Christmas spirit in the city
Sails, huge Christmas tree ornaments, starry sky – it is worth checking what other Christmas light displays the city has prepared for the pre-Christmas period. Every year in December, the City of Gdynia decorates its streets with white and blue lights. This year, the Christmas lights will be installed on December 4 and can be admired until February 2.
The decorations will adorn the streets in the Śródmieście [City Centre],Wzgórze Maksymiliana , as well as in the suburbia. As usual, the city will be ablaze with white and blue lights. Blue lights will twinkle in the trees along Świętojańska and Starowiejska Streets. This is where the ornaments on the lamp posts will be installed as well. A starry sky made up of tiny lights will be suspended over Plac Kaszubski. In the evening it will also be worth visiting Skwer Kościuszki [Kościuszko Square], where many light displays will be set up. As usual, the distinctive blue sails, referring to the maritime tradition, will appear at various locations around the city. A Christmas tree of more than 17 meters tall will be placed in front of the City Hall.
– Christmas is coming. It is a magical time, eagerly awaited by many. And therefore, in keeping with tradition, we will decorate our city. Thousands of LED lights will illuminate not only the center of Gdynia, but also its surrounding districts. We hope that once again our Gdynia Christmas lights displays will help all the residents to share in the experience of the unique spirit of Christmas and will bring them a lot of joy during their evening strolls – says Marek Łucyk, Gdynia’s Vice-President for Development.
Starting from 4 December, Plac Grunwaldzki will host the stands of the Christmas Fair [Jarmark Świąteczny]. With a cup of hot chocolate or Gluhwein, you will be able to buy Christmas decorations and handmade gifts for your loved ones. There will be 29 stands awaiting the visitors, selling handicrafts such as Christmas table centrepieces, jewelry, ceramic coasters, paintings, candles or ready-made gift sets. The fair will also offer the opportunity to sample a variety of cuisines from different regions of Poland and the world. An illuminated Viennese carousel will be waiting for the youngest visitors. The fair will also be visited by Santa Claus, whose arrival is scheduled for December 6, and who will be waiting for the children dailybetween 16:00 and 19:00 at Plac Grunwaldzki. The Christmas Fair will be open until December 30th.