Celebrating New Year’s Eve in Denmark virtually guarantees a fun filled New Year’s party, festivities, food and beautiful sights. For the sake of this article, I will outline six activities taking place in Copenhagen, Denmark’s most famous city.
New Year’s Eve in Denmark’s Hovedstaden Region
Probably the most well known city in Hovedstaden is Copenhagen. It has been nicknamed the “Paris of the North” and it goes without saying that the city lives up to its reputation.
New Year’s Party at Denmark’s Admiral Hotel
New Year’s Eve festivities begin at 7:00 PM in the lobby of the Admiral Hotel. At a cost of about $354 (or 2,075 DKK) per guest, you can enjoy a night at the picturesque Admiral Hotel, and food as well as libations at the party. You may email the concierge with your questions or to make a reservation. The hotel is located in the Toldbodgade 24-28.
New Year’s Eve at Hotel Copenhagen
Located on Kalvebod Brygge 53 Copenhagen Island, Hotel Copenhagen offers rooms at about $101 (595 DKK) per person per night on New Year’s Eve. You have a view of the city or of the harbor; moreover, champagne and a marzipan cake are included in the offer. Hotel Copenhagen is considered one of the most modern hotels in Denmark, and as such some critics claim that it lacks the old world ambiance.
It is a good idea to make Hotel Copenhagen your New Year’s Eve party headquarters (email the concierge to reserve your room) and from there check out other festivities, such as the hotel’s very own Harbour Restaurant.
New Year’s Party at Hotel Copenhagen’s “The Harbour” Restaurant
The Harbour is a new Denmark locale that just opened its doors a scant two years ago. The restaurant is open exclusively to guests at its New Year’s Eve party, and it is wise to email the concierge with your reservation request now. The food is French and thoroughly gourmet.
Visit the Royal Danish Theater for Denmark’s Finest New Year’s Eve Concert
On New Year’s Eve, the Royal Danish Theater will feature the Danish Orchestra’s festive two our concert with 30 minute intermission, beginning at 5:45 PM. Cost of admission is between $24 and $176 (140-1030 DKK), depending on the kind of seat you are looking for. Purchase your tickets, enjoy the music, and then visit one of the other festivities just in time to get started on the countdown.
Impromptu Festivities at Copenhagen Town Hall Square
Copenhagen’s Town Hall Square is the location for the big clock tower that rings in the New Year in Denmark. Its thunderous sound is transmitted live via radio and television to households celebrating New Year’s Eve at home, and this is were revelers like to congregate.
Party at the Park Café
If neither the hotels, nor the restaurants and Town Hall sound like a fun idea, why not check out the Park Café at Østerbrogade 79? Make your reservations by emailing the party planners at the Park Café and reserve tickets for drinks, food and general entry.
Before You Plan a Denmark New Year’s Eve Trip
It is important for tourists – especially first timers – to realize that Denmark on the whole is pretty low-key when it comes to New Year’s Eve. Tourists looking for the kind of activities that go in Times Square and European party places may be surprised to realize that the majority of residents prefer a New Year’s party at home with friends and family.
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