Krakow

The Market Square Christmas Fair

Nov 25 2017 - Jan 8 2018   
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One of the season’s most popular highlights is the annual Christmas fair on the main market square – a tradition started before WWII and rekindled after the fall of communism (you know, when people were allowed to buy and possess things again). Half of Rynek Główny will be filled with rustic wooden stalls selling all kinds of folk art and Christmas ornaments, candies and sweets, knitwear, toys, souvenirs, jewellery, pottery, partridges, pear trees and more. Food vendors also dish up hot food, over which families share picnic tables and keep warm with the hot mulled wine (called ‘grzaniec’) dispensed from enormous barrels nearby. And all the while carolling and other random acts of holiday spirit will be taking place on a cultural stage nearby.

For more on Christmas in Kraków, read our annually updated holiday feature!

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10:00-20:00 Nov 25 2017 - Jan 8 2018

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