The Christmas Market in Wroclaw is one of the most beautiful of its kind in Poland. This year you can visit Christmas houses from 20th November till 31st December; they will be open from 10:00 a.m. till 9:00 p.m. Both participants and organisers will have to adapt to the rules of sanitary regime due to the coronavirus pandemic.
This year’s Christmas market will be held in a different form. The organisers will focus on the shopping and catering offer, and artistic events will not be held during the market.
On the market premises, 24 hand disinfection devices will be installed for customers and supplemented on a current basis. Safety instructions will be posted throughout the market area, on which information reminding customers to disinfect their hands, wear masks and maintain social distance will be communicated in both text and pictorial form.
More space, some events will be suspended
The illumination of the Wroclaw Christmas Tree and the greeting of Santa Claus are annual events held by the city. They are suspended for the time being, and a decision on their organisation or cancellation due to the pandemic situation will be made till 4th December.
Apart from that, the organisers have resigned from a part of infrastructure, including the Snow Convoy in the Fairy Forest, a sledge with reindeer, an illuminated mushroom for children and commemorative plaques as a background for photographs taken by visitors.
During the Market, pro-environmental activities will be promoted (foil bags will be prohibited, only electric or gas barbecue grills are allowed, waste must be segregated, biodegradable utensils that are disposable or made of natural materials).
Opening hours on Christmas and New Year’s Eve:
- 24th December 2020 (Christmas Eve) – the Market is closed,
- 25th December 2020 (first day of Christmas) – the Market is closed,
- 26th December 2020 (second day of Christmas) – the Market is open from 1:00 p.m. till 9:00 p.m.,
- 31st December 2020 (New Year’s Eve) industrial houses – sale till 5:00 p.m., selected stands will be open till 2:00 a.m., food outlets and food items – sale till 2:00 a.m. (1st January 2021).