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Copenhagen this season

VAN GOGH AT ARKEN: SEPTEMBER 1 - JANUARY 1
In cooperation with Kröller-Müller Museum, ARKEN presents an exhibition only with Van Gogh's works for the first time in over 50 years. The works on display are all focusing on humans, nature and religion, and they depict hard working farmers and breathtaking landscapes in Arles. Besides the Van Gogh exhibition, ARKEN also houses more than 400 other works, also on show during this period. ARKEN’s collection is a mixture of Danish, Nordic and international contemporary art.

ART EXHIBITION AT CHARLOTTENBORG: SEPTEMBER 21 - JANUARY 13
September 1, Kunsthal Charlottenborg opens an exhibition of contemporary art in cooperation with Danish architecture company BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group. The exhibition is called BIG ART, and it shows contemporary art integrated into architecture. Here, you can experience BIG’s collaborative projects with many known artists.

CHRISTMAS IN ZOO: NOVEMBER 9 - DECEMBER 31
From November 9 until December 31, the Copenhagen Zoo will be dressed for the festive season in Christmas lights, and the garden will be filled with Christmas activities for adults and children of all ages. You can meet Santa Claus and his wife, decorate Christmas trees, make ornaments and much more. The iconic ZOO tower will function as a giant Christmas tree, and the historical buildings and some of the animal enclosures will be decorated with Christmas lights.

CHRISTMAS IN TIVOLI GARDENS: NOVEMBER 17 - DECEMBER 31
The beautiful garden is filled with glittering Christmas lights, Christmas decorations and snow-covered trees to create that perfect Nordic Christmas atmosphere. Santa Claus and his reindeer will also be there to welcome everyone to the cosy Christmas market. Around 60 stalls will be bursting with all sorts of Christmas decorations, snacks, sweets, and hot drinks. Some of the stalls are also selling handmade products, such as knitted products and leather products.

THE NUTCRACKER AT TIVOLI CONCERT HALL: NOVEMBER 23 - DECEMBER 23
Experience the classic Christmas ballet in beautiful Tivoli Concert Hall the entire holiday season. Once again, Tivoli Garden's Christmas ballet, The Nutcracker, is returning to The Tivoli Concert Hall. The decoration and costumes are once again masterly curated by Queen Margrethe II of Denmark. Tivoli’s chief of ballet Peter Bo Bendixen are mastering the choreography, which will be accompanied by the tunes of Tjajkovskij performed by the amazing Tivoli Copenhagen Phil.

THE RUINS UNDER CHRISTIANSBORG PALACE
Christiansborg Palace is built on the ruins of an 800-year-old castle, which is open to the public. Visit the two ruins, that each tell an important part of Danish history. The oldest and biggest ruin is the curtain wall from Bishop Absalon’s 12th century castle and was used to protect the castle from pirates. The other ruin is the old fabled Blåtårn, Blue Tower, the biggest tower at Copenhagen Castle. The most famous prisoner was Christian IV’s favourite daughter, Leonora Christina. She was locked up in the tower for almost 22 years.