- Written by Iza Olica
"Tis the season to be jolly?!"-
Christmas is one of the most attractive seasons in Zakopane. Lights are blinking on buildings and all the main streets. In the center of Krupówki ? Zakopane’s main promenade ? a great, tall Christmas Tree is the main attraction. On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day there aren’t many tourists in town. The inhabitants of Zakopane greet each other with warm Polish cheer, saying Wesołych Świąt (Merry Christmas) instead of Dzień Dobry (Good Morning) or Cześć (Hello) [see more useful polish phrases].
Christmas Eve supper ? “Wigilia” ? is the most important meal of the year. In Poland, as well in Zakopane, people stay mostly at home with heir families but there are a few restaurants open where tourists can order special Christmas Eve meal. At the restaurant "Dwór Ślebody" before the Christmas Dinner is served all the guests are invite to decorate the Christmas Tree.