Our Christmas Market city breaks have been selling like selection boxes on Christmas Eve, and as ever, Prague is one of the most popular destinations. Take a direct flight to this winter wonderland for the ultimate Christmas break. The Prague Christmas markets usually begin on the first Saturday of Advent, which can be late November to early December. They tend to end on Christmas day or stay open until January 6th. Double check these dates closer to the time to make sure you don’t miss anything! Christmas in Prague is the most special time to visit and you are guaranteed a magical time.

Here are the top 5 Christmas Markets to visit in Prague…

Old Town Square Christmas Market

old square christmas market prague

There are two main Christmas Markets in Prague, both centrally located and within a 10-minute walk of each other. One of those being the magical markets in the Old Town Square. The markets start from December 2nd to January 6th, 2024, and stay open from 10:00 AM to 22:00 PM. The Old Town Square markets are full of wooden stalls decorated to perfection.

They sell delicious foods such as chimney cakes, langoš, and of course hot mulled wine and hot chocolate. Many of the stalls sell beautiful holiday decorations and souvenirs that make perfect Christmas presents if you’re doing some last-minute shopping. The Christmas Tree is like a beacon of light decorated with hundreds of lights and baubles and a beautiful nativity scene underneath. There is also a stage with traditional dancing and music! These markets are breath-taking and will get you right in the festive spirit.

Wenceslas Square Christmas Market

wenceslas christmas market prague

The Christmas markets in Wenceslas Square are the second biggest and just a 10 minute walk from the Old Town Square making it easy to do two markets at the same time! These markets are in such a picturesque location right next to the National Museum. The markets are full of stalls with fantastic traditional foods, handmade wooden items, and lots of other great things as well as a petting zoo! Every day at 5 PM the Christmas tree is lit up and has a beautiful light performance which is a must see.

Prague Castle Christmas Market

prague castke christmas market

Prague Castle is a great place to spend your day exploring the beautiful buildings and grounds. There is so much to see and do and during the Christmas period it gets even more magical. The castle Christmas markets are in St Georges Square on the grounds of Prague Castle. The stalls here are full of traditional food and drink and another lovely Christmas tree lit up. You can’t beat the views and great setting of these markets!

Republic Square Christmas Markets

republic square christmas markets prague

The Republic Square Markets are located in the famous Namesti Republiky. This Christmas market is located just five minutes from the historic centre and is significantly less touristy and busy as the more popular ones. Although its small there is still many stalls selling everything you could want! The fact that these markets are smaller makes it even more of a special experience and prices are also a lot more affordable here. This is a must visit spot if your in Prague during the Christmas period!

Havelske Trziste Christmas Market

havelske trziste christmas market prague

The Havelske markets are popular year-round selling flowers, fruits, and vegetables and are one of the most famous markets in Prague.  At Christmas time the markets get decked out in decorations and start selling all kinds of festive goodies! Enjoy some delicious traditional foods and have a cup of hot mulled wine whilst you explore. These markets have a lovely festive atmosphere and are the perfect place to spend an evening with your family!

family at christmas markets

The following map shows the location of some of the markets and also a selection of the closest hotels to each one (all within 10 minutes’ walk of either Old Town Square or Wenceslas Square). Check out our map for the best hotels to say in when visiting Prague’s Christmas Markets. As ever with hotels, if you want to stay slap bang in the middle of it all, you can expect to pay a little more. However Prague has an excellent public transport system, so you can save by staying a little further out and commuting by tram, bus or by foot.

So if you’re all ready to book your Yuletide getaway to the Prague Christmas markets, check out our holiday packages for more Information. And as they say in Prague, “Veselé Vánoce!”