Warsaw with kids: January 5-7
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Friday, January 5
Location: “Yatta.pl: Centrum Popkultury” (Popculture Center), Hoża 19 Street (city center), 4 pm – 7 pm. The event organized by students of Japanese studies at Warsaw University. Facebook event in Polish.
Location: Planetarium in Copernicus Science Center, Wybrzeże Kościuszkowskie 20 Street (Powiśle). 7 pm (45 min), audience age 15+ (click here to read more in Polish).
“Around Christmas” – a concert by Jnr Robinson (a musician from Great Britain) and a children’s group
Location: Wilanów Cultural Center at ALTO shopping mall, Al. Rzeczypospolitej 14, 6.30 pm – 8 pm. Free tickets can be collected from the reception desk of the Wilanów Cultural Center. Facebook event in Polish.
Friday – Sunday, January 5-7
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. Facebook page 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 (you can show your ticket on a smartphone). 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.
Multimedia Fountain Park
Location: Skwer Dywizji 1, Podzamcze (city center), free entrance. Winter season: fifteen-minute light and music shows on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 7, 8, and 9 pm (until January 28). Saturday, January 6: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 pm. Click here to read our tips in English about Multimedia Fountain Park (how to get there, where to have coffee etc.)
Location: PGE National Stadium, Al. Ks. J. Poniatowskiego 1 Street (Praga). Monday – Friday 10 am – 9 pm, Saturday – Sunday 10 am – 8 pm. Click here to buy tickets online. Facebook event in Polish. Website in Polish. The Exhibition runs until March 25, 2018.
Saturday, January 6 (a bank holiday)
The procession starts at 12 pm at the Castle Square (Plac Zamkowy) and goes to the Piłsudski Square (Plac Piłsudskiego). Families, community members, school groups organize each year a colorful event – they dress up, sing carols. It’s a combination of a theater performance and parade.
Location: Saska Kępa Cultural Center “PROM”, Brukselska 23 Street. 5 pm – 7 pm. Click here to buy tickets online (20 PLN). Facebook event in Polish.
Location: St. Anne’s Church in Wilanów, Kolegiacka 1 Street, 7 pm – 8 pm, free entrance. Facebook event in Polish.
Sunday, January 7
Location: Concert Hall of The Fryderyk Chopin University of Music, Okólnik 2 Street (city center), 5 pm. Free entrance (you need to get a free pass at the University Bookstore located in the University building, the bookstore is open from January 3 and 30 minutes before the concert – Chopin University Press / eFryderyk.pl). Facebook event in Polish.
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.
Location: Polish Radio Concert Studio, Modzelewskiego 59 Street (Mokotów), 12 am. Click here to buy tickets (20 PLN) online. Facebook event in Polish.
Location: Bielany Cultural Center (Bielański Ośrodek Kultury), branch at Estrady 112 Street, 12 pm – 1 pm, free entrance (you need to book a spot: firstname.lastname@example.org). Facebook event in Polish.
Location: Nowy Fort (Fort Sokolnickiego), Stefana Czarnieckiego 51 Street (Żoliborz), free entrance, 12 pm. Facebook event in Polish.
Location: Wilanów Cultural Center, Kolegiacka 3 Street. 5 pm – 6 pm, free entrance. Facebook event in Polish.
Location: Białołęka Cultural Center (Białołęcki Ośrodek Kultury), Głębocka 66 Street, 6 pm. Tickets online (40 PLN). The program includes fragments of the classical dance lessons, excerpts from ballets such as “Sleeping Beauty”, “La Esmeralda”, “The Nutcracker”. Facebook event in Polish.
Location: Okęcie Concert Hall (Okęcka Sala Widowiskowa), 1 Sierpnia 36A Street, 5 pm, free entrance. Facebook event in Polish.
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