Monday, November 19, 2007

Christmas In Copenhagen

It's Christmas season in Copenhagen. This weekend, Tivoli Gardens opened its doors for the Christmas season with extensive Christmas decorations and 70 stalls offering Christmas items like tree decorations and Christmas presents, and in Nyhavn 25 stalls opened for business along the decorated quay. Next to Nyhavn, on Kongens Nytorv, the d'Angleterre Hotel is decorated and lighted and offers a beautiful view. The people at d'Angleterre really take Christmas and Christmas decorating seriously! The skating rink around the equestrian statue of King Christian V on Kongens Nytorv is currently being built and will add to the things you can do when enjoying the Copenhagen Christmas spirit. The tree on RĂ„dhuspladsen, the Copenhagen Town Hall Square, is in place, lit and decorated according to tradition with the star on top. With a bit of luck we'll have snow as well, but the Copenhagen Christmas spirit is already here and next week the traditional Christmas "lunches" will begin taking place, celebrating the end of the year and the coming of the Christmas and New Year. They begin this early because people usually go to Christmas Lunches several times with family, colleagues from work, friends and association members, and one lunch a weekend is really all you can handle. For tourists this means that there is a lot of people out on town and having a lot of fun each Friday and Saturday night from now till Christmas, making the Copenhagen nightlife even livelier than it usually is. It may be a good idea to reserve tables ahead at restaurants if you want to be sure to get one. If you can, come and take part in the celebrating and get some of your Christmas presents bought too. They'll make a good excuse as to why you go to Copenhagen during one of the biggest party seasons of the year...

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