Things to do in Warsaw with children: December 6-8, 2019

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Friday, December 6

St. Nicholas’ Day (Mikołajki)
The name Mikołajki comes from Mikołaj (Polish for Nicholas), meaning little Nicholas. Children usually receive little treats – candies or toys. One of the traditions is to hide treats in shoes. Children should clean them the night before and the next morning (on Mikołajki day) they would find inside their shoe a small surprise. Read more about public holidays and dates to remember in Poland in the wintertime.

St. Nicholas’ Day (Mikołajki) event for children aged 3-11 at Klockownia 
Location: Klockownia – Blocks Fun and Learning Center, Galeria Renova (Shopping Center), Rembielińska 20 Street (Bródno), 1st floor, 4 pm – arts & crafts workshop, 6 pm – ‘artfood’ workshop (decorations made of food). Online tickets. Facebook event in Polish. The event runs on December 6-8.

Playgroup IN ENGLISH for toddlers
Location: Little Sprouts Nursery, Ludwika Rydygiera 17 Street (Żoliborz), 10 am – 1 pm. Attractions include games, yoga, activities (dance, art, science, music, sport), stories. The Playgroup runs from Monday to Friday until Christmas. Questions and registration: +48 579 528 162, nursery@littlesprouts.pl. More in English about Little Sprouts and the Playgroup.

Opening of the illuminated Rose Garden
Location: Wilanów Garden, Stanisława Kostki Potockiego 10/16 Street, 4 pm – 10 pm, online tickets (children up to 7 free entrance). 6000 illuminated color changing roses. The event is a new part of “The Royal Garden of Light” – the illuminations outdoor exhibition in the Wilanów Palace Garden. Click here to read Kids in the City tips in English about the illuminations festival and on visiting the Wilanów Palace Museum and Park. Facebook event in Polish.

The opening of an ice rink at Plac Europejski
Location: Plac / Square Europejski (Wola), 5 pm – 9 pm, free entrance. Attractions include contests, games, food trucks. Facebook event in Polish.

Music classes for children IN ENGLISH at Music Hub Academy (a new branch in Wilanów)
Location: Music Hub Academy, Zaściankowa 90/1B Street (Wilanów). IntroBand (children aged 5-6), 4.30 pm, trial lesson price: 65 PLN. Band (children aged 7-12), 5.30 pm, trial lesson price: 90 PLN. Contact Music Hub in English or Polish to sign up: wilanow@musichub.pl, +48 577 609 907. Click here to learn more about other classes for children at Music Hub – Gordonki, instrument classes, classes in Polish.

The last day of ‘Frozen’ (Kraina Lodu) playing zone for children
Location: Arkadia shopping mall, Al. Jana Pawła II 82 Street, free entrance, weekdays 12 pm – 8 pm, weekends 10 am – 9 pm. More in Polish. The event runs until December 6.

The outdoor Christmas fair in the Old Town
Location: Warsaw Old Town, the Warsaw Barbican area, next to the Castel Square (Plac Zamkowy). Open every day, Sunday-Thursday 11 am – 8 pm, Friday-Saturday 11 am – 9.30, free entrance. Facebook event in Polish. The event runs until January 6.

“The Royal Garden of Light” – the illuminations outdoor exhibition in the Wilanów Palace Garden
Location: Wilanów Garden, Stanisława Kostki Potockiego 10/16 Street, 4 pm – 9 pm, online tickets (children up to 7 free entrance). Click here to read Kids in the City tips in English about the illuminations festival and on visiting the Wilanów Palace Museum and Park.

Butterfly House (Motylarnia) – Polish and exotic butterfly species flying around 
Location: Galeria Północna shopping center, level 1, Światowida 17 Street (Białołęka), 10 am – 10 pm, regular ticket 5 PLN, reduced ticket 2 PLN, children up to 100 cm tall – free entrance. Facebook event in Polish.

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Saturday, December 7

The Annual Christmas Fair at The English Playhouse preschool
Location: The English Playhouse’s new location in Syta 78 Street (Wilanów/Zawady), free entrance, 10 am – 1 pm. Attractions include crafts and decorations designed by TEP students, caffè and Christmas borscht, Santa’s workshop, gingerbread workshop, English books for children, unique straw handicraft. The proceeds go to support prematurely born twins (Bożenka and Andrzejek) who suffer from celebral palsy. More in English.

St. Nicholas’ Day (Mikołajki) event for children aged 3-11 at Klockownia 
Location: Klockownia – Blocks Fun and Learning Center, Galeria Renova (Shopping Center), Rembielińska 20 Street (Bródno), 1st floor, Saturday: 2 pm – arts & crafts workshop, 5 pm – ‘artfood’ workshop (decorations made of food), Sunday: 11 am and 2 pm – arts & crafts workshop, 5 pm – ‘artfood’ workshop. Online tickets. Facebook event in Polish. The event runs on December 6-8.

Christmas Party with the ‘International Friends of Warsaw’
Location: Intercontinental Hotel, Emilii Plater 49 Street (city center), 12 pm. ‘International Friends of Warsaw’ (a multi-national social group of individuals and families from around the world living in Warsaw) invites for a Christmas Party packed with attractions for children (games and activities for kids, Santa, live music, raffles, buffet brunch). Tickets and more info: ifwarsaw@gmail.com. More in English about the event and the ‘International Friends of Warsaw’.

The launch of Christmas illuminations and decorations in Warsaw (20 km of streets)
The lights will be switched on gradually throughout Warsaw starting from dusk, from around 3.30 pm. The main attractions will focus on “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). Facebook event in Polish and English.

Warsaw sings ‘Last Christmas’ song
Location: Krakowskie Przedmieście 42/44 Street, next to Hotel Bristol, 5 pm, free entrance. Facebook event in Polish.

Christmas Tree Lighting in Saska Kępa
Location: Zaułek Żabczyńskich – Walecznych Street, entrance from Łotewska Street (Saska Kępa), free entrance, 6 pm – 8 pm. The event includes a concert of Christmas songs and carols. Facebook event in Polish.

‘Warsaw, sweets, Christmas cards, and ginger treats’ – Christmas event for children in the Old Town
Location: a tent at Krakowskie Przedmieście 66 Street, close 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). Children will have a chance to meet Santa and elves and take photos with them. Facebook event in English and Polish. The Christmas tent will be open on the following weekends: December 7-8 and 14-15.

Free Christmas event for families 
Location: Grochowska 272 Street, Sinfonia Varsovia Orchestra Concert Hall and the area outside (Praga), 10 am – 4 pm, free entrance. Attractions include reindeer enclosure, workshops, a family concert of Finnish Christmas music (4 pm). Facebook event in Polish.

The International Festival of Theater for Early Years “Take Part in Art”
Location: the Old Armory (Stara Prochownia) building at Boleść 2 Street (the Old Town), Saturday: 12 pm, 3.30 pm, Sunday: 10 am, 12 pm, 3.30 pm. Theater from the Netherlands for children aged 1-5. More in English about the performance. More in English about the Festival.

Winter illuminations in Łazienki Royal Garden
Location: Łazienki Royal Garden, Chinese Avenue (Aleja Chińska), from Agrykola Street entrance to Gagarina Street entrance. The lights are on every day until 9 pm. Click here to read more in English about visiting Łazienki Garden and Museums. The event runs from December 7 until February 23, 2020.

Open arts & crafts workshop for children aged 4-12
Location: Łazienki Royal Garden, Stara Kordegarda building (check on the map), 11 am – 3 pm (you can join at any time, no need to register). Tickets (1 PLN – a ticket for 1 child and 1 adult) to be purchased at the Łazienki ticket offices. Facebook event in Polish.

Free playing area for children ‘Miasteczko Zmysłów’
Location: Centrum Sztuki FORT Sokolnickiego, Stefana Czarnieckiego 51 Street (Żoliborz), 11 am – 6 pm, free entrance. Attractions include playing zones for children aged 4-8 and 1-3, workshops for children and parents, a sensory exhibition. Facebook event in Polish.

The Chinese Light Festival – the illuminations outdoor exhibition
Location: Fort Bema, Waldorffa 34 Street (Bemowo), 4 pm – 10 pm, online tickets (children up to 4 free entrance). More in English about the event. The Festival runs until February 16, 2020.

Zimowy Narodowy – winter sports zones at the National Stadium (ice rinks, ice hill, curling)
Location: PGE National Stadium, Al. Ks. J. Poniatowskiego 1 Street (Praga). Info about the opening hours. Info about tickets. Website in English. The event runs until March 8, 2020.

Music classes for children IN ENGLISH at Music Hub Academy (Powiśle branch)

Location: Music Hub Academy, Al. 3 Maja 5b Street (Powiśle). Melofun (children aged 3-4), 3.30 pm, trial lesson price: 55 PLN. IntroBand (children aged 5-6), 2.30 pm, trial lesson price: 65 PLN. Band (children aged 7-12), 4.30 pm, trial lesson price: 90 PLN. Contact Music Hub in English or Polish to sign up: powisle@musichub.pl, +48 577 609 909. Click here to learn more about other classes for children at Music Hub – Gordonki, instrument classes, classes in Polish.

Music classes for children IN ENGLISH at Music Hub Academy (a new branch in Wilanów)
Location: Music Hub Academy, Zaściankowa 90/1B Street (Wilanów). Melofun (children aged 3-4), 10 am, trial lesson price: 55 PLN. IntroBand (children aged 5-6), 11 am, trial lesson price: 65 PLN. Band (children aged 7-12), 12 pm, trial lesson price: 90 PLN. Contact Music Hub in English or Polish to sign up: wilanow@musichub.pl, +48 577 609 907. Click here to learn more about other classes for children at Music Hub – Gordonki, instrument classes, classes in Polish.

Fairy tales and arts & crafts workshop – an event in French and Polish for children aged 4+
Location: Médiathèque de l’Institut Français de Pologne (French Institute / Instytut Francuski), Widok 12 Street (city center), 4 pm – 5.30 pm, free entrance. Facebook event in Polish and French.

Meeting with Santa – a holiday event for children
Location: Royal Wilanów Shopping Center (reception area D, level 1+), Klimczaka 1 Street, free entrance, 11 am – 2 pm. Attractions for children include meeting with Santa, arts & crafts workshops, games. Facebook event in Polish.

Violin concert for children and music workshop for children aged 4-7 (Smyki na Kępie)
Location: Saska Kępa Cultural Center “PROM”, Brukselska 23 Street, 10.30 am. Online tickets (20 PLN – a family ticket for up to 4 participants). Facebook event in Polish.

Court dance workshop “Shall we dance like in Palace”
Location: Wilanów Palace, Stanisława Kostki Potockiego 10/16 Street, kitchen annex (on the right entering the courtyard, at the entrance to the Palace), 4 pm – 5.30 pm, online tickets (reduced 15 PLN, regular 20 PLN). The workshop is dedicated to children aged 7+ and adults. Facebook event in Polish.

Culinary workshops for children – Indonesian cuisine 
Location: Little Chef Cooking School, Rejtana 15 Street (Mokotów), 9 am – children aged 4-6 (80 PLN), 10.30 am – children aged 7-10 (90 PLN), 12.30 – children aged 10-16 (100 PLN). Click here to register. Facebook event in Polish. More in English about Little Chef.

‘Warsaw My City’ – family architectural workshop
Location: Dom Spotkań z Historią (History Meeting House), Karowa 20 Street (city center/old town), 12.30 pm, free entrance, online registration required. The event is dedicated to children aged 7-12 and their parents. Facebook event in Polish.

Arts & crafts workshop for children aged 7-9
Location: Copper-Roof Palace (Pałac pod Blachą), next to the Royal Castel and Royal Square, 10 am, online tickets (5 PLN). Facebook event in Polish.

Family ceramics workshop

Location: Dorożkarnia Cultural Center, Siekierkowska 28 Street (Mokotów), click here to register and buy tickets (35 PLN), 10 am – 12.30 pm. Facebook event in Polish.

Music workshop and improv games for children aged 5-10
Location: Chopin Museum, Okólnik 1 Street (Powiśle), 11.30 am, online tickets (24 PLN – 1 child and 2 adults). Click here to read why it’s worth visiting the Chopin Museum. Facebook event in Polish.

Christmas theater for children in Wilanów
Location: a branch of Wilanów Cultural Center at ALTO shopping center, Al. Rzeczypospolitej 14 (Wilanów), 3 pm. You can buy tickets (adults 10 PLN, children 5 PLN) at the reception desk of the Wilanów Cultural Center. Facebook event in Polish.

Theater for children in Mokotów
Location: Guliwer Theater, Różana 16 Street (Mokotów). ‘Gwiazdka’, a performance dedicated to children aged 5+, more in Polish (a trailer and photos), 5.30 pm, online tickets.

Theater for little children in Praga
Location: Teatr Niewielki, SOHO Factory, Mińska 25 Street, building no. 74 (Praga). ‘Dobranoc, Jaśku’ – a performance for children aged 1-4: 10 am, 11.30 am. Click here to read more in Polish and buy tickets online (39 PLN).

The outdoor Christmas fair in the Old Town
Location: Warsaw Old Town, the Warsaw Barbican area, next to the Castel Square (Plac Zamkowy). Open every day, Sunday-Thursday 11 am – 8 pm, Friday-Saturday 11 am – 9.30, free entrance. Facebook event in Polish. The event runs until January 6.

Guided tour IN ENGLISH at The Museum of Modern Art
Location: “Museum on the Vistula” Pavilion, Wybrzeże Kościuszkowskie 22 Street (on the Vistula bank), 2 pm, tickets 5 PLN. The guided tour in English includes a new exhibition “Miriam Cahn: I as Human”. Facebook event in English. More about the exhibition in English.

Butterfly House (Motylarnia) – Polish and exotic butterfly species flying around 

Location: Galeria Północna shopping center, level 1, Światowida 17 Street (Białołęka), 10 am – 10 pm, regular ticket 5 PLN, reduced ticket 2 PLN, children up to 100 cm tall – free entrance. Facebook event in Polish.

A weekend at mini zoo / petting zoo
Location: Mini Zoo, Zwoleńska 66 Street (Wawer), 10 am – 6 pm, regular tickets 30 PLN, reduced tickets 25 PLN. Website in Polish. Facebook event in Polish.

“The Royal Garden of Light” – the illuminations outdoor exhibition in the Wilanów Palace Garden
Location: Wilanów Garden, Stanisława Kostki Potockiego 10/16 Street, 4 pm – 9 pm, online tickets (children up to 7 free entrance). Mappings (illumination, picture, and sound) on the Palace façade at 6.30 pm, 7.30 pm, 8.30 pm. Click here to read Kids in the City tips in English about the illuminations festival and on visiting the Wilanów Palace Museum and Park.

Oriental Christmas Bazaar 
Location: Museum of Asia and the Pacific (Muzeum Azji i Pacyfiku), Solec 24A Street (Powiśle). Opening hours:  11 am – 6 pm, tickets 5 PLN. Oriental handicraft, sweets, coffee and tea from the Middle and the Far East, ceramics, decorative fabrics, jewelry, shawls, oriental cosmetics, food products from India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, China, Japan, Turkey, Lebanon, Palestine, Iran, Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Zanzibar, and Morocco. Facebook event in Polish. Click here to read our tips in English on visiting the Museum.

Tropical interiors expo
Location: Dom Towarowy Bracia Jabłkowscy, Bracka 25 Street (city center), 10 am – 6 pm, tickets 5 PLN. Styles: boho, uban jungle. ethnic, eoastal, tropical, Scandinavian, eclectic, eco, hamptons, moroccan and more. Facebook event in Polish.

Handicraft fair of local artists – Christmas edition
Location: Ursynów Cultural Center, Kajakowa 12 B Street, 10 am – 2 pm, free entrance. Facebook event in Polish.

‘Świąteczny Stół’ – Christmas fair
Location: “MYSIA 3” center, Mysia 3 Street (city center), free entrance, 11 am – 7 pm. Original ceramics, natural plant decorations, ecological candles, delicacies, antique silver cutlery and more. Facebook event in Polish.

Winter shows – the Multimedia Fountain Park
Location: Skwer Dywizji Pancernej (the area between the Old Town and Vistula), free entrance. The holiday illuminations at the Fountain Park are on every day from 3 pm. 15-minutes shows with music: 4 pm, 5 pm, 6 pm, 7 pm, 8 pm. More in English.

International Festival of Warsaw – Winter Edition
Location: Politechnika Warszawska (University of Technology), plac Politechniki 1 (city center). 10 am – 8 pm. Attractions include international carol concert, St. Nicholas Day games for children and meeting with St. Santa Claus, Christmas market, presentation of countries from around the world, Young Engineer Day, contests with prizes and lighting of the Christmas tree. Facebook event in Polish and English.

Grecka Panorama’ – the event promoting Greek culture, tourism, and cuisine
Location: PGE National Stadium, Al. Ks. J. Poniatowskiego 1 Street (Praga), 10 am – 5 pm. Click here to register for a free invitation. Facebook event in Polish.

International Cat Show
Location: Szkoła Podstawowa nr 195 (Elementary School no 195), Króla Maciusia 5 Street (Wawer), 10 am – 5 pm, regular tickets 15 PLN, reduced tickets for children 8 PLN, children up to 3 free entrance. Facebook event in Polish.

‘Slow Weekend’ – Christmas fair
Location: Mińska 65 Street (Praga). Opening hours: 11 am – 7 pm, free entrance. Over 300 brands, original clothes and accessories, design, crafts, ecological cosmetics, children’s items, slow food court. Facebook event in Polish.

Dog Day and Cat Day – Pet Fair – Christmas edition
Location: Hala Gwardii, Plac Żelaznej Bramy 1 (city center), free entrance. Facebook event in Polish.

Chocolate and Sweets Festival
Location: The Palace of Culture and Science, Plac Defilad (city center). Opening hours: 10 am – 6 pm, tickets 10/15 PLN (children up to 10 free entrance). Facebook event in Polish.

Coffee and Chocolate Festival and Christmas Gifts Fair
Location: Centrum Praskie Koneser (Praga Koneser Center), Plac Konesera (Praga), 11 am – 8 pm, tickets 10/15 PLN. Facebook event in Polish and English. Gifts Fair’s Facebook event in Polish.

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Sunday, December 8

Trade ban Sunday – stores are closed
The next shopping Sundays: December 15, 22, 29. Click here to read our post about shopping Sundays in Poland in 2020.

Christmas Concert of Music Hub Academy’s Students
Location: the concert hall of Akademeia High School, Ledóchowskiej 2 Street (Wilanów), free entrance, 2 pm – 1st round (youngest age group), 4.30 pm – 2nd round (middle age group), 6.30 – 3rd round (teenagers and adults). During the concert, Music Hub will be raising funds for treating two wonderful boys, so prepare some cash to participate and help Oskar and Marcel in this Magical time of the year. Facebook event in English and Polish.

St. Nicholas’ Day (Mikołajki) event for children aged 3-11 at Klockownia 
Location: Klockownia – Blocks Fun and Learning Center, Galeria Renova (Shopping Center), Rembielińska 20 Street (Bródno), 1st floor, Saturday: 2 pm – arts & crafts workshop, 5 pm – ‘artfood’ workshop (decorations made of food), Sunday: 11 am and 2 pm – arts & crafts workshop, 5 pm – ‘artfood’ workshop. Online tickets. Facebook event in Polish. The event runs on December 6-8.

SHOM 12th International Charity Bazaar
Location: Marriott Hotel, al. Jerozolimskie 65/79 Street. Opening hours: 10 am – 5 pm, 10 PLN entrance tickets. Gifts and foods from around the world. The Bazaar is organized by SHOM (The Spouses of Heads of Missions) to raise funds for those less fortunate in Poland. Facebook event in Polish.

St. Nicholas’ Day (Mikołajki) with LEGO – free event
Location: Arena Ursynów, Pileckiego 122 Street, free entrance, 12 pm – 5 pm. Attractions for children include meeting with Santa, building Lego, Lego games, sports contests, theater for children, board games. More in Polish.

A ball with Santa – free holiday event for children
Location: a branch of Wilanów Cultural Center at ALTO shopping center, Al. Rzeczypospolitej 14 (Wilanów), 12 pm – 5 pm, free entrance. Attractions include meeting with Santa, arts and crafts workshops, gingerbread workshop, games, contests. Facebook event in Polish.

Christmas event for families
Location: Wilanów Cultural Center in Zawady, Plac Vogla, 12.30 pm – 2.30 pm, free entrance. Attractions include elves, fairies, Rudolph the reindeer, juggling and dancing shows, workshops for families, decorating and lighting Christmas tree, singing Christmas carols. Facebook event in Polish.

A concert of Christmas carols and songs by the children’s choir 
Location: Polish Radio Concert Studio, Modzelewskiego 59 Street (Mokotów), 12 pm. Online tickets (20 PLN). Facebook event in Polish.

‘Warsaw, sweets, Christmas cards, and ginger treats’ – Christmas event for children in the Old Town
Location: a tent at Krakowskie Przedmieście 66 Street, close 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). Children will have a chance to meet Santa and elves and take photos with them. Facebook event in English and Polish. The Christmas tent will be open on the following weekends: December 7-8 and 14-15.

Santa’s Town
Location: Centrum Praskie Koneser – Butelkownia (Praga Koneser Center), Plac Konesera (Praga), 1 pm – 5 pm, free entrance. Attractions include meeting with Santa, Elf, and Snowflake, games, workshops, and contests for children. Facebook event in Polish.

“Children’s Philharmonic” – classical music concerts for children 
Location: Warsaw Philharmonic, The Concert Hall, entrance from Sienkiewicza 10 Street (city center). Morning concert for children aged 3-7, 11 am. Afternoon concert for children aged 7-12, 2 pm. More in English.

The International Festival of Theater for Early Years “Take Part in Art”
Location: the Old Armory (Stara Prochownia) building at Boleść 2 Street (the Old Town), Saturday: 12 pm, 3.30 pm, Sunday: 10 am, 12 pm, 3.30 pm. Theater from the Netherlands for children aged 1-5. More in English about the performance. More in English about the Festival.

‘Planety’ / Planets – live concert for children enhanced with visualizations on the planetarium dome
Location: Planetarium in Copernicus Science Center, Wybrzeże Kościuszkowskie 20 Street (Powiśle), 2 pm (45 min), dedicated to children aged 7+, online tickets. Read our tips on visiting the Planetarium with children. Facebook event in Polish.

The Chinese Light Festival – the illuminations outdoor exhibition
Location: Fort Bema, Waldorffa 34 Street (Bemowo), 4 pm – 10 pm, online tickets (children up to 4 free entrance). More in English about the event. The Festival runs until February 16, 2020.

Zimowy Narodowy – winter sports zones at the National Stadium (ice rinks, ice hill, curling)
Location: PGE National Stadium, Al. Ks. J. Poniatowskiego 1 Street (Praga). Info about the opening hours. Info about tickets. Website in English. The event runs until March 8, 2020.

Open arts & crafts workshop for children aged 4-12
Location: Łazienki Royal Garden, Stara Kordegarda building (check on the map), 11 am – 3 pm (you can join at any time, no need to register). Tickets (1 PLN – a ticket for 1 child and 1 adult) to be purchased at the Łazienki ticket offices. Facebook event in Polish.

St. Nicolas’ Day at Warsaw Zoo
Location: Ratuszowa 1/3 Street (Praga), 10 am – 2.30 pm (the Zoo is open from 9 am until 4 pm), meetings with animal keepers at different parts of the zoo (10 am – rhinos/nosorożce, 10.30 – elephants/słonie, 11.30 am – aquarium, 12.15 pm – a bird enclosure/ptaszarnia, 12.50 pm – hippos/hipopotamy, 1.15 pm – invertebrates/bezkręgowce, 1.45 pm – żyrafy/giraffes, 2 pm – lions/lwy, 2.30 pm – chimpanzees and gorillas/szympansy i goryle. As a Christmas gift, visitors are encouraged to bring treats for chimpanzees and gorillas: dried fruits, nuts, biscuits, jams, cereals. Click here to read our tips in English on visiting the Zoo in Warsaw. Facebook event in Polish.

Free playing area for children ‘Miasteczko Zmysłów’
Location: Centrum Sztuki FORT Sokolnickiego, Stefana Czarnieckiego 51 Street (Żoliborz), 11 am – 6 pm, free entrance. Attractions include playing zones for children aged 4-8 and 1-3, workshops for children and parents, a sensory exhibition. Facebook event in Polish.

Christmas theater for children 3+ and arts & crafts workshop about dogs 
Location: Śródmieście Cultural Center (Dom Kultury Śródmieście), Smolna 9 Street (city center), 11 am – 1 pm, online tickets (15 PLN). Facebook event in Polish.

Theater for children in Mokotów
Location: Guliwer Theater, Różana 16 Street (Mokotów). ‘Gwiazdka’, a performance dedicated to children aged 5+, more in Polish, 11 am and 1 pm, online tickets.

Theater for little children in Praga

Location: Teatr Niewielki, SOHO Factory, Mińska 25 Street, building no. 74 (Praga). ‘A co to? – zima’ – a performance for children aged 1-4: 12 pm, 3 pm, 4.30 pm. Click here to read more in Polish and buy tickets online (39 PLN).

Winter shows – the Multimedia Fountain Park
Location: Skwer Dywizji Pancernej (the area between the Old Town and Vistula), free entrance. The holiday illuminations at the Fountain Park are on every day from 3 pm. 15-minutes shows with music: 4 pm, 5 pm, 6 pm, 7 pm, 8 pm. More in English.

Christmas fair at the Botanical Garden in Powsin 
Location: Botanical Garden in Powsin, Prawdziwka 2 Street, 02-973 Powsin. Opening hours:  11 am – 5 pm. Facebook event in Polish.

Poster Fair / Targi Plakatu
Location: Dom Towarowy Bracia Jabłkowscy, Bracka 25 Street (city center), 11 am – 7 pm, tickets 5 PLN. Facebook event in English and Polish.

Gifts Fair – Christmas edition
Location: “Znajomi Znajomych”, Wilcza 58a Street (city center). Opening hours: 10 am – 5 pm. Facebook event in Polish.

Outdoor Christmas fair in Piaseczno
Location: Rynek in Piaseczno (market square), Kościuszki, Puławska Street and pl. Piłsudskiego. Opening hours: 11 am – 5 pm. Attractions include fair of handicrafts, regional food, concerts, Christmas tree lighting at 4 pm (plac Piłsudskiego). Facebook event in Polish.

Railway Modeling Fair (Giełda Modelarska)
Location: Warsaw Railway Museum (Stacja Muzeum), Towarowa 3 Street (Wola), 10 am – 2 pm (the Museum is open 10 am – 6 pm). A chance to buy model railways and trains and meet railway modeling enthusiasts. During the event reduced tickets for every one (6 PLN, children up to 7 free entrance). Facebook event in Polish.

International Festival of Warsaw – Winter Edition
Location: Politechnika Warszawska (University of Technology), plac Politechniki 1 (city center). 10 am – 8 pm. Attractions include international carol concert, St. Nicholas Day games for children and meeting with St. Santa Claus, Christmas market, presentation of countries from around the world, Young Engineer Day, contests with prizes and lighting of the Christmas tree. Facebook event in Polish and English.

Grecka Panorama’ – the event promoting Greek culture, tourism, and cuisine
Location: PGE National Stadium, Al. Ks. J. Poniatowskiego 1 Street (Praga), 10 am – 5 pm. Click here to register for a free invitation. Facebook event in Polish.

International Cat Show
Location: Szkoła Podstawowa nr 195 (Elementary School no 195), Króla Maciusia 5 Street (Wawer), 10 am – 5 pm, regular tickets 15 PLN, reduced tickets for children 8 PLN, children up to 3 free entrance. Facebook event in Polish.

‘Slow Weekend’ – Christmas fair
Location: Mińska 65 Street (Praga). Opening hours: 11 am – 7 pm, free entrance. Over 300 brands, original clothes and accessories, design, crafts, ecological cosmetics, children’s items, slow food court. Facebook event in Polish.

Dog Day and Cat Day – Pet Fair – Christmas edition
Location: Hala Gwardii, Plac Żelaznej Bramy 1 (city center), free entrance. Facebook event in Polish.

Chocolate and Sweets Festival
Location: The Palace of Culture and Science, Plac Defilad (city center). Opening hours: 10 am – 6 pm, tickets 10/15 PLN (children up to 10 free entrance). Facebook event in Polish.

Coffee and Chocolate Festival and Christmas Gifts Fair
Location: Centrum Praskie Koneser (Praga Koneser Center), Plac Konesera (Praga), 11 am – 8 pm, tickets 10/15 PLN. Facebook event in Polish and English. Gifts Fair’s Facebook event in Polish.

Christmas Fair at the Ethnographic Museum
Location: the Ethnographic Museum, Kredytowa 1 Street (city center), 10 am – 5 pm, tickets 6 PLN, children 1 PLN, children up to 7 free entrance. Click here to read our tips in English about visiting the Ethnographic Museum. Facebook event in Polish.

Wielka Fabryka Elfów / The Great Elf Factory – indoor Christmas playing areas for children aged 3-10
Location: PGE National Stadium, Al. Ks. J. Poniatowskiego 1 Street, gate number 5 and 6 (Praga). 10 playing areas with attractions for kids (eg. inflatable playground) – children help elves to create a Santa Claus Elixir, in the end, they meet Santa. Online tickets. Website in Polish. Facebook event in Polish. The Elf Factory runs until December 22.

The outdoor Christmas fair in the Old Town
Location: Warsaw Old Town, the Warsaw Barbican area, next to the Castel Square (Plac Zamkowy). Open every day, Sunday-Thursday 11 am – 8 pm, Friday-Saturday 11 am – 9.30, free entrance. Facebook event in Polish. The event runs until January 6.

A weekend at mini zoo / petting zoo
Location: Mini Zoo, Zwoleńska 66 Street (Wawer), 10 am – 6 pm, regular tickets 30 PLN, reduced tickets 25 PLN. Website in Polish. Facebook event in Polish.

“The Royal Garden of Light” – the illuminations outdoor exhibition in the Wilanów Palace Garden
Location: Wilanów Garden, Stanisława Kostki Potockiego 10/16 Street, 4 pm – 9 pm, online tickets (children up to 7 free entrance). Mappings (illumination, picture, and sound) on the Palace façade at 6.30 pm, 7.30 pm, 8.30 pm. Click here to read Kids in the City tips in English about the illuminations festival and on visiting the Wilanów Palace Museum and Park.

Indoor exhibitions for a winter weekend in Warsaw

“Sensory Praga” – Praga district’s landmarks explained with sensory integration methods
Location: The Praga Musem of Warsaw (Muzeum Pragi), Targowa 50/52 Street (Praga), Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday – Sunday 10 am – 6 pm, Thursday 10 am – 8 pm, online tickets. More in English about the Exhibition. The Exhibition runs until December 29.

“MIRIAM CAHN: I AS HUMAN” – a new exhibition of paintings of the Swiss artist Miriam Cahn at The Museum of Modern Art
Location: “Museum on the Vistula” Pavilion, Wybrzeże Kościuszkowskie 22 Street (on the Vistula bank). Facebook event in English and Polish. More in English about the exhibition. The Exhibition runs from November 29 until March 1, 2020.

“Sound Zone” – a permanent exhibition at the Asia and Pacific Museum 
Location: Museum of Asia and the Pacific (Muzeum Azji i Pacyfiku), Solec 24A Street (Powiśle). Open every day except Mondays and public holidays, 12 pm – 6 pm, free entrance. The exhibition presents 120 musical instruments originating from various Asian countriesMore in English about the Exhibition. Click here to read our tips in English on visiting the Museum.

“Polish Poles: Himalayas ’74 and Antarctica ’77” – the photographs from 2 pioneering expeditions to Lhotse and Antarctica
Location: Dom Spotkań z Historią (History Meeting House), Karowa 20 Street (city center/old town), Tuesday – Friday 10 am – 8 pm, Sunday 12 pm – 8 pm, FREE entrance. More in Polish about the Exhibition. The Exhibition runs until January 31, 2020.

‘Disco Relaks’ – a new exhibition at the Ethnographic Museum
Location: the Ethnographic Museum, Kredytowa 1 Street (city center), Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10 am – 5 pm, Wednesday 11 am – 7 pm, Saturday 10 am – 6 pm, Sunday 12 pm – 5 pm. More in English about the exhibition. Click here to read our tips in English about visiting the Ethnographic Museum. The Exhibition runs until March 1, 2020.

Korean art exhibition at the National Museum
Location: The National Museum in Warsaw (Muzeum Narodowe), Aleje Jerozolimskie 3 Street (city center), Tuesday – Wednesday 11 am – 6 pm, Thursday 11 am – 8 pm, Friday – Sunday 11 am – 6 pm. The largest presentation of Korean art in Poland to date. More in English about the exhibition. Facebook event in Polish and English. Click here to read our tips in English about visiting the National Museum. The Exhibition runs until January 12, 2020.

Gallery of Polish Design – a permanent exhibition
Location: The National Museum in Warsaw (Muzeum Narodowe), Aleje Jerozolimskie 3 Street (city center), Tuesday – Wednesday 11 am – 6 pm, Thursday 11 am – 8 pm, Friday – Sunday 11 am – 6 pm. More in English about the exhibition. Click here to read our tips in English about visiting the National Museum.

‘The Fascinating World of Spiders and Scorpions’ – the exhibition
Location: the Palace of Culture and Science, pl. Defilad 1, entrance from Marszałkowska Street, 10 am – 7 pm, tickets: regular 18 PLN, reduced 12 PLN, family 2+2 50 PLN, children up to 4 free entrance. Facebook event in Polish. More in English and photos.

“Gdynia – Tel Aviv” – the exhibition at POLIN Museum
Location:  POLIN – Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Anielewicza 6 Street (Muranów), Monday, Thursday, Friday 10 am – 6 pm, Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday 10 am – 8 pm. Click here to read our tips in English (how to get there, where to have lunch etc.). More in English about the Exhibition. The Exhibition runs until February 3, 2020.

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