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Copenhagen: December Weather Averages

image Temperature 36°F


image Low Temperature 32°F


image High Temperature 39°F


image Sunshine Hours 4 hrs
Chance of Sunny Day 2 %
image Rainfall 50mm
Rainfall days 18 days
Chance of Rain 52 %
Chance of Cloudy Day 65 %
image Chance of Windy Day 65 %
Chance of Fog Day 19%
Chance of Snow Day 29%

Average Temperature

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°C 4 4 4 4 5 4 3 4 4 3 4 3 3 3 3
°F 39 39 39 39 41 39 37 39 39 37 39 37 37 37 37
16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
2 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 3 3 2 2 2 1 1 0
36 36 34 34 34 34 34 36 37 37 36 36 36 34 34 0

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.

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The Little Mermaid, Copenhagen by News Oresund.

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. 

December events in Copenhagen


Christmas Day

25th December 2014 to 26th December 2014

Parties will scatter around Copenhagen during this Christmas celebration, especially in streets like Jægersborggade and Værnedamsvej. This Christmas event is a great chance to taste Christmas delights in Copenhagen, such as salted cod with beetroot tartar and a variety of scallop dishes.

Public Hoilday

Boxing Day

26th December 2014

Grams Laekkerier and Frederiksberg Have will be open to celebrate the momentous Boxing Day celebration in Copenhagen. Boxing Day is a traditional celebration of gift-giving, which is usually in a box. Celebrate in the streets of Istedgade and enjoy Swedish snaps and Bratwurst.

Christmas Eve

26th December 2014

On this public holiday, people will enjoy the bazaars and Christmas festivities in public places like the Visit Carlsberg, Louisiana Children's Wing and Tivoli Gardens. This is the perfect time to enjoy Danish beer and snaps.

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