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Christmas in Kolding 2019

Christmas time is cozy time. In Kolding you will find experiences for everyone. Take a walk past Santa's House, which is open all December, if you didn't get to greet him when he arrived in Kolding. You also have the opportunity to experience the Kolding Light Festival, which will shine on Kolding the first weekend in December, where the stores in Kolding City are also open in the evening. Get into the Christmas spirit with the many Christmas concerts in different places in Kolding or experience a Christmas decorated Kolding Storcenter. There is also the opportunity to experience one of the many exciting Christmas markets where the focus is on flavors, Christmas presents, Christmas mood and lots of designs.

Christmas markets around the city

Christmas market at Trapholt
The art museum will again this year hold their popular Christmas market on December 1st. and 2nd. This year, 55 specially selected artisans and designers present their unique products. The ticket price is 8 euro.
Christmas market at Koldinghus
Experience the fascinating Christmas market on December 7 and 8 when all the halls of the castle are filled with stands, beautiful Christmas decorations and music in the knight´s hall. This year the market will have more than 80 stands, including a food market with delicious pastries, special bears and other Christmas specialties. Admission is free for anyone under the age of 18, and the adult fare is 7 euro.
Christmas market at Designskolen
Again, this year, the design school in Kolding will host a design Christmas market on December 6 and 7.  Come and meet past and present students in the small stands selling jewelry, prints, textiles and more.  The ticket price is 3 euro, and the market is open from 14 to 20 Friday and from 10 to 18 Saturday.
Christmas in Geografisk have
Every weekend in December you can experience ”Christmas peace in the winter garden”.  The alfs and their enchanting world have this year moved into the greenhouse in the garden, inviting you to explore among magical creatures and plants.  In the gift workshop, you can make your own Christmas gifts.

Other Christmas activities in Kolding

Christmas in Christiansfeld

Photo: Eva Kristensen

Experience the very special Christmas atmosphere in Christiansfeld during the Christmas month, when the beautiful advent stars adorns the city and the scent of the delicious gingerbread fills the old beautiful streets. Discover the very special Christmas traditions associated with “Brødremeninghedskirken” which is an old church founded by the Herrnhuts in 1776. You can also join the Christmas walk to Christinero or visit the local Christmas market in the city.    

Christmas in Christiansfeld

Christmas market in Christiansfeld
Visit the local Christmas market in the town on December 7 from 10 to 17. You can experience the fascinating stands, horse drawn, music and entertainment and the children can meet Santa Claus.
Christmas walk in Christiansfeld
The traditionel Christmas walk to the forest ”Christinero” will again this year be held on december 1st. In the forest, the children will wake Santa Clause from his sleep. There will be served mulled wine and the Danish snack “æbleskiver”. The price for the day is 6 euro, and tickets can be purchased in the store “SMUKSAKK”, Kongensgade 9a, Christiansfeld.
The Christiansfeld star
For many years, Christiansfeld has used a very special Advent star made of paper with 25 tips. It is manufactured in Herrnhut and is used in many places in Germany. The star is lighted by an electric bulb and is available in white, red and yellow.

Kolding Light Festival

Photo: VisitKolding

The light festival returns to Kolding from December 5 to 7. The festival idea is, by using light and sound, to give visitors a new and different experience of the city, therefor it will be filled with fascinating installations and different events around the city. All within walking distance and totally free to visit. The festival finishes with a large fireworks display on the centrally located Slotssø

Santa´s house

Photo: VisitKolding

From November 30 to December 23, Santa Claus moves into his house on Helligkorsgade. Every day, doors will be open in the stores opening hours, where all children can come and meet Santa and his wife. You are welcome to bring a Christmas sock to the magic Christmas wall. You can buy mulled wine and “æbleskiver” in Santa´s house.      

Shopping in Kolding

Kolding Gity
In December, the shops downtown will be open from 10 to 18 on weekdays and from 10 to 16 on weekends. On 5,6 and 7 the shops will be open from 10 to 21 during the light festival.
Kolding Storcenter
Christmas in the mall Come and join us when Santa arrives at the mall in Kolding on November 30 at 14 at entrance G. Santa will walk around in the mall and sing Christmas songs. The stores in the mall will be open from 10 to 20 in December.