Best Christmas shopping

Every year Christmas markets return to Warsaw with their goods and goodies. The most attractive and popular stalls are set in the picturesque surroundings of the Old Town – on the Market Square and around the Barbican. Wooden stalls are filled with ceramics, jewellery, candles, amber, hand-made crafts… The Christmas Market around the Barbican begins on the 23rd of November and lasts until the 6th of January. For anyone looking to buy an original present for their nearest and dearest this is the place to be.

In the Christmas shopping season, shops in Warsaw draw Varsovians’ attention as much for their sparkling festive window displays as for the shopping itself. Christmas fairs and yard sales gathering young Polish designers attract followers of the latest trends, and make a perfect spot to spark interesting and unusual present ideas. Holiday deals, discounts, coupons, one-day-only specials, and sales make your Christmas shopping easier on your wallet.

Varsovians have at their disposal around 20 shopping malls, which boast not only a wide variety of shops, but also offer great entertainment areas. The three largest shopping centres are located near the city centre. All shopping malls in Poland are open 7 days a week, excluding first and last Sundays of the month.

Shopping centres

• Złote Tarasy, ul. Złota 59
• Arkadia, al. Jana Pawła II 82
• Galeria Mokotów, ul. Wołoska 12

Exclusive stores

• Plac Trzech Krzyży
• Metropolitan, pl. Piłsudskiego 1-3
• Vitkac, ul. Bracka 9

Trendy streets

• Mokotowska
• Mysia
• Szpitalna

Outlet stores

• Factory Annopol, ul. Annopol 2
• Factory Ursus, pl. Czerwca 1976 roku 6