Christmas Markets make Poland a Festive Wonderland

Poland Christmas Festivities

Poland Christmas Festivities

Poland’s top city destinations are getting ready for this year’s winter festivities.  Krakow, Warsaw and Gdansk will enter into the spirit of the season this December as all three cities hold their famous Christmas markets.  Visitors will get the chance to experience a traditional Polish Christmas, sample our festive food, enjoy Polish carols and warm themselves with hot mulled wine. And of course a white Christmas is always on the cards in Poland.

Perhaps the country’s best-known Christmas market is the one held every year on Krakow’s Rynek, featuring handicrafts from across the Małopolska region, wonderful foodstuffs including bigos, pierogi and delicious oscypek cheese, and plenty of hot wine to help keep the cold at bay. The market gets underway on 7 December and lasts until after Christmas Day.

Warsaw’s famous Jarmark, held in front of the Royal Palace, runs from 27 November to 23 December and features traditional regional produce as well as the latest fashions. It too comes complete with lashings of Polish food and tasty hot wine.

The Christmas fair or Jarmark Gwiazdkowy in Gdansk takes place between 5 and 23 December, promising a wide range of gifts from winter sports equipment to cosmetics.

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