Christmas at Ninas Naturcafe

At Nina's Naturcafe this year there is a host of fantastic experiences when Nina welcomes artists, chefs, baking, lunches and brunch, as well as musical features to celebrate the Christmas holidays for anyone visiting Nina's little gem of a cafe.

Find the elves: In forest the elves have been preparing for Christmas - we therefore take a ride on a horse carriage in the woods with Anne (driver), with her beautiful Norsk Døl horses, along with the nature counselor Linda Kjær Thomsen. Here we look for the elves and find the Christmas decorations so that we can help decorate the Christmas tree at Nina's Naturcafe. During the carriage ride, we will hear lovely Christmas and elf stories. And maybe we will even be lucky enough to see an elf!! The trip lasts approx. 45 minutes and costs 100 DKK for adults and 50 DKK for children and runs at 12, 13 and 14. Book your ticket in advance with Nina. N.B. It can be cold to sit on the carriage, so bring a warm blanket.

Meet Thorbjørn Bosse Olander, who exhibits some of his happy paintings in the café.

The big baking day: We bake brown cakes, Finnish bread with coffee crunch and ginger cakes and confections: marzipan balls with brandy, dipped in chocolate and Christmas palm date balls rolled in cocoa.
We only use organic ingredients and the good Valhrona chocolate and cocoa.
You will work in teams of two! You can join us individually or as an odd number - but then we will put together the teams. Of course, you take your cakes and confection with you home, along with the recipes.
We will also put a small buffet with soup, cake, honey cake, juice and coffee/tea.

Round 1 is at 11.30 - 14, and Round 2 is at 14.30 - 17. Minimum 6 and maximum 14 participants per team. Registration required to Nina at nina@naturcafe.dk, no later than 22.11. The price for all is 325 DKK/person.

Friday lunch every Friday in the Christmas season
The menu is:
          - rich winter soup with bread
          - confit leg of duck with red cabbage salad
          - Christmas dessert in glass
          - coffee
and costs 160 DKK/Person.
We can, of course, offer a vegetarian alternative to the main course. Pre-order is not required.

Christmas Brunch: consisting of Coffee, tea, juice, elderflower cordial, strawberry juice, four kinds of homemade bread, butter, jam, baked salmon, Christmas paté, lamb salami, smoked leg of lamb, red cabbage salad, two kinds of cheese, hummus, yoghurt with Apple compote , Ris a la Mande, gingerbread, waffles, and a fruit platter. Price per person 192 DKK (Children under 7 years half price). The Christmas brunch can be upgraded with a glass of Prosecco "bubbles" for 38 DKK. The brunch ends at 12:20 (where the next batch of guests will be coming to the tables). Table reservation in advance is required!

Christmas tree sales: FDF from Hillerød starts the Christmas tree sale on the meadow next to the café.
The trees are completely fresh and come from Esrum.

Small Christmas trees in wood: come and see when Kurt Vagner Jensen with his lathe shows how he produces his beautiful Christmas trees. Follow the process - and maybe buy one of the finished trees. Outside event and may be cancelled due to bad weather.

The Old Christmas: Around a bonfire, at a secret place in the woods, Jakob Larsen tells stories of traditions, elves and Christmas presents from the old days. It's for kids and adults - and remember to wear warm clothes. We meet at the cafe and walk together to the secret place (about 15 min from here).
Price 50 DKK Minimum 8 and maximum 16 participants, Registration to Jakob, jakob@mainline.dk, no later than 01.12.

Nina's Christmas Trio: The Christmas atmosphere is at the highest level when the Trio (Liv Frich, Jakob Holm and Lone Fjord) sing Christmas songs - both a little traditional and more modern!
They sing their program twice: at 14.30 and 16, and it lasts approx. 20 min.

Carriage rides in The Great Deer Park: Take a ride in the woods with Anne (driver) and her beautiful horses. They go at 12, 12.30, 13, 13.30 and 14. The tour lasts 25 minutes and costs 40 DKK/person. No booking. It can be cold to sit on the carriage, so bring a warm blanket.

On the website www.naturcafe.dk/program you can see the specific dates, times and more detailed descriptions of the individual events.

N.B. Some of the events take place outdoors, and we may need to cancel in case of bad weather (or illness). For some events, we would like you to sign up, or you can just meet up on the day and attend.
There may be changes to the program during the season.

The cafe is open from Wednesday to Sunday - The Christmas events are only on weekend