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.

Wooden Products and Polish Carvings

wooden products and Polish craft work

Wooden products are very common in Poland and also sold at the Cracow Christmas Market. Wood in Poland generally being synonymous with pine.

If you need wooden spoons for cooking or decorating, this is the place to buy them. Various kitchen items are made such as wooden chopping boards, bowls, plates, wine racks, rolling pins, bread bins, trays, peg boards, memo pad holders and more. If it can be made of wood, the Poles will have one for you.

One stall as shown above sold small wooden cut out shapes such as stars, angels and other Christmas themed items. These are good for children to decorate and hang on the tree, paint or dip in glue then glitter or for posh versions, dip in glue then coat with glass beads and sequins.

wooden carvings polandWood carving may be in decline but it is still possible to come across talented wood carvers that make truly beautiful items.

You will stumble across nativity scenes, wooden figures, 2-d images and the usual ornamental boxes and chess sets. Colourful wooden beads and toys make good presents for small children.

Poland is a religious country and manufactures angels by their thousands and various other religious figures.

The traditional restaurants or karczmas, found mainly outside Cracow, feature lots of wood and rough hewn wooden furniture, The Poles especially those who live in the country are very fond of their wood and it features in floors, celings, walls and furniture.

Good value wooden items include wooden kitchen utensils, wooden planters for the garden and solid wood furniture made to order.

Read more about traditional Plish craftwork.