On Saturday, December 5, Warsaw will present its Christmas look. At 17.00, at the Castle Square Varsovians will light up together the most beautiful Christmas tree in the whole city, and the whole Royal Route along with surrounding streets will sparkle with the colours of Christmas.
The first weekend of December has been a magical moment for many years now. At this time of the year, Warsaw is visited by Santa Claus from Lapland. It is then, that the capital is becoming more and more beautiful, thanks to the festive atmosphere. And so it is going to be this time.
-I warmly invite to this colourful and joyful event – says Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz, Mayor of Warsaw. -As every year, the holiday season begins just before St Nicholas Day when illuminated Royal Route encourages evening walks.
At 17.00, on stage at the Royal Castle will appear fairy tale characters and elves accompanying Santa Claus. "Mazowsze" Group of Song and Dance will make an appearance as a part of the holiday program. Children from "Fasolki" band will also sing atmospheric songs.
It won't be long until the Christmas tree will be lit up, but everything depends on the comet which recently could have been observed by us in the sky. It is said that it will appear over Warsaw that day to help with the inauguration of the Christmas illumination.
Immediately after that, along with Santa Claus and its whole colourful retinue, we will participate in a cheerful Christmas parade, which will drive through Miodowa, Krakowskie Przedmieście and Nowy Świat streets until it reaches Chmielna.
The attraction of the event will be a Christmas tent at the Castle Square, where it will be possible to feel like an extraordinary pastry chef. We will garnish freshly baked, fragrant gingerbread cookies with icing and other decorations. The voluntaries will also get the opportunity to get beautiful postcards presenting Warsaw in the Christmas time. Poczta Polska employees will stamp the postcards on the site so that they are ready to be sent.
The Mayor of the Capital City of Warsaw and Stołeczna Estrada, a municipal institution of culture and the event organizer, invite everyone to having fun together.
Within the framework of Christmas Warsaw campaign, on 28 November starts Warsaw Christmas Fair outside the National Stadium in Warsaw. It will be open until 24 December.