Cracow Christmas Market

December in Poland

places to visit in Poland in December

Places to visit in Poland

Go south to Zakopane for Goralskie culture and mountain scenery.

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Skiing and snow

Sleigh rides complete with jingle bells are still a reality in Poland in the winter. Fur coats and rugs are sold in the shops and markets.

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Travel Guide

The various ways of getting to Cracow and around Cracow.

Christmas gifts from Cracow, Poland

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Tourists visiting Cracow are likely to arrive for a short break of 3 or 4 nights and try to cram in as many of the sights as possible.

There simply is not enough time to find out about the best things to buy in a whirlwind tour. You will most probably spend some time at the Christmas Market and perhaps buy a few items there. We have a few suggestions for you to make your Christmas shopping easier.

Cash is still the preferred form of payment at the Cracow Christmas Market and small shops in Poland. Bring a large shopping bag for your purchases because the carrier bags handed out tend to be flimsy.


Gifts for women from most expensive to cheapest

  • Embroidered cotton tablecloths
  • Amber and silver jewellery
  • Traditional Polish pottery items from Boleslawiec as shown above
  • Crystal vases, jugs and sweet bowls
  • Christmas decorations such as baubles, Christmas wreaths, candles
  • Woollen slippers
  • Wooden chopping boards
  • Painted glass candle holders
  • Glass animals
  • Thimbles form Cracow for thimble collectors

Christmas gifts from CracowGifts for Men

  • Suede and leather sheepskin lined slippers
  • Bottles of favoured vodka
  • Polish mugs
  • T-shirts
  • Leather belts
  • Wooden chess set
  • Woollen bed socks


Gifts for young girls

  • Angel lightcatchers
  • Ceramic nightlights
  • Wooden boxes
  • Key rings


Gifts for young boys

  • Wooden chess set
  • Wooden toys
  • Ceramic nightlights
  • Key rings

Suggested Christmas Gifts for all

  • Polish gingerbread
  • Polish plums in chocolate (much cheaper in supermarkets than airport shops)
  • Halva - sesame seed and sugar sweetmeat
  • Polish sweets