-Dec 18, Sat & Sun 12:00-17:00; Badstuevælen, Dragør; visit-dragoer.dk
Come to the old town of Dragør and discover the Christmas stalls that fill Badstuevælen’s central square. Buy small gifts and enjoy sweet glögg wine. (SS)

Christmas at Kronborg Castle
Nov 26-Dec 4, weekends 10:00-17:00; Kronborg 1B, Helsingør; 95kr, kronborg.dk
The large halls and rooms of the castle will invite you to a wide variety of craft stalls, Christmas decorations, unique designs, toys, clothes and trinkets. Don’t miss the large Christmas tree in the ballroom! While children can enjoy storytelling and workshops. (SS)

Christmas at Designmuseum Danmark
Dec 2-11, Fri 12:00-17:00, Sat & Sun 10:00-17:00; Designmuseum Danmark, Bredgade 68, Cph K; free adm with museum admission, otherwise: 20kr.

With more than 70 designers and professional craftspeople, this is the chance to pick up a unique gift: from ceramics and glass, to jewellery and textiles. (SS)

The Nutcracker at Tivoli
Nov 26-Dec 23, Tue-Thu 19:00, Fri 16:00, Sat 12:30 & 16:00, Sun 12:30; Tivoli Concert Hall; 220-690kr, tivoli.dk

Set in Tivoli itself on one Christmas night in the late 19th century, Danish Queen Margrethe II has designed both the set and the costumes for this production! (SS)


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