Thursday, June 22, 2017

Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen introduces new fourth season in February

After spearheading Christmas and Halloween seasons in amusement parks in Denmark and Scandinavia, Tivoli Gardens in central Copenhagen is now ready to open in February under the name Winter in Tivoli. The new winter season will open for the first time in 2018 to celebrate the 175th anniversary of the historic Danish amusement park.

Winter in Tivoli will include a strong visual identity and an ice skating rink as well as shops, restaurants and selected rides. In the Tivoli Concert Hall Chess – The Musical will play. Winter in Tivoli is open 2 - 25 February 2018, thus spanning both the Danish school winter breaks, Valentine’s Day and Shrovetide, the traditional time in Denmark for kids to dress up and go trick-or-treating. The full programme and plan will be disclosed at a later date.

Tivoli Gardens opened in 1843 and was originally a summer event. In 1994, Christmas in Tivoli opened, attracting more tourists to Copenhagen in December and inspiring other amusement parks in Scandinavia to also open at Christmas. In 2016, Halloween in Tivoli was introduced, setting the standard for the Danish way of celebrating this newly acquired festival.

CEO Jan Olsen of Visit Denmark:“For tourism in Denmark to keep growing as it has in recent years, we need to develop off-peak periods and invent new activities. Winter in Tivoli does exactly that and will no doubt benefit and inspire hotels, retail outlets and restaurants in the Copenhagen area.” 

Tivoli CEO Lars Liebst: “We have been working on this new season for some years now as a part of our transformation from a seasonal to an all-year business. Opening in February gives Danes and tourists alike a reason to visit Copenhagen, where they will also find the new Tivoli Corner and Tivoli Food Hall. Hopefully, commercial Copenhagen will follow our lead and introduce more new activities.” 

About Tivoli
Tivoli’s founder Georg Carstensen was inspired by European pleasure gardens and with the Danish king’s permission, opened Tivoli Gardens on 15 August 1843.  Today, Tivoli is Denmark’s most [popular] attraction with 4.6 million visitors in 2016. About one third of its visitors are tourists.
The Tivoli experience includes rides and games, live music and ballet every day throughout the summer at the open-air stages, performances in several indoor venues,  and spectacular scenery with flower gardens and unique architecture.
The cherished traditions include The Tivoli Youth Guard marching band, the illuminations, and weekly fireworks displays.
Tivoli has 23 restaurants, 14 fast food outlets, 5 bars and 2 cafés, making it the biggest dining spot in Copenhagen.
Many of the outlets are open all year, among them the Nimb Hotel, which was named “Hotel Of The Year 2015” by Small Luxury Hotels of the World.
In November 2017, Tivoli Corner will open featuring the Tivoli Food Hall, roof-top terrace, restaurants and 21 rooms for the Nimb Hotel. In 2016, Tivoli and its concessions had a turnover of DKK 1.3 billion, and Tivoli A/S achieved a  profit for the year before tax of DKK 96.3 million.

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