You might want to pack your winter warmers for New Year in Warsaw. This beautiful Polish City has a winter wonderland look throughout December with festive lights strung throughout the streets, Christmas Trees and the old town has its very own Christmas Village.
There tend to be 3 Christmas markets to wander around, including
the Old Town Market Square, Castle Square and the Palace of Culture
and Science. You will also come across and Ice Rink or two where you
can get your skates on (or hire them if you don’t have your own!)
Warsaw is a great place for exploring. The architecture, beautiful parks like Łazienki Park and a plethora of museums will keep you occupied throughout your stay. Take a walk around the Old Town with a lovely variety of cafes and shopping, visit Castle Square, go and see the Palace of Culture and Science and visit the observation deck for some stunning panoramic views over Warsaw, and if you are so minded (which I am) head to one of the Vodka bars to sample their wares… I’ve enjoyed many a shot with some outrageously tasty flavours!
If you find yourself in Warsaw for New Years Eve then venture
towards the Old town with epic fireworks illuminating the Vistula
River. For a big party vibe Defilad Square may be for you, it will
be packed with people and has live music entertainment from some
great Polish stars and of course more fireworks to see you into the
Most of the cities bars, clubs and restaurants arrange pre-paid for events for Sylwester (New Year) so you really need to make sure you check with the venues before you turn up, it’s likely you’ll need a reservation or buy a ticket in advance.
But take to the streets and make your way to the Old Town Square, grab a drink, laugh, dance and be merry!
The restaurants in Warsaw will be busy for New Years Eve (Sylwester) so make sure to make your reservations well in advance:
N31 Restaurant & Bar
Stary Dom Restaurant
There is a great webcam with a panoramic view over Warsaw:
Another of the Old Town Market place:
Thousands of people flock to Warsaw for New Years Eve so book
your hotel room as soon as you can, they will fill up very quickly:
Mamaison Residence Diana Warsaw
Polonia Palace Hotel
Mercure Warszawa Centrum
You can search for deals at all of these venues, plus other local hotels here.