Xmas Markets Xmas Markets

Old Town
With over 60 separate stalls, this one’s the biggie: coiling around ul. Podwale, find dozens of dinky timber chalets specializing in seasonal clutter: hand-carved cats, sinister marionettes, daft woolly hats and sheepskin attire that’s fit for a shepherd. For the full immersion, don’t leave without a bag of gingerbread and a plastic cup sloshing with piping hot wine. Open till Jan 7th.

Copernicus Statue
A little more unique than the standard fairs, here you’ll have the chance to decorate gingerbread cookies and create your own customized Warsaw-themed Christmas cards. Open Dec 2-3, Dec 9-10, Dec 16-17.

Hala Koszyki
Find wooden stalls galore in the courtyard bit outside, but don’t forget about the basement level either. That’s where to head to stock up on decorations and suchlike – they’ve also promised weekend worships that involve activities such as painting glass baubles. From Dec 4th to Dec 23rd.

Pl. Narutowicza
Although no official attractions have been revealed, it’s safe to assume that the wooden cabins that will spring up on Pl. Narutowicza will be dealing out all the familiar Xmas trinkets: folksy art and craftwork along with wine and regional produce. From Dec 9th to Dec 23rd.

Złote Tarasy
Taking its cue from the traditional German-style Christmas fairs, Złote Tarasy will be getting into the whole Xmas jig by unveiling 28 cabins selling you know what: Santa hats, slippers, socks and whatnot. From Dec 1st to Dec 23rd.

Zoo Market
For something a bit more hipster than the others, the Zoo Market (opposite ‘bear island’ in Praga) promises a small fleet of food trucks, as well as a network of stalls selling farmers’ produce and locally made ceramics, jewelry, artwork, etc. From Dec 15th to Dec 23rd.

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