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Christmas in Krakow 2023 and best markets in Poland. Program

Christmas in Krakow

WHEN: Krakow, Poland
WHERE: from 24 November 2023 to 01 January 2024

Beautiful and charming, Krakow offers the most romantic and evocative side during the Christmas holidays.
It is no coincidence, in fact, that many consider Christmas in Krakow, the most beautiful in all of Poland.

Rynek, the splendid and elegant Market Square, is the symbol of the city; idyllic scenery for the many stalls set up in the historic center, a World Heritage Site.

During Christmas in Krakow you can experience the magic and unique atmosphere of the Advent season. The Christmas carols resonate throughout Stare Miasto. Sparkling lights and the scent of gingerbread invade the whole city. You can admire the wonderful nativity scenes, real works of art. Savor delicacies and delicacies. Buy Christmas gifts.

And of course you can discover a city of undoubted charm and an extremely friendly and welcoming people.


Christmas in Krakow

A single, big place where about 80 stalls are set up, all strictly selected, respecting specific quality standards. All this to guarantee an offer with high standards.
The Christmas markets in Krakow are set up along the beautiful Market Square, active from early morning to late evening.

Gastronomy is, without a doubt, one of the strengths. Starting from gingerbread, fragrant, delicious, and available in all forms. Grilled meats and sheep’s cheese are another strong dish. The lard dominates the stalls, along withoscypek, typical cheese made from sheep’s milk. You can savor hot bread seasoned with sausage and bacon with fried onions. And, do not forget to accompany it all with a good glass of mulled wine, in these parts called Grzaniec Galicyjski. You find it available in very large containers.

Who wants to try new flavors, can not miss the hot beer. It is prepared with traditional Polish beer, mixed with a hot syrup flavored with blueberry, raspberry or ginger. Not the classic drink we are used to.

Great space also for local crafts. On all, the wonderful nativity scenes, which boast a centuries-old tradition. Even the decorations and the artifacts are of the highest quality. There are jewels, precious and much more. You will find really beautiful gifts for your home, or for your loved ones.
Among the most popular products, Polish ceramics and garlands.


Christmas Markets open, every day, from Monday to Sunday, from 10:00 to 20:00. Some stands may be open longer than 20:00. The stalls are located in The Rynek, Market Square, Old Town


Krakow’s Christmas markets are the top of your holiday. In general, in addition to the traditional stalls, you can attend many shows in the square, almost all free.
Concerts and Christmas songs, featuring children and local artists, and above all the unmissable crib contest. It is a competition whose origins date back to the nineteenth and its own works of art, up to 2 meters high, are exhibited in the square. The nativity scenes that have won the competition will be exhibited in the Historical Museum of Krakow!

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