Scandi-Inspired Entertainment for a Hygge Christmas Event
Make Like the Danes and Celebrate with a Hygge Christmas
The concept of hygge has seen a huge rise across Europe and the USA in recent years, especially around autumn and winter, but what is it all about?
Pronounced ‘hoo-guh’, the concept is a Danish term defined as a quality of cosiness that engenders a feeling of contentment or wellbeing. Think roaring log fires, hot drinks, flickering candles, Alpine scenes, cosy surroundings and long evenings spent with friends - the perfect partner to an apres-ski theme. Considering that Danes are often declared among the happiest people in the world, there might just be something in hygge!
With so much attention on wellness and the concept of hygge becoming more popular than ever, it got us thinking that a hygge Christmas is the perfect unique Christmas party theme.
Take a look at our best Scandi-inspired entertainment and host your very own hygge Christmas.
Bring the Outdoors In
A central element to Scandinavian living, maintaining a strong connection to nature and the outside world is paramount. Forget the flashy tinsel and garish coloured lights, swathes of greenery and natural wooden decorations are where it’s at for a hygge Christmas.
What could be more Scandi than this Wooden Man Walkabout Character? A world champion of living statues, this celebrated artist truly inhabits his wooden trunk, branchlike arms and ivy encrusted brow. Dress him up with sprigs of pine leaves and eucalyptus for a softy scented walkabout that is perfect for photo opportunities, short show, or interacting with guests.
Additional festive must-have characters for natural Scandi-inspired entertainment or any apres-ski theme are these gorgeous friendly reindeer. The perfect meet and greet act, our beautiful stilt reindeer will set the cosy hygge tone as they welcome guests to your party. With majestic antlers and soft fur, no one will be able to resist coming up to our reindeer to stroke their heads.
Add these pretty white Snow Foxes for more Christmas animal magic.
Illuminate with a Soft Glow
Danes burn more candles than any other country in the world and it’s this soft glow that is a key part of hygge. Focus on twinkling warm white lights and illuminated entertainment that will cast a snug luminosity on your Christmas event.
These Rollerskating Presents light up any winter evening or night time event with glowing costumes and festive joy that is pure hygge. Gliding through crowds or performing a show for your guests on old-school rollerskates, their golden present boxes, oversized bows and vintage hats are wonderful for parties as well as Christmas shopping, light switch-on events and more.
Looking for something a little more icy? Transform your event into a magical winter space with this group of white themed characters fresh from the Scandi snow. Strolling around your venue with a musical cart, these winter creatures are guaranteed to make heads turn wherever they go. Book both ground and stilt characters who will dance, interact with your guests and perform a spectacular LED show with various props.
Embrace Mystical Characters
In Denmark, Santa Claus is known as Julemanden, which translates to "the Yule Man." He is said to arrive on a sleigh drawn by reindeer with presents for the children and is assisted with his Yuletide chores by elves known as julenisser, who are traditionally believed to live in places like attics and barns.
Our Stilt Walking Christmas Giant rings true to Scandinavian folklore in a red suit decorated with fir-tree greens, fairy lights and a magical illuminated star staff. Able to provide a step ladder for children to climb up to speak to him, he is the perfect walkabout to engage with audiences and give out promotional gifts.
Appearing as if by magic from a far away Scandinavian forest, this Golden Fairy can roam your event spreading fairy dust and enchanting guests with her mystical charm. Frosted in golden shimmer, everything from her wreath crown, wings and wand looks as if it’s been dipped in magic.
Delight Guests with Tasty Treats
The Danish Christmas begins with the Advent wreath of spruce and red berries, with four candles atop it, one lit every Sunday leading up to Christmas Eve. The perfect act to pay homage to this tradition, our Christmas Dancers are festooned with holly and ivy. A totally unique concept, they wear stunning costumes hiding wrapped chocolate berries for an engaging dance show with sweet edible surprises!
Performing on stilts, on foot or en pointe in ballet shoes, this edible entertainment makes a novel and opulent Christmas act.
Strike a Warm, Cosy Atmosphere
Finally, feel the hygge love with Scandi-inspired entertainment that will bring people together in the joy of the festive season.
Friends since childhood, our Swedish musicians’ real chemistry helps them to bring tight sounds and a rambunctious atmosphere to shows. Featuring fiddle, saxophone, strings and percussion, our 4-piece folk band provides dynamic live performances that work as ambient background music that leads to dancing.
Hearts feature heavily in Scandinavian decoration so what better way to bring love to your Christmas Event than with our Walkabout Christmas Hearts. Fun, fully interactive and extremely friendly, get ready for tons of love and hugs from these crazily happy heart-shaped characters.
Scandi-Inspired Entertainment for a Hygge Christmas
We hope this rundown of Scandi-inspired entertainment has made you feel warm and cosy ahead of the festive season and intrigued to try out a hygge Christmas for yourself.
Contact our Entertainment Specialists today to talk about your corporate Christmas party, Christmas light switch-on, or shopping event, we’d love to talk to you about creating festive entertainment for your Christmas event, whatever you’re planning!
Inspired by this unique Christmas party theme? Discover more Scandinavian and Alpine winter entertainment by discovering our Apres-Ski Theme picks.