Need to pass the time?: What to do during the Christmas holidays in Aalborg

by Ashton Christensen

New Year is drawing to a close, but for the vast majority, a good week’s Christmas break still awaits before it – and how should that time be spent?

Maybe you have children at home, need activation, or just need to unplug and not think about work, study, or other every day worries.

Luckily, there are plenty of fun things to do in Aalborg during the Christmas holidays – despite restrictions and closures.

Enjoy a simple (not-Christmassy) brunch

You may already be choking on kale and brown potatoes, so a classic brunch plate at one of the city’s restaurants might not sound bad.

As well as tucking into delicious food, you’ll also be helping to support the city’s eateries during difficult times with Corona restrictions and constant worries of another closure.

If you can’t decide which brunch to have, 1) Eat more than one and 2) Check out our Dining Guide here.

Have a trip to the swimming hall

It can be hard to figure out all the restrictions because all bathing sites must stay closed right now, while swimming pools are allowed to remain open.

This means that you can easily go to the swimming pool with your family, friends, etc. and warm up your body after a heavy (and lovely!) Christmas.

Go on an art-walk 

Unfortunately, due to Corona, Kunsten is closed down, so now is not the time to broaden your cultural horizons – but still!

Kunsten has two routes ready for anyone that wants to go on an art tour – under Corona-friendly conditions. The two routes will take you past some of the most remarkable works of art to be found in the city.

Kunsten has curated the tours, so there’s something for everyone. You might’ve seen some works before but don’t know the story behind them? Others you might not have known were works of art?

The routes can be found via an interactive map that you can find right here.

Exchange your Christmas gifts

Maybe you weren’t sooooo happy about that sweater Aunt Mona got you? Well, there’s still hope out there.

Whether or not you are Ross or Rachel when it comes to Christmas gifts exchange, tomorrow all the city’s stores open again – and that means you have every opportunity to go wild exchanging!… or not.

When you’re out of breath and need a break, why not go back to suggestion number 1, and enjoy a lovely brunch or lunch at one of the city’s eateries?

View opening times here 

Go for an ice-skating trip. 

This year we could finally go skating in the city center again, and if you haven’t yet, now is the time.

You can rent skates again at C.W. Obels Plads from tomorrow and skate like Bambi on ice.

Skate rental is from 12:00-20:00 during school holidays and costs 30 kr. per pair.

You can rent them for free this year if you’re a student. Read more here

Get on the ice bathing wave

If you didn’t get the chance last year, where Instagram was swimming top to bottom with nude bodies on their way in the ice-cold water, then it’s now you must strike.

Winter bathing is here to stay (… so we’ve heard), and besides several positive health benefits, there’s nothing like coming home to the warmth once you’ve cooled down.

In Aalborg, the most obvious place to winter bathe is naturally in Vestre Fjordpark … So what are you waiting for?