How we celebrate Christmas in Greenland

Celebrating Christmas in Greenland gives rise to extra cosiness for most of the families with lots of Christmas decorations, food and Christmas sweets!

Christmas is particularly festive in Greenland. It is celebrated with many candles and an abundance of characteristic, red-orange Christmas stars that can be seen in almost all the windows.

In the towns, the candles are lit on the Christmas trees on the first Sunday of Advent, which gives rise to extra cosiness for most of the families with the making of Christmas decorations, food and Christmas sweets.

In most towns a Christmas tree is erected, which has been ordered a while ago and sailed up from Europe. Then you gather together when the Christmas tree is lit for the first time and songs are sung.

You gather together when the Christmas tree is lit for the first time and songs are sung.