The Magic of Christmas Markets in Poland

Planning to spend Christmas in Poland? Nothing can be more magical than spending the Christmastime in Poland! Throughout the entire country, major cities, towns and villages celebrate this special time of the year in the most festive of ways. From Christmas tree decorating in charming market squares, to caroling in the streets and churches, to holiday food at Christmas Markets and traditional Christmas Eve – “Wigilia” Dinner, to gift shopping for one-of-a-kind handicrafts made by local artists, Christmastime in Poland is truly unique and magical!

Christmas Market in Wroclaw, Poland

Poland Culinary Vacations has launched a 10 days/9 nights “The Magic of Christmas Markets in Poland” tour so that our guests can experience the festive Christmastime in Poland in top cities starting in Warsaw then on to Poznan, Wroclaw and ending in Krakow with a day visit to Zakopane, the winter capital of Poland.

International Ice Carving Festival in Poznan, Poland

Here are just some highlights of what’s included in the trip itinerary:

– Small groups, maximum group size no larger than 16
– Visits to Christmas Markets in Warsaw, Poznan, Wroclaw, Krakow and Zakopane
– Visit to the International Ice Sculpture Festival in Poznan –
this is a two-day weekend event so not available on all dates, please see specific trip itinerary
– One-of-a-kind Christmas gifts shopping
– Polish Christmas cookies baking class
– Polish Christmas Eve Dinner – “Wigilia” dishes cooking class with local chef
– Charming boutique accommodations
– Leisurely paced itineraries everyone can enjoy
– Scenic and breathtaking sights including UNESCO World Heritage Sites
– Local, expert, English speaking guide on each tour

Traditional Polish “Wigilia Dinner borscht with “uszka”

Here are locations for each of the Christmas Markets in the cities we’ll be visiting and 2017 open dates – the Christmas Markets are scheduled at about the same time each year with some date changes possible for special festivities and events:


Where: Christmas Market in Old Town & Royal Castle Square*
When: November 25 – January 7

*Warsaw has more than 10 Christmas Markets scattered throughout the entire city so one can easily spend an entire week exploring those markets just in Poland’s beautiful capital alone!

Where: Poznan’s Bethlehem in Old Town & Freedom Place
When: November 18 – December 22

International Ice Carving Festival in Poznan
December 9 -10


Where: Christmas Market on Old Town Market Square
When: November 25 – December 23

Where: Christmas Market on the UNESCO Old Town Market Square
When: November 25 – December 26

Where: Market by Gubalowka & Krupowki Street
When: Opened every day, morning till evening hours

Krakow’s traditional Christmas creches or “szopki”

Polish folklor Christmas tree ornaments

Plan a getaway to POLAND with FAMILY & FRIENDS November 28 – December 7, 2019 on “The Magic of Christmas Markets in Poland” tour with Poland Culinary Vacations (our 2018 Christmas Market trip to Poland is SOLD OUT but please email us at if you’d like to be added to a waiting list in case of any cancellations). This 10 Days/9 Nights Christmas Markets adventure in Poland will start in Warsaw and end in Krakow/Zakopane with stops in Poznan and Wroclaw along the way! All of those cities have spectacular Christmas Markets with plenty of additional holiday festivities.

Merry Christmas! – Wesolych Swiat Bozego Narodzenia!

Malgorzata (Sarna) Rose, is a native of Poland. Poland Culinary Vacations grew out of her love and passion for travel and everything Polish, including fine Polish cuisine, eventually blossoming into a first-class culinary travel company. While growing up in Poland, she experienced the great joy of cooking with family and friends. Using her grandmothers' recipes and fresh ingredients from their gardens, they prepared food for weddings, parties, and traditional holidays. Now, through Poland Culinary Vacations, she wants to share that experience with you, and show you the best of everyday Polish living: the special people and their hospitality, and the heritage and traditions unique to each region. Only a native can help you discover and fully experience the authentic Poland!

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