Prague promises many unforgettable experiences during the Christmas holidays. One of these is undoubtedly a visit to the famous Christmas markets, which are among the most charming in Europe. They take place throughout the town, in many of the squares and public plazas, from November 30 to January 6. We’ve put together some tips to help you find the most well-known and interesting.
Wenceslas Square (close to our hotel Alcron)
30. 11. 2019–6. 1. 2020, 10 AM-10 PM (refreshment stalls till 12 midnight)
You can sample traditional Christmas street foods (roasted chestnuts, trdelnik—a Central European roasted sweet dough, decorated gingerbread or roasted sausages) and buy handmade ceramics, or hand-painted glass Christmas decorations.
Old Town Square (10 minutes walk from our hotel Alcron)
30. 11. 2019–6. 1. 2020, 10 AM–10 PM (refreshment stalls till 12 midnight)
The most popular Christmas market, with the largest and most beautiful Christmas tree in Prague. You can expect a big show for the ceremonial first lighting of the Christmas tree, which will take place on the Old Town Square on 1 December, at 4:30 PM.
In addition, Christmas concerts take place on the Old Town Square, featuring live performances by ensembles from all over the Czech Republic and beyond. There is also an Advent village, which includes a small petting zoo and a children’s workshop. Traditional Czech products are available here, and you can taste traditional Czech holiday dishes in the nearby restaurants.
Namesti Miru (5 minutes by car or metro from our hotel Alcron)
20. 11. 2019–24. 12. 2019, 10 AM-7 PM
This is a smaller Christmas market to satisfy visitors who want to enjoy a more cozy, relaxed, and local Christmas atmosphere. This is a great place to buy Christmas gifts: typical Czech hand-painted Christmas decorations; hand-knitted, woolen, hats and scarves; Czech honey or gingerbread. Plus, you can taste Czech mulled wine—a regional Christmas tradition— and, sweet and savory Christmas dishes. Namesti Miri (the Square of Peace) also features a beautiful neo-Gothic Roman Catholic church, St. Ludmila, which holds Rorate Masses (traditional Advent services) throughout the season.
Just a short walk from Náměstí Míru, don’t forget to visit the small local Christmas market found at Tylovo Namesti, which—despite its small size—will amaze you with its amazing light decorations and wide and varied offer of local Christmas goods, such as mistletoe, Advent wreaths, nativity scenes, Christmas decorations, and other local handicrafts.
Visit our luxury hotel in Prague during the Christmas holidays. Not only is there is a lot to choose from in our Christmas offer, but you can also look forward to enjoying the fragrant and delicious Alcron Be Merry Welder from our BeBop Bar.
We look forward to welcoming you and sharing the holiday together.