3 Ways to Celebrate Halloween in Copenhagen

A truck full of pumpkins on a farm for Halloween.

When it comes to Halloween in Copenhagen, some people feel that it falls into the same category as Valentine’s Day – an old holiday, distorted by time and adopted by commercial companies to make money.

While it may not bear much resemblance to All Hallow’s Eve of yore, there are plenty of reasons to dive into Halloween. It’s fun, it’s a bit silly, and it’s a chance to talk about the things that scare us in an open, healthy way. Plus: candy!

Halloween isn’t really celebrated in Denmark; the major kids-dressing-up holiday is still Fastelavn. There seems to be, however, some attempt to make Halloween A Thing. I’m not mad about it.

Here are three ways to get into the Halloween spirit in Copenhagen:

List Marker: Number 1Halloween at Tivoli

When is the Halloween season at Tivoli?

From 12 October – 5 November 2023.

During the Halloween season, Tivoli amusement park is filled with Halloween decorations, market stalls where you can buy costumes and decor, and fun activities like pumpkin carving. Spooky, goofy fun that’s great whether you have kids or just want a little child-like wonder to spice up your autumn.

You can skip the ticket-purchasing line and enjoy faster access into Copenhagen’s Tivoli Gardens with a pre-booked ticket.

Reserve ticket

Halloween at Tivoli Copenhagen

The entrance to a haunted house is decorated with pumpkins.



List Marker: Number 2Pick you own pumpkins

Getting your costume and decor in order isn’t hard; there’s lots of options all over the city. Luckily, most grocery stores sell pumpkins of all sizes, so you can always pick a few up with your daily groceries.

If you’re looking for more of a pumpkin patch experience, check out Ventegodtgaard, a farm and orchard where you can pick your own fruits like apples and, through September and October, your own pumpkin!

Located in Lille Skensved, Ventegodtgaard is a bit of a hike outside of Copenhagen (35 minutes by car) but definitely worth it for some autumnal fun.

Many pumpkins are piled up in a festive Halloween pile in Copenhagen.


Naurbjergvej 26
4623 Lille Skensved

Opening Hours:
Fri, Sat & Sun 10:00 am – 5:00 pm



List Marker: Number 3Ghostwalk: A Self-Guided Walking Tour

Experience the eerie and intriguing side of Copenhagen with this Ghost Walk. Led by Allison, a digital guide, this ghost tour unveils the city’s macabre history, hidden in plain sight for over a millennium. The tour begins at the Round Tower, where you’ll embark on an exploration of Copenhagen’s haunted past. Are you ready to unlock the dark secrets of this ancient city?

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Ghostwalk: A Self-Guided Walking Tour


Two ghosts haunting a room during Halloween in Copenhagen.



Don’t forget: Costumes, Decorations & Candy

Where can I buy costumes and decorations in Copenahgen?

Buy your skeletons, cobwebs, and crazy costumes at this party shop. They have several locations but the only one in Copenhagen is in Nørrebro. You can also buy online.


Fest og Farver

Nørrebrogade 110 – 112
2200 København N

Opening Hours:
Mon – Tues 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Fri 10.00 am – 6:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
First and last Saturday of the month hours are 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Sun Closed

Halloween Masks via

Sure, you could buy bags of candy at Netto, but for the real Halloween fun, pick your own mix of pre-wrapped candies at a blandet slik (mixed candy) shop. What’s more Halloween than watching Hocus Pocus and munching on tiny snickers bars?

Nam Nam Slik is my favorite because there’s a bunch of locations throughout the city, the’ve got a great variety of candy and the prices are really low (expert tip: 20% off with a student ID!).


Nam Nam Slik

Falkoner Alle 63
2000 Frederiksberg

Opening Hours:
Everyday 10:00 am – 11:00 pm

Nam Nam Slik

Amagerbrogade 72
2300 København S

Opening Hours:
Mon – Sat 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sun 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Nam Nam Slik

Frederikssundsvej 26A
2400 København NV

Opening hours:
Everyday 10:00 am – 11:00 pm

Nam Nam Slik

Jernbane Alle 95
2720 Vanløse

Opening Hours:
Mon – Thurs 11:30 am – 9:00 pm
Fri – Sat 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sun 12:00 – 9:00 pm



Want more Halloween? Discover some super scary Scandinavian folklore and ghost stories.

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This article was first published in October, 2018.

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Rebecca Thandi Norman

Rebecca Thandi Norman is a co-founder and Editor-in-Chief at Scandinavia Standard.