Poland has many beautiful cities which light up during the Christmas season including the northern city of Gdansk. The Gdansk Christmas market is one of the most stunning and unique markets thanks to its Baltic Sea location, Hanseatic history and its position (along with Sopot and Gdynia) as part of Poland’s tricity region.
Every year, Gdansk Christmas Market (Jarmark Bożonarodzeniowy w Gdańsku) offers new attractions. This time it is a beautiful, two-level Gdańsk Carousel, which we already know from Targ Rybny, but now we will see how it looks at Targ Węglowy.
The inhabitants of Gdańsk – holders of the Citizen’s Card – can use the carousel for a symbolic zloty once. And all these zlotys will be donated to the Hospice Foundation, which will spend them on holidays for orphaned children.
Gdansk Christmas Market (Jarmark Bożonarodzeniowy w Gdańsku) offers taste dishes from Spanish (churrosy), Hungarian (kurtosze and langosze), Alsatian (flatbread), Chinese (dumplings and sushi chicken), German (wursts and gluhweins in various flavors), Greek (filo pastry bugats), Belgian ( wafers and fries), Kashubian and Polish (poppy seed cake, gingerbread, dumplings, patties, borscht, sour rye soup, mulled wine and liqueurs).
You can also drink warming chocolates, mulled beer with honey and ginger, regional cider with rum. And of course, aromatic mulled wine, served in collector’s ceramic or disposable mugs, made especially for the fair. There are also new places for consumption in the food court – spacious, roofed gazebos,equipped with furniture and heating radiators.
Traditionally, the heart of the Gdansk Christmas Market (Jarmark Bożonarodzeniowy w Gdańsku) is the Angel’s Mill with moving figures of the Magi, the Holy Family, angels and saints. The Crafts and Handicraft Fair is held in the historic interiors of the Great Armory. It is most colorful at the Christmas tree of Gdańsk Young People, most fabulously in the Enchanted Coach harnessed by two reindeer, and you can feel the real winter at the Ice Hill with toboggan runs, which this time can be found at Forum Gdańsk.