Events and things to do in Warsaw in November 2019

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Weather in Poland in November

The average temperature in November in Poland is 4°C / 39°F (a bit warmer than in March). The average rainfall level in Poland in November is 41 mm. November is the coldest of autumn months in Poland, but also the least rainy compared to September and October. However, November is considered by many as the rainiest time in Poland (probably, it’s because of the combination of rain, cold weather, and wind).

The length of the day drops from 9 hours 34 min. on November 1 to 8 hours 38 min. on November 30. Sunrise on November 1, 2019 will be at 6.32 am, sunset at 4.06 pm. Sunrise on November 30 will be at 7.21 am, sunset at 3.27 pm (data for Warsaw).

Nature falls asleep to survive the winter. The last gold and red leaves fall from the trees (the Polish name of the month  – listopad – means the falling leaves), it turns gray and gloomy, in the morning – frost, in the evening – rain. Nothing but snuggle comfortably at home with a steaming cup of tea (a Polish way). On the other hand, November in Poland offers two so-called ‘long weekends’ (called in Polish długi weekend – when a public holiday / non-working day falls close to a weekend and people usually take an additional day or two off). In 2019, you can have two 3-day breaks / long weekends in Poland: November 1 falls on Friday and November 11 falls on Monday (read more about public holidays and dates to remember in Poland in autumn). So you don’t need to take any day off to leave for 3 days (and your children don’t miss school since schools in Poland are closed on November 1 and November 11). The perfect excuse for a city break in Poland! Why not visiting Wrocław, Poznań, Toruń or Warsaw in November?

Read more about the weather, changes in nature, seasonal fruits and vegetables in Poland in autumn.

Shopping Sundays and trade ban Sundays in Poland in November 2019

In November 2019, there is one shopping Sunday in Poland: November 24. November 3, 10, and 17 are trade ban Sundays in Poland. Click here to read our post about shopping Sundays in Poland in 2020 and 2019.

Events in English in Warsaw in November 2019

Curatorial tour IN ENGLISH – ‘Disco Relaks’ – a new exhibition at the Ethnographic Museum
Saturday, November 9
Location: the Ethnographic Museum, Kredytowa 1 Street (city center), 5 pm, free entrance, registration via email required: rezerwacje@ethnomuseum.pl. More in English about the exhibition. Click here to read our tips in English about visiting the Ethnographic Museum. Facebook event in English and Polish.

Christmas Holiday Bazaar of the International Women’s Group of Warsaw
Sunday, November 24
Location: Marriott Hotel, Baltic Room, Jerozolimskie 65/79 Street (city center), 9.30 am – 4 pm, free entrance. A chance to shop for Christmas gifts, eg. handmade jewelry, linens, organic teas, gift baskets, Christmas cards, and traditional Polish crafts like paper cutting art, glass ornaments. Facebook event in English.

SI BEAU POP UP. Let’s go (slow) shopping for Christmas!
Thursday, November 28
Location: Autor Rooms, Lwowska 17/7 Street (city center), parking Hala Koszyki, 9 am – 9 pm, free entrance, registration required: bonjour@si-beau.pl. Polish designers and craftsmen (leather goods, soaps and cosmetics, notebooks, posters, toys, tea, hats, ceramics and more). Program with animations and surprises all day long. Facebook event in English and French.

‘Walks around the Warsaw Zoo’ – guided tour IN ENGLISH
Saturday: November 9 and 30
Location: Warsaw Zoo, Ratuszowa 1/3 Street (Praga), 12 pm. The tours are free (organized by the Warsaw Zoo volunteers) but you need to buy entrance tickets to the Zoo. Meeting point: the flamingo ring, on the right, entering from Ratuszowa Street. Facebook event in English.

Children’s movie in English, no Polish subtitles – ‘Frozen 2′ 
Friday: November 22
Location: Cinema City, Sadyba Best Mall, Powsińska 31 Street (Sadyba/Mokotów), 5 pm. The screening in English is organized by the American School of Warsaw’s Parent Teacher Organization (ASW PTO) but tickets are available for sale to non-ASW children. Facebook event in English (including info about the tickets).

Polish film for foreigners – “Boże Ciało/ “Corpus Christi”
Tuesday: November 19
Location: Nove Kino Wisła, Plac Wilsona 2 (Żoliborz), 8 pm. Facebook event in English and Polish.

“Let’s talk about art” – IN ENGLISH about works of art  
Tuesday: November 12 and 26; December 10
Location: Royal Łazienki Garden, Agrykola 1 Street, 5.30 pm, November 12 and December 10 – the Palace on the Isle (Pałac na Wyspie), November 26 – the Old Orangery (Stara Oranżeria). Tickets 10 PLN, book your place: edukacja@lazienki-krolewskie.pl. Facebook event in Polish.

Free traditional Indian yoga class IN ENGLISH – “Yoga with Kirti
Saturday: November 16, 23, and 30
Location: Łazienki Royal Garden, 10 am – 11 am. The yoga class takes place outdoors in the Park (check out the exact location on the map). In case of very bad weather, the class is canceled (you will find info in the FB event). Facebook event in Polish.

Guided tour IN ENGLISH at The Museum of Modern Art
Saturday: November 2, 9, and 16
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 the “Never Again. Art against War and Fascism in the 20th and 21st centuries” exhibition. Facebook event in English. More about the exhibition in English.

Guided tour IN ENGLISH – the Wilanów Palace – the history and design of the Palace interiors
Every Saturday and Sunday in November
Location: Wilanów Palace, Stanisława Kostki Potockiego 10/16 Street, 12 pm – 1 pm. Online tickets (regular tickets 20 PLN, reduced tickets 15 PLN). Meeting point – a cloakroom in the Palace. More in English. Facebook event in English.

Saturday Artwalk – guided tour IN ENGLISH
Saturday, November 16
Location: Zachęta National Gallery of Art, Plac Małachowskiego 3 (city center), 5 pm. The guided tour in English includes a short talk about the history and activity of Zachęta and a dynamic tour of current exhibitions. Facebook event in English.

‘Nature walk in the Wilanów gardens’ – educational walk for children and adults guided IN ENGLISH
Sunday, November 24
Location: Wilanów Palace Garden, Stanisława Kostki Potockiego 10/16 Street, 11 am – 12.30 pm, meeting point at the ticket office (small yellow building in the park in front of the palace). Tickets: 10 PLN (online tickets). In November: Did you know that collecting is an ancient hobby? During the walk, we will talk about collections and how to become a collector. Participants will have a possibility to see various interesting exhibits and start creating own collection of natural curiosities. Facebook event in English. Click here to read more in English.

Exhibitions in Warsaw in November 2019

“36 x Rembrandt” – original paintings and drawings and prints by Rembrandt
Location: the Royal Castle in Warsaw, Plac Zamkowy 4 / Castle Square 4. More in English about the Exhibition. Click here to read our tips in English on visiting the Castle. The Exhibition runs until November 3.

“Never Again. Art against War and Fascism in the 20th and 21st centuries” – an exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art
Location: “Museum on the Vistula” Pavilion, Wybrzeże Kościuszkowskie 22 Street (on the Vistula bank). More in English about the exhibition. The Exhibition runs until November 17.

“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.

Free entrance to all the exhibitions in Łazienki, including Palace on the Isle  
Location: Royal Łazienki Garden, Agrykola 1 Street, free entrance (you will need to get a free pass at the ticket office). Click here to read our tips in English. ‘Admission Free November’ runs on November 3-30.

Polish Design Exhibition ‘Dobry Wzór‘ – the exhibition of a design competition
Location: The Institute of Industrial Design (Instytut Wzornictwa Przemysłowego), Świętojerska 5/7 Street (city center), free entrance. Tuesday – Sunday, 10 am – 7 pm. Facebook event in Polish. More in English. The Exhibition runs until December 1.

“FLORAPHILIA. Revolution of Plants”
Location: Biennale Warszawa gallery, Marszałkowska 34/50 Street (city center), tickets 10 PLN. More in English about the exhibition. The Exhibition runs until December 29.

“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.

Korean art exhibition at the National Museum
Location: The National Museum in Warsaw (Muzeum Narodowe), Aleje Jerozolimskie 3 Street (city center). 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). More in English about the exhibition. Click here to read our tips in English about visiting the National 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), FREE entrance. More in Polish about the Exhibition. The Exhibition runs until January 31, 2020.

“Gdynia – Tel Aviv” – the exhibition at POLIN Museum
Location: POLIN – Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Anielewicza 6 Street (Muranów). 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.

“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 on Saturdays and Sundays 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. The Exhibition runs until February 23, 2020.

‘Disco Relaks’ – a new exhibition at the Ethnographic Museum
Location: the Ethnographic Museum, Kredytowa 1 Street (city center). 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.

“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. More in English and photos. Facebook event in Polish.

Fairs, festivals and other events in Warsaw in November 2019

  • November 2

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 the “Never Again. Art against War and Fascism in the 20th and 21st centuries” exhibition. Facebook event in English. More about the exhibition in English.

  • November 2-3

Horse Racing at Służewiec Racetrack
Location: Tor Wyścigów Konnych Służewiec, Puławska 266 Street. Website in English.

Guided tour IN ENGLISH – the Wilanów Palace – the history and design of the Palace interiors
Location: Wilanów Palace, Stanisława Kostki Potockiego 10/16 Street, 12 pm – 1 pm. Online tickets (regular tickets 20 PLN, reduced tickets 15 PLN). Meeting point – a cloakroom in the Palace. More in English. Facebook event in English.

  • November 4-7

Fair of Polish fashion, design, and products for children
Location: Sadyba Best Mall, Powsińska 31 Street (Sadyba/Mokotów), 10 am – 9 pm, free entrance. Facebook event in Polish.

  • November 6-10

International Short Film Festival
Location: Kinoteka at the Palace of Culture and Science. Click here to read more in English.

  • November 7-10

Warsaw Salsa Festival
Location: Sangate Hotel Airport, 17 Stycznia 32 Street. Click here to buy tickets. Click here to read more in English. Facebook event in English.

  • November 8

Live jazz concert enhanced with visualizations on the planetarium dome
Location: Planetarium in Copernicus Science Center, Wybrzeże Kościuszkowskie 20 Street (Powiśle), 7 pm (45 min), dedicated to an audience aged 15+, online tickets. Click here to read our tips on visiting the Planetarium. More in Polish about the concert.

  • November 8-10

“Audio Video Show” – audio-video and home cinema fair
Three locations: National Stadium (Al. Ks. J. Poniatowskiego 1 Street), Radisson Blu Sobieski Hotel (Plac Artura Zawiszy 1), Golden Tulip Hotel (Towarowa 2 Street). Friday 12 pm – 8 pm, Saturday 10 am – 8 pm, Sunday 10 am – 6 pm. Click here to buy tickets online (children up to 16 free entrance). Facebook event in Polish. Website in Polish.

  • November 9

‘Walks around the Warsaw Zoo’ – guided tour IN ENGLISH
Location: Warsaw Zoo, Ratuszowa 1/3 Street (Praga), 12 pm. The tours are free (organized by the Warsaw Zoo volunteers) but you need to buy entrance tickets to the Zoo. Meeting point: the flamingo ring, on the right, entering from Ratuszowa Street. Facebook event in English.

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 the “Never Again. Art against War and Fascism in the 20th and 21st centuries” exhibition. Facebook event in English. More about the exhibition in English.

Curatorial tour IN ENGLISH – ‘Disco Relaks’ – a new exhibition at the Ethnographic Museum
Location: the Ethnographic Museum, Kredytowa 1 Street (city center), 5 pm, free entrance, registration via email required: rezerwacje@ethnomuseum.pl. More in English about the exhibition. Click here to read our tips in English about visiting the Ethnographic Museum. Facebook event in English and Polish.

  • November 9-10

Guided tour IN ENGLISH – the Wilanów Palace – the history and design of the Palace interiors
Location: Wilanów Palace, Stanisława Kostki Potockiego 10/16 Street, 12 pm – 1 pm. Online tickets (regular tickets 20 PLN, reduced tickets 15 PLN). Meeting point – a cloakroom in the Palace. More in English. Facebook event in English.

Horse Racing at Służewiec Racetrack – the last racing this season
Location: Tor Wyścigów Konnych Służewiec, Puławska 266 Street. Website in English.

  • November 10

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.

‘Animalove’ Fair – products for pets 
Location: Centrum Praskie Koneser (Praga Koneser Center), sala laboratorium, Plac Konesera 8 (Praga), 11 am – 6 pm, free entrance. Facebook event in Polish.

  • November 12

“Let’s talk about art” – IN ENGLISH about works of art  
Location: Royal Łazienki Garden, Agrykola 1 Street, 5.30 pm, the Palace on the Isle (Pałac na Wyspie). Tickets 10 PLN, book your place: edukacja@lazienki-krolewskie.pl. Facebook event in Polish.

  • November 13-20

Asian Film Festival “Five Flavors”
Location: Kino Muranów (Andersa 5 Street), Kinoteka (the Palace of Culture and Science). Films will be screened in the original language with Polish and English subtitles. Click here to read more in English.

  • November 14-16

‘Hello Fashion’ – fair of Polish fashion
Location: Wola Park shopping center, Górczewska 124 Street (Wola), free entrance. Facebook event in Polish.

  • November 14-17

International figure skating competition – Warsaw Cup for men, ladies, pairs, and ice dance
Location: Torwar, Łazienkowska 6A Street, free entrance for spectators. Thursday 4 pm – 7.40 pm, Friday 9.40 am – 4 pm, Saturday 10 am – 7.20 pm, Sunday 10.50 am – 9.15 pm. More in English. Facebook event in Polish.

Warsaw Surf Film Festival
Locations: Kino Elektronik, Klub SPATiF, Kino Amondo, Żurawia 20 Street (city center). Facebook event in Polish.

  • November 16

Comic Book and Illustration Festival “Niech żyje komiks i ilustracja
Location: Ethnographic Museum, Kredytowa 1 Street (city center), 11 am – 7 pm, free entrance. Facebook event in Polish.

Grand Bazar’ – a fair of clothes, accessories, jewelry, cosmetics, and home accessories 
Location: Dom Towarowy Bracia Jabłkowscy, Bracka 25 Street (city center), 11 am – 7 pm, free entrance. Facebook event in Polish.

Saturday Artwalk – guided tour in English
Location: Zachęta National Gallery of Art, Plac Małachowskiego 3 (city center), 5 pm. The guided tour in English includes a short talk about the history and activity of Zachęta and a dynamic tour of current exhibitions. Facebook event in English.

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 the “Never Again. Art against War and Fascism in the 20th and 21st centuries” exhibition. Facebook event in English. More about the exhibition in English.

Free traditional Indian yoga class in ENGLISH – “Yoga with Kirti
Location: Łazienki Royal Garden, 10 am – 11 am. The yoga class takes place outdoors in the Park (check out the exact location on the map). In case of very bad weather, the class is canceled (you will find info in the FB event). Facebook event in Polish.

 

  • November 16-17

Organic Cosmetics Fair “Ekocuda”
Location: Centrum Praskie Koneser (Praga Koneser Center), Plac Konesera (Praga), Saturday 11 am – 7 pm, Sunday 11 am – 6 pm, free entrance. Facebook event in Polish.

Art Fair – Targi Sztuki Dostępnej
Location: “Babka do wynajęcia”, Młocińska 5/7 Street (close to Arkadia shopping mall), Saturday 10 am – 7 pm, Sunday 10 am – 8 pm, online tickets (15 PLN). Facebook event in Polish.

Guided tour IN ENGLISH – the Wilanów Palace – the history and design of the Palace interiors
Location: Wilanów Palace, Stanisława Kostki Potockiego 10/16 Street, 12 pm – 1 pm. Online tickets (regular tickets 20 PLN, reduced tickets 15 PLN). Meeting point – a cloakroom in the Palace. More in English. Facebook event in English.

  • November 17

‘Wege Bazar’ – fair of vegan products
Location: Klubokawiarnia Medyka, Oczki 1a Street (city center), 11 am – 7 pm, free entrance. Facebook event in Polish.

Fair of warm sweaters and winter accessories
Location: “Znajomi Znajomych”, Wilcza 58a Street (city center), free entrance, 10 am – 5 pm. Facebook event in Polish.

Fair and exhibition of exotic plants and animals
Location: the Saska sports hall, Angorska 2 Street (Saska Kępa), 10 am – 4 pm, online tickets. Facebook event in Polish.

  • November 18-22

Fair of Polish fashion
Location: Sadyba Best Mall, Powsińska 31 Street (Sadyba/Mokotów), 10 am – 9 pm, free entrance. Facebook event in Polish.

  • November 18-24

Warsaw Jewish Film Festival
Location: The POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews (Anielewicza 6 Street). Click here to read more in English.

  • November 19

Polish film for foreigners – “Boże Ciało/ “Corpus Christi”
Location: Nove Kino Wisła, Plac Wilsona 2 (Żoliborz), 8 pm. Facebook event in English and Polish.

  • November 21-23

Warsaw Tourist Fair
Location: The Palace of Culture and Science. 10 am – 5 pm. Click here to read more in English.

  • November 21 – December 1

Russian Film Festival “Sputnik
Locations: Kino Luna (Marszałkowska 28 Street), Kino Iluzjon (Narbutta 50a Street), Kino Elektronik (Generała Zajączka 7 Street). Click here to read more in Polish and in Russian. Click here to read more about “Little Sputnik” – the Festival events for children.

  • November 22

Children’s movie in English, no Polish subtitles – ‘Frozen 2′ 
Location: Cinema City, Sadyba Best Mall, Powsińska 31 Street (Sadyba/Mokotów), 5 pm. The screening in English is organized by the American School of Warsaw’s Parent Teacher Organization (ASW PTO) but tickets are available for sale to non-ASW children. Facebook event in English (including info about the tickets).

Live piano concert enhanced with visualizations on the planetarium dome
Location: Planetarium in Copernicus Science Center, Wybrzeże Kościuszkowskie 20 Street (Powiśle), 7 pm (45 min), dedicated to an audience aged 15+, online tickets. Click here to read our tips on visiting the Planetarium. More in Polish about the concert.

  • November 22 – January 6, 2020

Christmas Fair in the Old Town
Location: Warsaw Old Town, the Warsaw Barbican area. Open every day, Sunday-Thursday 11 am – 8 pm, Friday-Saturday 11 am – 9.30, December 25-26 12 pm – 9.30 pm, December 31 and January 1 11 am – 8 pm, free entrance. Facebook page in Polish and English.

  • November 23

Festival and fair dedicated to stationery, paper, fountain pens, ink, nibs, pencils
Location: the Ethnographic Museum, Kredytowa 1 Street (city center), 10 am – 6 pm, free entrance. Facebook event in Polish.

Free traditional Indian yoga class in ENGLISH – “Yoga with Kirti
Location: Łazienki Royal Garden, 10 am – 11 am. The yoga class takes place outdoors in the Park (check out the exact location on the map). In case of very bad weather, the class is canceled (you will find info in the FB event). Facebook event in Polish.

  • November 23-24

Zero Waste Fair / Targi Zero Waste
Location: Agora, Czerska 8/10 Street (Mokotów), 11 am – 6 pm, free entrance. The event includes workshops, discussions, meetings, electro-waste collection. Facebook event in Polish.

Guided tour IN ENGLISH – the Wilanów Palace – the history and design of the Palace interiors
Location: Wilanów Palace, Stanisława Kostki Potockiego 10/16 Street, 12 pm – 1 pm. Online tickets (regular tickets 20 PLN, reduced tickets 15 PLN). Meeting point – a cloakroom in the Palace. More in English. Facebook event in English.

  • November 24

Shopping Sunday
Stores are open. Click here to read our post about the Sunday trade ban in Poland, shopping Sundays, and bank holidays in Poland in 2019.

Christmas Holiday Bazaar of the International Women’s Group of Warsaw
Location: Marriott Hotel, Baltic Room, Jerozolimskie 65/79 Street (city center), 9.30 am – 4 pm, free entrance. A chance to shop for Christmas gifts, eg. handmade jewelry, linens, organic teas, gift baskets, Christmas cards, and traditional Polish crafts like paper cutting art, glass ornaments. Facebook event in English.

‘Nature walk in the Wilanów gardens’ – educational walk for children and adults guided IN ENGLISH
Location: Wilanów Palace Garden, Stanisława Kostki Potockiego 10/16 Street, 11 am – 12.30 pm, meeting point at the ticket office (small yellow building in the park in front of the palace). Tickets: 10 PLN (online tickets). In November: Did you know that collecting is an ancient hobby? During the walk, we will talk about collections and how to become a collector. Participants will have a possibility to see various interesting exhibits and start creating own collection of natural curiosities. Facebook event in English. Click here to read more in English.

‘Trends 4 Kids’ – Fair of fashion and accessories for mums and children
Location: Plac (square) Konesera 2, Centrum Praskie Koneser (Praga), 10 am – 5 pm, online tickets (8 PLN, children up to 12 years old free entrance). Facebook event in Polish.

‘VEGANmania’ – the event promoting a vegan lifestyle (food, cosmetics, clothes)
Location: Dom Towarowy Bracia Jabłkowscy, Bracka 25 Street (city center), 11 am – 7 pm. Facebook event in Polish.

Art Fair (Targowisko Sztuki)
Location: Arkady Kubickiego (Kubicki Arcades) at the Warsaw Royal Castle, entrance from Grodzka Street. 11 am – 4 pm, free entrance. A chance to admire or buy artworks of students and graduates of the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts and visit the Kubicki Arcades. Click here to read more in English.

Och! Bazar’ – Polish fashion fair, plus size, vintage 
Location: “Babka do wynajęcia”, Młocińska 5/7 Street (close to Arkadia shopping mall), 11 am – 6 pm, free entrance. Facebook event in Polish.

  • November 24 – December 22

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.

  • November 26

“Let’s talk about art” – IN ENGLISH about works of art  
Location: Royal Łazienki Garden, Agrykola 1 Street, 5.30 pm, the Old Orangery (Stara Oranżeria). Tickets 10 PLN, book your place: edukacja@lazienki-krolewskie.pl. Facebook event in Polish.

  • November 28
SI BEAU POP UP. Let’s go (slow) shopping for Christmas!
Location: Autor Rooms, Lwowska 17/7 Street (city center), parking Hala Koszyki, 9 am – 9 pm, free entrance, registration required: bonjour@si-beau.pl. Polish designers and craftsmen (leather goods, soaps and cosmetics, notebooks, posters, toys, tea, hats, ceramics and more). Program with animations and surprises all day long. Facebook event in English and French.

  • November 29

Live piano concert enhanced with visualizations on the planetarium dome
Location: Planetarium in Copernicus Science Center, Wybrzeże Kościuszkowskie 20 Street (Powiśle), 7 pm (45 min), dedicated to an audience aged 15+, online tickets. Click here to read our tips on visiting the Planetarium. More in Polish about the concert.

  • November 30

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.

‘Walks around the Warsaw Zoo’ – guided tour IN ENGLISH
Location: Warsaw Zoo, Ratuszowa 1/3 Street (Praga), 12 pm. The tours are free (organized by the Warsaw Zoo volunteers) but you need to buy entrance tickets to the Zoo. Meeting point: the flamingo ring, on the right, entering from Ratuszowa Street. Facebook event in English.

The Festival of Board Games (Planszówki na Narodowym) – fair, tournaments, kids zone 
Location: PGE National Stadium, Al. Ks. J. Poniatowskiego 1 Street (Praga), free entrance, 10 am – 8 pm. Facebook event in Polish.

Guided tour IN ENGLISH – the Wilanów Palace – the history and design of the Palace interiors
Location: Wilanów Palace, Stanisława Kostki Potockiego 10/16 Street, 12 pm – 1 pm. Online tickets (regular tickets 20 PLN, reduced tickets 15 PLN). Meeting point – a cloakroom in the Palace. More in English. Facebook event in English.

Free traditional Indian yoga class in ENGLISH – “Yoga with Kirti
Location: Łazienki Royal Garden, 10 am – 11 am. The yoga class takes place outdoors in the Park (check out the exact location on the map). In case of very bad weather, the class is canceled (you will find info in the FB event). Facebook event in Polish.

  • November 30 – December 1

Warsaw Fantasy Fair (Warszawskie Targi Fantastyki)
Location: Dom Towarowy Bracia Jabłkowscy, Bracka 25 Street (city center). Click here to read more in Polish. Facebook event in Polish.

‘Fair of Nice Things’ (Targi Rzeczy Ładnych) – winter edition
Location: Centrum Praskie Koneser (Praga Koneser Center), Plac Konesera 2 (Praga), 11 am – 7 pm, tickets 10 PLN. Furniture, posters, ceramics, glass, lamps, textiles, articles for children, wellness, accessories. Facebook event in Polish.

  • Until December 15

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). Performances for children aged 0,4-6. Theaters from the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Ireland, and Denmark. More in English.

Events at international schools and preschools in Warsaw in November 2019

  • November 7

Early Years Open Day (Ages 2.5-6) at The British School Warsaw
Location: ul. Jarosława Dąbrowskiego 84, 02-571 Warsaw. Learn more in English.

  • November 23-24

Recruitment Weekend for 2020/2021 academic year at Akademeia High School (for students applying for Year 10)
Location: ul. Ledóchowskiej 2, 02-972 Warsaw. Learn more in English.

Holidays, observances & celebrations in Poland in November 2019

  • November 1

A public/bank holiday in Poland – All Saints’ Day (Wszystkich Świętych
It’s a Christian holiday. In Poland, it’s also called the Day of the Dead (Święto Zmarłych) and is deeply rooted in the Polish tradition – the holiday is observed by many people in Poland, regardless of their faith and beliefs. People visit cemeteries to light candles and lay flowers on the graves of their family and friends. Often they travel long distances, in general, there is increased traffic, especially close to the biggest cemeteries. November 1 is a non-working day in Poland – schools, public institutions, most businesses and stores are closed. Shopping on November 1: stores, malls, shopping centers are closed, only some smaller local convenience stores can be open (eg. Żabka). You can always do basic shopping at gas stations (which are open 24/7).

  • November 11

A public/bank holiday in Poland – Independence Day (Święto Niepodległości)
The anniversary of the restoration of Poland’s independence in 1918. After 123 years (from the end of the 18th century until the end of World War I) of partitions by Austria, Russia, and Prussia Poland regained its independence. The national celebrations are usually held in Warsaw, at Piłsudski Square, at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, with the participation of the President of Poland, other leaders and officials, and representatives of the Polish Armed Forces. November 11 is a non-working day in Poland – schools, public institutions, most businesses and stores are closed.

  • November 24

Shopping Sunday
Stores are open. It’s the only shopping Sunday in Poland in November 2019 (November 3, 10, and 17 are trade ban Sundays in Poland). Check out the next shopping Sundays in Poland in 2019.

  • November 29

St. Andrew’s Day Eve (Andrzejki)
It was believed that the night of November 29 and November 30 is suitable for magic and single girls can see their future (and their future husbands). Nowadays, it’s an opportunity for big parties and a night for future telling games. The classic one is to pour hot liquid wax through a keyhole into cold water. After the wax is solidified, the shape and its shadow illuminated on the wall determines your future. The fun is to interpret the shape. Another tradition is a shoe game. Participants take off one shoe, the shoes are lined one after the other from the wall of the room to the door. The owner of the shoe that reaches the door first is the first to get married:)

Read more about public holidays and dates to remember in Poland in autumn.

Things to do in Warsaw on November 1, 2019 (a public holiday in Poland)

  • Friday, November 1, 2019 – a public/bank holiday in Poland (All Saints’ Day / Wszystkich Świętych)

Stores, malls, shopping centers, public institutions, most of the businesses are CLOSED. You can always do basic shopping at gas stations (which are open 24/7). Some smaller local convenience stores can be open (eg. Żabka).

Transportation in Warsaw on November 1:

People visit cemeteries to light candles and lay flowers (chrysanthemums) on the graves of their family and friends. Often they travel long distances, in general, there is increased traffic, especially close to the biggest cemeteries (click here to see on a Google map in which areas in Warsaw you can expect heavy traffic).

In Warsaw, you may want to visit the Powązki cemetery – a historic cemetery located in Wola district, close to the Arkadia shopping center. It’s exceptional this time of year (especially in the evening when it’s dark outside) with literally thousands of candles. If you plan to visit the Powązki cemetery, it’s better to skip November 1 since it will be very crowded.

Things to do in Warsaw on November 1
It’s one of these days in Poland (in addition to December 25 and Easter Monday) when all the public institutions – including museums and galleries – are closed. The only exception is the Warsaw Zoo which is open every day, including all bank holidays. Location: Ratuszowa 1/3 Street (Praga), 9 am – 4 pm. The other option is going to the movies (click here to find showtimes in Warsaw on November 1, repertuar kin in Polish) or visiting amazing parks in Warsaw that – especially this time of year – are great urban escapes offering the natural and peaceful beauty within easy reach (click here to learn more about the parks and gardens in the Warsaw area).

Restaurants in Warsaw open on November 1, 2019

Things to do in Warsaw on November 11, 2019 (a public holiday in Poland – Independence Day)

In Warsaw, official gathering and celebrations will be held at Pilsudski Square (Plac Piłsudskiego) in the city center, starting at 12 pm with Polish national anthem and ceremonious changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier with the participation of the army and President.

Later, from 1 pm on Krakowskie Przedmieście street, there will be held the independence festival (3 stages, concerts, dancing shows etc.). A 10 km “Run of Independence” / Bieg Niepodległości is another popular event in Warsaw on November 11. It starts at 11.11 am from Al. Jana Pawła Street close to Arkadia shopping center, Chałubińskiego Street, Aleje Niepodległości street in Mokotów and back to Arkadia (the map).

Please note that in Warsaw, there will be organized the ‘March of Independence’ (Marsz Niepodległości) which last years turned violet (it starts at 2 pm in the center of Warsaw, next to Metro Centrum, at Rondo Dmowskiego and goes to the National Stadium). It’s recommended to avoid the area. Streets in the city center will be closed for car traffic from about 11 am.

Shopping on November 11:

Stores, malls, shopping centers, public institutions, most of the businesses are CLOSED. You can always do basic shopping at gas stations (which are open 24/7). Some smaller local convenience stores can be open (eg. Żabka).

Transportation in Warsaw on November 11:

  • Trams, buses, metro: holiday timetable
  • NO fee for parking in the Paid Parking Zone

Restaurants in Warsaw open on November 11:

Things to do in Warsaw on November 11, museums, exhibitions, and galleries in Warsaw open on November 11, 2019:

Independence Festival
Location: Krakowskie Przedmieście street in the city center, free entrance, 1 pm - 8.30 pm. Attractions include parade, concerts, film screenings, dance shows, parade of vintage cars. Kids Zone next to the Academy of Fine Arts, Krakowskie Przedmieście 5 Street (concerts, theaters for children, arts and crafts workshops, radio broadcast workshop, contests and games). Concerts on the stage next to the Warsaw University campus. Dancing Zone next to the Ministry of Culture, Krakowskie Przedmieście 15/17 Street (Polish dances workshops for adults and children). Facebook event in Polish.

Independence Day at the Museum of Polish Military Technology
Location: the Museum of Polish Military Technology, Powsińska 13 (Mokotów/Sadyba), 10 am - 5 pm, free entrance. Attractions include demonstrations of historic military vehicles, individual tours of tanks and aircraft. 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 on Saturdays and Sundays 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.

Free entrance to all the exhibitions in Łazienki, including Palace on the Isle
Location: Royal Łazienki Garden, Agrykola 1 Street, free entrance (you will need to get a free pass at the ticket office). Click here to read our tips in English. 'Admission Free November' runs on November 3-30.

POLIN – Museum of the History of Polish Jews
Location: Anielewicza 6 Street (Muranów), 10 am – 6 pm. Click here to read our tips in English – opening hours, tickets, etc., and click here to see the photos and read our feature story in English about visiting the POLIN Museum with children.

Copernicus Science Center
Location: Wybrzeże Kościuszkowskie 20 Street (Powiśle). The Copernicus is very popular - buy tickets online to make sure you will enter! Click here to read our tips in English about visiting the Copernicus (where to have lunch, parking lots, etc.).

Planetarium of the Copernicus Science Center
Location: Wybrzeże Kościuszkowskie 20 Street (Powiśle), 10 am - 8.30 pm. Click here to read our tips in English about visiting the Copernicus (where to have lunch, parking lots, etc.).

Dollhouse Museum
Location: Plac Defilad 1 (the Palace of Culture and Science), 9 am - 7 pm. Click here to read our tips in English about visiting the 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. More in English and photos. Facebook event in Polish.

Viewing Platform on the 30th floor of the Palace of Culture and Science
Location: Palace of Culture and Science, entrance from Marszałkowska Street, 10 am – 8 pm. Click here to read our tips in English about visiting the Platform.

Warsaw Zoo
Location: Ratuszowa 1/3 Street (Praga), 9 am - 4 pm. Click here to read tips in English about visiting the Warsaw Zoo. The Zoo is open every day, including all public holidays!

Botanical Garden in Powsin
Location: Prawdziwka 2 Street, 02-973 Powsin. Opening hours: 10 am – 4 pm (the greenhouse is open until 3 pm). Regular ticket 12 PLN, reduced ticket 8 PLN, family ticket (2+2) 30 PLN. Click here to read our tips in English on visiting the Garden.

Swimming at Warszawianka swimming pool
Location: Warszawianka swimming pool, Merliniego 4 Street (Mokotów). Opening hours: 6.30 am – 10 pm. Website in English.

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