Christmas Markets in Poland To Visit in 2022

4 of the Best Christmas Markets in Poland to Visit This Year

Most of us think of Austria or Germany when we think about traditional Christmas markets. But just across the border in Poland, you can find many equally beautiful and less crowded markets.

Why not come to Poland and try the special Christmas food and drinks and unique gifts? Come explore the charm of old town streets, shop the handmade gifts, enjoy the enchanting Christmas lights, and perhaps go on a carriage ride. Make sure to try “oscypek”, smoked sheep cheese served with cranberry. You will only find it in Poland!

Note: While this information is correct at the time of publishing, things can always change (thanks COVID!). Please research before making plans to attend.

Also check out the Christmas Markets in Vienna!

Krakow Christmas Market – One of the Most Beautiful in the World

Krakow is considered one of the most popular Christmas markets in the world and it’s easy to see why. It has everything from local handcrafted ceramics and jewelry to local specialties like Galician spiced mulled wine.

The market is located in the main old town square. It’s conveniently close to the main tourist attractions of St. Mary’s Basilica with its famous Veit Stoss altarpiece, Krakow Cloth Hall dating from the 13th century, and Wawel Castle, the seat of Polish kings.

The Details:

Dates: November 25, 2022 – December 26th

Location: Rynek Glowny

Christmas Markets in Poland: Krakow

Wroclaw Christmas Market – Like a Fairy Tale

Wroclaw’s Old Town Christmas market looks like something straight out of a fairy tale with its traditional Christmas Pyramid and a Rudolf carousel.

Visitors can find craft shops, a Winter Labyrinth, and a variety of stands with local products like Silesian mulled wine with black pepper and vanilla, churros, pancakes, chocolate, and plenty of options for gifts for loved ones.

The Details:

Dates: November 18 – December 31, 2022

Locations: 4 Location: The Market Square (Rynek), The Salt Square (Plac Solny), on Świdnicka Street, and Oławska Street

Poznan Christmas Market – A Holiday Fun Fair

Poznan, capital of the Wielkopolska region, hosts its annual Bethlehem Christmas market every year by the City Hall. It includes The International Ice Sculpture Festival.

Note that due to Covid, there will be no parade this year.

The Details:

Dates: November 19 – December 27, 2022

Location: Plac Wolności

Christmas Market in Poland: Poznan

Gdansk Christmas Market– Poland’s Largest Market

Gdansk Christmas Market is conveniently situated in the city center. Enjoy its Venetian carousel, an Advent calendar with a different window opened every day. The stalls are beautifully decorated. Burn some of those calories you’re taking in while skating at the outdoor ice rink, or ride Santa’s sleigh in virtual reality.

Gdansk maritime links can be seen in its charming old town with its fountain of Neptune fountain and its shipyard, a symbol of Polish freedom and the fight against communism.

The Details:

Dates: November 18 – December 23, 2022

Location: Targ Węglowy

Christmas Market in Poland: Gdansk

European Christmas Markets

Most of us think of Austria or Germany when we think about traditional Christmas markets, but just across the border in Poland, you can find many equally beautiful and less crowded markets. So why not come to Poland and try the special Christmas food and drinks, and unique handicrafts on offer? #Poland #ChristmasMarkets #Krakow #Wroclaw #Poznan #Gdansk #Travel #Holidays #WinterTravel

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