The Christmas markets and the tree on the Old Town square are symbols of the holidays in Prague. The Christmas tree lighting ceremony is usually scheduled for the last Saturday in November. The tree remains lit until January 1st. Renowned for being the most vibrant and busy of all Prague´s markets, the Old Town square market hosts some special Christmas events and features lives shows, concerts and dance performances along with great festive atmosphere.
Prague's magical Christmas markets with its beautifully designed wooden chalets take place on the major squares - Old Town square, Republic square, Wenceslas square or Peace square. They lay out plenty of exciting foodie items, handmade craft gifts and the most delicious warming drinks such as hot chocolate or spiced mulled wines. You will find great gift ideas as there is a vast selection of Christmas decorations, toys, jewelry, winter clothing and accessories. It is also a great alternative to the usual Christmas shopping experience. If you stroll around the city markets, you are sure to get in the festive spirit.
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Christmas markets at Old Town square 2018 take place daily from December 1, 2018 to January 6, 2019. Renowned for being the most vibrant and busy of all Prague´s markets, the Old Town square market hosts some special Christmas events and features lives shows, carol concerts and dance performances along with great festive atmosphere. Children can enjoy creative workshops, a minizoo, Saint Nicholas´Day and New Year´s Eve celebrations. The Christmas market lays out plenty of exciting foodie items, handmade craft gifts and the most delicious warming drinks such as hot chocolate or spiced mulled wine as well as great gift ideas including decorations, toys, jewelry, winter clothing and accessories. Stands with Christmas goods are open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and stands with refreshment are opened from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m
Christmas markets in Wenceslas square 2018 start in December 1, 2018 and end in January 6, 2019. Wenceslas square with beautifully designed wooden chalets hosts amazing market, specializing in handmade wooden and steel gifts. Exciting foodie items and the most delicious warming drinks such as hot chocolate or spiced mulled wines are available. Stands with Christmas goods are open from from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and food stands close at 12 p.m.
Christmas markets at Republic square 2018 are held daily from December 1 to December 30, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Located on the bustling public space close to Palladium schopping mall, the market offers a wide selection of Christmas goods, such as mistletoe, Advent wreaths, candles, candle holders, kid´s toys, Christmas decorations and bonds, confectionery, advent calendars, cribs, handicrafts and the best selection of festive food.
Christmas markets at Prague Castle 2018 take place at St George's Square and at the Stable yard from November 23, 2018 to January 6, 2019. The market is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. from Monday to Thursday and from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. from Friday to Sunday. The market features a hearty selection of high quality Christmas goods by caferfully selected vendors as well as amazing location and atmosphere.
Christmas markets at Peace square 2018 are held in front of the Church of St. Ludmila from November 20 to December 24, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. About 60 stalls feature a great selection of traditional Christmas goods including Advent wreaths, candles, candle holders, toys, decorations, bonds, confectionery and advent calendars as well as festive delicacies, from sweet treats to sumptuous savouries. Visitors can also enjoy a beautifully-decorated tree with hand-painted nativity scene and rich program for both children and adults.
Enjoy stunning explosition of lights, enchanting sounds, traditional Christmas delicacies and lots of fun and laughter.
There are a lot of activities to be enjoyed in Prague during the Advent season, including carol concerts, Advent cantatas, choral singing, family shows, pantomimes, charity bazaars, expositions and fairs. Advent wreath and Christmas craft workshops for both kids and adults are also very popular. Advent activities and events take place in many locations such as Prague Botanic garden, Prague Zoo, Vyšehrad fortress or branches of the Prague Museum. Find things to do during the advent season and see what´s on in Prague for kids this Christmas.
Ice skating is fantastic wintry thrill and a great way to celebrate the cold weather. There are some great outdoor options in the very center of the city. Ice skating rink in Ovocný trh usually operates from November to January and offer equipment rental service. Na Františku ice rink provides great location for family skating but is also popular with dating couples. Take a look at the list of Indoor and outdoor ice-skating rinks in Prague and enjoy favourite winter pastime.
If you want to avoid the havoc of organizing meal at home, enjoy special festive menu in one of the Prague restaurants that are open for Christmas day lunch or dinner. Chefs put a lot of thought into their festive meals and they usually offer both typical Czech menus and non-traditional unique creations. See restaurants that put on special Christmas menus and check out where to go for Christmas day dining. Christmas Eve Dinner Prague 2018
Christmas dinner at Augustine Restaurant, Letenská 12/33, Prague 1 - Lesser Town Date: 24-25.12.2018 Live harp music and a delicious 5-course festive dinner prepared by Executive Chef Marek Fichtner and his experienced team await you at luxury Augustine Restaurant. Price: 1.700 CZK / per person + wine pairing 900 CZK Tel.: +420 266 112 280 | Web: www.augustine-restaurant.cz/en/festive_season
Hilton Prague, CzecHouse Grill & Rotisserie, Pobřežní 1, Prague 8 Date: 24.12.2018 A delicious Christmas Eve dinner at Hilton Prague includes a five course Christmas dinner. Price: 1.690 CZK per person for the 5-course menu, dinner is free for children under 6 years, children aged 6-12 years receive a 50% discount. Guests can purchase unlimited consumption of premium wines, soft drinks, water and coffee for an additional 690 CZK per person. Tel.: +420 224 842 700 | Web: www.hiltonprague.com/restaurace-a-bary/kalendar-akci.html
Hilton Prague, Christmas Day Brunch at Atrium Restaurant, Pobřežní 1, Prague 8 Date: 25.12.2018, from 12.30 to 3 p.m. Christmas Day Brunch offers an extensive buffet, special kids´ buffet, soft drinks, selected premium wines, local beer, and live music.The youngest will be entertained by exciting gifts, a visit from Santa Claus and a very jolly kids´ corner. Price: 1.290 CZK per person, brunch is free for children under 6 years, children aged 6-12 years receive a 50% discount. Tel.: +420 224 842 700 | Web:www.hiltonprague.com/restaurace-a-bary/kalendar-akci.html
Hilton Prague, Boxing Day Brunch Atrium Restaurant, Pobřežní 1, Prague 8 Date: 26.12.2018 from 12:30 till 3 p.m. Boxing Day Brunch includes an extensive buffet, special kids´ buffet, soft drinks, selected premium wines, local beer, and festive music. The youngest will be entertained by exciting gifts and a very jolly kids´ corner Price: 1.290 CZK per person, brunch is free for children under 6 years, children aged 6–12 years receive a 50% discount. Tel.: +420 224 842 700 | Web:www.hiltonprague.com/restaurace-a-bary/kalendar-akci.html
Christmas Menu at La Bodeguita del Medio, Kaprova 19/5, Prague 1 Date: 24-25-26.12.2018 La Bodeguita del Medio offers both special Christmas Menu and á la Carte. Christmas menu: Fresh oysters Fine de Claire 2/0 served on crushed ice with shallot vinaigrette 345 CZK Fried carp fillets with home-made potato salad 195 CZK Strudel stuffed with berries, nuts and ricotta with vanilla mascarpone 225 CZK Gratinated snails 6pcs with garlic butter served on sea salt 320 CZK Veal cutlet fried in butter with homemade potato salad 335 CZK Tel.: +420 224 813 922 | Web: www.labodeguitadelmedio.cz/?lang=en
Christmas Eve Menu at Triton Restaurant, Wenceslas square 26, Prague 1 Date: 24.12. 2018 Located in stalactite cave, a magic restaurant Triton offers a 5-course Christmas menu, live piano music and unique atmosphere. Price: CZK 2 171 per person Tel.: 221 081 218 | Web: http://www.tritonrestaurant.com/
Christmas Menu at Triton Restaurant, Wenceslas square 26, Prague 1 Date: 25 and 26. 12. 2018 Triton restaurant is located in a beautiful stalactite cave on the Wenceslas square. Guests can enjoy 4-course Boxing day menu as well as live piano music. Price: 44 EURO Tel.: 221 081 218 | Web: http://www.tritonrestaurant.com/
Christmas Menu at French Restaurant, náměstí Republiky 5, Prague 1 Date: 24. 12. 2018, open on 25. and 26.12.2018 French Restaurant at Municipal House offers international and traditional Christmas Menu on December, 24. Live music, welcome drink, 4-course menu, coffee and Christmas pastry in one of the most impressive interiors in Prague. Guests can enjoy à la carte on December 25 and 26, 2018. Price: 2 290,- CZK / person for a Czech menu, 2 980,- Kč / per person for an international menu Tel.: 222 002 770 | Web: https://www.francouzskarestaurace.cz/en/
Traditional Czech Menu at La Republica Restaurant, Na Poříčí 12, Prague 1 Date: 24.12., 25.12., 26,12. 2018 La Republica restaurant has the choice from two 4-course menus on December 24, 25 and 26. Both menus include traditional Czech Christmas dishes such as mushroom risotto, fish soup, fried carp or fried veal schnitzel and apple strudel. Price: 28 EURO / person or 25 EURO / person Tel.: 602 202 631 Web: https://www.larepublica.cz/en/
New Year´s Eve in Prague should be planned ahead since many venues such as restaurants, pubs and clubs require advance booking. It is definitely the biggest party night with a lot of celebrations, all-night parties and fireworks. New Year´s Eve packages usually include champagne toasts, open bars and shows – live performances or concerts. Discover what is happening in Prague for the New Year´s Eve and enjoy the most sensational celebration ever! See our guide to the best parties, free things to do and events you do not want to miss.
New Year's Eve in Prague 2018 - 2019
New Year´s Eve 2018 at La Bodeguita del Medio, Kaprova 5, Prague 1 31.12.2018 Great music and food, vibrant Cuban atmosphere and the choice from two menus – 2.890 CZK or 3.790 CZK http://www.labodeguitadelmedio.cz/?lang=en
New Year´s Eve 2018 at Cafe 80s, V Kolkovně 909/6, Prague 1 31.12.2018 from 7 p.m. 3-course menu, welcome drink, vibrant atmopshere, dancing and the best tunes from the 80s – 990 CZK https://www.cafe80.cz/
New Year´s Eve 2018 at Buddha-bar Prague, Jakubská 649/8, Prague 1 31.12.2018 Menu served in family-style, iconic music, unbeatable drink and splendid interior - 4.300 CZK http://www.buddha-bar.cz/en/silvestr
New Year´s Eve 2018 at Dutch Pub, Vladislavova 1390/17, Prague 1 31.12.2018 Eclectic range of cask ales, distinctive interior, quality food and the choice of tree menus – 890 CZK https://www.dutchpub.cz/?lang=en
New Year´s Eve 2018 at Joe klub, Revoluční 655/1, Prague 1 31.12.2018 from 8 p.m. Live bank karaoke, disco, programme, DJs, New Year´s toast, buffet – 350 CZK http://klubjoe.cz/
New Year´s Eve 2018 at Cloud 9, Hilton Hotel, Pobřežní 1, Prague 8 31.12.2018 Upscale environment of the rooftop of Hilton Prague,a gourmet buffet dinner, special performances, private fireworks show, DJs – 12.199 CZK or 14.399 CZK https://www.cloud9.cz/en/whats-on/
New Year´s Eve 2018 at Brewery Bar, Augustine Hotel, Letenská 33/12, Prague 1 31.12.2018 from 7 p.m. Great selection of cocktails, live DJ performance, signature St. Thomas beer and a delicious New Year’s Eve Buffet at former brewery of Augustinian monks from the 14th century – 990 CZK (beverages not included) https://www.augustine-restaurant.cz/en/festive_season
New Year´s Eve 2018 at Zofin Palace, Great Gatsby Night, Slovanský ostrov 226, Prague 1 31.12.2018 from 7.30 p.m. Live Band, light show, pop violinist, DJ, Casino, cold and warm buffet, unlimited consuption of selected beer and wine, midnight toast - 5.990 CZK or 4.990 CZK https://www.newyearsevezofin.cz/en