Monster Night in Tivoli, Copenhagen


Halloween in Tivoli boasts no less than 20,000 pumpkins in decorative arrangements.  Saturday 22 October will reveal the biggest of them all when the Danish Championship in Giant Pumpkins is held.

Vice president, Brand & Communications Dorthe Weinkouff Barsøe says: “We have been working for some years to create more all-year-round activities at Tivoli. One of the ways to do this is to extend the seasons which are already so popular. This, we hope, will be good news for tourists visiting Copenhagen who have previously been met by closed gates in week 44 and after New Year’s Eve.”

Tivoli’s autumn season opened for the first time in 2006 and became a firm success setting the standard for Halloween celebrations in Denmark. In 2013 the season lasted 17 days and had 417,000 visitors.

This year, when Tivoli opens its gates to Halloween 2016, the Gardens will be dressed up in warm Autumn colours. Halloween in Tivoli is for everyone, whether you’re there on a family day out, to enjoy the thrill of the many rides, going out for a nice dinner or to simply soak in the atmosphere of the beautiful Gardens.

We believe that Halloween in Tivoli still has the potential to grow,” states Dorthe W. Barsoe, vice president marketing. Since opening for the first time in 2006 attendance has increased every year. By including the extra week, Halloween in Tivoli covers the school holidays in most Northern European countries. We are convinced that Tivoli Gardens can attract more tourists from neighboring countries such as Sweden, Germany and the United Kingdom.   

Dorthe W. Barsøe, vice director, Marketing, Tivoli
Dorthe W. Barsøe, vice president marketing, Tivoli

Pumpkins, witches and monsters

Tivoli’s friendly witches will be around all day performing in parades and shows and meeting visitors on site for a little chat or a photo.

In the evening Tivoli turns scarier as the Scary Hotel haunted house opens and a parade of zombies and monsters perform in a new show. On Monsters’ Night Out, Saturday 22 October, you can dress up as scarily as you like and come for at stroll with other monsters.

Tivoli will be dressed in a Halloween costume of 20,000 pumpkins, bales of straw, spiders, scarecrows, magical creatures and lots of sinister atmosphere (not too scary, we promise!). Day or night, you will experience thousands of lights and harrowing screams from the roller coaster rides.

Halloween is not traditionally a Danish holiday, but is known mainly from American movies and television. The first Halloween celebrations began in the 1990s, mainly with jack o’ lanterns on doorsteps, and gradually also dressing-up parties in kindergartens, etc. Halloween trick-or-treating, which used to be customary only at Lent, has also become quite common in Denmark.

Monster Night in Tivoli, Copenhagen, compiled by Admin