First things first – before meeting your guide, we recommend allowing yourself a little extra time to pop into a store close to the meeting point (Flying Tiger of Copenhagen or Søstrene Grene) to pick up two small gifts per person, for a total of DKK20 per person. These gifts will be used towards the end of the tour to play a traditional Danish Christmas game we’re sure you’re going to love.
Then, kick off your Danish Christmas experience at Torvehallerne, a farmers’ market beloved by locals that annually hosts all sorts of foodie competitions. One of the most anticipated is the annual Glogg competition, where different mixologists of this ancient but awesome Danish brew compete to create the toastiest and most festive beverage, which you will get to try. Glogg is similar to mulled wine, but somehow even cozier!
Exiting the market, we’ll pass different Christmas stores where we will scope out some of the artifacts Danes use to infuse their homes with the Christmas spirit. This little walk while the sun sets will lead us through some of the oldest and most charming areas of Copenhagen’s historical city center. Here you will be soaking up the charming Christmas evening ambiance before stopping in front of a Christmas tree located in a charming, tucked-away square. Here your guide will let you in on the interesting stories of the Danish Christmas tree.
As we proceed, we will walk under a chandelier of light. As you admire the twinkling lights, your guide will stock up on traditional Danish gingerbread hearts and share them with you as you walk toward one of Copenhagen’s better Christmas markets. As we enter the market, you’ll see a wonderful Christmas display that marks the beginning of Christmas for many locals, before your guide shows you the local aspects of these otherwise German-inspired markets. Be prepared to indulge in a soft Danish delicacy as you explore.
As we exit the Christmas market, we will walk by one of Copenhagen’s oldest churches. Here you’ll tune into stories about why Christmas is still called Jul in Denmark and how Christianity and the ancient pagan Yuletide traditions co-exist in a delightful symbiosis today.
We’ll then conclude the evening at a cozy cafe over a Danish Christmas beer and pool the presents we brought with us and play the Danish holiday game of pakke-spil that all families in Denmark play during the Christmas season.
Before you leave the cafe and set out for the evening, please don’t forget to ask your local guide for more tips on what else to experience and do during your stay in Copenhagen.
Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, one-on-one recommendations for further exploring the city, æbleskiver (a kind of Christmas doughnut), gingerbread hearts, Copenhagen’s best Gløgg, 1 Christmas beer
Exclusions: Additional food and drinks, souvenirs and items of a personal nature, tips and gratuities for your guide, gifts for the Christmas game.
Dress standard: Please dress according to the weather, as Copenhagen can be cold in December.
Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
Confirmation of booking:
If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.
Additional Information: Please note, the Christmas gifts for the game are not included in the tour price. We recommend buying 2 gifts per person for a total of DKK20 per person from Flying Tiger of Copenhagen or Søstrene Grene.
Closure of sites: Tastings and Christmas markets visited may vary.
Child Policy: This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.