Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays but whenever there is a Tivoli version of a holiday involved, it’s all the sweeter. Tivoli opened up last week for the Halloween weeks, a three week period where the rides are open again but the entire park is redecorated with Halloween themes. Also, there are literally thousands of pumpkins.
And the best part of this time of year is that they start bringing out the gluwein! Or “varm vin” rather – it’s not quite Vienna but it’s getting pretty close. Over our three years here, the park seems to have recognized the potential value in peddling this warm elixir and I noticed this year it’s much more prominent in signage and volume, which is a winner in my book. I mean, the weather calls for it, right?
All of the key traditions are still part of the park – the rides are open, the carousels are spinning, and the boys band is still marching. When we look back on our time in Copenhagen, I know memories at Tivoli will often be top of the list – our daughter knows the park probably inside and out now and it’s been so much fun to see her “grow” into many of the rides. The first time we came I think she was only eligible for the carousel or the cars but each season, a few more options open up to her. It’s such a beautiful park, and like any amusement park, it has treats and some small temptations. But as a parent, I have to appreciate the fact that there isn’t constant commercialism all. the. time. It’s just everything childhood memories should be. Simply put, it’s magic.