Friday Nov 29 - Monday Dec 23
Plac Jana Nowaka-Jeziorańskiego
While the location might be a bit more prosaic than the touristy-yet-charming-as-ever main market square, it certainly is convenient: get all your shopping done in one place, with the Galeria Krakowska shopping centre just a few steps away, and do it all on your way to or from the train station. Plus there's an ice-skating rink: and you don't have THAT on the main square, do you? As for the stalls, you can expect the usual: lots of regional crafts and pretty Christmas ornaments, mulled wine (try the regional Grzaniec Galicyjski), gingerbread, traditional cheeses, meats, and wintertime snacks. There will also be concerts, and judging from past years, you can expect everything from loud, mediocre rock bands to folk ensembles. To throw in a little more magic for the kids, the organisers are setting up a special letter box, where young ones can post their letters to St. Nick. The jolly old man will indeed make an appearance on St. Nicholas Day, December 6th.