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Things to Do with Kids in Denmark in December


The kids in Singapore have a month long school holidays in December. December is probably not the most ideal time to visit Denmark, as days are much shorter. Night sky falls by 3.30 pm and the indoor museums have shorter opening hours too. The weather is too cold and not so pleasant for outdoor nature activities, but yet not cold enough for snow to appear. Thus, very often one doesn't get to see snow at all during December in Denmark.

December is a time in December, where the focus is on Christmas. Most Danes tend to stay home for  "hygge" (cozy) to bake Danish Christmas cookies or to make Danish Christmas crafts. Here are some activities Danes do during Christmas http://www.familyfecs.com/2014/12/danish-christmas-traditions.html

Having said that, one of my Singaporean friend's family came to visit Denmark, and they really enjoyed it. And regardless, it is always fun to travel to a place away from Singapore. Thus, I think it all boils down to expectations :-)

Below is a list of things one can do with kids in December in Denmark (the links to the list will come later, so check back this post):
  • See changing of guards at the Amalienborg Palace
  • Stay in a harbour floating boat hotel
  • Stroll down the pedestrian street Strøget and see Christmas decoration
  • Visit a Danish Christmas market in Sagnlandet, Nyhavn or Tivoli Gardens
  • Visit the Danish aquarium at The Blue Planet
  • Visit indoor playground in Copenhagen
  • Visit the indoor playland Capella at Fields
  • Visit the Children's Museum at the Danish National Museum
  • Visit the Worker's Museum children's section
  • Visit a Danish castle
  • Visit a Danish church
  • Experience a Danish Christmas church service
  • Pick edible wild-mushrooms in a Danish forest
  • Take a ride on a Danish vintage train
  • See a ballet performance at the Royal Danish Theatre
  • See a Christmas theatre performance (Et juleeventyr) at Frilandsmuseet
  • See a Danish art exhibition at a gallery
  • Drive and see the Danish country-side
  • Go ice-skating at an outdoor skating rink at Frederiksberg Runddel 26/11-28/2 or Toftegård Plads 27/11-28/2
  • Go ice-skating at an indoor skating rink at Ørestad Skøjtehal
  • Go ice-skating at the ski-slope Copenhagen Amager Bakke
  • Visit a Danish supermarket
  • Experience a Danish library
  • Try the Danish open-sandwich smørbrød
  • Try the Danish gourmet food at Tovehallerne
  • Try the Danish pastry from Lagekagehuset
  • Enjoy a high-tea at the Danish Perch’s tea house
  • Try modern Danish cuisine
  • Take a Danish culinary course
  • Learn to bake a Nordic pizza
  • Bake Christmas cookies at home

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