Weather Averages for Copenhagen in December
Averages for Copenhagen in December
Christmas is also about shopping and you are just in time for Copenhagen’s annual Christmas Flea Market. The flea market is abundant with precious finds at really low prices such as Royal porcelain plates, beautifully preserved clothes and furniture. Just remember that when shopping in flea markets always bring cash and an extra pair of strong arms to help carry your loot.
Being Santa is hard work. Stroget is the longest pedestrian shopping area in Europe, making it a shopping heaven for those looking for the perfect gift, souvenir or simply just to have an excellent retail therapy time. Some of the most famous and expensive stores in the city can be found here. This is a carless zone, so better be armed with a sturdy pair of shoes because you are bound to do some serious walking.
It seems that Copenhagen believes in the old adage that “health is wealth.” Annually, the city hosts the Copenhagen Masters, a high ranking badminton tournament. It takes place between Christmas and New Year’s Eve.
A trip to Copenhagen will never be complete without seeing the statue of the Little Mermaid, which was sculpted based on the much loved fairytale of Hans Christian Andersen. The statute’s head was modeled after a prima ballerina while the body was modeled after the sculptor’s wife when the ballerina refused to pose nude. This work of art was commissioned by the son of the founder of Carlsberg, which is a Danish brewing company. Tours are also conducted in the brewery of Carlsberg.
The average daily temperature is now at 20 C, a clear indication that winter has arrived. Nights will be longer as the days only have an average of 4 hours of sunshine. Copenhagen is buzzing with activity as it also celebrates Christmas lavishly, completely disregarding the freezing weather.