‘Tis the season

There is plenty of holiday fun for both young and old in and around Copenhagen to ease the great suspense of Christmas Day. And what could possibly be more delightful than hunting elves, indulging in homemade treats and schnapps, and making Christmas decoration? As the good ‘ol carol proclaims “’tis the season to be jolly”.
Friday, November 24, 2017

Authentic Christmas in Frederiksberg
Enjoy the special atmosphere of The Bakkehus Museum, an authentic 19. Century home complete with Danish Golden Age paintings and antique furnishing, on two separate Christmas events suitable for both adults and children. There will be decoration workshops both Sundays as well as a wreath workshop November 26th and a cookie workshop on December 3rd. There will also be a stall selling “æbleskiver”, the famous Danish doughnuts. This previous home was famous for its gatherings, and one of Denmark’s most beloved poets, Adam Oehlenschläger, once proclaimed “It is Christmas all year round at Bakkehuset!”. See the museum calendar. 
26 November and 3 December.

Ornaments and Russian Revolution
Abundance is the word at Ballerup Museum where decorations and ornaments are everywhere but best enjoyed from the outside glancing through the decorated windows. And you can partake in a Christmas treasure hunt. In honour of the centennial of the Russian Revolution the museum has put together an exhibition of winter paintings and descriptions of Soviet Christmas. 

Stable elf and kitchen stories
Christiansborg Palace offers a variety of Christmas events. In the Royal Stables “the stable elf” is on the loose. Every Christmas for more than 300 years he has been at work here. Come see all the old coaches and Christmas decorations, and see if you can locate all the traces the elf has left behind. In the copper sparkling Royal Kitchen underneath the castle stories – and samples - of traditional Christmas cakes and cookies are served. Read more about the kitchen.
Elf hunt: 1 to 23 December, from 01:30 to 4.
Royal Kitchen:Thursday 7 December from 5 to 7. Guided tours in English every Saturday at 4.

Find the schnapps!
In keeping with tradition Rudersdal Museer offers an “adults only” treasure hunt. The object in question is their homemade walnut schnapps, made especially for the Vedbæk Finds and Mothsgården, a late 17th century country house north of Copenhagen, you can engage in a treasure hunt for adults. The winner gets a full bottle of the famous walnut schnapps which is released on 2 December. See the event calendar. 

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Michelle From Hoxer