December 21, 2011 § 1 Comment
Wishing you a happy holiday season from Copenhagen. Today is the shortest day of the year (and my sister’s birthday, happy birthday Shannon)! Which means a lot in Scandinavia, when daylight is visible for a mere seven hours. While daylight disappears and temperatures drop, Danes bundle up and frost the city in lights for the holiday season.
One of the highlights of Copenhagen’s Christmas season is a visit to Tivoli, the second oldest theme park in Denmark located in the heart of the downtown. The park was opened in 1843 and home to gardens, fountains, rides, arcades and restaurants. Rumor has it that Walt Disney was inspired to build Disneyland after a visit to Tivoli.
Tivoli celebrates the holiday season by overdosing us all with Christmas lights, gløgg, æbleskiver and Christmas markets. The lights are definitely the most special. Twinkling lights, icicle lights, rope lights, starburst lights…lights, lights, lights! So much for Danes wanting to conserving energy.