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Christmas lights, Christmas trees, Christmas Eve and... Santas!

Christmas is approaching fast. Like every year, in 2019, the city of Gdansk has prepared a lot of attractions for citizens and visitors alike, including Christmas Eve meetings, Christmas trees in several districts and truly magical illuminations.

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Motorbike Santas

A great choice of entertainment for people who like fast and loud one-track vehicles! On 1st December, a colourful Santa Claus motorbike parade will take over the city streets. It is due to depart at 11:00 am from the Energa Gdansk Stadium.

Parade route: Pokolen Lechii Gdansk street - Żaglowa street - Marynarki Polskiej street - Jana z Kolna street - Waly Piastowskie street - Grunwaldzka Avenue.

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Illuminations

An attraction that not just children, but everyone, is eagerly awaiting.

Gdansk will soon be decorated with thousands of colourful lights, baubles, LED icicles hanging from tree branches in parks and squares, light stars, twigs and snowflakes mounted on lanterns and traction poles. Brightly-illuminated plazas, squares and parks will bring the wonderful Christmas spirit to the city. And all of this can be seen from 1st December until 2nd February.

Feel free to visit us:

  • On weekdays - 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm.
  • On Saturdays, Sundays, and Christmas and Boxing days - 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm.
  • On Christmas Eve - 4:00 pm – 2:00 am.

Locations:

  • Grunwaldzka Avenue, Oliwa, Podwale Grodzkie
  • Okopowa, Waly Jagiellonskie, Hucisko
  • Opata Jacka Rybinskiego, Wajdeloty
  • Dluga, Dlugi Targ (Long Market), Piwna
  • Kobzdeja Square, Zielony Most (Green Bridge), Stagiewna
  • Four Quarters Fountain on Grobla street
  • Fahrenheit Monument on Dlugi Targ (Long Market)
  • Gdansk Lions with the illuminated Gdansk coat of arms at Targ Weglowy (Coal Market Square), and of course...
  • OLIWA PARK
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Christmas trees

The holiday season would never feel quite complete without the Christmas trees. Both kids and adults know that perfectly well. Traditionally, the main Christmas tree will be set up in the Long Market. This will take place during the official welcome of Santa Claus to Gdansk.

Santa Claus himself will come to Gdansk to turn on the lights decorating that very Christmas tree on 5th December at 5:00 pm.

He will also award prizes to young residents of Gdansk as part of the best Christmas tree decoration competition.

But this will not be the only Christmas tree in the city. They will also be set up in the following places:

  • Young Residents of Gdansk Christmas Tree - Targ Weglowy (Coal Market Square)
  • Nowy Port (Rev. Marian Gorecki Square)
  • Sobieszewo (Nadwislanska and Turystyczna streets)
  • Orunia (square next to Goscinna street)
  • Biskupia Gorka
  • Dolne Miasto district (next to Wrobla street)
  • Osowa (Chiron Park)
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Gdansk Christmas Eve meetings, 21-24 December

Let us all meet at a Christmas Eve event in Gdansk during this special time of the year.

Oliwa Christmas Eve with a nativity scene made of sand. 21st December / 4:00 pm.

At that time, the ceremonial illumination of the crib will take place as well, with representatives of various religious denominations, Oliwa caterers and, of course, the residents participating.

Gdansk Christmas Eve. 22nd December / Long Market / 4:00 pm

A truly unique event accompanied by a procession of angels, carollers and actors dressed in Gdansk-themed costumes who will march along Dluga Street towards the Gdansk Christmas Tree, where a symbolic Christmas Eve supper table will be set up. There, all Gdansk residents will have a chance to share a wafer and sing carols together.

Christmas Eve for people in need. 24th December / Coal Market Square / 12:00 pm

Christmas Eve dishes will be distributed to people in need at the Grand Armoury. The event is organised by the Polish Chamber of Commerce for Restaurant and Hotel Owners and MTG S.A. The campaign is supported by scouts and volunteers as well.

Christmas Eve for poverty-stricken people. 21st December / Gdansk Shipyard Centre / 5:00 pm

An event organised by the Dominican Order and students from the 'Gorka' Academic Pastoral Group operating by the St. Nicolas church in Gdansk. The event will be supported by scouts and volunteers as well.

We look forward to seeing you!