New Year holiday in Rabka Zdroj

panoramic view of fireworks from the balcony in the valley below

A panoramic view of firework displays at midnight New Year in the valley below

New Year in Poland

Come and celebrate New Year in Poland. The Poles celebrate in all the usual and some unusual ways, people get together with friends at home, in restaurants or in the town squares for free pop concerts to welcome the New Year in. They set off fireworks and drink a good deal of champagne and vodka.

Some go into the Tatra mountains to herald the New Year and dawn rising over the mountain peaks.

Events are organised in all large Polish cities and tourist locations.

Come and celebrate with the Poles in the Polish way.

Happy New Year or szczęśliwego nowego roku.

Other facilities of this self-catering house near Cracow and Zakopane

Winter wonderland time over New Year in Poland

Playing in the snow in the front garden at New Year. Go sledging or skiing.







As you would expect, New Year is a time of powdery snow and dry cold. It's great for skiing and cosying up to a log fire whilst drinking mulled wine.

There are local ski slopes in the town which are illuminated until about 10 pm at night, ski hire and ski instructors ready to help you improve your skills at very affordable prices.

Food over the festive period and New Year

traditional Christmas crib or szopkaChristmas Eve and New Year's Eve are the big festive meals for families in Poland. It is essential to book a New Year's Eve far in advance, perhaps by the beginning of September, for popular places, especially if it's tied in to a New Year evening with dance and entertainment.

If you also spend Christmas in Poland, you might be able to see the annual Christmas crib competition. The Christmas cribs are somewhat elaborate Russian inspired creations that tradesmen produced during quiet times of year to showpiece their talents.

Cracow Christmas Market

The Cracow Christmas Market is held over the period end of November to beginning to January with the majority of stalls appearing in December. You can enjoy warm mulled wine, hot sausage stalls, buy traditional Polish sweets, gingerbread, pottery, craftwork, wooden and sheepskin products.


Cracow Christmas Market

New Year is a popular time for a self catering break. If you haven't yet decided where you would like to spend New Year, there is a selection of cottages for New Year in various locations.

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