Let the Christmas countdown begin! December 2nd has been earmarked as the day Warsaw flicks the switch on its festive lights, and while no specific hour had been officially confirmed at press time, it’s widely believed that 5 p.m. will be the magic moment that the streets will turn sparkly.
Overall, approximately 4.5 million energy efficient, eco-friendly LED bulbs will illuminate the town, along with 1,300 decorative elements that will include light curtains, overhangs, icicles and free-standing decorations.
Costing the city zł. 6.5 million, over 60 lorries have been used to transport the illuminations to the capital, with a team of 50 people working diligently through November to ensure Poland’s biggest light show is ready on time. Once more, the Christmas tree on Pl. Zamkowy will be the focal point, though in all the decorations are expected to cover around 20 kilometers of the city.