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Christmas Market Poznań Bethlehem 2019

The Poznań Christmas Market starts at November 16th again! Check what's what and how to spend your time with 100% pleasure!

Poznań Bethlehem is an annual Christmas Market taking impressive space of two squares: Wolności Square and the Old Market Square. Again, decorated Paderewskiego street will connect them and the center of Poznań will be filled with smell of burned wood, delicious food and sounds of carols and laughter. Let’s remind that last year Poznań Christmas Market took place in a plebiscite by European Best Destinations for the best Christmas Market in Europe. Our city landed on high 6th position.




Where and when?


Schedule of the Christmas Market Poznań Bethlehem 2019:


16.11 - 22.12.2019 

Start of the market on the Wolności Square and setting the big wheel in motion.


30.11 - 22.12.2019

Start of the 2nd part of the market on the Old Market Square.


30.11 | 5:00 pm 

Lighting up the city's Christmas tree on the Old Market Square.


7.12.2019 | noon - 6:30 pm

Start of the POZnan Ice Festival. On this day Speed Ice Carving takes place. The sculptors must copy the shown model as faithfully as possible.



The last day of the POZnan Ice Festival. Participants compete for a prize for the most beautiful ice sculpture.



Finale of the Poznań Bethlehem.



And what can I find there?


During the market, as you can imagine, both squares will contain stolls with Christmas and not so Christmas products – handicraft, decorations. In many stolls you will buy useful Christmas equipment. Those visiting market just for leisure will be happy for little amusement park for kids and one of the most interesting elements – big wheel that gives an amazing, elegant panoramic view on Poznań. Hungry, of course, will find rich gastronomical zone and a hot wine.
A lot of additional events will take place. You can find them on  betlejempoznanskie.pl.







Other attractions


As usually, POZnan Ice Festival is about to happen at that time. This year its dates are December 7th and 8th. It's a beautiful tradition when sculptors from all around the world try their best to create the most spectacular ice sculpture, in two categories: speed carving and the most impressive work.




How to get there?


Those who arrive by train can take a tram from the Main Poznań Station to stops: Plac Wolności, Plac Ratajskiego, Ratajczaka (to the Plac Wolności area) or Plac Wielkopolski, Wrocławska (Old Market Square area).


Choosing the bus take it to the stop Zamek (Plac Wolności area) or Wielka (Old Market Square area). If you transfer from the airport, take 159 to the Main Poznań Station and change as mentioned.


If you travel by car, you can use one of the parkings near: underground guarded parking under Plac Wolności or the parking of Shopping Center Galeria MM. When it comes to the Old Market Square, there are several private parkings on ulica Stawna, ulica Wielka or in the shopping Center Kupiec Poznański. The parking zone on the streets lasts from Monday till Friday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. Other hours are free of charge.



Text: Norbert Zieliński

Photos: Jakub Pindych

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