Dear guests of Warsaw,
The Christmas season and the New Year’s Eve celebrations are around the corner. During this busy, festive time it is good to slow down and visit the Warsaw Christmas Fair at the Winter National Stadium, which starts on 28 November and lasts till 24 December. And while you are there, don’t forget to try Polish specialties, like bigos or pierogi and of course delicious mulled wine to warm you up. At the Christmas fair you will find various souvenirs and seasonal decorations for your home, such as handmade glass baubles. During the weekends the National Stadium will have no shortage of attractions for the youngest audiences either, like St. Nicholas’ celebrations or Christmas carolling.
After great success all over the world a several year hiatus, Peter Pan on Ice comes to Poland! The adventures of one of the most famous fairy-tale boy characters and his comrades will definitely enchant the youngest members of audiences.
If you are looking for a different level of entertainment, I recommend a ballet show or an opera at The Grand Theatre - National Opera. December always has a rich repertoire, and this year includes: The Nutcracker and The Mouse King, Rigoletto, Madame Butterfly, Aida, The Taming of the Shrew or New Year’s Eve Gala. The National Opera’s offer for January looks promising too.
Now let’s talk about Christmas… Don’t have plans for the second day of Christmas Holidays? Come to Hilton Warsaw for a Christmas Drunch – a combination of Dinner and Lunch. Enjoy our delicious buffet, live cooking station and mulled wine and spend the last day of Christmas Holidays in the best possible way.
For the second time in a row the New Year’s Eve public celebrations in Warsaw will take place around the National Stadium instead of Konstytucji Square. This year Warsaw will host performers such as Jason Derulo, Dash Berlin, Artur Rojek, Hey and Budka Suflera. The party will start at 21:00 and a spectacular fireworks display is planned to crown the evening.
There is another tradition, which plays an important role in Poland and you simply can’t miss - on 10 January you should join The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity for its 24th Final. Volunteers hit the streets of Poland and several dozen cities the world over, in order to collect money which will be used to purchase medical equipment for Polish hospitals.
At 20:00, the “A Little Light to the Sky” event will take place. At this particular moment, the organizers ask all those who find the sentiments and aims of The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity close to their hearts, to send a light towards the sky – where Good Angels reside – in the form of a lit match, a candle, a torch or fireworks.
That’s some of the highlights due to take place in Warsaw in the next couple of months and it’s just left for me to wish you a very merry Christmas and to remind you that my colleagues and I are on hand to help make your stay as fruitful and as hassle-free as possible.
MICHAŁ ROBERT KALEWSKI
HILTON WARSAW HOTEL & CONVENTION CENTRE