Quintessential Copenhagen: December Snowfall

Last Sunday we had a significant snowfall by Danish standards (15 cm). I have always found the combination of snow and Christmas lights delightful so Monday evening, I used Christmas shopping as an excuse to meander downtown. I didn’t get many gifts but did manage to get the following shots. If this doesn’t get you in the Christmas spirit, nothing will. Enjoy!

Nyhavn in the freshly fallen snow

Nyhavn and its Christmas market

It was cold and deserted but this terrace looked so hyggelige with its poinsettias, lanterns and warm blankets

It was deserted but this cafe on Nyhavn looked so hyggelig with its poinsettias, lanterns and warm blankets

Storefront Christmas display at Illum department store on the Strøget

Christmas market in Højbro Plads (Square) on the Strøget

Christmas market in Højbro Plads (Square) on the Strøget

The Rådhus (Town Hall) looked particularly cold with the wind blowing the snow off the roof.

The Rådhus (Town Hall) looked particularly wintery with the wind blowing snow off the roof

I ended my stroll at Tivoli, the famous amusement park in central Copenhagen. I will only post a few photos at this time as I intend to devote several posts in the next couple of months to the sites and sounds of Tivoli throughout the year (Summer, Halloween, Christmas). This is a sneak peak at Christmas.

The center of the park has a Russian theme

The theme for  this year is a medley between Nordic and Russian Christmas traditions

The Pantomime Theatre, covered in snow

The Pantomime Theatre with Santa’s sleigh in the foreground. Last year they had real reindeer…

Strolling through the trees at the Nordic Christmas market in the park

Strolling through the Nordic Christmas market near the entrance to the park

Snow-covered swans in front of the Nimb restaurant

Snow-covered swans in front of the Nimb restaurant

The lake

The lake, partially frozen over

Chinese Pagoda

Chinese Pagoda overlooking the lake

Still shot of the sound-and lights show in the lake. It was set to Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker

Water-and lights show in the lake. It was set to portions of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker…

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A Canadian expat working in the biotechnology industry in Copenhagen, Denmark
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