Christmas in Aalborg

In Aalborg, Christmas can be experienced in all kinds of ways. No matter what you are into, Christmas concerts, shopping, or regular Christmas ‘hygge’, Aalborg delivers, starting Friday November 17.

As the previous years, you will find different Christmas events in Aalborg for the young and the old. Friday November 17, Aalborg City opens the annual Christmas market at Gammeltorv, which will surely spread the holiday spirit. Here, you can buy Christmas treats, arts and crafts, and nice little gifts.

The day after the opening of the Christmas market, you can look forward to meeting Santa Claus, when he arrives in Aalborg by boat to turn on the lights on the big Christmas tree at Nytorv. The tree is given to Aalborg by its friendship city Frederikstad.

Plenty More Christmas Experiences

In addition to the Christmas market at Gammeltorv, you can also visit the old City Hall, where they have put up a generous amount of decorations in the grand, impressive rooms. In C.W. Obels Square, located next to Gammeltorv, you can go ice-skating throughout the winter season.

In December, there will also be more time to do your Christmas shopping as Aalborg City’s shops extend their opening hours, including Sundays and until 19.00 every day the last week before Christmas Eve. The exact opening hours will be posted on this web site some time during Autumn.

Christmas gathering for the animals, children and families

Aalborg Zoo invites everyone to a christmas get-together. Christmas Eve, December 24, you can visit the zoo from 10.00-13.00, free entrance. You can look forward to Christmas music and a visit from Santa Claus. You also have the opportunity to greet the reindeer before they take off for their night deliveries.

Read more about Christmas Eve in Aalborg Zoo…

In the culture centre Trekanten, they are hosting a day of Christmas fun on December 2 with a Christmas market, music, and making Christmas decorations. Santa Claus himself might even show up – who knows?

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Get Into the Christmas Spirit With Great Entertainment

Musikkens Hus (The House of Music) and Aalborg Congress and Culture Center will get you into the right Christmas spirit. Both of the concert houses offer an exciting program for December packed with blissful Christmas music and great entertainment. You can look forward to the following events at the House of Music:

  • Julehilsen til Grønland
  • Oslo Gospel Choir
  • Jul lige om hjørnet
  • Nu er det jul igen
  • Julekoncert
  • Syng julen ind med Sigurd Barret
  • Englesang og messingklang
  • TV2 Alletiders juleshow

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At Aalborg Congress and Culture Center, you can also look forward to exciting entertainment:

  • Nøddeknækkeren (The Nutcracker)
  • Ida og Rumpenisserne
  • Stig Rossen
  • DAHL på HACK Julekoncert
  • Sissels jul
  • Linie 3 Julekoncert 2017

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Christmas Atmosphere in Aalborg – Free of Charge

Go see the Park of Music in Kildeparken in Aalborg during December and experience something very special. 56 out of the 90 trees will play Christmas tunes by the artist in question. The first three Sundays of Advent, there will 200 lit candles from 15.30, which are expected to burn out after 3-4 hours.

Read more about the Christmas Atmosphere in Kildeparken in Aalborg…

You can also catch a ride with the Christmas train, which will take you around the city centre here in Aalborg. The train will be driving every day until December 23.

Stay updated by keeping an eye on this web site, which will be updated regularly with new exciting Christmas events.

Opening hours

17/11/2017 - 31/12/2017 Monday - Sunday

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