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      Preparations for the Szczecin Christmas Market are under way

      Marta Kufel

      Marta Kufel

      Preparations for the Szczecin Christmas Market are under way

      This year’s Szczecin Christmas Market will start on 1 December. Wooden houses with Christmas decorations, local artists and entertainers will be waiting for visitors. Among them, Santa Claus himself.

      More than three weeks of Christmas gatherings, delicious treats, Christmas Eve stories and Christmas decorations sparkling gold and red. The Christmas Fair will be held in the heart of the city from 1 to 23 December. This year, in addition to Kwiatowa Avenue, Pawła Adamowicza Square and Lotników Square, the Christmas atmosphere will also be present in Wojska Polskiego Avenue. In total, more than 90 stands will be set up, featuring local exhibitors, regional producers, handicraftsmen and caterers from various regions of Poland. It is going to be tasty, colourful and festive.

      The fair stands will be open throughout the week. The exhibitors will offer a diverse range of products: hand-made Christmas balls, wreaths, carnation- and orange-scented candles, small gifts, unique decorations, textiles and many more. Aromatic dishes including pierogi, cold cuts, honey, gingerbread, pasties, as well as salty snacks and nutritious foods will await those willing to take a bite. This year there will also be a unique wooden windmill, in which a fragrant and mulled wine will be served.

      Christmas to the full

      Over the four weekends of the Christmas Fair, we will have an opportunity to participate in many fascinating events. Local artists and entertainers will perform on the Fair stages – as there will be one at both the main Fair and the one on Wojska Polskiego Avenue. We will be able to meet street artists in the Christmas alleys and make creative decorations and Christmas souvenirs in the workshop areas. In addition, there will be Christmas puzzles and themed games. All, of course, to the rhythm of the greatest Christmas hit songs. Photography enthusiasts looking for beautiful scenes will be able to capture this Christmas atmosphere at our unique Insta points. They can be found in each of the squares.

      Meeting Santa Claus, concerts, walks and much more

      Throughout the three weeks of the Christmas Fair, children will be able to enjoy dozens of attractions we have prepared for them. In addition to the usual attractions such as the Venetian Carousel, the Mill Wheel and the Little Carousel, at weekends our scene will be filled with bands to make this Christmas season even more splendid. There will also be plenty of Christmas workshops, performances and interactive games in the animation zones. We will be reading fairy tales, meeting fairy tale characters and looking out for Santa Claus, who will appear at our Fair on 6 December. There will be an opportunity to search for elves in the area of Wojska Polskiego Avenue as part of an outdoor game, and to enter a gigantic windmill on Lotników Square. The Christmas Fair will also be a great opportunity to walk around and learn about the history and legends of Szczecin. City guides join our programme and offer themed walks along the main points of the Fair at weekends. Free walks will be held at both the main Fair and the one on Wojska Polskiego Avenue.

      A small gesture, but a hopeful one

      Every year we try to remember about others during the Christmas Fair. Visitors to the Christmas Fair will be able to write a few kind words to residents of Nursing Homes. The seniors will receive the letters just before Christmas. As in the previous year, our Bombkodzielnia will be available at the Fair. Those who have too many decorations at home can share them with others. There will also be last-minute Christmas trees – all the trees that decorated our squares at the end of the Fair will be donated to the residents who bring treats for the animals under the care of the Kudłata Przystań Association.

      Opening hours of the Christmas Market

      Kwiatowa Avenue, Adamowicz Square, Lotników Square

      Monday – Thursday, 2.00 p.m. – 8.00 p.m.

      Friday, 2.00 p.m.-11.00 p.m.

      Saturday, 10.00 a.m.-11.00 p.m.

      Sunday, 10.00 a.m. – 8.00 p.m.

      Wojska Polskiego Avenue

      Monday – Thursday, 4.00 p.m. – 8.00 p.m.

      Friday, 4.00 p.m. – 9.00 p.m.

      Saturday and Sunday, 0.00 p.m. – 9.00 p.m.

      The Szczecin Christmas Market will take place from 1 to 23 December. For more information, please visit (the Christmas Market tab).

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