Warsaw In Your Pocket no.114
★ 20 years in Poland

It is indeed the most wonderful time of the year in wintry Warsaw. If climate change doesn’t get its way then the first snowflakes are imminent and City Hall has once again outdone itself, decorating the streets with 1300 decorative elements, using 4.5 million LED bulbs – stretched out in a line, the wiring would reach 680km! The holiday season brings with it a flurry of events, concerts, celebrations and religious celebrations. Poles take Christmas extremely seriously and the main event actually takes place on Christmas Eve when families gather around the table to a 12-course meatless feast featuring all sorts of delicious dishes. Other than festive events, there’s plenty to experience during winter in Warsaw, find out more on page 12. New Year’s Eve is another story altogether and it just happens to share its name with a famous cartoon cat (Sylwester!). Warsaw will be bursting at the seams with private parties, gaudy galas and packed public spectacles of the firework and popstar variety. Be sure to check out our ‘Events’ section, p.16, for details. As always, let us know how you got on in Warsaw on our Facebook page and/or show us what you’ve seen during your time in the city by using the hashtag #Warsawinyourpocket through social media, or if you prefer, just use good old fashioned email: poland@inyourpocket.com.

Cover Story

Warsaw goes full-on with the decorations and events at Christmas. Here you can see the Old Town market square (p.30) all lit up, with an ice rink and food stands taking centre stage. There’s plenty to see and do here in winter, find out more by reading our feature on p.12.

Photo: Adam Niescioruk, Unsplash.

Main feature: Winter in Warsaw

What has always been a wonderful time of year in Warsaw just keeps getting better. With no expenses spared, the city authority ensures that Warsaw shines brightly in winter, along with a host of festive events for everyone to enjoy. But there’s more things to do in the city during winter than meets the eye. Read on to find out more…

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