Myself and my friend fell in love with Copenhagen when we visited last October especially with Tivoli which is an amusement park with plenty more than just rides. When we went last year it was completely dressed up for Halloween and it looked incredible, and for ages we said we’d love to come back for Christmas. Now at the beginning of the year I set myself the challenge of going out of England every month so when I was thinking of November I knew it needed to be a short trip as I was low on time which meant a repeat trip somewhere I’d already been (I don’t like going to new places when there’s less than 3 days ideally). After checking flights I saw we could go to Copenhagen for a single day cutting out accommodation costs so that’s what we did.
Rocking up to Luton airport at 530am we had a flight at 730 with Easyjet which got us into Copenhagen at 10am local time (they’re an hour in front). The good thing about me having been twice before we knew our way around and the airport is a quick 25 mins into the city. After a quick run into some shops (including Sephora for me, oops), we walked along the main shopping street and stumbled across a Christmas market which just made me feel warm and fuzzy inside. There were huge trees, sleighs, stalls selling bratwursts, mulled cider and homemade decorations and it just felt like being in Winter Wonderland it was amazing.
After a little wander we carried on to Tivoli which was the main reason for our trip and it lived up to every expectation. When we first headed in it was light but I don’t think I have felt more Christmassy. There were snow sprinkled tree’s everywhere, lights scattered in trees, wreaths, snowmen and everything which can be associated with Christmas. We got the unlimited ride tickets so spent time between gawping at pretty displays to jump onto some awesome rollercoasters and rides. I still find it odd how much in the city centre this is, you can literally watch the traffic in the middle of town when you’re at the top of rides.
Around 4pm the sun started to go down and all of sudden we got off a ride and it was dark and this was when it looked even more epic. There were lights everywhere, and it’s so hard to describe how awesome it looked that my photos are going to have to do most of the talking because some on it’s stunning, like winter wonderland x 10! After another hour or so we decided to head for dinner. We had wanted to go to our favorite burger place (genuinely the best burger I’ve ever eaten) but they had kitchen issues so weren’t serving food *cries* so we just headed to Hard Rock as it was quick and easy.
By this point it was time to head back to Copenhagen airport for our 10pm Ryanair flight home via a nice long walk up the lit up streets of Copenhagen. I might have got back home feeling mentally knackered having been up for 21 hours but my day was epic and Copenhagen is still one of my favourite cities.