Krakow Christmas Market Dates

29th November 2024 - 26th December 2024

Krakow Christmas Market Dates for 2024

Start Date: 29/11/24 TBC 
End date:    26/12/24
Location: Krakow’s Main Square

Krakow Christmas market dates for 2024 have yet to be confirmed.

In previous years, the last Friday (or weekend) in November is when the Krakow Xmas market usually opens and so we are expecting this year to be no exception with a provisional opening date of 29th November 2024 being the first day of the market.

Other websites are reporting that the Christmas market in Krakow runs until the New Year, and technically that is correct, but we know from personal experience and from people who have been and given us feedback that after Christmas many of the stalls will be emptied and shut down. Yes, there are still some stalls open but if you’re visiting after Christmas then it  very much feels like attending a party after most of the guests have gone home!

Officially, after 26th December, they call it the New Year’s market but if you want to truly savour the full Krakow Christmas experience then you need to visit between the 24th November and 26th December.

It is a wonderful and atmospheric market in the Main Square of Krakow.

It is likely to be very busy as locals and tourists will be yearning to return to the Krakow Xmas market after missing out in 2020 and a pared down version in 2021 so it should make for a great, friendly atmosphere.

Snow is never guaranteed but Krakow is in the south of Poland, not far from the Tatra mountains so if it’s going to snow anywhere in Poland then Krakow is always a good bet.

We’d advise you to start checking prices on flights to Poland now as the nearer you get to Christmas the more expensive the tickets will be.