Christmas on Bornholm

Enjoy a cosy and quiet Christmas and New Year's Holiday on Bornholm - time for relaxation, walks, a lot of fresh air and Christmas atmosphere

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Get in the right Christmas mood on Bornholm

When December approaches, there is this special and unique atmosphere in the air. On Bornholm you can get really Christmassy, regardless of how sceptical towards all this Christmas stuff you may be else.

You can experience the special Christmas atmosphere on the island. Go for a long walk in the beautiful nature and relax in a way that you only can have on Bornholm.

If you aren’t planning to travel to Bornholm this year, you could also order all the delicious things for your Christmas dinner table online. You’ll also get some suggestions for Bornholm Christmas presents.

Christmas market in Svaneke

The old grocer’s shop in Svaneke hosts a cosy Christmas market indoors on the first three Advent Sundays in December. Here, you can explore a wide selection of local island shops, and there will be confectionery and creative activities for children. Enjoy homemade warm glögg (mulled wine) and roasted almonds.

Authentic Christmas atmosphere at Bornholm’s Christmas Market

At the harbour in Nexø, you can immerse yourself in an authentic Nordic Christmas atmosphere at Bornholm’s Christmas market. This beautiful, atmospheric Christmas market is open on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays during the Advent weekends and just before Christmas on December 21 and 22. Here, you can purchase high-quality locally produced goods and indulge in glögg and æbleskiver (apple fritters).

Christmas fun in Sandvig

Do your children want to meet Santa Claus? At the Christmas market at Sandvig Harbour, Santa Claus will bring goodies for the children during the afternoon. There will also be live music, Christmas stalls and much more.

Christmas market at Smedjen in Tejn

In Tejn, you’ll find Smedjen, a gathering place for workshops, handicrafts, and street food. Just like last year, the old warehouse is transformed into a large indoor Christmas market with everything you can imagine to get into the holiday spirit.

The Christmas market takes place on the first two weekends in December.

Visit AakirkeJULEby

Join Aakirkeby when the Christmas tree is lit. Experience the cycling elves and the Christmas train around the tree. Santa is coming, and there are treats for the children. Visit AakirkeJULEby from the first Sunday of Advent until just after Christmas Eve (December 25).

Christmas Eve at a Bornholm Hotel

If you don’t want to prepare all the Christmas dinner etc. by your self, you could also just sit down at a wonderful laid table and enjoy all the delicious food without having to lift a single finger. Book a Christmas Vacation at Griffen Spa Hotel in rønne, Celebrate Christmas with a delicious 3-course-dinner, admission to the Diamond Spa, room with Seaview and much more. Read more about the Griffen Spa Hotel here.


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Bornholm treats for your Christmas Dinner table

Every Christmas Dinner table should also be able to offer some delicacies from Bornholm. The choice is large, there is everything from Bornholm sparkling water and cider from Bornholms Mosteri to the mustard from BornholmerSennep for your salt-fried fish and ecological cookies from Bager Johannes Dam in Aakirkeby. And the meat balls, "frikadeller" in Danish, can be fried in rape seed oil from Lehnsgaard. Here are some delicacies that can be obtained online from different webshops.

Svaneke Chokoladeri

Buy tasty Bornholm chocolate for your Christmas Dinner table.

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Hasle smokehouse

No Christmas lunch (julefrokost) without herring or salmon. Here you can buy smoked fish and a lot of other delicacies.

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Hand made Bornholm caramels. It’s an obvious gift to someone you like.

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Karamel Kompagniet

Unresistable caramels from Bornholm. Many different tastes.

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Christmas isn’t Christmas without chocolate. Kjærstrup guarantees you a good Christmas.

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Nordbornholms Røgeri

You cannot get too much fish for Christmas. Order the fish on Bornholm

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Bornholm Christmas Present Ideas

You could give Bornholm Craft or tasty foods from Bornholm to your beloved ones - or to yourself. Read more about deadlines for ordering Bornholm high-quality Christmas presents, the can make you or someone you love happy.

Mie Mølgaard Ceramics

Get the popular Bornholm ceramics here. And with that you are secured a perfect Christmas.

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Hjorth's Fabrik Ceramics

160 year old ceramics factory. Find your perfect Christmas present that you can enjoy for a long time.

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Lilli's Glasdesign Glas

Happy Bornholm Glass Art – find Christmas presents from the large variety of products.

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Bente Hammer

Hand printed textiles, created with inspiration from the Bornholm nature.

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Pernille Bülow

Creative Bornholm Craft. Find the perfect Christmas present here.

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Sebastian Frost

Watches, jewelry and ballpens – Sebastian Frost has everything in his collection.

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Knapstad jewelry

Beautiful hand made jewelry from Gudhjem. Also possible to get custom made jewelry.

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Baltic Sea Glass

Baltic Sea Glass has beautiful hand mad products, which may be a special Christmas present to one you really like.

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Bornholmerdynen produces really great and comfy duvets and cussions filled with pure wool for both children and adults.

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Broe & Co.

Wonderful hand made leather bags and other things – a unique Christmas present for you or someone else you like.

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The first and only ecologic modelling clay in Europe. Get the best fpor your children.

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A Danish crime story as a Christmas present – and signed by the Bornholm Author itself.

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