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Juldamperen i Aarhus

Christmas activities, shopping and cosiness

Photo: Aarhus Sail Event

The Christmassy feeling is everywhere and at the same time you can enjoy the many big-city offerings available. In Aarhus, second city in Denmark, you will find the time to do all the things that you, and your loved one, cherish.

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Christmas in Den Gamle By - The Old Town Museum

Treat yourself to a magical Christmas atmosphere and a wonderful nostalgia trip through four hundred years of Christmas history down The Old Town Museum's charming streets with horse-drawn carriages, ...

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Christmas in Tivoli Friheden
Photo: Tivoli Friheden

Christmas in Tivoli Friheden

Feel the wonderful atmosphere and Christmas spirit spread when Tivoli Friheden opens its doors to Christmas in Friheden and turns the park into a fairy tale Christmas wonderland filled with elves, San...

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Christmas at Salling Department Store

Have a lovely Christmas shopping experience at Salling department store. On the amazing Salling Rooftop, Christmas cheer oozes along with the lovely smell of glögg, Christmas pancake puffs, and other ...

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Aarhus Harbor Cruise
Photo: Driftsselskabet Svanen

Aarhus Harbor Cruise

Enjoy a cozy trip with Hjuldamperen on a festive Christmas ship. Get aboard and come along for a magical holiday tour abound the Aarhus harbor ✨

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Harbour Trip Aboard the Christmas Paddle Steamer
Photo: Aarhus Sail Event

Harbour Trip Aboard the Christmas Paddle Steamer

In November and December, you can go out on an authentic paddle steamer in Aarhus. The boat is decorated with Christmas trees, Christmas lights, Christmas hearts, Christmas baubles, and of course it h...

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Christmas City Run
Photo: Christmas Run Aarhus

Christmas City Run

Christmas City Run skaber en fantastisk stemning i hele byen, og du har muligheden for at opleve den hyggelige stemning i et par løbesko!

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Christmas concerts in the churches of Aarhus
Photo: Per Rasmussen

Christmas concerts in the churches of Aarhus

Let the peace of Christmas descend you during December when the churches of Aarhus offer a superb programme of classical Yuletide concerts and Christmas events. Below you can find a guide to Yuletide ...

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Et Juleeventyr på Aarhus Teater
Photo: Creative ZOO, Aarhus Teater

Et Juleeventyr på Aarhus Teater

Oplev en forestilling, som i 2021 blev nomineret til tre Reumert-priser, og som nu vender tilbage for at skabe julestemning hos store og små.

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Changing of the Guard
Photo: Palle Herløv

Changing of the Guard

Watch the changing of the Royal Life Guards everyday at noon when the Danish Monarchy takes residence in Aarhus. The Queen's Guard has become an icon, easily recognised by their uniforms with the dist...

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Cirkus Jul
Photo: Aarhus Teater

Cirkus Jul

Cirkus Jul kombinerer cirkus, teater, sang og dans i et storslået show for hele familien. Glæd dig til et ægte juleeventyr med alle dine yndlings børnefavoritter, når de gæster Tangkrogen i Aarhus.

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Christmas Creatures at Moesgaard Museum
Photo: Foto/Medieafdelingen - Moesgaard Museum

Christmas Creatures at Moesgaard Museum

At Moesgaard Museum in Aarhus, you can meet the dark creatures of Christmas. On the three Saturdays leading up to Christmas, you can experience Christmas as in the really, really olden days. 

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Julemandsshow i Storcenter Nord
Photo: Storcenter Nord

Julemandsshow i Storcenter Nord

I næsten 30 år har du kunnet møde julemanden i Storcenter Nord i Aarhus op til jul. Det kan du også i år, når der hver dag fra 1. - 23. december er julemandsshow.

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The Christmas Parade in Aarhus
Photo: Aarhus City Forening

The Christmas Parade in Aarhus

Every year The Christmas parade will take place in Aarhus. The Christmas parade is a sure sign that Christmas has come to town, and the streets are invariably abuzz with people.

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Christmas shopping in Aarhus

If you enjoy Christmas decorated shops in star-lit streets and the possibility of finding the perfect Christmas gift - then you've come to the right place. In Aarhus, you can get the perfect Christmas shopping experience while still feeling the cosiness of the city.  

Shopping and strolling in the centre of Aarhus

A stroll through the charming city quarters in Aarhus at Christmas time is always an atmosphere-filled experience. The Christmas lights and the elegant Christmas decorations are bound to get you into the Christmas spirit while you go exploring all the many excellent things to do and see on offer in Aarhus.

The Pedenstrianised High Street

Go for a stroll down the pedestrianised high street beneath the gloriously sparkling starry sky, and from there on to the 'Latin Quarter', or along the illuminated, vibrant Aarhus river banks. Here, there are excellent opportunities for you to enjoy a city which is abuzz with life during the weeks leading up to Christmas.

Christmas markets

At the many Christmas markets in Aarhus you can find delightful Christmas decorations of all sorts, and can enjoy a glass of hot Christmas mulled wine and traditional Danish doughnuts with sugar and jam.

Christmas shopping in Vestergade, Aarhus

Nyd en juletur

Find butikker, stormagasiner og hyggelige kvarterer - og bliv inspireret til en skøn juletur.

Photo: Photopop, VisitAarhus

Christmas food and delicacies

When twilight falls, and the last sun’s rays disappear behind the roofs of the city, all the many charming cafes and busy restaurants in Aarhus provide an excellent refuge for seekers of warmth and comfort.

In a cosy and friendly atmosphere you can treat your taste buds to delightful experiences, taking your time to enjoy a wonderful meal …and each other. 

Christmas food at Langhoff & Juul, Aarhus

Jul på menuen

Nyd en lækker julefrokost eller julemiddag - i Aarhusregionen

Photo: Raisfoto, Langhoff & Juul

Find the perfect place to sleep in Aarhus

Christmas is all around in Aarhus and you'll also feel the Christmas atmosphere at the Christmas decorated hotels. Have more time with each other and book a stay in Aarhus.

From the moment you check in at your hotel in Aarhus, everything is prepared for you to start your Christmas break. Indulgence is naturally included in a hotel break in Aarhus, where a charming and intimate atmosphere provides peace and relaxation.

Book et juleophold

Riv et par dage ud af kalenderen og nyd en juletur i Aarhusregionen

Photo: City Hotel Oasia Aarhus

What to see next?

Find out which hotels, restaurants and attractions are open during Christmas - and when are the shops opened?

See the Christmas opening hours here

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