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

What's On in January

Events and festivals


4, 11 and 25 January

Friday concerts

Classical concerts are performed on Fridays at the Trinitatis Church next to the Round Tower. 16:30-17:30. Free admission. Info (in Danish) here.

11-13 January

New Orleans New Year Jazz Event

Jazz, street funk, blues and soul music is staged live at one of the city’s most popular downtown music venues, Pumpehuset. Info and tickets here.

11 January

New Year Concert – at the Black Diamond

The in-house baroque ensemble at the National Library’s Black Diamond performs their New Year Concert in the library concert hall. At 19:30 Tickets and info here.

19, 25 and 31 January

Turandot – at the Opera House

Experience the fairytale opera Turandot in Puccini’s rarely performed original version. The performances take place at the waterside Opera House. Info and tickets here.
Copenhagen celebrates New Year’s Eve with a bang. Fireworks across the city lasting for hours means that you may want to pick a destination within easy walking distance from your hotel. Here are three great options:

Tivoli Gardens

Restaurants accept table reservations and there are early fireworks. The gardens close at 00:30.

Nyhavn Canal

Many restaurants accept table reservations. The perfect backdrop for your celebrations. Head to the harbour bridge (Inderhavnsbroen) for a full view of the city’s fireworks.

The Circle Bridge

Avoid the midnight conundrum of the pedestrian street and city hall square and head to the Circle Bridge, which offers a full view of the city’s firework displays.

Caution! Remember to bring protective glasses and ear plugs. Copenhagen really does celebrate New Year with a bang.
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