Dreaming about a short Holiday in upcoming month? Definitely consider Kraków!
Aura of the city magically changes during December and it is perfect for a family gatherings as well as for romantic weekends away:) What does the city offer? Of course a lot of traditional happenings connected to upcoming Christmas Time. Also, as Kraków is developing and progressing fast, more and more cultural and entertaining events are being organised. Mostly thanks to newly opened modern Kraków Congres Centere and Kraków Arena Stadium. Those 2 new investments are perfectly suitable for hosting big cultural events, shows and live concerts. Why is it worth visiting Kraków this winter?
1. Christmas Market
Located on the Main Market Square our beautiful Christmas market runs from 28 November to 26 December – although sometimes stays open through January. In any case, it boasts an almost guaranteed blanket of snow by Christmastime. It is a regular feature of the city’s festive season. Christmas decorations on sale are mostly traditional as well as old-fashioned hand-painted colorful glass baubles that remain the Polish specialty. Don’t forget to try mulled wine and grilled mountain cheese with cranberries!
2. Ice skating
How about a romantic venue for an evening together? What do you think about ice skating with Christmas lights and music and a smell of mulled wine and cinnamon in the background? In our lovely city you will find several places perfect for that occasion – ice rink in the city center in front of the Train Station and the biggest one situated on Błonia.
3. Nativity Contest
On 4th December you have a chance to admire works of the best artists in an annual Kraków Szopka (Nativity) Competition. This tradition dates back to 19th century: every first Thursday of December participants of the contest exhibit their hand made cribs in the Main Market Square. Come and see! It is always under Adam Mickiewicz statue, next to Cloth Hall. This kind of competition is unique worldwide!
4. Something for kids!
Kraków Congress Centre (ICE Kraków) organises On 13th and 14th December, less than two months after its opening, two impressive shows on ice: “Beauty and the Beast ON ICE” and “Snow White ON ICE”. The history of the beautiful princess and Beauty and the Beast are an unforgettable experience to the youngest audience. The marvellous show on ice has already captivated the spectators in Great Britain, Italy, France, Switzerland, Germany and other countries. Traveling with kids? Think about a unique way for spending time with them!
5. Moscow City Ballet
Traditionally in the winter time the Moscow City Ballet comes to Poland to take the spectators into a world full of positive energy, fairy-tales and beauty! This year, the Krakow audience will have the opportunity to enjoy the ballet’s two most famous spectacles: The Nutcracker and Swan Lake. Also in ICE Kraków Congress Centre on 5th and 6th December.
Kraków is hosting more and more worldwide famous stars such as Bryan Adams who is going to perform in Kraków Arena on 16th December. Tickets still avaliable!
See you in Kraków in December!