Wed - Clear. High: 27 Low: 16
Thu - Mostly Sunny. High: 30 Low: 17
Krakow Christmas Market 2012
The Market traditionally opens in the beginning of December and lasts even a little into January, though undoubtedly it's at its most festive in the week or so before Christmas. Amongst the best-loved features of the market are the giant wooden barrels. Inside these intriguing objects you can buy yourself a delicious mulled wine (Grzaniec Galicyjski). With the temperatures decidedly chilly to say the least, you could hardly find a more congenial potion to ward off the cold. Stalls selling sausages and the distinctive fried oscypek cheese provide other inviting gastronomic distractions. Wooden stands sell a wide range of Christmas decorations and sweets as well as other goodies. And open-air eateries offer hearty meals and mulled wine. Plus there are additional attractions such as shows, folk dances, concerts of carols, etc.
Cracow’s Christmas Market from the 30th of November to the 26th of December 2012 r.
We write letters to Santa Clause
Celebratory opening of Cracow’s Christmas Market
Arrival of motorcyclists dressed as Santa Clause.
Creche pageant from A.Mickiewicz’s statue to the Krakow’s Market stage.
Santa Clause’s Youth March
Building of gingerbread creche
Meeting with Santa Clause
Galicia (a historical region spanning southeastern Poland and western Ukraine) on fire in 1914-1918
Santa Clause/Saint Nicolaus - Man to man gift patron
Concert of a band „Fioretti” by Franciscan’s Friars.
Carols and pasterals
Presentation of traditional and regional products
Fashion Show: Winter Fashion Weekend – male fashion
Celebratory opening of an international project „ Bridges between Cities“
Fashion Show: Winter Fashion Weekend – female fashion
Carol singers‘ concert
Christmas play in three acts based on the play „Polish Betlehem“ Lucjan Rydel
Carol singer’s pageant – old carols and pastorals (start at Barbican)
Presidential Christmas communion wafer (typical polish Christmas tradition of sharing a communion wafer with your close ones while whising them all the best for the coming year)
„Dziady Polskie” („Polish Dziady“ based on a drama „Dziady“ by A. Mickiewicz. The drama's title refers to Dziady, an ancient Slavic and Lithuanian feast commemorating the dead (the "forefathers")
Common carol singing at the Market
Three Kings pageant
Carol singing by A. Mickiewicz statue