Have you ever had the thought to just scrap the normal holiday routine and have a unique Christmas experience instead? If so, Copenhagen, Denmark might be a Christmas destination to consider. After all, it was just ranked as one of the cities with the most soulful Christmas feel.

When planning your trip, it is good to know that the holiday season in Denmark generally starts around the middle of November.  The city streets begin to get decorated with ornaments and lights and the whole city gets a bit more hyggeligt feel, which roughly translates to cozy.  Christmas markets also start to appear and the smell of gløgg and æbleskiver fills the air. In case you aren't familiar, gløgg is a warm drink made of wine, cinnamon, raisins and almonds. Æbleskiver are like warm pancake balls that have a hint of apple taste and are often served with powdered sugar or jam. 

Out of all things to do and see in the city, I would say that Tivoli Gardens is my favorite place to visits. Don’t get me wrong, there are other fantastic places to visit, like Strøget (the main shopping street), or Nyhavn (new harbor), or the Meat Packing District, but Tivoli is by far my favorite. The whole park takes the Christmas vibe to another level, compared to the rest of the city. I would also argue that they have the best Christmas Market in the city. And if you didn’t know, Copenhagen was voted the 5th best city for Christmas Markets and Tivoli was rated to have one of the best Christmas markets in the world.

I think the reason I like it so much, is that there is just so much to do. Besides the massive amount of decorations & extra shopping options, most of the rides are running, the games are available, there are plenty of places to eat, and there are other forms of entertainment available.

Tivoli aside, Christmas in Denmark is an experience unlike any other time of year. Even if you are only able to manage a short stay, the time and money spent will be well worth it.

So what are you waiting for? Book a flight, hop a boat, grab the car and get to Copenhagen!