Warsaw sparkles with Christmas lights

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Warsaw sparkles with Christmas lights
Warsaw sparkles with Christmas lights

Come 8 December Warsaw streets will be sparkling with Christmas lights. Christmas garlands, cups, snowflakes and installations will be set up along 20 km of roads and in squares. The decorations will stay in place to brighten our evening walks until the beginning of February.

The lights will be set up along the Trakt Królewski - starting with the Zamkowy Square, Krakowskie Przedmieście Street, Nowy Świat Street, Trzech Krzyży Square, Aleje Ujazdowskie Street ending at the Belweder Palace. The lights will also brighten the Old Town, Jerozolimskie Avenue (from the Central Station to Waszyngton Roundabout and Poniatowski Bridge), Solidarności Street (from Bankowy Square to Wielińskiego Square along with the Śląsko-Dąbrowski Bridge) Bankowy Square, Marszałkowska Street (from Królewska Street to Konstytucji Square, including the square), Świętokrzyska Street (from ONZ Roundabout to Marszałkowska Street, Mokotowska Street and Targowa Street.

New lights
New lights will be set up at Miodowa Street and Krasińskich Square. Lampposts will be decorated with over four-metre tall upward widening light cups. The Krasińskich Square will also be decorated accordingly. A large bauble with a sit - ideal as a background for Christmas photos - and two three-dimensional stars glimmering with silvery light will find home there.

Christmas lights will be placed on yew trees in New Town near the church of the Benedictine Nuns of Perpetual Adoration of the Holy Sacrament. People entering the park through Kościelna Street will have an opportunity to admire a festive, retro-style canopy made of specially prepared light bulbs. An atom model picture frame will be placed on the left-hand side of the Maria Skłodowska-Curie monument for everyone to enjoy and pose for pictures.

Going green
Decorations consist of nearly 4.5 mln of energy-efficient LEDs and nearly 1300 decorative elements - lamppost illuminations, overhangs, garlands, light curtains, icicles and Christmas installations. The energy-efficient LEDs consume 10 times less electricity than conventional light bulbs.