Christmas Cribs (Szopki) Exhibition

Dec 3 - Feb 28 2021       ul. Lubicz 16

One of Kraków’s most idiosyncratic Christmas traditions is the popular creation of 'szopki' or 'Christmas cribs' as they are somewhat oddly referred to in English. Something of a strange cross between a nativity scene, gingerbread house, and dollhouse, these unique structures more resemble colourful, foil-covered castles or cathedrals than cribs, and are the bizarre result of a folk tradition dating back to the Middle Ages. These impressive folk creations will be on display in Celestat following the annual competition on the Main Square. The szopki on display range from those laboured over during the course of the entire year by master craftsmen, to those made by local primary schools, and visiting the szopki exhibition is an essential part of holiday season tradition for most families in Kraków.

This year, because of COVID restrictions, the Christmas Crib Competition can be viewed online on December 3rd, 2020 at 12:00. Don't miss it!



Dec 3 2020 - Feb 28 2021
ul. Lubicz 16
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Price/Additional Info

Admission 11/7zł, family ticket 22zł, Tue free. Open 10:30 - 18:00. Closed Mon.

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