Warsaw with kids: December 1-3
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Friday, December 1
Concert on the occasion of St. Lucia Day by Young Cathedral Voices Choir from Uppsala Location: Plac Małachowskiego 1 (city center), free entrance – tickets to pick up at the entrance one hour before the concert, number of tickets limited, 7 pm. Facebook event in Polish.
Live concert enhanced with visualizations on the planetarium dome – Chopin music Location: Planetarium in Copernicus Science Center, Wybrzeże Kościuszkowskie 20 Street (Powiśle). 7 pm (45 min), audience age 15+ (click here to read more in English).
Friday – Sunday, December 1-3
Christmas Market in the Old Town Location: Warsaw Old Town, next to the Castle Square and Sigismund’s Column. Open every day (Monday – Thursday and Sunday 11 am – 8 pm, Friday – Saturday 11 am – 9.30 pm), free entrance. The Christmas Market runs until January 7, 2018. Facebook event in Polish and English.
Polish Design Exhibition Location: The Institute of Industrial Design (Instytut Wzornictwa Przemysłowego), Świętojerska 5/7 Street (city center). Free entrance. The Exhibition is open until December 3, Tuesday – Sunday, 10 am – 7 pm. Facebook event in Polish.
“The Royal Garden of Lights” Location: Wilanów Palace Garden, Stanisława Kostki Potockiego 10/16 Street, 4 pm – 9 pm. Monday – Friday, regular tickets 10 PLN, reduced tickets 5 PLN. Saturday – Sunday, regular tickets 20 PLN, reduced tickets 10 PLN. Free admission for children under 7 (every day). It can be crowded during weekends, buy tickets online to skip the line. Click here to read Kids in the City tips on visiting the Wilanów Palace with children. Mappings (illumination, picture, and sound) on the Palace facade on Saturdays and Sundays (15 minutes) at 5.30 pm, 6.30 pm, 7.30 pm, and 8.30 pm.
Saturday, December 2
“Pig in a Wig in Space” – theater for children IN ENGLISH Location: Mokotów Cultural Center (Dom Kultury Kadr), Rzymowskiego 32 Street. 3 performances: 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm. Online tickets (45 PLN). Facebook event in Polish. Trailer on YouTube in Polish and English.
Theater performance for children “Glitter Landscape” Location: Remus Theater (Stowarzyszenie Teatralne Remus), Kępna 6 Street (Praga), free entrance, click here to book a spot, 6 pm (40 min + short workshop). A performance based on Chinese fairy tales, traditional Chinese songs and elements of the Japanese dance. Actors plus two huge animated dragons:) Facebook event in Polish.
Vietnamese Culture Festival – “Wietnam – Ba Lan 3” Location: Museum of Asia and the Pacific, Solec 24 Street (Powiśle). Free entrance, 4 pm – 7.15 pm. Facebook event in Polish. Click here to read our tips on visiting the Museum of Asia and the Pacific.
“Hello Maestro” – “Once upon a time… Life” event Location: Sadyba Best Mall, Empik, Powsińska 31 Street, 12 pm – 6 pm. Facebook event in Polish.
Nature workshop and walk in the garden – “Bird Feeders” Location: Wilanów Palace Garden, Stanisława Kostki Potockiego 10/16 Street, 11 am – 12.30 pm. Click here to buy tickets online (10 PLN). Meeting point at the ticket office (small yellow building). The event is dedicated to families with children 7-10 (the person conducting the workshop speaks English so there will be a possibility to ask questions in English). Facebook event in Polish.
St. Nicholas’ Day (Mikołajki) Event for children Location: ALTO Wilanów shopping mall, Al. Rzeczypospolitej 14, 12 pm – 4 pm, free entrance. Christmas arts & crafts workshops, at 2 pm theater for children (about Santa Claus in different countries and how Christmas is celebrated all over the world). Facebook event in Polish.
Music class for children 4-7 Location: Saska Kępa Cultural Center “PROM”, Brukselska 23 Street. 10.30 -12 pm. Click here to buy tickets online (20 PLN – family ticket for up to 4 participants). Facebook event in Polish.
Free qigong class in the open air Location: Łazienki Royal Garden (click here to see the exact location on a map), free entrance, 11.45 am – 1 pm. In a case of rain, the qigong class will take place in Podchorążówka Museum. Facebook event in Polish.
Dog Day Festival – Pet Fair Location: SOHO Factory, Mińska 25 Street (Praga), free entrance, 10 am – 6 pm. Facebook event in Polish.
The Warsaw Barbórka Car Rally (Rajd Barbórka) Locations: Modlin, Bemowo and famous section of the rally in the city center – Karowa Street. Click here to buy tickets online, and here to read more in Polish and English. Facebook event in Polish.
Saturday – Sunday, December 2-3
Meet Santa – event for children in the Old Town Location: Old Town Market Place, 12 pm – 7 pm, free entrance. The event runs every day until December 6. Meeting with Santa at Santa’s Cottage, workshops with Elves – making Christmas stocking stuffers, decorating Christmas baubles. Take a photo with Santa in a photo booth.
“Warsaw, sweets, Christmas cards, and ginger treats” – outdoor event for children in the Old Town Location: Krakowskie Przedmieście Street, next to St. Anne’s Church. Free entrance, 12 pm – 7 pm. Workshops – decorating Christmas gingerbread cookies. Sending Christmas cards presenting Warsaw in a Christmas image (cards and stamps will be available for free, there will be also available a special seal – your postcards can be sent right away) and creating your own postcards. Facebook event in Polish and English.
The International Theatre Festival for Early Years “TAKE PART IN ART” – this weekend theater from Belgium Location: Stara Prochownia in the Old Town (Boleść 2 Street). Performances & workshops for children 1-6. Artists from Italy, Belgium, Austria, Spain, Canada & Poland. Click here to read more in English, and buy tickets online. The Festival runs until December 17.
Zimowy Narodowy – winter sports zones at the National Stadium Location: PGE National Stadium, Al. Ks. J. Poniatowskiego 1 Street (Praga). Click here to buy tickets online. Facebook page in Polish.
Sunday, December 3
Meet Santa – theater for children Location: Wilanów Cultural Center, Kolegiacka 3 Street. 12.45 pm, tickets to buy at the venue (adults: 10 PLN, kids: 5 PLN). Facebook event in Polish.
Christmas Flashmob Location: Castle Square, 11.30 am, free entrance. Singing carols along with the orchestra.
Christmas Fair at Royal Wilanów Location: Royal Wilanów Shopping Center, Klimczaka 1 Street, free entrance, 11 am – 7 pm. Facebook event in Polish and English.
Winter ornithology meetings for families (3 events) Location: Wilanów Palace Garden, Stanisława Kostki Potockiego 10/16 Street. Meeting point at the ticket office (small yellow building). You will need to buy entrance tickets to the Garden (children up to 7 free). Birdwatching: 9.30 am – 11 am. Christmas arts & crafts workshop: 11 am – 2 pm (you can join at any time), Pompownia building (pumping station at Wilanowskie Lake). Workshop for families with children 10-14, “Secrets of biometrics – the example of ornithological research”: 2.30 pm – 4 pm, Pompownia building (pumping station at Wilanowskie Lake). The persons conducting the workshop speak English and can answer questions in English. Facebook event in Polish.
Concert for children by children choir – Christmas carols Location: Polish Radio Concert Studio, Modzelewskiego 59 Street (Mokotów), 11 am. Click here to buy tickets (20 PLN) online. Facebook event in Polish.
Classical music concerts for children Location: Warsaw Philharmonic, The Concert Hall, entrance from Sienkiewicza Street (city center). Morning concert for kids 3-6, 11 am, details in English. Afternoon concert for kids 7-12, 2 pm, details in English. Click here to learn our tips on Warsaw Philharmonic concerts for children.
Breakfast (Indoor) Market in Żoliborz Location: Nowy Fort (Fort Sokolnickiego), Stefana Czarnieckiego 51 Street, 9 am – 3 pm. During Breakfast Market you can buy local, international, and organic food. Workshops for children. Facebook event in Polish. Click here to read in English about the idea of Breakfast Markets. This Sunday St. Nicholas’ Day (Mikołajki) workshops for children.
Poster Fair Location: Dom Towarowy Bracia Jabłkowscy, Bracka 25 Street (city center), 11 am – 7 pm, tickets 2 PLN. Facebook event in Polish.
Christmas concert and nativity play for children Location: Museum for Children, Kredytowa 1 Street (city center), part of the Ethnographic Museum, 3 pm. Tickets: children 20 PLN, adults free. Click here to read Kids in the City tips in English about the Museum for Children. Facebook event in Polish.
The Nutcracker (Dziadek do orzechów) – ballet for children 3+ and adults by Les Ballets de Pologne Location: Białołęka Cultural Center (Białołęcki Ośrodek Kultury), Głębocka 66 Street, 3 pm. Tickets online (40 PLN). Facebook event in Polish.
Free yoga in the open air Location: Łazienki Royal Garden, meeting point – entrance from Agrykola Street (click here to see the exact location on a map), free entrance, 10 am – 11.30 am. In a case of rain, the yoga class will take place in Podchorążówka Museum. Facebook event in Polish.