Gdansk Christmas Markets

Gdansk Christmas Markets city breaks

Feeling festive? You will be after hopping over to Gdansk this winter and experiencing its world-famous Christmas markets! Nestled in Poland's historic port city, the charming cobblestone streets of the Old Town are filled with a festive ambiance. You can weave your way through the markets adorned with twinkling lights and seasonal decorations, stopping off to shop for intricate handcrafted gifts and sample traditional Polish delicacies. Not forgetting a cup of warming grzaniec (AKA mulled wine), of course! Against the backdrop of stunning medieval architecture, the markets are a joyful place to spend a day or night. Get ready for a Gdansk Christmas market city break, where magical memories are made…
Targ Węglowy market

Targ Węglowy market

Want to experience the biggest Christmas market in the city? Head straight to the city’s Old Town, and you’ll soon see why it’s often hailed as one of the best in Europe. It dates to the 17th century, so it’s steeped in history too. Local food, dazzling lights, live music – it’s all here!

St. Dominic's Fair

St. Dominic's Fair

St. Dominic’s Christmas Fair mirrors its sunny summer celebrations during the festive period to bring you plenty of festive cheer! Market stalls are spread out around the Old Town, in a more flea market style, so you can discover all sorts. If you’re looking for local products and handcrafted items, this is your best bet.

Main Town Hall market

Main Town Hall market

This Gothic-style building towers above the streets of the Old Town and plays host to a charming Christmas market during the festive season. Inside, it feels super cosy with its Renaissance hall draped in twinkling lights and traditional decorations. It’s one of the smaller markets, but its rustic feel is not to be missed.

European Solidarity Centre

European Solidarity Centre

After a Christmas market with a twist? Look no further than this contemporary art-focused one in the European Solidarity Centre museum and exhibition space. Pick up unique gifts and souvenirs made my local artisans and designers, with everything from art to gourmet treats. Keep your eyes peeled for special events and workshops during the Christmas season too.

Targ Węglowy Advent calendar

Targ Węglowy Advent calendar

From 1-23 December, you can witness the opening of the advent gate at Targ Węglowy at 6pm daily. It’s towards the south end of the markets, near the Golden Gate, so you can pop by for the ceremonial opening before or after exploring the stalls.

Christmas fun at the Forum shopping centre

Christmas fun at the Forum shopping centre

At this popular shopping centre, you can expect thousands of twinkling lights, an indoor canal, Santa visits, Christmas decorations and even an ice-skating rink outside. A fairy light-covered walkway will guide you there and you’ll be welcomed with lively Christmas tunes from the DJ. Get your skates on!

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Gdansk Christmas Markets

This ornate building, on the renowned Długi Targ street, served as a meeting place for merchants and the city’s wealthy during the Renaissance. Today, it’s a fascinating museum which helps to preserve the...
Gdansk Christmas market

Gdansk Christmas market

Gdansk Christmas Markets

Gdansk's Christmas markets transform the city into a festive wonderland each year. At the heart of the charming Old Town and beyond, get ready to be charmed by twinkling lights, the aroma of mulled wine and...
Gdansk Old Town

Gdansk Old Town

Gdansk Christmas Markets

Gdansk's Old Town is a captivating tapestry of history and culture. Its picturesque streets wind past colourful facades and medieval architecture, showcasing a real sense of timeless charm. From the iconic...

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1. Admire the magic from above
Climb to the top of St Mary’s Church for spectacular views across the city. Spot the Christmas tree, many of the markets and all the landmarks in the skyline. It’s definitely worth the 400 steps up there!
2. Find Neptune's Fountain
When the streets are sprinkled with snow, this emblem of the city looks even more dazzling. There are often street performers and musicians right beside it – even on the coldest of nights!
3. Warm up with a cup of grzaniec
A steamy cup of this traditional Polish drink is sure to warm your heart on those chilly days. This mulled tipple combines red wine, spices like cloves and cinnamon, and sometimes honey or fruit, to create a really comforting flavour combination.
4. Ride the AmberSky Ferris wheel
Enjoy a 15-minute ride in an enclosed cabin on this festive Ferris wheel and take in panoramic views across the city. On Granary Island, you’ve got the best spot to see the streets lit up in all their Christmas glory.
5. Check out the museums
Step back in time to uncover Gdansk's rich history. From the National Maritime Museum to the Museum of the Second World War, each houses fascinating artefacts and preserves and shares the city’s important heritage.
6. Stroll along the Motława river
Wrap up warm and head for a wander along the riverside, stopping off for a bite to eat in one of the charming waterfront cafés. Morning or night, the unique and colourful buildings look stunning against the water’s edge.
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