Christmas market in Krakow in 2018 (dates and info)

Finally, the dates are here. We have been waiting for a long time for the official dates for the Christmas market in Krakow to arrive, but now they are here and you can start planning!

The grand opening of the Christmas market in Krakow will be on November 30th. That is a Friday, and it is one week later than many people thought, but it is still earlier than the opening of the Christmas markets in Prague.

Christmas in Krakow - Source: Fotolia
Christmas in Krakow – Source: Fotolia

The Christmas market will be open every day until December 26th, which is the last day of the Christmas market in 2018. It will open around 10.00 every morning, and be open for as long as there are crowds at the Main Market square in Krakow in the evenings. On December 24th, the Christmas market will close earlier so that the sellers can get home to their own families and celebrate Christmas in their homes.

If you want to enjoy other programs in Krakow, make sure to reserve your programs early, because it can get crowded in both restaurants and at other programs in the popular December month.

And do not forget that you can arrange with your airport transfer in Krakow right here!


Christmas presents to buy in Krakow

Polish christmasIt is certainly not the easiest to pick the best Christmas presents for the family and friends and it is especially difficult to find the perfect places to get your gifts. If you are on a holiday in Krakow and you would like to take home the nicest and and most unique presents for Christmas then keep on reading and we will introduce you the best gifts you can get in Krakow.

There are plenty of souvenir and gifts shops and even markets in the city but the best place to go is in the middle of the market square at the Cloth Hall which is open every day from ten to seven in the evening. At the market you can choose from the various handmade bags, folk costumes, knitted scarfs, hats, gloves, craved chess sets, amber jewelers but there are different wooden toys for children, various metal works even replicas of ancient Polish weapons, colorful blankets, paintings and drawings of the landscape of Poland and so on. The quality of the market is surprisingly high and the prices are fair as well. At the market you can find the best gifts for the whole family and all your loved ones.

If you want to buy something stronger then what has been mentioned so far, then you should of course buy some real Polish vodka to bring home for your friends and family, but not for children, of course!

Another product many people buy in Krakow is the goat cheese, so that could also be something nice to bring home for your family. It tastes really good and can be bought in the streets and in lots of grocery stores!

Apart from the market there are several gift shops in the city which are mostly specialized for tourists where you can also find the best handmade presents.

Christmas approaching

Christmas is approaching, and Krakow is one great city to visit in this period before Christmas. They have an annual Christmas market on the Main Market Square which is great, and the city is very idyllic. It is also worth knowing that Krakow is a great city for New Years Eve, with a big party arranged every year at the Main Market Square. Do not miss it!

Also worth knowing is that it can get really cold in this period in all of Poland, and so also in Krakow. Bring therefore warm clothes and be prepared for some real cold weather.