On the eve of Catholic Christmas, many Polish cities host funny, interesting and colorful fairs. The main city squares turn into the plots of New Year's tales. Huge Christmas trees merrily flicker with colorful lights, the streets are filled with souvenir shops, guests of the fairs have fun, enjoy themselves with treats, feel the approaching long-awaited holidays. In December, city squares resemble palaces from Andersen's tales. To plunge into the festive atmosphere of Poland, be sure to visit at least one of the many Christmas markets ...
Wroclaw. November 22, 2019 - December 21, 2019
The Wroclaw Fair is an exciting city festival worth seeing. A giant windmill is being installed in the town square. Several dozens of retail outlets, pavilions with sweets and mulled wine, colorful attractions and traditional carousels complement its flavor.
The authorities of Wroclaw this year decided to surprise the guests of the holiday. Especially for young visitors, the Old Town will turn into a fairy-tale forest with incredibly beautiful decorations, snowy Christmas trees, huge gnomes and soaring angels. At the fair, you can enjoy the generous treats of Polish national cuisine.
It has become a good tradition that not only traders from Poland, but also from other countries will present their products at the Wroclaw Fair. Guests can buy sweets from Turkey, and smoked meats from Hungary, and cheeses from Italy, and delicacies from Spain.
Krakow. November 29, 2019 - December 26, 2019
For many centuries, Old Cracow Square has become the territory where traditional Christmas auctions are held. This year, 55 outlets will open, in 4 of which confectionery and other sweets will be presented: marzipan, gingerbread, stollen, as well as winter warming drinks: mead, mulled wine, spice teas.
During Christmas Trading, guests of the fair will be able to enjoy colorful theatrical performances, become spectators of the Christmas carol contest and performances of small nativity theaters. The streets of Krakow will host a colorful procession of Mikołajk. Traditionally, they distribute sweets to children, wish them fun and happiness. Like other Polish fairs, the festival in Krakow will not do without concerts and attractions.
Warsaw November 23, 2019 - January 06, 2020
On Christmas Eve, the Polish capital invites you to visit several exciting and fun fairs. But the most colorful and large-scale program will be held in Warsaw on the Old Square. Throughout the fair, every day there will be various events dedicated to certain topics.
For the little guests themselves, the organizers have prepared many surprises and treats. In the trade pavilions of the fair you can buy souvenirs, dishes of Polish national cuisine, a warming grog and mulled wine. Winter sports enthusiasts and those who just want can ride a huge ice rink surrounded by festive scenery.
Gdansk. November 23, 2019 - January 01, 2020
Guests of the fair in Gdansk will enter the world of fairy tales, which will appear in all its glory on the main square of the city. An abundance of treats, handicrafts, colorful atmosphere will give unforgettable emotions on the eve and after Christmas.
The Ferris Wheel will become the epicenter of entertainment at the fair in Gdansk, the booths of which shine with thousands of colorful lights. The maximum construction height is 50 meters, from where a stunning view of the city opens. Visitors to the Christmas market in Gdansk will certainly be surprised at the gigantic design - the Angels Mill, which consists of 4 levels. At the fair, you can ride on a huge Venetian carousel, take pictures on the Enchanted Carriage.
Szczecin. December 06, 2019 - December 22, 2019
On Christmas Eve, a fabulous atmosphere will fill the Polish city - Szczecin. On its square, as after mushroom rain, small wooden houses - trade pavilions will grow. Here you can enjoy traditional treats, enjoy a cup of hot chocolate or mulled wine, buy Christmas gifts to milk your loved ones. Traditionally, at the fair in Gdansk it will be possible to buy farm products - fresh meat, smoked meats, cheese, butter, pickles for the festive table.
Beautiful Christmas decorations will take care of creating a unique atmosphere during the fair. The festive mood will create an elegant, colorful decor. On the main square of the city will be installed luxurious green beauty - a tree. The territory of the festivities will be decorated with colorful illumination, and funny carols and folk Polish songs will allow you to feel the atmosphere of the long-awaited winter holidays.
Katowice. November 22, December 19 - 23, 2019
During the Christmas celebration, the small Polish town of Katowice will be filled with active movement. Not only Polish traders are hurrying to the Katowice fair, but also guests from Hungary, the Czech Republic, Belarus, and the Baltic states. A multi-colored kaleidoscope of fun, treats, souvenirs will whirl in the festive dance of everyone who visits Katowice on Christmas days.
Lublin November 22, 2019 - January 06, 2020
Colorful festivities in Lublin began in late November and will continue until the celebration of Christmas on the Orthodox calendar. Locals are pleased to welcome guests not only from Western Europe, but also with pleasure meet their Slavic neighbors: from Belarus and Ukraine. On the main square of the city, a large stage is set up for theatrical performances. Near the famous Basilica there is a place for the puppet theater - den. Treats at the fair flow like from a cornucopia ...
Olsztyn. November 12, 2019 - December 15, 2019
The traditional venue for fair events in Olsztyn is the Fish Market. On the eve of the holidays, its space is transformed and becomes like a fairy-tale forest. The area is decorated with lively Christmas trees, ice figures, multi-colored flickering garlands. Locals are proud that every year on the eve of the holidays, their city becomes the epicenter of entertainment, fun and joy. If you are in Olsztyn or its suburbs, be sure to check out the holiday - you will like it.
To feel the atmosphere of Christmas Europe, maybe it’s worth at least a weekend trip to Poland. Just a few hours by train or flight by plane - and you will find yourself in the center of a winter fairy tale. Maybe you should change your usual weekend at home for 2-3 days of a holiday in Europe?