Photograph Credit: Hanna Bursuk
What: Christmas Flea Market
When: Sunday 3rd December
A great place to find Christmas gifts, to try produce from local businesses, and enjoy the jolly & festive spirit that fills the air!
What: Christmas Market
When: Saturday 9th December
The season is upon us and wherever you are in Denmark during December, chances are, you’re not too far from a Christmas market! If you’re getting married on beautiful Ærø island this winter, go check out their gorgeous Christmas market.
When: Saturday 16th December
See the twinkling lights, hear the festive music, sample the locally home made food and maybe, just maybe, catch a glimpse of Father Christmas! 😉 The Hunting Lodge will be exhibited with art, provided by the local art school! A lovely way to spend a few hours!
What: Die Pixie Parade
When: Saturday 23rd December
This lovely parade sees horse riders, a stagecoach and lots of little ‘pixies’ as they walk through the streets. The parade culminates by the Brugsen supermarket as Father Christmas will be handing out gifts for all the children while the parents and adults celebrate with a mulled wine!
What: Masquerade for Epiphany
Where: Søby & Bregninge
When: 5th – 7th January 2024
This is a very sweet and wonderful tradition in Bregninge and Søby on Ærø, where the locals dress up in masks making themselves unrecognisable to their neighbours.
They will then walk the streets after the sun has gone down when they will knock on the doors of houses in the local area. They will be invited in for a drink where they will speak with their hosts in silly voices to disguise who they really are. The intention to confuse those they are speaking with, so they cannot be guessed.
So, if you happen to be walking around in these areas on the first weekend in January, don’t be alarmed! You’ve simply stumbled upon the fun and niche celebrations, thoroughly enjoyed by all the locals involved in this lovely tradition.