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 and its Christmas market
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
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 theme for this year is a medley between Nordic and Russian Christmas traditions
The Pantomime Theatre with Santa’s sleigh in the foreground. Last year they had real reindeer…
Strolling through the Nordic Christmas market near the entrance to the park
Snow-covered swans in front of the Nimb restaurant
The lake, partially frozen over
Chinese Pagoda overlooking the lake
Water-and lights show in the lake. It was set to portions of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker…