Across Denmark, the festive season is greeted with tremendous enthusiasm. Picturesque snowy landscapes, cosy homes, indulgent food and drink, seasonal entertainment, a great deal of Christmas spirit and many well-loved traditions make the country a particularly magical place to be at this time of year.
While the main Danish celebrations take place on Christmas Eve (a day earlier than in some other countries, such as the US and UK), there’s plenty to enjoy throughout December. If you’re planning a festive trip to Denmark or want to enjoy a delightful Danish-style Christmas at home, read on for our guide to major Danish Christmas traditions.
The following seasonal customs are close to our hearts, as Bodum is a Danish brand. Our story began in 1944 in Copenhagen, which is not only Denmark’s capital but also one of the world’s most Christmassy cities. Now we’re a truly international brand with customers in over 50 countries – and we still love to celebrate our Danish heritage.