Visit Santa’s workshop in ICE Krakow!

ICE Krakow Congress Centre

10.00am–4.00pm, 17 December 2022

Would you like to peek into Santa’s workshop and see how the wonders we find under the Christmas tree are created? Christmas is that magical time of the year when everything is possible!

Just before Christmas, i.e. from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm on 17 December, there will be a unique opportunity in ICE Krakow to play the role of one of Santa’s helpers, who create miracles out of wood, yarn, fabric or comb foundation! The Gift Factory is an event addressed to children and families, organised as part of the Kids in Krakow project on the occasion of Christmas. During a series of workshops, the young ones will make their own Christmas presents. There will also be no shortage of opportunities to search for, discover and consolidating local traditions, as well as broadening the knowledge of the culture of the local area. Tickets are required for each workshop: PLN 10 per person (child). Tickets will be available from from noon on 6 December 2022.

What is on the agenda?

Christmas magic – Christmas wreaths

at 10.30 am and 12.30 pm

During the workshop, the youngest children will create Christmas garlands under the guidance of an instructor. At the beginning of the class, the children will be introduced to the plant material and then to the technique of making wreaths. Facilitation: Just in Nature – Children’s Workshops – Little Gardeners
Age: 4+

Holidays, holidays (useful waste)
at 10.00am, 12.00pm and 2.00pm

In the run-up to Christmas we are inundated with millions of offers of tacky Christmas tree decorations. Was it really a tradition to have ‘tons’ of plastic on our Christmas trees? During the workshop, children will learn about Christmas traditions, how to make environment-friendly Christmas decorations, how to make decorations of old objects and what upcycling is.

Facilitation: Eko-Chatka
Age: 3-10 years

Natural candles
at 10.30am, 12.30pm, 14.30pm
During the workshop, each child will make a comb foundation candle (wrapped), wrap it and decorate it using their creativity. A beautifully wrapped gift for oneself or for a loved one will be taken home.
Facilitation: Beekeeper Academy
Age: 4-10 years

Macrame Christmas tree decorations
at 10.00am, 12.00pm and 2.00pm
Simple and striking cotton string ornaments using cinnamon sticks, aniseed stars and wood.
Facilitation: Fabryka Ekodzieła
Age: 7-10 years

Photography of fleeting moments
at 11.00am
During the workshop, children will create beautiful wooden cameras. They can be used to capture not only festive moments but also to preserve memories and emotions. The pictures taken with the cameras will only exist for a fraction of a second, but the memories captured will remain for a long time in the space of a child’s imagination.

Facilitation: Beata Kwiecińska and Maciej Dąbrowski – authors of INSPIRO
Age: 5-8 years

Come to the ICE Krakow Congress Centre on 17 December for the Gift Factory’s Christmas workshop!

Organiser: KBF – the Kids in Krakow brand operator

Co-organiser: Kraków5020 – the operator of the ICE Kraków Congress Centre

The project is co-funded with funds provided by the city of Krakow.

KBF is a municipal institution of culture that has been working for more than twenty years to promote the development of creative industries, cultural tourism, the meetings industry and the free time industries. Key areas of KBF activity include literature, film, music, visual arts, tourism, local initiatives and education. The institution organises and promotes cultural events of local, national and international importance such as Misteria Paschalia, Film Music Festival in Krakow, Conrad Festival, Wianki and many other recognisable brands. KBF is also a co-host of the Potocki Palace, publishes magazines and operates programs such as Krakow Culture, Krakow UNESCO City of Literature and the Krakow Film Commission.

Kraków5020 is a municipal company established by the Krakow City Council, responsible for the building and management of the city’s image and its promotion in cooperation with numerous partners. The main objective is to strengthen the brand of Krakow as a European metropolis that is attractive, open and tolerant, a city with the global cultural heritage and a thriving academic centre.

The name of Kraków5020 refers to the location of the city that lies at the intersection of the 50ºN parallel of latitude with the 20ºE meridian. Business coordinates and new hospitality are the buzzwords underlying the idea of Krakow’s development in areas such as the economy, innovation, science and culture. Some of the responsibilities of the company include the ICE Krakow Congress Centre and the hybrid studio located there, the VOD PLAY KRAKOW city platform, PLAY KRAKOW NEWS and projects such as the Krakow Network and Power of 4, the ICE Classic and Good Morning ICE Krakow cycles, a concept store in the Wyspiański Pavilion and the InfoKrakow Official Municipal Information Network among others.