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Christmas Markets and Events In and Around Aarhus

Christmas is just around the corner, and throughout December you can experience a lot of Christmas markets and events all around the city. Visit some of these places to get in the Christmas spirit, enjoy Christmas goodies and atmosphere, and maybe pick up a present or two. 
Here is an overview of some of the many activities that take place in and around Aarhus until Christmas:

As of 7 December, the Danish Government has imposed further coronarestrictions nationally. The new coronarestictions are: one-way walking system in shopping malls and shops and no shopping in groups. This should be followed with keeping distance, using hand sanitizer and face masks.


Christmas Market in Den Gamle By (The Old Town Museum)

Get into the merry Christmas spirit in The Old Town Museum and learn about what Christmas was like in the olden days in Denmark and how it has developed. In the many stalls and historical shops you can find Christmas gifts and homemade sweets.

For further information, please read more here

When: 21 November – 3 January 2021 from 10.00-17.00 
Where: Viborgvej 2, 8000 Aarhus C
Price: See entrance prices on the website by clicking here



Christmas Market in Tivoli Friheden

Enjoy the most wonderful time of the year in Tivoli Friheden when Santa Claus is coming to town. Experience the magic of the theme park as it is transformed into a enchanting Christmas market where Christmas lights, decorations, food stalls from Kødbyens Food Market and the normal rides sets the scene for a magical Christmas day.

For further information, please read more here (in Danish only)

When: 14 November - 30 December
Where: Tivoli Friheden, 8000 Aarhus C
Price: See prices on Tivoli Friheden's website



Christmas Shopping on the High Street

Go for a stroll down the pedestrianised high street beneath the gloriously sparkling starry sky. Here, there are excellent opportunities for you to enjoy a city which is abuzz with life during the weeks leading up to Christmas and to do some Christmas shopping.

For further information, please read more here

When: All of November and December
Where: Strøget in Aarhus, 8000 Aarhus C



Christmas Market on Ingerslevs Boulevard

On Ingerslevs Boulevard, the traditional Wednesday and Saturday markets are replaced by a Christmas market where you will find fascinating foods and traditional Christmas decorations. Even though it is winter, the market, which is right in the middle of Ingerslevs Boulevard, retains an enchanting southern-European ambience.

For further information, please read more here

When: Every Wednesday and Saturday from 8.00 - 14.00
Where: Ingerslevs Boulevard 1, 8000 Aarhus C



Salling - explore the atmosphere behind the magic Christmas lights

Salling is a modern department store located in the heart of Aarhus, recognized by 500.000 Christmas lights shaped like a huge Christmas present.

For further information, please read more here

When: 1 December - 23 December from 10.00-20.00 and 27 December - 31 December from 8.00-20.00
Where: Søndergade 27, 8000 Aarhus C



Christmas at Gammel Estrup

Experience the real manor Christmas at Gammel Estrup. Join us when the community and servants do their Christmas preparations. See how both the Count and his staff had Christmas 100 years ago. Buy Christmas trees and gifts and taste on Christmas when the house virgin makes sules and Christmas bakes as in great-grandmother's time.

For further information, please read more here (in Danish only)

When: 28. november - 23. december from 10.00-16.00
Where: Randersvej 2, 8963 Auning
Price: See prices on Gammel Estrup's website



Christmas activities in Ebeltoft

The Christmas lights along Ebeltoft Vig are atmospherically welcomed by the city's Christmas guests. The Christmas atmosphere spreads in Ebeltoft by Fregatten Jylland, at the Malt Factory, in the square and around the streets. The Christmas tree in front of The Old Town Hall, together with the smell of fir and æbleskiver, sets the scene for the city's many Christmas activities.

For further information, please read more here (in Danish only)

When: 12 December - 23 December from 11.00-16.00
Where: Ebeltoft town, 8400 Ebeltoft



Fregatten Jylland launches Christmas

The Frigate Jutland launches the tradition of Christmas and invites you to Christmas experiences aboard the world's longest wooden ship in Ebeltoft. As something new this year, you can go in search of the Christmas mice on the Frigate and see how many you can find.

For further information, please read more here (in Danish only)

When: 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20 December from 10.00-16.00
Where: Fregatøen - S.A. Jensensvej 4, 8400 Ebeltoft
Price: See prices on Fregatten Jylland's website



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