My Danish Christmas Advent Calendar - 16 December

Welcome to My Danish Christmas Advent Calendar! Join me every day in opening a new door. I’ve got a host of goodies to share with you – traditional Danish Christmas recipes, traditions, songs, games, decorations, crafts and landscapes… So sit back, relax and enjoy!

16 DECEMBER

Christmas in Copenhagen just wouldn’t be Christmas without a trip to…Tivoli!

The Tivoli Gardens

The sun was just setting when we arrived at 3.30pm…

The Nimb Hotel

We headed towards the centre of the gardens…

Giant Nutcracker

And bought icecream (!) and hot chai. No rides for us today because a) the queues were massive, b) we’ve been on them all tons of times before (we have yearly membership cards) and c) we only had a short time to spare. So we just wandered around lazily and enjoyed looking at all the stalls. Didn’t buy anything, of course. All very overpriced! [typed the canny Scot]

Inside the "Russian" Xmas market

How about a romantic boat trip?

Starboard is which way?

It was an exceedingly mild 4 degrees (39f) today but the Tivoli lake is still frozen - so the ducks were skating! ;)

Chilly ducks

One of my favourite places are the paths around the pirate ship…

Lake is still partly frozen

But at Christmas I just love looking at all the glitzy baubles…

Bling, bling!

Hmmm. Not quite so keen on the live reindeer…

Rudolph…what happened to your nose?

Tivoli was jumping with Danes and foreigners. Busy, busy, busy. But still magical! :)



Goodbye Tivoli – see you in the spring!

Don’t forget to check back here tomorrow when we open the next door!

Diane :)

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