Poznan Christmas Market 2023

written by Maciek Bogdanski

The program and the dates of Poznan Christmas Market 2023 have been announced at last. Christmas Market in Poznan in 2023 will begin on the 17th of November and will take place in two locations: Plac Wolnosci (Freedom Square) and Poznan International Fair area. While at Plac Wolnosci the market will begin on the 17th of November and last until the 7th of January, it’ll start on the 18th of November and last until the 22nd of December at Poznan International Fair area.

What may you expect to see at Poznan Christmas Market 2023

There will be no Christmas Parade this year, but except for that, the Market will not be different to previous years. You may expect plenty of cultural events for adults and children, charity events, local and international food, mulled wine, and of course – Christmas Trees, lights and decorations.

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Ice Festival during Poznan Christmas Market

One of the most notable events accompanying the Christmas Fair in Poznan in 2023 will be the 17th edition of the International Ice Sculpture Festival, which will take place in a new localisation – at Sw Marcin Street – on 8-10th of December. Top Ice Sculptors will compete three times: in Small Sculpture, Speed Ice Carving and the Main Competition, and their efforts may be observed for free. On the 10th of December, a workshop on Ice Carving will take place for children.

Silent Disco

This is a recurring event that will take place at the Plac Wolnosci. This is a unique type of event where participants are equipped with wireless headphones. Each headphone may listen to three channels where three DJs play different music. This allows participants to choose the music they want to dance to. Headphones may be borrowed for free from 5 pm to 9 pm, but the number of headphones is limited, so don’t be late.

The full program of the Christmas Market in Poznan in 2023

Below you’ll find the full program of the Christmas Market in Poznan for both locations in Poznan.

Christmas Market at Plac Wolnosci

This is the main part of the Poznan Xmas Market. Here you’ll find most food stalls, carousels and souvenirs.

Poznan Christmas Market 2023
Poznan Christmas Market 2023 in Freedom Square

17.11 | Friday
19:00 – Opening of Christmas Market

21.11 | Tuesday
17:00-21:00 – Non-Governmental Organization Day: Stowarzyszenie Na Tak

22.11 | Wednesday
10:30-20:00 – Family Wednesday

  • 10:30 – Elf Workshop in Family Initiatives Center
  • 16:30 – Family Christmas Workshops in Family Initiatives Center
  • 18:00 – Christmas Spectacle: “Christmas Dream”
  • 19:00 – Meeting with Fairytale Characters

23.11 | Thursday
17:00-22:00 – Christmas Silent Disco

24.11 | Friday
19:00 – Winter Fire Show

28.11 | Tuesday
17:00-20:00 – Non-Governmental Organization Day: Popular Dance Team of AWF Poznan

29.11 | Wednesday
10:30-20:00 – Family Wednesday

  • 10:30 – Elf Workshop Family Initiatives Center
  • 16:30 – Musical Spectacle: “Holidays from the Kitchen” in Family Initiatives Center
  • 18:00 – Christmas Spectacle: “How the Elf Forgot About Christmas”
  • 19:00 – Meeting with Fairytale Characters
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30.11 | Thursday
17:00-22:00 – Christmas Silent Disco

1.12 | Friday
18:00-21:00

  • 18:00 – Concert: Artists of Remigiusz Wojciechowski Music Workshop
  • 19:00 – Concert: Brass Quintet of Poznan City Orchestra
  • 20:00 – Concert: Przemek Mazurek Band

3.12 | Sunday
13:00 – Motogwiazdory Poznan

5.12 | Tuesday
17:00-20:00 – Non-Governmental Organization Day Day: Christmas Bookmark Workhop with Fundacja Dom Książki and Fundacja Orchidea.

6.12 | Wednesday
10:30-19:00 – Family Wednesday

  • 10:30 – Elf Workshop in Family Initiatives Center
  • 16:30 – Family Christmas Meeting in Family Initiatives Center
  • 18:00 – Santa Claus Day at Plac Wolnosci:
    • Meeting with Santa Claus
    • Christmas Animations
    • Meeting with Fairytale Characters

7.12 | Thursday
17:00-22:00 – Christmas Silent Disco

11.12 | Monday
17:00-20:00 – Finnish Evening: Finnish Music, Workshops, Regional Delicacies

  • Meeting with St. Nicholas from Lapland

12.12 | Tuesday
17:00-20:00 – Non-Governmental Organization Day: “Literary Creche” by Związek Literatów Polskich, Oddział W Poznaniu

13.12 | Wednesday
10:30-20:00 – Family Wednesday

  • 10:30 – Elf Workshop in Family Initiatives Center
  • 16:30 – Reading House of Fairy Tales: Arts and Tricks in Family Initiatives Center
  • 18:00 – Christmas Spectacle: “Bauble Queen”
  • 19:00 – Meeting with Fairytale Characters

14.12 | Thursday
15:00-22:00

  • 15:00 – Poznan Carol Contest
  • 18:00 – Poznan Silent Night
  • 19:00 – Silent Vibe: Poznan Voice Studio Vocalists Concert
  • 17:00-22:00 – Christmas Silent Disco

15.12 | Friday
15:00-21:00 – Bethlehem with Bread Of Life Concerts and Animations, Charity Collection

16.12 | Saturday
12:00-21:00 – Day with Hospice Palium: Concerts, Animations, Charity Collection

17.12 | Sunday
11:00-20:00 – Christmas with Bone Marrow Team: Concerts, Animations, Charity Collection

19.12 | Tuesday
17:00-20:00 – Non-Governmental Organization Day: “Christmas Decorations with CIL Strzeszyn: Children Create Christmas Atmosphere!”

20.12 | Wednesday
10:30-20:00 – Family Wednesday

  • 10:30 – Elf Workshop in Family Initiatives Center
  • 16:30 – Reading House of Fairy Tales: Adventures with Art in Family Initiatives Center
  • 18:00 – Christmas Spectacle: “Christmas Sparkle”
  • 19:00 – Meeting with Fairytale Characters

21.12 | Thursday
17:00-22:00 – Christmas Silent Disco

22.12 | Friday
12:00-21:00 – Day with Niesiemy Nadzieję Foundation: Concerts, Bazaar, Charity Collection

23.12 | Saturday
15:00 – Santa Claus receives letters

27.12 | Wednesday
16:30-20:00 – Family Wednesday

  • 16:30 – Family Christmas Workshops in Family Initiatives Center
  • 18:00 – Christmas Spectacle: “Meet the Little Polar Bear”
  • 19:00 – Meeting with Fairytale Characters

28.12 | Thursday
17:00-22:00 – Christmas Silent Disco

3.01 | Wednesday
10:30-20:00 – Family Wednesday

  • 10:30 – Creative Meeting for the Youngest: “Venetian Masks” of Elves in Family Initiatives Center
  • 16:30 – Family Workshops “Soon Carnival” in Family Initiatives Center
  • 18:00 – Christmas Spectacle: “Princess Zosia and Friendly Dragon – Grand Ball”
  • 19:00 – Christmas Mini Parade
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4.01 | Thursday
17:00-22:00 – Christmas Silent Disco

5.01 | Friday
19:00 – New Year’s Concert

6.01 | Saturday
17:00-22:00 – Christmas Silent Disco

The program of the Christmas Fair at the Poznan International Fair area

Christmas Market at the Poznan International Fair area will start on the 18th of November and last until the 22nd of December. On the 19th of November, there will be a concert by Grzegorz Hyzy – a popular Polish artist. Below you will find the detailed program of this part of the Christmas Market.

Main attractions at the Christmas Fair at the Poznan International Fair area

  • The Christmas ice rink – is an opportunity for winter recreation for the whole family! The atmospheric lighting, atmospheric background music and beautiful décor will put you in a festive mood! On-site, right next to the ice rink, there is an ice skate rental and changing room. 
  • The Mill Wheel – see the beautiful panorama of Poznan straight from the Mill Wheel at the Poznan International Fair! This year an even bigger, 50-metre wheel will be waiting for you, from which you will see even more! The Mill Wheel is a great attraction for young and old adventure lovers. It will be a unique opportunity to see the Christmas Market at the Fair in all its glory from above!
  • The Venetian Carousel – a ride on the carousel guarantees unforgettable fun and wonderful memories – thanks to the beautiful moving figures, music and play of lights, which together create a magical festive atmosphere!
  • Chain Carousel – a new attraction on the map of the Fair! The high-speed chain merry-go-round offers an unforgettable experience for older children. Colourful saddles, Christmas lights and fairytale characters will accompany children on fantastic rides full of excitement and smiles!
  • Autodrome – feel the atmosphere of an amusement park and jump into special cars to race with the whole family on a special platform. The cars are designed to safely collide with other play participants. The autodrome attracts children, teenagers and adults alike and is the perfect way to get crazy together!
  • Shooting range – test your eye in the shooting range and take aim at… mascots! There are no losers in this game, and the most accurate shooter can look forward to unique prizes in the form of plush toys.
  • Pontoon slides – pontoon slides are a guarantee of fun and unforgettable excitement during each slide on large inflatable pontoons! It will be a great warm-up before your first descents on the snowy winter mountains!
  • Santa’s house – meet Father Christmas in his house, tell him about your Christmas dreams, and take a souvenir photo at the end! Such a meeting is an unforgettable experience for every child.
  • Santa Claus’ sleigh flight simulator – feel like Father Christmas speeding with his reindeer to distribute presents to all good children! The panoramic image in the sleigh and the movable seats make participants feel as if they are really floating above the winter wonderland.
  • The Talking Moose Marcin – meet the unique mascot of the Poznań Christmas Market! Straight from the top of the fair’s Inn, Moose Marcin will speak in the Poznań dialect to all guests!
  • Mirror Cube – Mirror Cube is a mirrored space with an infinity effect, where a multimedia interplay of lights, music and a unique installation of mirrors transports us to a world of infinity. This is a chance to visit two multimedia spaces: “Walk Among the Stars” and “Lightstorm”.
  • Great Elf Factory – a trip to the Great Elf Factory is when both children and adults are transported to another world! Inflatables, logic puzzles, letter writing, games, artistic performances and a workshop await the children on site. See what the Elf Guide has prepared for you!
  • Artistic repertoire on the fairground stage – among the attractions on the Christmas stage will be concerts, artistic shows, animations, theatre performances or visits from characters from your favourite fairy tales!
  • Lighting illuminations and Christmas photo spots – a photo in a giant bauble or a gift? At the Christmas Fair at the Fair it’s possible! Find all our unique Christmas decorations on the Fairgrounds and make your stay here even more magical!
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Gastronomic offer

A rich gastronomic and commercial offer awaits visitors to the Fair. The focus is on locality, regional products and the artistic riches of our region. Visitors to the Fair will be able to enjoy hot drinks in an atmospheric atmosphere and have a pleasant time in a festive space. It will be a lively place. More than 70 stalls offering local and regional delicacies and crafts are planned. This is where you will feel the magical atmosphere of the upcoming Christmas!

Poznan Wheel

This year, an even bigger 50-metre wheel will be waiting for you at the Poznan International Fair, from which you will see even more! The tightly sealed gondolas guarantee a ride in a pleasant and warm atmosphere. The Mill Wheel is a great attraction for young and old adventure lovers. It will be a unique opportunity to see the Christmas Market at the Fair in all its glory from above!

The Great Elf Factory

The Great Elf Factory on the grounds of the Poznań International Fair will be launched on 13 November 2023 and will be open until the end of the Fair, i.e. 22 December! A trip to the Great Elf Factory is a time when both children and adults are transported to another world!

Attractions are tailored to children aged 3 to 10. Inflatables, logic puzzles, letter writing and movement games await them on site – there is no opportunity to explore the Factory on their own, children walk around the points with an Elf Guide.

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At the very beginning of the visit, the children are led into a separate area, where a short performance takes place and the Guide Elf introduces the storyline – in the case of Poznan, this is the Christmas Melody. Then, in smaller groups (about 15 people each), the children, together with Elf Guides, begin a passage during which various activities await. Tasks are carried out in teams or individually by each child (e.g. letter writing). At the end, the children meet Santa Claus to immortalise the visit, but above all – to inform him that they have found the Christmas Melody notes scattered in the Factory.

There is also an option to purchase a workshop where children create their own souvenirs from the Factory. Individual guests can purchase workshops on site.

Carers can accompany the children or spend time in the prepared Elf Café. 

In addition, an ‘open zone’ will be available in Poznań, where it will also be possible to sit down with a coffee in a festive atmosphere or take part in workshops and view some of the Factory’s attractions.

An alternative to playing in the Great Elf Factory is to take part in a Christmas workshop with an Elf – an hour-long visit during which children will prepare three Christmas decorations with an Elf.

All available dates and tickets can be found at: poznan.wielkafabrykaelfow.pl/pl/kup-bilet

The Great Elf Factory in Poznań will be located in Pavilion No. 2 on the grounds of the Poznań International Fair. The entrance to the Factory is from Głogowska Street – gate No. 9, opposite the Western Railway Station.

Poznan International Fair opening hours:

Tuesday-Thursday: 11:00-21:00
Friday-Saturday 11:00-22:00
Sunday 11:00-21:00

Closed on Mondays!

The full programme of Poznan Christmas Market at the Poznan International Fair area

19 November 2023 (Sunday)

12:00 – 13:00 Rogozinski Majorettes performance (scene)
12:00 – 13:00 Enea workshop “gift wrapping” (Enea Zone)
13:00 – 14:00 Sundays with Uncle Cucumber (scene)
14:00 – 14:15 Noble Parcel – invitation to join the action (scene)
14:00 – 15:00 Enea workshop “gingerbread decorating” (Enea Zone)
14:30 – 16:30 Fairy Mascot Walk around the Fair (Fairground area)
15:00 – 16:00 Winter Illusion Show (in front of the stage)
16:00 – 17:00 Enea Surprise Workshop (Enea Zone)
17:00 – 18:30 Opening ceremony and concert by Dagadana (stage)
18:00 – 19:00 Enea workshop “gingerbread decorating” (Enea Zone)
20:00 – 21:00 Enea workshop “gift wrapping” (Enea Zone)

23 November 2023 (Thursday)
19:00 – 20:00 Concert as part of the “Music at the Fair” competition: LIT (stage)

24 November 2023 (Friday)
19:30 – 21:30 Disco on the ice rink (ice rink)

25 November 2023 (Saturday)

12:00 – 13:00 Fusion Theatre “The World According to Aunt Jadzia” (stage)
12:00 – 13:00 Enea workshop “gift wrapping” (Enea Zone)
13:30 – 13:45 Noble Parcel – invitation to join the action (scene)
14:00 – 15:00 Enea workshop “gingerbread decorating” (Enea Zone)
15:00 – 16:00 Concert as part of the “Music at the Fair” competition: Madame Afair (scene)
16:00 – 17:00 Enea surprise workshop (Enea Zone)
18:00 – 19:00 Future Folk concert (scene)
18:00 – 19:00 Enea workshop “gingerbread decorating” (Enea Zone)20:00 – 21:00 Enea workshop “gift wrapping” (Enea Zone)

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26 November 2023 (Sunday)
12:00 – 13:00 Enea workshop “gift wrapping” (Enea Zone)
13:00 – 14:00 Sundays with Uncle Cucumber (scene)
14:00 – 15:00 Enea workshop “gingerbread decorating” (Enea Zone)
14:30 – 15:30 Meet Santa Claus Flora – animation for children (scene)
16:00 – 17:00 Enea surprise workshop (Enea Zone)
18:00 – 19:00 Enea workshop “gingerbread decorating” (Enea Zone)
19:30 – 20:30 Concert as part of the “Music at the Fair” competition: RUINA BAR (stage)
20:00 – 21:00 Enea workshop “gift wrapping” (Enea Zone)

30 November 2023 (Thursday)
19:00 – 20:00 Concert as part of the “Music at the Fair” competition: Drops of Rain (stage)

1 December 2023 (Friday)
19:30 – 21:30 Disco at the ice rink (ice rink)

2 December 2023 (Saturday)
12:00 – 13:00 Performance of Majorettes Vena from Przemęt (in front of the stage)
12:00 – 13:00 Enea workshop “gift wrapping” (Enea Zone)
13:00 – 14:00 Meeting with Santa Claus – animation for children (scene)
14:00 – 15:00 Enea workshop “gingerbread decorating” (Enea Zone)
15:00 – 16:00 Concert as part of the “Music at the Fair” competition: SZA! (scene)
16:00 – 17:00 Enea surprise workshop (Enea Zone)
17:00 – 18:00 Concert as part of the “Music at the Fair” competition: Blues Drawers (stage)
18:00 – 19:00 Enea workshop “gingerbread decorating” (Enea Zone)
20:00 – 21:00 Enea workshop “gift wrapping” (Enea Zone)

3 December 2023 (Sunday)
12:00 – 13:00 Enea workshop “wrapping presents” (Enea Zone)
13:00 – 16:00 Afternoon with Radio ESKA- competitions and Christmas attractions (stage area)
13:00 – 14:00 Sundays with Uncle Cucumber (stage)
14:00 – 15:00 Enea workshop “gingerbread decorating” (Enea Zone)
15:00 – 16:00 Song and Dance Group “Łany” (scene)
16:00 – 17:00 Enea surprise workshop (Enea Zone)
17:00 – 18:00 Concert as part of the “Music at the Fair” competition: bango balenci (stage)
18:00 – 19:00 Enea workshop “gingerbread decorating” (Enea Zone)
20:00 – 21:00 Enea workshop “gift wrapping” (Enea Zone)

7 December 2023 (Thursday)
19:00 – 20:00 Concert as part of the ‘Music at the Fair’ competition: The Woman Project (stage)

8 December 2023 (Friday)

19:30 – 21:30 Disco at the ice rink (ice rink)

9 December 2023 (Saturday)
12:00 – 13:00 Blum Theatre “Klaudynek and Klaudynka” (stage)
12:00 – 13:00 Enea workshop “gift wrapping” (Enea Zone)
13:00 – 16:00 Workshops on building bird feeders with the State Forests (garden)
13:00 – 13:20 Police dog obedience and training demonstration – Poznan City Police Station (near the stage)
13:30 – 13:50 Children’s competition with prizes – organised by the Prevention Department of the Provincial Police Headquarters in Poznań (scene)
14:00 – 15:00 Enea workshop “gingerbread decorating” (Enea Zone)
15:00 – 15:45 Forensic workshops for children and young people ( Forensic Laboratory of the Provincial Police Headquarters in Poznań)
15:00 – 16:00 Song and Dance Group “Łaniki” (scene)
16:00 – 17:00 Enea surprise workshop (Enea Zone)
17:00 – 18:00 Concert as part of the “Music at the Fair” competition: HEIMA (stage)
18:00 – 19:00 Enea workshop “gingerbread decorating” (Enea Zone)
20:00 – 21:00 Enea workshop “gift wrapping” (Enea Zone)

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10 December 2023 (Sunday)
12:00 – 13:00 Enea workshop “gift wrapping” (Enea Zone)
12:00 – 12:20 Demonstration of obedience and police dog training – Municipal Police Headquarters in Poznań (near the stage)
12:30 – 12:50 Competition for children with prizes – organised by the Prevention Department of the Provincial Police Headquarters in Poznań (scene)
13:00 – 16:00 Afternoon with Radio ESKA – competitions and Christmas attractions (near the stage)
13:00 – 14:00 Sundays with Uncle Cucumber (scene)
14:00 – 15:00 Enea workshops “gingerbread decorating” (Enea Zone)
15:00 – 15:45 Forensic workshops for children and young people ( Forensic Laboratory of the Provincial Police Headquarters in Poznań)
15:00 – 16:00 Concert of the Vivat! from Sieraków (scene)
16:00 – 17:00 Surprise Enea Workshop (Enea Zone)
17:00 – 18:00 Concert as part of the “Music at the Fair” competition: RH Blues (stage)
18:00 – 19:00 Enea workshop “gingerbread decorating” (Enea Zone)
20:00 – 21:00 Enea workshop “gift wrapping” (Enea Zone)

14 December 2023 (Thursday)
19:00 – 20:00 Concert as part of the “Music at the Fair” competition: OSTY (stage)

15 December 2023 (Friday)
15:00 – 19:00 Christmas convoy of Radio ZET (Mark Square)19:30 – 21:30 Disco at the ice rink (ice rink)

16 December 2023 (Saturday)
11:00 – 21:00 Uprising Town (scene)
12:00 – 13:00 Enea workshop “gift wrapping” (Enea Zone)
14:00 – 15:00 Enea workshop “gingerbread decorating” (Enea Zone)
16:00 – 17:00 Enea surprise workshop (Enea Zone)
18:00 – 19:00 Enea workshop “gingerbread decorating” (Enea Zone)
20:00 – 21:00 Enea workshop “gift wrapping” (Enea Zone)

17 December 2023 (Sunday)
12:00 – 13:00 Enea workshop “gift wrapping” (Enea Zone)
13:00 – 16:00 Afternoon with Radio ESKA – competitions and Christmas attractions (near the stage)
14:00 – 15:00 Enea workshop “gingerbread decorating” (Enea Zone)
16:00 – 17:00 Enea surprise workshop (Enea Zone)
17:00 – 18:00 Final concert of the “Music at the Fair” competition (stage)
18:00 – 19:00 Enea workshop “gingerbread decorating” (Enea Zone)
20:00 – 21:00 Enea workshop “gift wrapping” (Enea Zone)

22 December 2023 (Friday)
19:30 – 21:30 Disco at the ice rink (ice rink)

Other Christmas Markets in Poland

Many cities in Poland organize their Christmas Markets. Check also our articles on Christmas Fairs in Gdansk, Wroclaw, Lodz and Krakow.

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1 comment

Paul Joseph November 24, 2022 - 11:35 am

Hi there,

I am a writer for TravelMag.com and we are currently writing an article on the 20 most charming small Christmas markets in Europe.

Please could you confirm how many stalls are at the Poznan Christmas Market, and also what dates the market is open from and until?

We would also love if you could send us a few high res images of the market for us to pick from. Would this be possible? If so, please could you also send full photo credits we should use?

Many thanks in advance,

Paul Joseph
Senior Writer
http://www.TravelMag.com

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