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.

Westmarket

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.

TeglVærket

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

What's On in November

Events and festivals

 

Until 4 November

Mix Copenhagen – LGBTQ film festival

The city celebrates its LGBTQ community with a film festival at theatres citywide. Info here.
 

Until 4 November

Halloween in Tivoli Gardens

Tivoli Gardens opens its gates on 12 October to the season’s Halloween celebrations with more than 20,000 Jack-o’-lanterns and spooky fun for the whole family. Info here.
 

Until 18 November

Open-air cloud photo exhibition

Images and video footage of cloud formations taken above the Ofelia Plads wharf next to the Royal Danish Playhouse are on display on the wharf after sunset until 18 November.
 

Until 28 November

Copenhagen Renaissance Music Festival

Throughout the autumn, the Copenhagen Renaissance Music Festival hosts events at venues across the city. Info and concert event list here.
 

Every Sunday

The Reffen Street Food Market hosts a Sunday market with food, arts and crafts and music, 12:00-16:00. The market is located in the city’s disused shipyard, which has now turned into a creative zone. Info here.
 

1-4 November 

Power of Women Festival

Art, theatre, design, film, music and architecture – produced and created by women. Events, exhibitions and concerts citywide. Info here. Event list here.
 

2 November

Christmas beer release

The official release of the Tuborg Christmas beer (J-Day on 2 November) is an annual event drawing revellers to bars across town. On 1 November, select craft breweries release their Christmas beers (ØJ-Day), which can be enjoyed at dedicated craft beer bars.
 

4 November

Mozart’s Requiem

Performance at the Trinitatis Church next to the Round Tower by Trinitatis Cantata and chamber orchestra playing period instruments. The concert starts at 16:00 and 19:30. Info (in Danish) and tickets here.
 

4 November

Haydn’s Creation

The Church of the Holy Ghost (Helligåndskirken) hosts a performance of Haydn’s oratorio Creation by Copenhagen’s Academic Choir. 19:30-21:30. Info (in Danish) and tickets here.
 

6 November – 26 December

Royal Christmas tables

How do the royals celebrate Christmas? Royal Christmas dinner tables are on display at Christiansborg Palace, allowing you to admire 300 years of royal Christmas traditions. Exhibition closes 26 Dec. Opening hours: 10:00-17:00. Info here.
You can also discover 150 years of royal table-laying traditions at an exhibition at the royal palace, Amalienborg – where else? This exhibition, called Dinner with the Royal Family, is open until 31 Dec. Info here. Opening hours here.
 

9 November – 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 11:00-19:00, Fri-Sat 10:00-20:00.
 

10-11 November

FindersKeepers design market

Young designers host a design market in a disused locomotive repair facility. Otto Bussesvej 5A. Info here.
 

14 December

Hayden’s Messiah

The UNESCO World Heritage Roskilde Cathedral stages a performance of Hayden’s Messiah with the cathedral boys’ chorus. 19:00-21:00. Roskilde is located around 30 min by rail service from Copenhagen. Info and tickets here.
 

16 November

SMK Friday

The Danish National Gallery (Statens Museum for Kunst (SMK), Sølvgade 48-50) hosts an evening event including art talks, screenings, street food and performances from 16:00-22:00. The gallery cafés are also open. Free admission. Info here.
 

16 November – 22 December

Højbro Plads Christmas Market

A jolly market with stalls and rides 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
 

16 November – 22 December

Kongens Nytorv Christmas Market

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.
 

17 November – 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.
 

18 November

Flea market in Ravnsborggade

The vintage stores and craft boutiques in Ravnsborggade in the city’s Nørrebro neighbourhood hold a street flea market 11:00-16:00.
 

23 November – 23 December

The Nutcracker

No Christmas season is complete without the whimsical tale of the Nutcracker prince and a flurry of mice and snowflakes. Performed at the Tivoli Concert Hall. Info and tickets here.
 

24 November

Nansensgade – street Christmas market

A local community street Christmas market with stalls and activities for the family. Nansensgade is located just a 5-minute walk from the city’s food halls. 11:00-16:00. Info here
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