While some argue that Halloween does not fall into the category of traditional Danish festivity, in recent years the season has become accepted and embraced by the Danes. Starting October, shops and establishments start to change its decor into halloween themed ones. Weeks before Halloween until November 1, parties are being held on bars, clubs and hotels around Copenhagen joined by expats and Danish locals. It’s a colorful festivity despite the cold weather and long darkness brought by the coming winter season, which makes it even more reasonable for people to go out and celebrate.
What to do in Copenhagen this Halloween 2017
Probably, some of you are looking for some good things to do during this spooky season. Last year, I wrote about my experience having visited Tivoli Gardens during halloween. This year, I want to make something different so I compiled a list of the things I have already experienced the past years, as well as the things that I have yet to do to help you on your search.
Tivoli Gardens. This year, Tivoli’s spectacular celebration of Halloween features a record number of over 20,000 pumpkins, over 2,000 straw bales and numerous herbs and perennials, perfect for garden inspirations. Aside from the magnificent Halloween display, expect to be thrilled as well, as you take a tour inside the Tivoli’s Old Roller Coaster which houses “The Haunted Orphanage” this year. It will surely be a fun night experience with your friends and family, going in there and solving its 30 year old mystery and terrifying secrets. Apart from these and the usual halloween spiced-up Tivoli rides, there are also special events to watch out for. Experience the annual Monster’s Night Out happening on October 28, at 17:00, which parades zombies, monsters and other scary creatures, and the Trick or Treat happening on the eve of October 31. Tivoli’s Halloween specials this year is up until November 5. For more information about Tivoli’s Halloween Programs, visit their website here.
Halloween Parties. By mid-October, some of the companies, bars, hostels and other establishments all over Copenhagen hold fun Halloween Parties. If you are in for a cool halloween night out, prepare your costume and head to these places with your friend.
- Generator Copenhagen – This hostel located just off Kongens Nytorv Square will hold a halloween party on October 28, from 20.00 PM to 13.00 AM. Entrance is free and you can get free halloween make-up by the make-up artists at the bar. Check out their website here. (Location: Adelgade 5-7, Copenhagen 1304)
- Culture Box Halloween 2017 – Culture Box holds Culture Box Halloween 2017. Grab your tickets and experience monsters and other spooky creatures dancing to the music of Ena Cosovic, Bongo & Pusk and others. Visit their website at CultureBox or purchase your tickets straight here. (Location: Kronprinsessegade 54, Copenhagen K. 1306)
- Urban House Copenhagen – Urban Bar by Urban House Copenhagen will hold a Halloween and Rock & Roll party on October 27, from 20:00-24:00. They will be hosting a pumpkin carving contest with exciting treats to be given away by the Urban Bar. Check out their website here. (Location: Colbjørnsensgade 11, 1652 Copenhagen V)