Copenhagen at Christmas is a great time to see the city without all the tourists that summer brings. The weather is cold, it can be rainy, and it stays dark until almost 10am, but there is still plenty to do. Some of the highlights in Copenhagen are the Rosenborg Castle, Tivoli Amusement Park at Christmas, and Carlsberg Glyptoteket Museum where you can see both Rodin’s “The Thinker” and Degas’s “The Little Fourteen-Year-Old Dancer. We also rented a car to travel to the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art which is well worth the trip. You are able to see both the small towns, beaches, and country-side of Denmark as well as this great museum (with an amazing gift shop).
If food is what you are looking for, the traditional Danish meals may not suit your fancy. The standard lunch item, called a smörgåsbord consists of pickled herring and unidentifiable other types of pickled fish. Even the Danish choose to eat more international food for the most part.
However, the shopping is fantastic. The main shopping street, Strøget, has many fun stores that are not found in the United States. My favorite was Edith & Ella where I purchased an awesome tweed blazer. And of course, no trip to Scandinavia is complete without purchasing a piece from the Alvar Aalto Collection.