Christmas on Ærø

Julenips på Ærø

Christmas decorations on doorsteps, dressed windows flickering with candlelight – the Christmas spirit radiates everywhere on Ærø in the weeks leading up to Christmas


A glimpse of a festive Christmas tree through decorated windows, the sweet aroma of home baked fritters made the traditional Ærø way with a prune in the centre, rosy-cheeked children and adults in the cosy cobblestone streets – wrapped up in woollen hats and gloves – bearing gifts and full of Christmas cheer...

Ærø has its own traditions. There are no big shopping centres to distract you from the true essence of Christmas; being together, care and consideration for each other and the Danish concept of ‘hygge’.

On Ærø, things are done whole-heartedly; whether it´s gathering around a hot cup of mulled wine, lighting up a Christmas tree, baking traditional Danish Christmas biscuits or cutting out angels.

Everywhere from barns to doorways to garages, one can find small and cosy markets, filled with home-knitted clothes, homemade decorations and gift ideas and the towns bustle on the larger market days.

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