If you come to Krakow by train or other form of public transport, it is worth looking out for the Krakow Nativity Scenes from the station itself. Krakow nativity scenes are richly decorated, multi-tower scenes with architecture referring to the monuments of Krakow, depicting the mystery of Christmas. Krakow nativity scenes are richly decorated, multi-tower scenes with architecture reminiscent of Krakow's monuments, depicting the mystery of Christmas. They are a creative presentation of scenes of the birth of Jesus Christ in an environment referring to the architecture and traditions of Krakow. Krakow nativity scenes amaze with their wonderful, elaborate form, but above all they serve to present the Mystery of the birth of the Son of God. Every year, a competition of Krakow nativity scenes takes place in Krakow. In 2023, the 81st Krakow Nativity Scene Competition was announced and the awarded nativity scenes can be admired at the exhibition in the Krzysztofory Palace in Krakow. The remaining ones are also beautiful and can be admired displayed in street windows, in shop windows and in numerous Krakow restaurants.
It should be remembered that Krakow nativity scenes are on the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity and the National List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage.
Christmas markets are popular all over Europe, so you can't miss them in Krakow.
The Krakow Christmas Market is a place where you will spend magical moments. Beautiful stands, lots of lights, a Christmas tree, regional delicacies and mulled wine - all this makes it a suitable place for both older and younger tourists.
If you went to Krakow with your whole family, you must take your children to the garden of lights. In the 2021/2022 season there was Snow White and this season there are Smurfs. A visit to the Smurf Garden of Lights is a real treat for you and your child. During a walk in Lem Park, you will also learn interesting facts and tips on how to act for the good of our planet in everyday life.
The ice rink in Jordan Park is another great way to spend your free time in Krakow. An attraction for people who love physical activity. What could be better than ice skating in a wonderful place amidst falling snowflakes? Driving between the park's alleys is an attraction in itself. Dress warmly and go for a winter skate on the ice rink! Finally, I would like to add that the largest open-air ice rink in Poland is being built in Jordan Park. Sometimes the weather and low temperatures can be difficult, and practicing sports outdoors may not be pleasant, so a good alternative to an open-air ice rink will be the club's indoor ice rink. Cracovia.
Once the outdoor madness is over, it is worth visiting us at Frania Cafe on ul. Stradomska, drinking warming drinks, eating something filling and maybe doing a quick laundry, but above all, tell us how you like our beloved Krakow in the winter.