Christmas markets in Aalborg: Here are the one’s worth visiting

by Nathalia Hentze Nielsen

Next Sunday is the First Sunday of Advent and before we know it, we’re in the midst of December.

So it’s definitely not too early to get into the Christmas spirit.

If you want to be infected with the magic of the season, you should go visit one of the many different Christmas markets in and around Aalborg.

There are the obvious must-sees and those that may not gain the same kind of attention.

That is why we’ll guide you to the different markets here.

The big Christmas market in Aalborg City

With its placement on both Gammeltorv and Nytorv, Aalborg’s biggest Christmas market is ready with more new, exciting stalls this year.

The market opened last Friday, and it’s already been warmly welcomed among locals.

Some of the new stalls are Ma Petite France, Gløggkompagniet & Skotlander, Krystalhulen, and Café På Fjorden – among others.

The Fudge Factory is ready on Nytorv.

Christmas at the Zoo

It’s one of the year’s highlights when Aalborg Zoo opens its doors to Christmas at the Zoo.

Last year the Christmas concept was subjected to a lot of different restrictions due to Corona but this year they’re turning up intimacy, love, and romance.

Our local heroes have a central placement in the park, and on the Christmas square, you’ll be able to experience the taste of North Jutland where you can meet passionate souls and dedicated gastronomes from all over the region. They’ll present loads of locally produced products and inspiration for the Christmas table, exciting drinks, and unique gift ideas.

Aalborg Streetfood

Three weekends in December, Aalborg Streetfood will be turning their building into a Christmas wonderland.

Look forward to Christmas stalls, live music, treasure hunts, a Christmas tree shop, Christmas-inspired food in the many food stalls, crafts and arts, wine market, Christmas wishes for Santa, stalls with Danish donuts, and other goodies.

It premiers Saturday, December 4, and will run every weekend until Sunday, December 19.

Read more here.

Christmas market in Aalborg East

You’ll also find a Christmas market in the Eastern part of Aalborg this year.

It’ll take place on Saturday, November 27.

Sing Christmas carols and watch the tall Christmas tree be lit.

There’ll be a market on kulturtorvet (the city square) from 14:00 where Santa will visit, you’ll be able to join exciting contests, and children will get chocolate calendars.

You’ll also be able to buy your Christmas tree here, get warm with a cup of gløgg or hot chocolate, buy food, and many other things. The shops on Fyrkildevej will also be open.

Read more here.

Christmas market on Egholm

The island of Egholm is just a short sail from Aalborg, and here they’re hosting a very special Christmas market.

It takes place this coming weekend from Friday, November 26 to Sunday, November 28.

Five homeowners are opening their homes, barns, and stables to visitors. During the tour, you’ll walk from house to house where you’ll be able to buy small servings of food and drink.

The organizers point out that visitors should wear warm clothes because the market takes place outdoors. And bring the kids – there’ll be plenty of Christmas hygge for them as well.

Read more here.

Christmas market in Shoppen

“Shoppen” in City Syd is hosting a Christmas market on Saturday, December 4.

Local shops and artisans are ready with inspiring stalls. There’ll also be Christmas workshops, music, and of course plently of hygge.

More information will be revealed soon.

Read more here.

Close to Aalborg

Voergaard Castle has a tradition of inviting people into one of the region’s coziest Christmas markets.

The 500-year-old castle is richly decorated and from November 26-28 and December 4-5 you’re able to experience the whole thing for yourself when the doors are opened to the yearly Christmas market.

This year you can explore 70 stalls that are filled with Christmas decorations, crafts, and delicacies – and also enjoy Christmas treats in the castle’s basement.

And of course you can purchase any Christmas favorites you might find.

The Sculpture Park in Blokhus

There’s plenty of room in the 20,000 square foot Sculpture Park in Blokhus where everyone is invited to browse their magical display of Christmas decorations and lighting.

More than 2 million Christmas lights have been set up in trees and gardens as well as on buildings.

You can also explore a large nativity play, Santa in his sleigh, Europe’s longest Christmas tunnel with lights, a kissing pergola, a gigantic Christmas tree standing at a whopping 17.5 meters tall, beautiful gold carriages, twinkling stars, a love tree with red Christmas hearts, and much, much more.

The large Christmas market is open every day from 15:00 to 20:00.

Read more here