Beautiful Christmas Lights in Warsaw Posted by on Dec 30, 2019 in Countries, Holidays, Places to visit

Christmas is definitely my favorite holiday! Every year I wait for decorating Christmas tree and the house! When the days are getting shorter and it’s time to recharge the batteries and face the winter with energy, why not enjoy all the Christmas decorations and lights?

Visiting Warsaw will be a great idea this time of the year (or any time of the year for that matter)! Polish capital in winter will really surprise you. Although Christmas is at the end of December, people in Warsaw start preparing for Christmas few weeks earlier. The aromas of traditional dishes, the sounds of beautiful Polish Christmas carols and colorful nativity scenes in churches all create a unique atmosphere.

In December, the streets and squares of Warsaw take on a special charm. Decorated with colorful decorations and fairy-tale figures, in the evenings they shine with thousands of lights! And they are truly amazing! People in Warsaw wait impatiently each year for the moment the lights are switched on.

You can visit the Royal Residence after dark and see one of the most beautiful gardens in Poland, which at this time of year blooms with thousands of lights. An illuminated tunnel leads to the palace courtyard, from which you can easily get to the King’s Winter Garden. Take a moment while on the palace terrace and look over the baroque garden: it is illuminated by thousands of lights, which during special shows dance to the rhythm of classical Polish music. Carpets of light flowers, which seem to flourish in the Rose Garden, also make an amazing impression.

See how beautiful the city looks; take a walk along the Royal Route, see the 30-metre high Christmas tree on Castle Square and the light decorations above the streets of the Old Town. A cup of hot chocolate at Wedel is the perfect way to end the evening.

Here are few pictures my friend Ela took while visiting Warsaw this Christmas!


Christmas in Warsaw courtesy my friend Ela

Christmas in Warsaw courtesy my friend Ela

Christmas in Warsaw courtesy my friend Ela

Christmas in Warsaw courtesy my friend Ela


Please share your favorite Christmas lights in Warsaw with us!

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About the Author: Kasia

My name is Kasia Scontsas. I grew near Lublin, Poland and moved to Warsaw to study International Business. I have passion for languages: any languages! Currently I live in New Hampshire. I enjoy skiing, kayaking, biking and paddle boarding. My husband speaks a little Polish, but our daughters are fluent in it! I wanted to make sure that they can communicate with their Polish relatives in our native language. Teaching them Polish since they were born was the best thing I could have given them! I have been writing about learning Polish language and culture for Transparent Language’s Polish Blog since 2010.