Christmas is known as the “festival of hearts”, and in Aabenraa this concept has an extra dimension. Here, several voluntary initiatives make sure that Christmas carries with it a little extra warm-heartedness for those that need it most.
In the middle of Aabenraa you’ll find a so-called “town of Christmas hearts” during the month of Christmas. It was started in 2009 on the initiative of Malene Bruhn, who’s also on the board of charity association “A heart for everyone”. In 2018 the town of Christmas hearts celebrated its 10th anniversary.
The idea of the town of Christmas hearts was to create a place in Aabenraa in which people can experience Christmas in a historic setting as it was in the year 1850. The town of Christmas hearts consists of wooden houses that are replicas of a number of the town’s old buildings such as the town hall, the church, the inn Sdr. Hostrup Kro, the church of Sct. Jørgens Kirke, the Folkehjemmet meeting house and the railway station.