Tivoli, A Winter Wonderland

Tivoli Gardens

When in Copenhagen a few weeks before Christmas, Stuart and I headed to Tivoli Gardens to instil some festive cheer in us.  Landing in the middle of storm did nothing to make me feel festive! I have wanted to go there for years, but always timed my visits to Copenhagen when it was closed. But, I am glad we waited until now.  We were lucky it started to snow when we were there, which made the whole place like a magical winter wonderland! I felt about 5 again!

Tivoli is the second oldest amusement park in the World and has many rides and amusements that I remember having as a kid, like dodgems, coconut shy, lucky wheel and beautiful carousels to name a few. From the outside the park doesn’t look that big, but once inside its massive with plenty going on, as well as the amusements (including a roller coaster and a sky flyer!) there is an aquarium, theatre , a concert hall and of course the gardens!.  In the evenings they have a light and water show which is pretty cool – think Las Vegas and the Bellagio but on a much smaller scale!

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At Christmas the whole garden is decked out with millions of fairy lights, there is a Christmas market and many little huts selling Glogg laced with snaps or brandy,and Christmas music playing out over loud speakers.  I also managed to track down a real candy floss stall which made candy floss sticks bigger than my head!

Mahoosive Candy Floss

It truly is a magical place at Christmas Time for young and old!  It  certainly got me into the festive mood!