Festive illuminations in Poland: beautiful holiday lights displays in Poland

Starting from October/November through the wintertime season, many parks in Poland transform after dark into a magical world of lights, giving you the opportunity to spend time outdoors, walking in winter festive scenery. We take you through selected places across Poland where you can cut yourself off from everyday matters and enjoy winter in Poland.

Please take into account when planning your visit that there are usually more visitors on weekends, if possible plan your visit outside the weekend.

KRAKÓW: Garden of Lights – “Peter Pan”

The Garden of Lights features “Peter Pan” (it’s a new theme this year, last season it was Snow White). In addition to almost 30 light installations, all the light figures are surrounded by multimedia illuminations – a combination of sound, image, and music. Other attractions include a multimedia light tunnel, Christmas tree light shows, mappings, and a light maze. All attractions are spread over 6 hectares!

Photo source: Ogród Świateł w Krakowie

GDYNIA: Garden of Lights – “Alice in Wonderland”

A new light display in Poland, open from the 2022/2023 season, featuring “Alice in Wonderland” (Alicja w Krainie Czarów).

The attractions include several dozen light and multimedia attractions, a 14-meter multimedia Christmas tree, laser shows, and food outlets.

Photo source: Ogród Świateł – Gdynia

WROCŁAW: Illuminations in the Botanical Garden

If you need a break from the typical tourist attractions of Wrocław, the Botanical Garden is an oasis of calm in the center of the city (the garden is located about 2 km from the Market Square, in the Ostrów Tumski district – the oldest part of Wrocław that used to be an island). Established in 1811, the park includes ponds with wooden bridges, a greenhouse, and thousands of plants.

In winter (December, January, February) on selected weekends and holidays, the Botanical Garden in Wrocław is decorated with rich illumination.

Photo source: Ogród Botaniczny Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego, Światłogród

WROCŁAW area: Illuminations “Lumina Park” at the Topacz Castle (Zamek Topacz)

New decorations in the 2022/2023 season!

Zamek Topacz, located 10 km from the city of Wrocław, includes a complex of 6 buildings (hotel, restaurant, automotive museum), a garden, and a pond. The history of this place dates back to the 14th century. In winter, the hotel organizes an illumination exhibition in the park – 11 themed zones with various scenery and music. Over 450,000 points of light have been placed in the castle park with an area of 35,000 sq m and 20 kilometers of the light chain were used to create the exhibition. The attractions include 5m gold and red balloon, light sailing ships, plane and canoes in the jungle.

Photo source: Lumina Park Wrocław

WARSAW: “The Royal Garden of Light” – illuminations festival in Wilanów Palace Garden

In the season 2022/2023 – new installations and decorations!

“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).

Photo source: Muzeum Pałacu Króla Jana III w Wilanowie

WARSAW: illuminated winter garden “Magiczny Botaniczny” / “Magical Botanical”

The visitors can enjoy light structures prepared especially for the Garden (incl. light sculptures of flowers, shrubs, birds, forest animals), referring to the most exciting plants in the Garden’s collection, the relationship between nature and man, and fairy tales and legends related to nature.

Photo source: Lumagica Warszawa

WARSAW area: Garden of Lights – “Snow White”

It’s the second season with an outdoor exhibition of illumination in the Botanical Garden in Powsin, a few kilometers south of Warsaw. The main theme of the fairy-tale light display in the 2022/2023 season is “Snow White” (Królewna Śnieżka). Last season it was “Peter Pan”. 

The exhibition consists of almost 30 light installations, such as a dwarf house in the form of a 12-meter light tunnel, a diamond mine and many multimedia attractions, laser shows and mappings. Laser shows are held on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays every 30 minutes. The first show starts 30 minutes after the opening of the exhibition and the last one 30 minutes before closing. In addition to light decorations related to Snow White, the exhibition includes, among others a multimedia Christmas tree made of 42,000 LED lights.

Photo source: Ogród Świateł – Warszawa

ŁÓDŹ: Million Lights Park – “Alice in Wonderland”

In the season 2022/2023 – new installations and decorations!

The lights display is located in the oldest park in ŁódźPark Źródliska. In the 15-hectare garden, you will find mysterious characters, animals telling fairy tales, creaking doors, and a magic tree with signposts that will show you the direction of your visit. Visitors will be surprised by the longest colorful light tunnel in Poland and a garden of spells where you will be able to admire a light and music spectacle.

Photo source: Park Miliona Świateł – Łódź

POZNAŃ: Lumina Park – “Movie Forest”

In the season 2022/2023 – new installations and decorations!

“Movie Forest” is a park of illumination among trees and shrubs of the Dendrological Garden of the University of Life Sciences in Poznań. 

A multimedia walk among the trees combined with a pop-culture story – figures of light will lead visitors to the world of iconic films and books (including Pocahontas, King Kong, The Chronicles of Narnia).

Photo source: Lumina Park

POZNAŃ area: Winter illuminations and decorations in Deli Park

Deli Park is a park with mini landmarks, giant insects, mini zoo, located 18 km from the city of Poznań. During Christmas and the wintertime, festive illuminations are installed there. You can walk among the illuminated and decorated with colorful lamps the alleys of the park and various types of light illuminations such as a globe, a giant Christmas ball, illuminated light tunnels, a traditional Christmas nativity scene with live animals and Christmas decorations. There is also a Santa’s Grotto, his sleigh with reindeer, at Santa’s desk, and children will be able to sign up for the Book of Good Children.

Photo source: Deli Park

KATOWICE area: Garden of Lights – “Pinocchio” (Chorzów)

The Garden of Lights in Chorzów (3 km from the center of the city of Katowice) features “Pinocchio” in the 2022/2023 season (last season it was “Aladdin’s Lamp”). In addition, all the light figures are surrounded by multimedia illuminations – a combination of sound, image and music. During the exhibition, selected attractions of the Legendia amusement park will be available.

Photo source: Ogród Świateł – Chorzów

KATOWICE area: Million Lights Park in Zabrze

15 light attractions take visitors on a journey through the land of fairy tales, magic and spells – the Snow Queen

Photo source: Park Miliona Świateł

LUBLIN: Lumina Park – “Secret Garden”

The exhibition is located in the Botanical Garden in the city of Lublin. Its main theme is – “Botanical Journey” around the world. By getting to know the trees and shrubs of different continents, you will be able to discover new lands decorated with light, sound and multimedia effects. 

Photo source: Lumina Park

WAŁBRZYCH: Winter Garden of Lights at the Książ Castle (Zamek Książ) and in the Palm House – Palmiarnia

Książ Castle – located in western Poland – rises picturesquely on rocks among forests, in the heart of the Landscape Park. It’s a huge building – it is estimated that it is the third-largest castle in Poland after the Malbork castle and the Wawel castle in Kraków. During the wintertime, the castle garden is enriched with illuminations and festive decorations.

Photo source: Zamek Książ

In the 2022/2023 season, illuminations are lit also in the garden at the Palm House in Wałbrzych. An exotic world of colorful animals is created in the park in autumn and winter – illuminated figures of fish, crabs, turtles, flamingos, and a 4-meter giraffe.

Photo source: Palmiarnia Wałbrzych

BYDGOSZCZ: Lumina Park – “Dreamland”

In the season 2022/2023 – new installations and decorations!

The illumination exhibition is located in the Amusement Park with dinosaurs. In the 2022/2023 season, the theme of the exhibition is a fairy-tale land.

Photo source: Lumina Park


The Ogrodzieniec castle – located in southern Poland – is a very photogenic castle (the majestic ruins are enhanced by the rocks used to build the walls of the castle) was built in the 14th – 15th centuries and is available for tours, including small exhibition rooms – torture room (!), armory, and history of the castle. “Across the street”, 300 m from the castle, there is a hotel with a swimming pool, set into the rocky and green surroundings (POZIOM 511 Design Hotel & SPA).

In autumn and winter, the castle turns into a Fortress of Lights – illuminations are installed in the area of the outer bailey and the entire sightseeing route (illuminated majestic ruins and figures). The Fortress of Lights is the story of Ogrodzieniec Castle told with light and sound.

Photo source: Zamek Ogrodzieniec

GDAŃSK: Festive illuminations in Park Oliwski and other locations in Gdańsk

The illuminations are on from December 5, 2022

Every winter, a large historic Park Oliwski, in the Oliwa district of Gdańsk, hosts the illumination exhibition.

In the 2022/2023 season, you will be able to admire Christmas illuminations in the following locations in Gdańsk: Park Oliwski,  Park im. Jana Pawła II (Zaspa-Rozstaje), skwer Kobzdeja, Zielony Most in Park Oruński, Targ Węglowy, Tkacka, Stągiewna Street, city Christmas tree – Christmas tree at Długi Targ by the Neptune fountain.

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