It seems that Plac Defilad is getting some use this year. It's usually an eyesore of a parking lot and bus station, but the Fan Zone and now the Jarmark Warszawa (Warsaw Christmas Fair) have actually put it to some use. Last year, the jarmark was on the south side of the PKiN. This year, it's a little bigger (still smaller than the one in the Old Town Square), and sports a small bar, a ferris wheel, some other rides, crappy Christmas techno, and the wooden stalls selling gloves, food, scarves, and knickknacks.
|The 'Warsaw Eye' and the Palace.|
|I'll ride this some time and write about the views and whether it was worth it.|
I actually like Christmas markets. I like buying the overpriced mulled wine (not much mead for sale) and hearty bread with smalec and ogorki kiszone. The music could be toned down (really, it's terrible. It's almost offensive how bad it is).
It's worth fifteen minutes to ramble through.