Meet Nicolas Julius Santa
Nicolas Julius is none other than Santa himself, and he has been so for the past 22 years. Together with his wife, Mrs Claus, Nicolas travels from Greenland to Randers to boost the Christmas spirit among young and old.
Decorated in thousands of sparkling Christmas lights, Randers is ready to welcome you this Christmas. Feel how the Christmas spirit fills your entire body as you stroll down the oldest pedestrian street in Denmark, flanked by shops that are ready to wrap the presents for your loved ones.
Did you know that Randers is particularly spectacular around Christmas time? If you love Christmas, you should treat yourself to a visit to the amazing Christmas atmosphere in Randers. And if our word for it is not enough for you, perhaps you will believe Santa.
The town’s big Christmas tree will light up the central town hall again this year. However, this year, the Christmas lights will be on for fewer hours than they usually are, and every single light is LED and energy-efficient.
And this year is no exception – at the little Christmas huts at the town hall square, you can as always enjoy a delicious cup of warm glögg, Christmas pancake puffs, and various other Christmas delicacies, while you watch the mechanical elves in the Christmas displays.
You cannot help but feeling the magic of Christmas when you walk up one of the main streets in the heart of Randers, Østervold, where you will find the traditional Christmas market with activities in the lovely stalls every day up until 23 December. Enjoy the lovely smell of sugar-roasted almonds while you explore the local delicacies and quirky Christmas items.
Experience the many lovely Christmas markets around Randers –at Håndværksmuseet, GAIA Museum, Fussingø Slot, in Sct. Clemens Kirke, and at Cold Hand Winery, where you also have the opportunity to enjoy a delicious dinner in their restaurant. And at Randers Storcenter mall, Christmas shopping is no hassle in the wide selection of wonderful shops.
Christmas is all around you when you visit the Christmas exhibit displaying the history of presents at Museum Østjylland, or when you join in on the Christmas caroling at Værket – Randers’ music and theatre venue.
Which hotels are open on Christmas Eve, where can I eat and when can I go for shopping?
Find a list of hotels, restaurants and attractions in the entire Aarhus Region, that are open during Christmas.