in DAC

Opening hours

Mon-Sun: 10–18
Thursdays: 10–21

Closing days

December 24–25
December 31
January 1

The Christmas spirit has arrived and found its way into Danish Architecture Center.

We’re inviting people of all ages to enjoy some Christmas coziness and creative activities throughout November and December. Create your own personalized Christmas gifts, slide through the building on a four-story slide, or relax with delicious food in the café, surrounded by the scent of holiday spices.

Family workshop

Christmas Gift Workshop in the Educatorium

Every weekend from 11 AM to 4 PM

Craft your own Christmas gifts from start to finish. Make cards with city wintergreen prints, fold colorful Christmas stars, and package seed bombs in lovely Christmas wrapping that you can decorate yourself. The workshop is free after paying the entrance fee and does not require prior registration.

Build Your Own New Year’s Hat

During the Christmas Holidays December 26th – 30th from 11 AM to 5 PM

Visit our family workshop “Architecture Upside Down” in the Educatorium during the days between Christmas and New Year, where we’ll be building fun, colorful, and festive New Year’s hats inspired by famous architectural structures! The workshop is free after paying the entrance fee and does not require prior registration.

Explore the Exhibitions

Copenhagen in Common

Copenhagen in Common” is about what we have in common – architecture. It’s the framework of our lives, a good place to live, work, and educate ourselves. In the exhibition, we showcase a wide range of Danish architects who are shaping Denmark right now and in the future.

So Danish!

Experience Danish Architecture Center’s national gallery for Danish architecture. The exhibition unfolds the history of Danish architecture from the Viking Age to the present day, offering you the opportunity to delve into architecture and understand how crucial it is to our democratic society.

Free guided tours of the exhibitions

There are free guided tours in the exhibitions every day between Christmas and New Year. In English at 11 AM and in Danish at 3 PM. The tours are free when the entrance fee is paid and does not require prior registration..

Ride the DAC Slide

Experience Copenhagen’s wildest art installation, DAC Slide! Take a 40-meter-long slide ride through the building and feel the rush in your stomach as the architecture zooms past.

Taste of Christmas

Monday-Sunday 10 AM to 6 PM
Thursday 10 AM to 9 PM

Take a break from the holiday hustle and bustle and enjoy the café’s delicious Christmas menu with a view of the city’s rooftops. Finish off with our fantastic crispy Christmas cookies and a warm glass of the traditional gløgg, also known as mulled wine.

Host a Christmas party or holiday luncheon at DAC Café

Celebrate your Christmas party or this year’s holiday luncheon in spectacular surroundings. Our head chef offers a creative reinterpretation of Christmas classics in the form of a buffet, while still respecting the traditional dishes we all love, such as Ris à la Mande.

Your event can be combined with an introduction and guided tour of our current exhibitions before the party begins.

Shop for gifts at DAC Design Shop

Monday-Sunday 10 AM to 6 PM
Thursday 10 AM to 9 PM

Hunt for great Christmas gifts for both young and old at DAC Design Shop. Here, you’ll find everything from colorful costumes and drawing supplies to ceramics, cards, and jewelry in contemporary Danish design. The shop has just been expanded with nearly 100 inspiring square meters, and even more great Christmas gift ideas.

Explore the City

Public tours every Sunday at 2 PM

Even as the cold weather creeps in, Christmas brings clear, beautiful days, street lighting, and atmospheric holiday-decorated public spaces. Try the playground in front of BLOX or embark on one of DAC’s guided city tours! For example, explore Carlsberg Byen: From Brewery to City and gain insight into what shapes one of Copenhagen’s new residential neighborhoods.

You can also delight your family and friends with a private group tour.

DAC app: Copenhagen Architecture Guide

You can also explore the winter city on your own. Choose a guided tour with the legendary Danish architect, Jan Gehl, who offers his take on the must-sees of the winter city.