Four Tips for the Ultimate Christmas Visit to Viborg

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In addition to being one of the oldest towns in Denmark, Viborg is also the country's most cosy Christmas town. At least according to Søren Pape Poulsen, who especially loved the town's charm and the special Christmas atmosphere, just like in the old days - only better.

✍️ By Søren Pape Poulsen 
Local in Viborg

About Søren

Søren Pape, Jul i Viborg

Even though Søren was a busy politician, there should always be room to enjoy the many joys of Christmas - and Søren Pape Poulsen certainly did. And it was fortunate that he lived in the centre of one of Denmark's cosiest Christmas towns, Viborg.
Read more about Søren here →

Sørens Christmas Guide


Where will I find a nice Christmas market?

You'll find it at Nytorv, where you'll find stalls, cosiness and lots of events throughout December. Not far away is Hjultorvet, where you can hop on the Christmas train and take a tour of the city. Here you can enjoy the Christmas atmosphere among the many people over a hot chocolate or mulled wine.

Where should we go for an experience out of the ordinary?

There is a very special atmosphere in Viborg Cathedral, either at one of the Advent services or on Christmas Eve itself. Here there is room for peace and reflection, where you don't have to perform anything, but just be present. You can enjoy the Christmas hymns and especially the cathedral's decoration with Joakim Skovgaard's stunning frescoes.

Jul i Viborg
Photo: Jesper Maagaard

What is on for the children?

If you have children aged 5-10 years, you should take them to the Elf School at Nytorv 3. Remember to book a ticket in advance, so your children can experience the magic of Santa Claus and the world of elves - and they can even become a real elf themselves.

Nisser og jul i Viborg
Photo: Jesper Maagaard

Where can I buy Christmas presents?

You can do so in Sct. Mathias Gade, which has the most beautiful Christmas decorations. The many shops always offer great service and lots of smiles, so don't forget to smile back at the busy shop assistants.

Søren’s starter tips – the best experiences take a bit of preparation

  1. Be sure to bring your good mood, as that is where good times begin.
  2. Bring great company with whom you can share the experience.
  3. Wear sensible clothes because you will be there for quite a while, and it is just more fun when you are not freezing cold.

See and follow Søren through Viborg

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