After getting married in September after almost six years together, we finally spent Christmas together and flew off on our honeymoon on Christmas Eve morning. Nige and I have always spent Christmas with our own families in different countries, Scotland and Ireland, so this time we chose to do our own thing and spend it together on our very own Scandinavian adventure.

Our first stop was Copenhagen, Denmark’s capital, and we spent Christmas Eve, Christmas Day itself and Boxing Day in this beautiful city.

We arrived and checked into the Axel Guldsmeden, a sustainable hotel with lovely individually designed rooms, a cosy lobby and breakfast area, and a gym and relaxing spa to enjoy. First we spent the day exploring the small, sparkling streets of Nyhavn, lit up with strings of huge red hearts and Christmas lights, walking along the coastline to find the Little Mermaid and watching the changing of the guard at Amalienborg Palace.

As the festivities were in full swing many of the museums, attractions, shops and restaurants were closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day so we’d booked ahead and arranged dinner plans. We chose a South Indian restaurant for Christmas Eve supper and enjoyed poppadoms, chutneys and onion bhajis before two delicious curries washed down with beers!

Our plans for Christmas Day were to enjoy the festivities at Tivoli Gardens, the second-oldest operating amusement park in the world, in the centre of the city and just a short walk from the hotel. Come back soon for a look back at our first Christmas Day together, full of rollercoaster rides, mulled wine and excitement!

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