The Best of Danish Tradition
WHAT IT IS: Opened in 1755, Hotel D’Angleterre is a Copenhagen institution. Following a refurbishment in 2013, the landmark hotel is now the most luxurious address in town. Saturated with history and dripping in old-world glamour, D’Angleterre is the place to go for grandeur, gourmet dining and god jul in abundance.
WHEN IT STARTS: On November 14, D’Angleterre turns on its Christmas lighting in an elaborate cermony ushered in by carolers accompanied by Royal Guard musicians.
HOW THEY DO CHRISTMAS: A cup of gløgg (mulled wine) in the hotel bar has become something of a tradition among the smart set in Copenhagen. This year the bar will also be offering a “snow queen” variant made with white wine. Served alongside the festive drink will be peppernoder (spiced Christmas biscuits) and “snowballs” (marzipan balls dipped in white chocolate). Those looking for something more substantial can make their way to Marchal, the house restaurant, where the chef has devised a Christmas menu for the occasion. D’Angleterre is now taking bookings for Christmas Eve—the main event in Denmark—and New Year’s Eve: think six-course dinner, fireworks and plenty of champagne.
SANTA CENTRAL: There are special events for children staying at D’Angleterre during the holiday season, and the elves have it on good authority that Santa Claus himself will be visiting the hotel December 21–24.
BOOK IT: Rooms start from DK 2,500 (about $430 / ƒ270 / €335)
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