In most aspects of Christmas I avoid anything too early (so before December and the start of Advent) however I am starting to notice a lot of great Christmas markets being advertised in the various social media platforms I follow so I thought I would put together a few of the ones I think sound great here. Do bookmark this page as I will add more that catch my eye as the time goes on. I haven’t listed some of the bigger ones here but Visit Copenhagen has a decent list of these here.
I have listed these in chronological order below (if they run for longer than one weekend I list them at the start and add that information into the entry). This is my lists of what I have seen that I think sounds interesting, of course there are loads more things going on across the city.
Rita Blå’s Julelopper at Copenhagen Street Food. Every Sunday from 22 Nov – 20 Dec
The market offers a variety of flea booths and stalls where you can get cool Christmas crafts, design and vintage clothing. There will be music from some of Rita Blå’s favorite DJs known from the Copenhagen’s music scene. Follow on Facebook for more information.
Jægersborggade Juledage – 28 – 29 November
This trendy street in Nørrebro will kick off Advent with two days of tasty goodies and Christmas cheer. There are some great shops in this street and their street parties are always very hyggeligt. Follow on Facebook for more information.
Køge is a small town about an hour’s train ride south from the centre of Copenhagen. On the last weekend of November a ship is coming to the harbour here from Bornholm and will be hosting a unique Christmas market on board. There are shuttle buses from the station to the harbour. It costs from 30kr entry to the market. More information about the Juleskibet here (in Danish) and other event in Køge for Christmas here.
The Frilands Museum in Lyngby will be open for two special Christmas weekends telling the story of Christmas preparation and celebration over the last 200 years with a host of activities, theater performances and Christmas decorated courtyards. Visit the old farms with decorated Christmas trees and see the spectacular tables from Christmas in the 18th Century. There will be a Christmas market and the chance to do Christmas crafts. For more information here (in Danish).
Kødbyen Mad and Julemarked 5 – 6 december and 19 – 20 december
The hipster food market will be running two special Christmas weekends. More information here.
This ceramic workshop will be holding a Christmas market perfect for finding that unique gift. As well as ceramics there will be jewellery, leatherwork, knitwear and much more to buy. Follow on Facebook for more information.
Christmas Market in Christiania – 6 December – 20 December
A fantastic alternative Christmas market in the Grå Hal the Freetown. It is busy and crowded but worth the experience (here’s my post from a few years ago).
Another place to pick up that perfectly unique Christmas gift from talented local designers whilst enjoying a hyggeligt atmosphere with æbleskiver and gløgg. I really enjoyed this market last time. Follow on Facebook for more information.
Julemarked at the Kreakælderen, Hesseløgade 3, Østerbro -13 December
This little personal market is the perfect place to buy handmade traditional Danish crafts that you wish you could make – such as the dainty little Christmas stars plus other handmade items. Kreakælderen is a little crafting group who regularly meet and this is their members’ chance to share their talent. More information here