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Mulled wine and gingerbread
Copenhagen lights up Christmas markets
Nowadays, when people pretend to not have the time to prepare homemade meals and any kind of dinner party is something to "oh" and "ah" about, when kids have no idea what fun they are missing playing with each other, instead of staring at the blue screens, when cookbook doesn't find its way in the kitchen...we are in a desperate need to wake up and do these little pleasures every now and then. A perfect time could be Christmas, all around Europe it's a time for pastries straight out of medieval cookbooks, accompanied with granny's advices. Open up those minds, uphold the local traditions, and yes, go to Christmas mass, it will swing you straight to the right mood, letting out all the emotions, believe it or not, it's magical and needed.
Instead of attending another boring Christmas dinner party with friends, where the only conversation will be through your phones, get the best friends, colleagues, sisters, brothers, someone you love and get to the Christmas market, drink mulled wine and have a real fun! Copenhagen helds annually a huge Christmas market, the most popular one is at Tivoli gardens, which is Must. The area covers 1200 square meters , decorated with wooden houses and snow covered trees and of course appearance of Santa Claus's reindeer. It's a real Nordic Christmas atmosphere with smell of sweet drinks and snacks, bells and glass ornaments.
Looking for a unique one? The Hans Christian Andersen Christmas Fair in Odense is truly unique, you will just be thrown back in time, surrounded by his fairy tales, it's a magical place to be. In the center of the capital, you will find Hojbro Plads market, with Italian cheeses, sausages, German bakery goods and Danish sweet snacks, something for everyone. Christmas stalls selling jewelry, woolen sweaters, caps and pelts, something to keep you warm? Mulled wine and hot cocoa will take care of that, don't be worry!
Attending any of many Copenhagen's Christmas markets, will show you the real festive mood of this nation, tranquil, clean and simply beautiful. Breathe it all in, smell of gingerbread, cold air and homemade pastries, it's a lifetime experience that will amaze you! Get your self this little treat, and enjoy a real Nordic Christmas atmosphere, it's right here!
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