Cracow Christmas Market

December in Poland

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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.

Polish sweets at Cracow Christmas Market

polish sweets at Cracow Christmas Market

Polish ex-pats have a fondness for Polish sweets because they recall home and family. Krowki in particular are a favourite with many and nowadys can often be purchased in the Polish section of supermarkets abroad.

There are plenty of all kind sof sweets, lollipops, chocolate and gingerbread for sale at the Christmas Market. You can buy as many treats as you like to take home as gifts and to serve up over Christmas at home - a lovely reminder of a Polish Christmas wherever you are.

The traditional Polish cake which is eaten over Christmas is called Makowiec and is a poppy seed filled roll. A similar cake is eaten in much of Eastern Europe. This and other cakes are also on sale. Even if you are unable to take that much home because of baggage weight restrictions, it is always nice to sample new foods on holiday.

Posting goods home

Should you want to post a box of Christmas Market purchases home to anywhere in Europe, it is possible to send up to 20 kg for about £25 via the post office or one of the courier services. The courier services also come and collect.

Cakes and gingerbread on sale at Cracow Christmas Market