Warsaw with kids: December 15-17

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Friday, December 15

Live concert enhanced with visualizations on the planetarium dome – this Friday piano recital
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).

FridaySunday, December 15-17

Christmas Market in the Old Town
Location: Warsaw Old Town, next to the Castle Square and Sigismund’s Column. Open every day (MondayThursday and Sunday  11 am – 8 pm, FridaySaturday 11 am – 9.30 pm), free entrance. The Christmas Market runs until January 7, 2018. Facebook event in Polish and English.

Christmas Outdoor Market – Złote Tarasy
Location: the area between Złote Tarasy shopping mall and Dworzec Centralny (railway station). Open every day 10 am – 9 pm, until December 23Facebook event in Polish.

Christmas Outdoor Market – Ochota
Location: Plac / Square Narutowicza (Ochota). Open every day 10 am – 6 pm, until December 23Facebook event in Polish.

Christmas Outdoor Market – Praga
Location: Zoo Market, Solidarności 55 Street (Praga). Open every day 1 pm – 9 pm, until December 23Facebook event in Polish.

“The Royal Garden of Lights”
Location: Wilanów Palace Garden, Stanisława Kostki Potockiego 10/16 Street, 4 pm – 9 pmMondayFriday, regular tickets 10 PLN, reduced tickets 5 PLN. SaturdaySunday, 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.

Multimedia Fountain Park
Location: Skwer Dywizji 1, Podzamcze (city center), free entrance. Christmas season: Fifteen-minute light and music shows on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 7, 8, and 9 pm (December 9 – January 28). Click here to read our tips in English about Multimedia Fountain Park (how to get there, where to have coffee etc.)

Opening of Gallery of Polish Design (a new permanent exhibition)
Location: The National Museum, Jerozolimskie 3 Street (city center). Click here to read our tips in English on visiting the Museum (opening hours, tickets, where to have lunch etc.). Click here to read more in English about the Exhibition.

Saturday, December 16

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.Christmas Family Outdoor Event
Location: Plac / Square Szembeka (Praga Południe), free entrance, 1 pm – 6 pm. Arts and crafts workshops for children, concert of children choir, meeting with Santa, dance workshop, theater for children, Christmas tree lighting. Facebook event in Polish.“Mamaville” Mother & Baby Expo – Christmas Edition
Location: Arena Ursynów, Pileckiego 122 Street, 10 am – 5 pm, free entrance. Clothes and accessories for kids and pregnant women, workshops, food. Facebook event in Polish and English.Christmas Concert: Vivaldi – The Four Seasons and Polish Christmas Carols
Location: Nowy Fort (Fort Sokolnickiego), Stefana Czarnieckiego 51 Street (Żoliborz), free entrance. Facebook event in Polish.Timothy Teddy Bear (Miś Tymoteusz) – puppet and actor theater for children in Polish
Location: Bielańska Scena Kameralna (Bielany Theater), Żeromskiego 29 Street, 12 pm, online tickets (23 PLN). Facebook event in Polish.

Open day at “Ballet Class” school
Location: Steps4You Dance Studio, Sienkiewicza 4/2 Street (city center), 12 pm – 6 pm. Ballet workshops for children and adults, ballet performances. Facebook event in Polish.

Christmas Concert and dance performance
Location: Bielany Cultural Center, Goldoniego 1 Street, free entrance, 5 pm. Facebook event in Polish.

SaturdaySunday, December 16-17

“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.Visiting the snow plow train interior  
Location: Warsaw Railway Museum (Stacja Muzeum), Towarowa 3 Street (Wola), 9 am – 5 pm. During the event reduced tickets for everyone (6 PLN, children up to 7 free entrance). The Museum website in English. More about the event in English.The International Theatre Festival for Early Years “TAKE PART IN ART” – this weekend theater from Austria
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.Christmas market and Christmas events for families
Location: Parking lot at Targówek District Office, Kondratowicza 20, free entrance, 12 pm – 8 pm. Christmas fair, concerts, workshops for children, theater for children, Christmas tree lighting (on Sunday at 5 pm). Facebook event in Polish.LEGO Exhibition
Location: PGE National Stadium, Al. Ks. J. Poniatowskiego 1 Street (Praga). MondayFriday 10 am – 9 pm, SaturdaySunday 10 am – 8 pm. Click here to buy tickets online. Facebook event in Polish. Website in Polish. The Exhibition runs until March 25, 2018.

Sunday, December 17

Winter ornithology meetings for families (2 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). The persons conducting the workshop speak English and can answer questions in English. Facebook event in Polish.Warsaw Christmas Meeting (Warszawskie Spotkanie Wigilijne)
Location: Ząbkowska Street (Praga), free entrance, 1 pm – 5 pm. Outdoor event: special Christmas lights, Santa, a live concert of Christmas carols, theater for children, ice sculpting. Facebook event in Polish.Christmas arts and crafts workshop for children – Christmas cards
Location: viewing platform on the 30th floor of the Palace of Culture and Science, SO! Coffee Café. 11 am – 2 pm. Click here to learn our tips on visiting the platform (and buy tickets online to skip the line). Facebook event in Polish.Concert of Christmas songs by children choir
Location: Cultural Center (Centrum Promocji Kultury), Podskarbińska 2 Street (Praga Południe / Grochów). 5 pm, free entrance. Facebook event in Polish.Violin concert by young artists
Location: Wilanów Cultural Center, Kolegiacka 3 Street. 12 pm, free entrance. Facebook event in Polish.Christmas songs concert by children groups
Location: Wilanów Cultural Center, Kolegiacka 3 Street. 5 pm, free entrance. Facebook event in Polish.Polish folklore – concert and dance show for children
Location: Artystyczny Dom Animacji – Włochy Cultural Center, ks. J. Chrościckiego 14 Street, 12.30 pm, tickets 8 PLN. Facebook event in Polish.“Magic Music Gardens” – music from the US – live music & dance performance for children
Location: Saska Kępa Cultural Center “PROM”, Brukselska 23 Street. 2 performances: 10.30 am and 12 pm. Click here to buy tickets online (10 PLN, they accept e-tickets displayed on smartphones). Facebook event in Polish.

Ukrainian Christmas Market
Location: Ukrainian Center (Ukraiński Dom w Warszawie), Zamenhofa 1 Street (Muranów), 11.30 am – 4.30 pm, free entrance. Facebook event in Polish and Ukrainian.

Radio Asia Festival
Concerts, workshops, radio dramas of niche Asian music. Click here to buy tickets online and here to learn more in English. Facebook event in Polish and English. The Festival runs until December 21.

Breakfast (Indoor) Market in Żoliborz – Christmas edition
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. This Sunday ballet performance by children group at 11 am (Facebook event in Polish), workshops for children – writing letters to Santa and decorating Christmas cookies.

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