Prague Christmas Markets take place at the Prague Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square, which are just a 5 minute walk from each other. This real winter wonderland is usually open from the last week of November up to the first week of January.
These impressive markets are the key ingredient of the festive atmosphere in the Prague city. They gather both locals and tourists to share in the spirit in the fairytale winter setting. They are open daily, even on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve.
The impressive Old Town Square features a majestic Christmas tree. It’s decorated with hundreds of lights, which are lit in the evening, around 5 pm. A stage is erected every year and here you can enjoy a great number of concerts, school chores and short plays. There is a wooden stable with a Bethlehem scene representing Mary, Joseph, baby Jesus and the Three kings.
Brightly decorated wooden stalls are tucked around the Jan Hus statue, surrounded by magnificent Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque buildings. At these beautiful stalls you can find some unique products and handicrafts, Christmas ornaments, traditional Czech cookies, tablecloths, jewellery, glassware, embroidered lace, ceramics, gloves, scarves, scented candles, handmade soap. There are also wooden toys, puppets and dolls dressed in traditional costumes.
PragueEye suggests warming yourself up with a cup of mulled wine during this outdoor shopping. While wondering through the magic scenery, you can see how some traditional Czech food and pastries are made. No one can resist this magnificent gastronomic offer! These fresh delicacies are perfectly accompanied by famous Czech beers such as Staropramen, Budvar or Pilsner Urquell. Or, if you prefer, you can have a tea, fresh juice, homemade lemonade or a coffee.
Prague Christmas Market is a place where you can feel wonderful festive atmosphere of the stunning old Praha. This is an inevitable, must-visit Prague location on your Prague walking tour.