Wroclaw Christmas Market 2022

by mbogda

Wroclaw Christmas Market 2022 will start on the 18th of November and last until the end of December, with a two-day break on the 24-25th of December. Compared to other Christmas Markets in Poland, this one stands out as one of the most extensive, covering a large part of Wroclaw Old Town. It is also one of the most beautiful in Europe, according to American “The Huffington Post” and German “Die Welt”. Wroclaw Christmas Market will be a commercial event – there will be no concerts or cultural events during this time (except for the Silent Disco on the 2, 9 and 16th od December at Salt Square.

Wroclaw Christmas Market location

In 2022 it’ll be located in four areas: Main Square, Swidnicka Street, Olawska Street and Salt Square (Plac Solny)

What to expect at Wroclaw Christmas Market 2022

Wroclaw is the city of dwarfs, but it gets even more fabulous during the Christmas Fair. A large part of the Old Town (the Main Square, Swidnicka Street, Olawska Street, and Solny Market turn into fairy-tale scenery. It gets full of Christmas trees, lights, and the aroma of food and mulled wine.

Swidnicka Street, as the street leading from Wroclaw Train Station to the Old Town is a natural way to enter Wroclaw Christmas Market, and this is where the entrance gate is located. And then it only gets better. On your way, you’ll pass through lots of stalls offering local cuisine until you get to Main Square, and the smell of food will be replaced by the smell of mulled wine.

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Wroclaw Christmas Market 2022 - entrance gate in Swidnicka Street
Wroclaw Christmas Market 2022 – entrance gate in Swidnicka Street

Wroclaw Christmas Market 2022 on Market Square

The western frontage of the Market Square is a new place on the map of the Christmas Market, full of glitter and Christmas decorations! Here you will find regional delicacies: traditional Polish cuisine, mountain cheese, natural juices, wine and craft liqueurs.

In addition, we will find here unique soy candles, Wrocław souvenirs in the form of dwarf figurines, hand-painted baubles, sets of aromatic coffees and teas, warm woolen socks, mascots for children, winter hats and many more.

In the area of ​​the Christmas Market, there will be unusually atmospheric “photo houses”, i.e. wooden houses arranged thematically, in which the Guests of the Fair will be able to take commemorative photos. Each of the houses will be decorated with a Christmas theme, which will ensure unique and joyful photos.

On the western frontage of the Market Square, a zone will also be created under the slogan “Wrocław Socially and Locally”, where Exhibitors from the Lower Silesia region and local producers will present themselves. In wooden houses, you will find a manufacturer of regional products and artistic handicrafts from Lower Silesia. “Wrocław Socially and Locally” is also a place where Wrocław organizations and entities that support important social initiatives will present their activities. The Municipality of Wrocław will also present its stand.

Christmas Market in Wroclaw - windmill
Christmas Market in Wroclaw 2022 – windmill Photo: Pianoforte Agencja Artystyczna – www.jarmarkbozonarodzeniowy.com

Wroclaw Christmas Market 2022 on Salt Square

On Salt Square, you will be able to admire the panorama of the Fair from a three-level fairy-tale house with a viewing terrace and a turret with an illuminated clock. In this house you will be able to drink hot drinks and spend time pleasantly in a festive, fairy-tale space. This unusual attraction will be available only during the Fair.

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This unique area will host department stores with various delicacies. Visitors will have the opportunity to taste traditional Polish cuisine: fries, traditional meats and bread, regional cheeses, chocolate gingerbread, and warming soups. In wooden stalls, you will also find inspiration for Christmas gifts: handicraft jewelry, original graphic products, souvenirs from Wrocław, headbands, and hair ornaments made of ecological bamboo knitwear.

At Solny Square, there will also be a “Children’s House” – an unusual attraction in the form of a Christmas exhibition, which in shape refers to fair houses. The youngest will be able to spend a nice and active time here, testing their strength during the obstacle course.

For those seeking sensations, there will also be a space located just below Plac Solny. The entrance to the magical movie world is hidden in the underground! The Film Art Gallery – MovieGate – offers an exhibition of original costumes and props from the greatest productions of world cinema!

Christmas Fair Cups

Each year mulled wine at Wroclaw Christmas Fair is served in different cups. You may return the cap and get your deposit back or keep the cup as a souvenir.

Wroclaw Xmas Market - mulled wine cups
Wroclaw Christmas Fair – mulled wine cups are waiting to be filled

During the Christmas Fair, you’ll have the opportunity to taste local, Polish and foreign cuisine. There will be also lots of stalls with souvenirs, art, craft, cosmetics and Christmas decorations. Through the entrance gate in Swidnicka Street you will get in the Christmas mood and in the stalls area.

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This year, due to the increasing crisis, Christmas Market in Wroclaw will be purely a trading event – there will be no concerts or other artistic events. But this does not discourage citizens and tourists from coming to the market area, and it gets really crowded, especially during weekends.

31st of December will be the last day of the market, with most of the stalls closing at 17. Then, the New Year celebration will start in the Main Square.

Crowd at Wroclaw Christmas Market
The crowd at Wroclaw Christmas Market

The Eastern part of the Main Square will be a special place during the Market. A Fairytale Grove will grow here and surround the Christmas Windmill. At the same time in the southern part, you may warm yourself near the fire or mulled wine or have fun at the carousel.

Christmas Market in Wroclaw - Fairytale Grove
Christmas Market in Wroclaw – Fairytale Grove. Photo: Pianoforte Agencja Artystyczna – www.jarmarkbozonarodzeniowy.com

Other Christmas Markets in Poland

Many cities in Poland organize their Christmas Markets. Check also our articles on Christmas Fairs in GdanskLodzKrakow and Poznan.

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