Do you want to do your Christmas shopping in another place rather than in Paris, London or Düsseldorf? Visit Copenhagen! It is not for nothing that Santa comes from this neighbourhood. There is plenty to do in the atmospheric Copenhagen during the Christmas season.
What is striking about Copenhagen is its Christmas decorations. For example there are the traditional lighted red hearts that are hung above the streets as a symbol of love, peace and cordiality. Meanwhile, the alternative Christmas trees you see anywhere in the city also encounter tradition. These are about forty different works of art in the shape of a Christmas tree. They are auctioned off after the holidays and they donate the proceeds to charity. Along the decorated streets and squares the bars and restaurants are also in winter atmosphere. And as you might expect from the Danes, it is tastefully done. Quality and good taste, no kitsch. Literally tasteful is the special Christmas beer, Julebryg, and Gløgg, a kind of mulled wine, but better. Almost every cafe serves it and almost every Dane drinks it.
If you are in Copenhagen during Christmas, you should also visit the oldest amusement park in the world, Tivoli. Michael Jackson visited the park in 1992 and liked it so much that he wanted to buy it. The park is understated and stylishly dressed. During the Christmas season the park turns into a fairy tale world. In November and December the thousands of lights provide for a magical atmosphere. Santa and Rudolph are present, but there are also lighted Christmas stalls, red hearts in the trees and some nostalgic attraction are open despite the winter weather. And of course there are plenty of stalls selling steaming Gløgg to obtain. The glossy eye catcher of the park is Nimb. The hotel, restaurant and wine bar is so brilliantly illuminated that you are drawn to it. Nimbus has an illustrious history. It was built in the 19th century by Wilhelm Nimbus, a Danish restaurateur. The elite of Copenhagen liked going there to dine and to be seen. The current building is more than hundred years old and built in Moorish style, as the management of Tivoli wanted an Oriental-style bazaar in the park. The restaurant has a Michelin star and the wine bar in the basement is one of the best in Denmark.
For more information visit: http://www.visitcopenhagen.com/copenhagen/culture/christmas