In Denmark the main celebration of Christmas is the actual
Christmas Eve on December 24. Traditionally the whole families
gather and go to the church in the afternoon. The Parents will
decorate a pine tree with flags, shining glass balls and paper
decorations and candles. Christmas presents is placed under the
tree and after the Christmas dinner the candles are lit and the
whole family will dance in a chain around the tree singing
Christmas carols. Eventually when the Children are getting
impatient the family will sit down on the floor and gifts are
distributed to everybody.
On the last 4 Sundays before Christmas Eve during December in
most homes the family will lit a candle each Sunday in the
special Advent Ring with four candles and the adults will then
enjoy the Traditional “Jule Glogg” a hot and spice red wine
served with small round cakes baked in batter and the Children
will get soft drinks and candy.
The traditional Christmas food served at the Dinner on December
24, is usually a starter of Shrimp Cocktail or Marinated Salmon,
then followed by Roasted Duck and Pork served with brown sugar
potatoes, brown gravy and red cabbages. The Dessert is a sweet
Rice Pudding (Ris A La Mande) served with warm sherry sauce.
Either before or after the dinner the adults will enjoy the
Traditional “Jule Glogg” which is a hot spicy red wine.
The Admiral’s Pub & Restaurant will be decorated with all
kinds of traditional Christmas decorations including a beautiful
Christmas Pine Tree flown in from Denmark, the candles will be
lit during the traditional Christmas Dinner served on Christmas
Eve at The Admiral’s Pub and Restaurant.
During the month of December the traditional Christmas “Advent
Ring” will also be lit every Sunday evening at The Admiral’s
and the traditional “Jule Glogg” and the small round cakes
baked in batter will be available.