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Gdańsk Christmas Market 2019

I have always wanted to visit a European Christmas Market, so was very excited to head over to Gdańsk with some amazing girls. If you’ve been following me my Instagram, you will know that I’ve already started sharing my Christmas content from my time in Gdańsk, Poland this week.

Yes, for my last trip of 2019, I took a cheeky day trip with the famous European day tripper – TravelEatSlay.

Gdańsk is – a city located on the shores of the Baltic Sea. Gdańsk is Poland’s principal seaport and one of the most prominent tourist destinations. It’s famous for several important historical attractions, such as the Royal Way, the famous promenade street of Polish kings, along with historic cathedrals, medieval ports and heaps of cool cafes.

girls in gdasnk
The girls in Gdansk

How was Gdansk?

The city was in one word cold. Hahaha! I was quite looking forward to seeing the Christmas Market in Gdańsk and the festive Arts & crafts market which takes place on the Main Town’s Coal Market (Targ Węglowy). It is being run from 1st until the 23rd of December. I wasn’t going to write about this day trip because between you and me; there wasn’t a lot done on this trip! Everything closed very early, and it was soo cold that I just wanted to sit in the warmth lol!

However, despite the cold (-2 degrees)!! I have to say that I was impressed by the beautiful Christmas market and buildings. When we first arrived, we purchased our bus tickets and headed into the city. We were welcomed with culture, food and entertainment. 


Throughout December, Targ Węglowy (Eng: The Coal Market) in the picturesque historic centre, Old Town, will turn into a quaint Christmas village offering decorations and treats galore, woollen scarves and socks, handmade jewellery, children’s no toys, mulled wine, hot cider and steaming portions of Polish food. 

Things to eat at Gdańsk Christmas markets? 

We went to a restaurant called – Piwnica Rajców Browar Restauracja. There is also such a range of traditional Polish cuisine that you’ll find in Gdańsk and the Christmas Market. I would try some polish dumplings.

Things to Drink at Gdańsk Christmas markets? 

mulled wine

Christmas is the season of heated alcohol! And I am so here for it! My absolute fave is mulled wine! I had so much when I was also in Riga this year! It appeared to me that the Polish had a thing for Beer soo be sure to have a taste when you are in Poland.

I will be showcasing more of my day on my Instagram – (all part of the Christmas theme). So head over to my page now and say Merry Christmas!

Have you ever been to a Christmas Market? How was it? Let us know in the comments below.  
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