Christmas Markets in Prague
Prague at Christmastime is nothing short of a winter wonderland. Wooden stalls built like miniature log cabins line the city’s prettiest squares. With a backdrop of classic, stunning architecture and historical buildings, you can peruse hundreds of unique market stalls where vendors sell precious handmade goods.
From jewellery to ceramics to hand-knitted winter wear, you’ll find one-of-a-kind Christmas gifts at the Prague Christmas markets. Aside from the special souvenirs, these Christmas markets feature delicious local foods, like ham, sausages, meat dumplings, and a variety of cakes. Sip some tasty mulled wine or hot chocolate and spend the weekend exploring the Christmas markets in Prague!
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Prague Christmas Markets typically run from the end of November all the way until the sixth of January!
The massive Christmas tree in Old Town Square is transported all the way from the Liberec region of the Czech Republic.
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Top Christmas Markets in Prague
Old Town Square: The most well-known Prague Christmas market takes place in the Old Town square. Surrounded by centuries-old Gothic, Baroque, and Renaissance buildings, this market has an especially pretty atmosphere. A large Christmas tree sits in the centre of the square, lit with hundreds of tiny Christmas lights. Meanwhile, concerts and short plays are performed on the outdoor stage nearby.
St. Wenceslas Square: Another popular, picturesque Christmas market in Prague occurs each year in St. Wenceslas Square. It’s not as well known as the Old Town market, so it’s a great place to escape the crowds while still enjoying a festive Christmas environment. Each night at 5 PM, there’s an exciting tree lighting ceremony with a light show to accompany it! There’s even a small petting zoo for kids at this market.
Republic Square: Located not far from the main centre of the city, Republic Square hosts a charming Christmas market. Though it’s on the smaller side, this quaint market has an intimate, local vibe though it’s in the middle of a major city. Throughout its about 30 stalls, you’ll see a range of lovely handmade toys, decorations, jewelry, and more! The prices here are also much more affordable than the more well-known Christmas markets in Prague.
Prague Castle: There’s nothing more magical than a Christmas market at a historic castle! The market at St. George’s Square boasts just that. With over 70 stalls to browse, here you get the quintessential Christmas market experience with an extraordinary view of Prague Castle and the sparkling city below.
Old Town Square
St. Wenceslas Square
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