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Christmas market at Ridehuset, Aarhus

Christmas markets in Aarhus

Photo: Ridehuset

Feel the Christmas spirit in Aarhus - and visit the Christmas markets around town.

Visit one of the cosy Christmas markets in Aarhus where you can buy everything from unique Christmas gifts, beautiful Christmas decorations and try some of the traditional Danish Christmas treats. Bring along your family and get in the right Christmas spirit.

Below you find a guide to some of the best Christmas markets in Aarhus.

Merry Christmas in Aarhus

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Christmas market in Den Gamle By (The Old Town Museum)

Get into the merry Christmas spirit in The Old Town Museum and learn about what Christmas was like in the olden days in Denmark and how it has developed. In the many stalls and historical shops you can find Christmas gifts and homemade sweets.

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Christmas market in Tivoli Friheden

Enjoy the most wonderful time of the year in Tivoli Friheden when Santa Claus is coming to town. Experience the magic of the theme park as it is transformed into a enchanting Christmas market where Christmas lights, decorations, food stalls from Kødbyens Food Market and the normal rides sets the scene for a magical Christmas day.

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Christmas market in Ridehuset

When you visit Aarhus during the winter time, be sure not to miss the old 'Ridehuset' equestrian hall in the heart of the city. Here you can find unique and hand-made items. The beautifully decorated hall that is vibrant and buzzing with Christmas atmosphere and the wonderful smells of Christmas baking are everywhere.

Christmas market at Godsbanen

At the vibrant Godsbanen you will find plenty of inspiration for your next Christmas gifts. The market is also a food market, were you can enjoy a great selection of various meals from all over the world.

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The School of Architecture's Christmas market

This market is an exciting and highly varied Christmas market taking place at the Aarhus School of Architecture. The architecture students sell their own designs of wooden sculptures, jewellery, paintings and many other items. You can also buy food, sweets and drinks. Bring your family along to buy some unique and untraditional Christmas presents.

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Snow on the High Street in Aarhus
Photo: Photopop, VisitAarhus

Christmas shopping on the High Street

Go for a stroll down the pedestrianised high street beneath the gloriously sparkling starry sky. Here, there are excellent opportunities for you to enjoy a city which is abuzz with life during the weeks leading up to Christmas and to do some Christmas shopping.

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Discover foods from all over the world at Bazar Vest

If you fell like experiencing an authentic and exotic market, Bazar Vest is the place to go. The Middle Eastern bazaar is a multicultural centre where you can find many things you may never have come across before. Here you can taste authentic food, pick your favorite vegetables and shop in Middle Eastern supermarkets.

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Christmas market on Ingerslevs Boulevard

On Ingerslevs Boulevard, the traditional Wednesday and Saturday markets are replaced by a Christmas market where you will find fascinating foods and traditional Christmas decorations. Even though it is winter, the market, which is right in the middle of Ingerslevs Boulevard, retains an enchanting southern-European ambience.

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Local Christmas markets in Aarhus

If you love Christmas and Christmas markets, you're in luck - Aarhus has an abundance of local and cozy Christmas markets, where you are guaranteed to feel the Christmas spirit.

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You can read about Christmas opening hours here and you can see an overview of the hotel, restaurant and attraction opening hours here.

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