Go and see the Krakow’s Rynek Glowny come alive with thousands of lights this Christmas.
Eat your fill of hearty Polish food and mulled wine, buy some charming handmade decorations and enjoy wrapping up against the wintry Polish weather.
What is really interesting about this market is Krakow’s Szopki – intricate, handmade, multi-coloured glittery ‘Christmas Cribs’ on display.
On the first Thursday of December, Christmas gets serious when the crib-makers gather to find out who wins the great Krakow crib-off.
Where else should I shop in the city?
Check out Kazimierz and the open air markets – particularly Plac Targowy. Pick up typical souvenirs at the Cloth Hall in the centre of the main square including glasswork, lace, amber, wood carvings, local sweets and stuffed dragons.