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Danish Christmas Activities & Traditions

In between the Christmas treats, lunches and dinners, there are a range of traditional activities to do. Why not bake your own Danish “peberkager”, “æbleskiver or make your own artistic “konfekt”? Let’s divide your group into teams and have a Bake Off – Christmas Edition!

Your group can also visit Sweden to experience the Santa Lucia tradition or visit the Christmas markets in Malmö on a short trip across the “Øresund” bridge in the afternoon, before returning to a Danish Christmas dinner in the evening. Between the courses, Danes typically enjoy a game of “pakkeleg” – everyone brings a small, wrapped gift; set the timer and roll the dice – roll a six and grab a gift. Who ends up with most presents?

Denmark offers many Christmas markets all over the country. See as many as possible on a Christmas market hop; we will organize your tour with transport. Our Gastro Tours are popular all year round – a special Christmas Gastro Tour can be arranged for groups, with activities incorporated and with stops at popular Christmas markets and restaurants. We recommend a stroll down the famous “Strøget” shopping street and visiting Tivoli to enjoy the beautiful Christmas decorations for a unique experience.

Want to know more about our Christmas activity programmes and events? Please contact Ebbe Kiær on +45 33 45 45 11 or e-mail

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Charming Danish Christmas Markets

Walking around the many old streets and squares in Denmark at Christmas time, you might stumble upon a Christmas market with everything from handmade Christmas decorations to”Gløgg”, hot chocolate and  “æbleskiver” with jam and icing sugar.

Found in larger towns as well as many little villages, the most popular markets are in Copenhagen, Aarhus, Odense and Aalborg. A short visit can be the perfect little break between work and dinner; experience Danish culture up close and have a chat next to one of the market’s huts while enjoying a warm cup of Gløgg. Don’t forget your warm coat and gloves, although many markets offer heating lamps to keep you warm.

For more information about the Christmas markets and group arrangements, please get in touch with Ebbe Kiær on +45 33 45 45 11 or e-mail

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Visit Torvehallerne – The colorful food mekka of Copenhagen

This unique gastro market square offers everything from Danish fish cakes with remoulade (relish) at Boutique Fisk to deliciously salty Liquorice by Johan Bülow or traditional Danish Smørrebrød with beautiful garnish from Hallernes Smørrebrød.

While you’re there, head over to Grød’, the world’s first porridge bar!

The market square is approximately 7.000 m2 with two large indoor markets and lots of seating space both indoor and outdoor, suitable for groups of all sizes.

Visit Torvehallerne to give your group a refreshing and inspiring experience in an atmosphere not found elsewhere in Copenhagen. It is also a place where you meet many locals, as is has become a very popular place for shopping and a meeting place to get a bite to eat. Whether you go to Torvehallerne for shopping, dining or just simply to have a look around – it is a place to remember and a perfect stop on a “treasure hunt” or similar.

To discover how we can plan your visit to Torvehallerne and for more details, please call Ebbe Kiær on +45 33 45 45 11 or contact him by e-mail on:


You might also be interested in: CPH Food Walk: Gastro Tour in Copenhagen

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Have you already seen the typical tourist attractions and are looking for something else? If you’re seeking an afternoon away from the crowded touristy areas, the trendy and edgy Nørrebro neighbourhood around Jægersborggade might be just right for your group.

Helle Rosborg from BDP Cruise is particularly fond of the area because:

“It’s so cool – small designer shops and coffee shops, restaurants and a few little factories making all kinds of sweets. It’s so nice there. The streets Elmegade and Birkegade close by are also great for shopping clothes, shoes and furniture.”

The neighbourhood aims to inspire and surprise with its 40 speciality shops. BDP can plan a visit for your group at Karamelleriet to experience the old-fashioned production of handmade caramels, or, for a more hands-on experience, we will organize a visit to RO Chokolade, where your group can make their own traditional, Danish ‘Flødeboller’ at the chocolate factory. We will have to warn you, though; RO Chokolade’s lime ganache and apple-cinnamon marzipan are addictive.

To arrange your group’s visit to Jægersborggade and the surrounding area, please call Ebbe Kiær on +45 33 45 45 11 or contact him by e-mail at:

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