Fewer tourists and a high chance of snow! This month is quiet and cold, but it feels more like the real Prague in winter. After the New Year, Prague is enjoying its well-deserved rest and things tend to slow down. So if you are not a fan of crowded busy cities, January may be a great option to visit our magical city. At the beginning of this month, many places are still decorated for Christmas so you can keep your festive mood going. And if you get cold, there is a hot wine seller on every corner, or you can just antifreeze yourself the Czech way with a shot of local plum spirit called slivovitz. There are also plenty of places you can duck into to warm up and relax such as our cozy BeBop Bar located in the lobby of our 5-star Alcron Hotel.

FIRST DAY OF NEW YEAR IN PRAGUE                                                                                                                                                 

The first day of the new year is a national holiday and larger shops and official institutions are closed, however, tourist attractions and restaurants operate as normal. Furthermore, the grandest concert halls invite visitors to special events. Advance booking for these venues is essential and the professional team of our popular Alcron Hotel will gladly help you with its arrangements and give you other recommendations to make the best out of your stay in Prague.

GOODBYE CHRISTMAS                                                                                                                                                                               

The 6th of January celebrates three kings’ arrival to Jerusalem to see baby Jesus, and many churches celebrate this occasion with special concerts and theatre events. It is also the time for Czechs to put away their Christmas trees and decorations, close the Christmas Markets and officially say goodbye to Christmas time.


Czechs love ice skating in winter; nothing compares to ice skating in the evenings among the historical buildings and streets of Old Prague. You can do your sightseeing and enjoy the breathtaking views while exercising. The best view of Prague Castle offers the open-air ice rink on the Capadlo embankment in the Old Town, only a 15-minute walk from our historical Alcron Hotel located in the city center. Even closer to our luxurious Alcron Hotel, you will find another great ice rink right next to the Estates Theatre. The largest one is located at Letna Park.


The Czech National Ballet in Prague occupies a solid position even on the international stage and so it is no wonder that it has become very popular among locals and tourists. If you are in Prague at the beginning of this month and you don’t feel like letting your festive mood go, you can still see the famous ballet The Nutcracker – a Christmas Carol on the 6th and 7th performing at Prague State Opera. From the 21st you can look forward to one of the cornerstones in the repertoire of world ballet Sleeping Beauty also at Prague State Opera. The Best of Swan Lake or The Nutcracker with several performances throughout the month covers the whole story of the famous ballet performances in its shortened versions at Hybernia Theatre.

NEW YEAR WITH NEW ALCRON                                                                                                             

While Prague also feels like a sleeping beauty this month, our Art-Deco Alcron Hotel is awakening back to life full of energy with its new Almanac X facelift. We are very excited that now we can offer you the combination of legendary hospitality service together with freshly new renovated rooms. Be one of the first staying in our redesigned stylish premium and deluxe rooms and especially one of the first guests that we can’t wait to take care of after a few months break.