Dear readers, this Christmas season’s final guest post is by none other than the Copenhagen-based Flying House blog. You might know her as Traveling Mama AKA Tina Fussell — you do follow her Instagram account @tinafussell, right? Tina’s graciously agreed to share a little about her experiences in the magical place that is Scandinavia at Christmastime.
Scandinavia has to be one of the most charming places in the world to celebrate Christmas. For weeks the light of day grows dimmer and dimmer, like a great bear snuggling down for a long winter’s nap. By three o’clock, darkness descends and candlelight flickers in the window of every home and shop. It is everything you might imagine an authentic Christmas to be, as if every everyone and everything has been perfectly scripted into a fairy tale story.
Click for more about Christmas Market shopping and the store windows, from Tina’s blog.
The days are filled with festive foods such as pebernødder cookies and æbleskiver, eaten while creating traditional handmade Christmas decorations, a craft that is passed down from one generation from the next, while the evenings are festive with parties and glogg, a warm mulled wine. The shops are packed with everyone bustling about while Christmas music hangs in the air.
Click for more about gløgg and the Christmas market at Tivoli, from Tina’s blog.
The Christmas markets sell a variety of wares, from seasonal teas to wool hats and gloves and the air is filled with the smell of earthy pine and sweet, sugary nuts being roasted and peddled by street vendors.
If you are looking for a quintessential Christmas experience, then Scandinavia is the place for you.
Click for more about the pebernødder cookie, from Tina’s blog.
Tina, thank you so much! And readers, for more of what Denmark has to offer, be sure to follow along with Tina over at the beautiful Flying House blog, as she takes you inside some of the best little spots in Copenhagen — and shares peeks of her cozy home! It’s one of my favorite reads, for sure.