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When do Poland’s 2018 Christmas Markets start? Summary of dates and locations for each Warsaw, Krakow and Wroclaw.

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Hello! My name is Harie and I am an expat wife in Warsaw.

The days are getting darker and darker in Poland, and winter is approaching.

Speaking of European winters…
Yes! Christmas Market Yes!

This is my first Christmas in Warsaw, having arrived in the spring of this year.
Very excited ^^.

So. In this issue, we will summarize the latest information on the 2018 Christmas markets in Poland.

Three popular cities for sightseeing ( Warsaw, Krakow, and Wroclaw) are presented in this article.
This will give you the dates, locations, and what happened last year at the Christmas Market.

Wroclaw’s 2018 Christmas Market Dates & Location

First of all, we would like to introduce you to the Christmas Market in Wroclaw Wroclaw Christmas Market.

To Japanese living in Warsaw

What was the best Christmas market in Poland?

I asked. The majority of people answered Wroclaw. Or rather, almost everyone.

It is said to be as luxurious as the real thing due to its proximity to Germany, the home of Christmas markets.

Here’s a look at such a Christmas market in Wroclaw.

What are the dates & locations for 2018?


November 23 – December 31, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.


The following four events will be held.

  • Old Town Square (Rynek)
  • Świdnicka Street
  • Olawska Street
  • Plac Solny

Map of Old Town Square

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Source: from Facebook Jarmark Bożonarodzeniowy we Wrocławiu
You can even take a picture with this cute little guy. I’m sure I’ll have nightmares about them in my dreams at night.
Recently City of Dwarfs Wroclaw has become famous as the
It is said to be a town where one can enjoy just walking around looking for the statues of dwarfs that can be found throughout the town.

It takes about one hour by plane from Warsaw, the capital city, and there are several flights a day, so it is possible to make a day trip.
Depending on the time of year, you can get there and back for less than 10,000 yen!
I’d like to go soon too.

Dates & Location of Krakow’s 2018 Christmas Market

Next, I would like to introduce a Christmas market in Krakow, which is also called ” Kyoto, Poland. Christmas Market in the Ancient City of Krakow Kyoto, Poland.

Historical buildings, beautiful churches, horse-drawn carriages, etc… The Central Market Square is even more picturesque.
A Christmas market will appear in such a beautiful square.

About 80 stores will be open, where visitors can buy Christmas goods as well as popular Polish tableware.

Here’s a look at such a Christmas market in Krakow ↓↓↓.

What are the dates & locations for 2018?


November 30 – December 26, 2018

Hours have not yet been announced. Last year it was from 10 am to 8 pm.


Old Town Central Market Square

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Official website ( doesn’t seem to be updated much)

In Krakow, visitors can visit World Heritage Sites such as the Auschwitz concentration camp and the Wieliczka Salt Pit.
(Technically, it’s in a nearby town that’s a day trip from Krakow.)

From Warsaw to Krakow is High-speed train (EIP) takes about 2.5 hours Warsaw to Krakow is about 2.5 hours
It is just the same as traveling between Tokyo and Osaka with the Shinkansen.

Warsaw’s 2018 Christmas Market Dates & Locations

Now, the last one is where Harii lives Capital city Warsaw where Harie lives.

I asked an acquaintance with a long history in Europe what he thought of the Christmas Market in Warsaw.

Warsaw’s Christmas market is… meh.


But!!! If you’ve never been to a European Christmas market, you’ll usually enjoy it. You should go first! First!

He said ^^^;
That said, it’s only in the last few years that Warsaw’s Christmas markets have really come into their own, and they’re getting more powerful every year!

It’s my first Christmas market, and it should be a blast!

Here is a Christmas market in Warsaw.
(I couldn’t find any official video, so here is a video taken by a couple of Polish youtubers ^^;)

What are the dates & locations for 2018?


November 23, 2018 – January 6, 2019
Sunday – Thursday, 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday and Saturday (and 12/25 and 26) 11:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.


Along the Old City Wall


Warsaw also has Christmas Illuminations 2018

The Christmas Market Markets in Warsaw may be dreary, but they’re not. The lights look beautiful!

The entire city of Warsaw, as well as the Old Town, will be lit up.
I notice that near our home, too, preparations are already steadily underway for the illuminations!

What are the dates & locations for 2018?


December 8, 2018. Lighting begins.

The end date has not yet been announced. Last year the event ran until February 2.


All over Warsaw.
The big tree will appear in the square in front of the Royal Palace in the Old Town.

In the video above is the Old Town and the road (Krakowskie Przedmieście) leading from the Old Town to New World Street.
This area is probably the most luxurious since it is the most visited by tourists.

Pink is the road leading from the Old Town to the New World Street (Krakowskie Przedmieście).
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