Christmas bazar in english

18 - 20 november 2022

The Christmas Fair will return to Gustafskyrkan, the Swedish church in Copenhagen.

The weekend before the first Advent there will be a Christmas Fair in the Swedish church in Copenhagen again. It is always a pleasure to welcome our visitors. The Christmas Fair in Gustafskyrkan is the oldest one in Denmark, and many Copenhageners consider our fair to be the place where Christmas begins. This year will be slightly different. We will of course be wearing our traditional folk costumes as always, but with bottles of sanitation alcohol in our apron pockets. We’ll all keep a little distance, observe good hand hygiene and we will also sit at smaller tables in the café.

This year it is 110 years ago the church started this traditional fair. Things have changed during the years but we still are wearing our traditional folkcustomes. Some customes that can be seen on the photo from  1912 are still beeing owned by the church.

HRH Princess Benedikte will open the Christmas Fair on Friday afternoon.

The Christmas concert starts at 2 pm on Sunday the 20st, in the church. You can listen to the Church Choir, soloists and accompaniment. The tickets are 110 DKK.

We bid a warm welcome to this year’s Christmas Fair - number 110! Already by the gate, there will be a tempting scent of “glögg” and hot meatballs from the stalls. Inside you can make bargains at the book stall, and also at the flea market! There are a lot of Christmas Elfs to choose from at “Julboden”, and in other stalls you will find colorful posters, cards and advent calendars, candlesticks, tablecloths and other items for the homemaker. There are striped candy sticks in abundance, and why not try your luck at one of our classic lotteries with fine prizes? There is no Swedish Christmas without ham and smoked salmon and these and other delicacies can, as usual, be found at the Food stall. When you need a well deserved break, you’ll find it in the café, where freshly made sandwiches, Swedish cheese cake, “lussekatter” and homemade cookies are available.

Friday,      Nov 18,   3pm - 6pm
Saturday, Nov 19, 11am - 5pm
Sunday,    Nov 20, 11am - 4pm

Address: Folke Bernadottes Allé 4. 2100 København Ø. 5 minutes from Østerport station

Julbasar Foto: Filmplus-dk

HISTORY

Our Christmas Bazaar has a long history. The Swedish Church held its first Christmas Bazaar in 1912, one year after the opening of the church. During these  years, the Christmas Bazaar has grown from three sales tables - 15 adults and 6 children helped to a great event that involves all the localities in the church and more than 100 volunteers. The ladies are all dressed up in their beautiful Swedish folk costumes.
The Christmas Bazaar at the Swedish Church has become a traditional Copenhagener event and a perfect way to begin Christmas. Don’t miss it!
Welcome!
Merry Christmas greetings from the Swedish Church.