Food markets and events
Copenhagen’s Food Halls (Torvehallerne)
Copenhagen’s covered food halls feature a gumbo of artisanal stalls, food bars and open-air events. Located at Israels Plads close to Nørreport Station. Open Mon-Thu 10:00-19:00, Fri 10:00-20:00, Sat 10:00-18:00 and Sun 11:00-17:00. Frederiksborggade 21. Info (in Danish) here.
The city’s newest food hall is located in the grungy Vesterbro district. Food bars, stores and foodie hangouts in a converted shopping arcade. Vesterbrogade 97. Opening hours (in Danish) here. And on Facebook (in Danish) here.
An old waterfront warehouse is being converted into a new food and event location – surrounded by construction sites in the city’s fast-developing docklands. A great pit stop for those biking the Harbour Circle bicycle route. Beach bar, dancing and street food. Address: Østre Teglkaj. Info here.
Until 22 December
Højbro Plads Christmas Market
A jolly market with German-inspired stalls located on the picturesque Højbro Plads by the main pedestrian street, Strøget. Free admission. Sun-Thu 11:00-19:00, Fri 11:00-20:00, Sat 10:00-20:00
Until 22 December
Kongens Nytorv Christmas Market
Christmas stalls fill the grand square by the Royal Theatre’s Old Stage. Mon-Wed 11:00-19:00, Thu 11:00-20:00, Fri-Sat 11:00-21:00, Sun 12:00-19:00. Info here.
Until 23 December
Nyhavn Canal Christmas Market
The city’s quaint old museum harbour with its vintage schooners and restaurants hosts a small Christmas market. Free admission. Sun-Thu 11:00-18:00, Fri-Sat 11:00-20:00.
Until 31 December
Christmas in Tivoli Gardens
Tivoli Gardens hosts one of the world’s most magical Christmas theme experiences. Rides, music events and seasonal treats in stalls and restaurants. A magical winter wonderland of fun for the whole family. Info here.
The Reffen Street Food Market hosts a Sunday market with food, arts & craft and music. Opening hours: 12:00-16:00. The market is located in the city’s disused shipyard, which has now turned into a creative zone. Info here.
1-2 + 8-9 December
Christmas market at Kronborg Castle
The fictional home of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Kronborg Castle in Elsinore, hosts a Christmas market with yuletide stalls, concerts, and activities for children. Fridays 12:00-17:00, Sat-Sun 10:00-17:00. Admission.
This year, the market features a vintage train steam train ride from Hellerup station to the castle in Elsinore. The regular rail connection to the city of Elsinore from Copenhagen Central Station takes 45 minutes.
Christiania Christmas Market
The city’s famous hippie hangout, Christiania, hosts is annual Christmas bazaar with gift stalls, food bars and afternoon concerts. The indoor market takes place in the grand hall (Den Grå Hal) Refshalevej 2. Opening hours: 12:00-20:00. Last day the market closes at 18:00.