Winter in Warsaw: festive illuminations, lights, and decorations in Warsaw during 2019/2020 winter season

Christmas illuminations and light in Warsaw Poland

Holiday illuminations and lights on Warsaw’s streets

December 7, 2019 – February 2, 2020

The main attractions on Warsaw streets focus on the “The Royal Route”Castle Square/Plac Zamkowy (including the Christmas tree), Krakowskie Przedmieście Street, Nowy Świat Street, Trzech Krzyży Square, Aleje Ujazdowskie Street to Belweder next to the Royal Łazienki Garden. Other locations include The Old Town, Aleje Jerozolimskie Street (from Warszawa Centralna Railway Station to Rondo Waszyngtona Roundabout and Poniatowskiego Bridge), Mokotowska Street, Bankowy Square, Marszałkowska Street (from Królewska Street to Konstytucji Square), Świętokrzyska Street (from ONZ Roundabout to Marszałkowska Street), Targowa Street, Solidarności Street (from Bankowy Square to Wileński Square, including Śląsko-Dąbrowski Bridge).


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“The Royal Garden of Light” – illuminations festival in Wilanów Park

October 19, 2019 – February 23, 2020

“The Royal Garden of Light” is Warsaw’s must-see sight during the wintertime and both adults and children will love it. It’s located in the gardens of a baroque royal palace called the “Polish Versailles”, in the Wilanów district of Warsaw. The Wilanów festival is a unique open-air exhibition with thousands of diodes forming tunnels, trees, installations, and sculptures. The illuminations are accompanied by classical music and mappings on the palace façade (3D shows featuring sounds, images, and lights). Read our tips in English about the Festival in Wilanów (ticket info, opening hours, etc.).

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Photo source: Muzeum Pałacu Króla Jana III w Wilanowie, Kids in the City

The Chinese Light Festival in Warsaw, in Bemowo

November 30, 2019 – February 2, 2020

The light outdoor exhibition consists of 38 steel constructions, covered with colorful fabrics. They are illuminated by hundreds of thousands of LED bulbs, partly also with neon elements. Most of the figures are closely associated with Chinese culture (flowers, animals like a dragon or a panda, lanterns), some of them have 4 meters in height or 20 meters in length. Location: Fort Bema, Waldorffa 34 Street (Bemowo), online tickets (children up to 4 free entrance). More in English about the event.


Photo source: Chiński Festiwal Światła

Winter illuminations and shows at Warsaw Multimedia Fountain Park

December 7, 2019 – February 23, 2020

Multimedia Fountain Park is a free fountain complex located in between the Old Town / New Town area and the Vistula river. Multimedia shows with music and lights – every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 4 pm, 5 pm, 6 pm. Additional shows at 7 pm and 8 pm on December 7, 8, 25, 26, 31 and January 1 and 6. More in English about the event.

Multimedia Fountain Park in Warsaw Poland

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Winter illuminations in Łazienki Royal Garden

December 7, 2019 – February 23, 2020

The festive lights are on every day until 9 pm: Chinese Avenue (Aleja Chińska), from Agrykola Street entrance to Gagarina Street entrance. More in English about the event.

Winter illuminations in Warsaw Lazienki Garden

Photo source: Łazienki Królewskie

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