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If you are going to spend the coming holidays in Prague, there are many things what to do in the Czech capital. More than three weeks before Christmas you can already sense Christmas atmosphere in Prague.
End of November - Christmas Tree Arrives in the Center of Prague. It is put in the stand in Old Town Square to be decorated. Last year was used 80 000 small lights, 700 flashing lights and 50 silver snowflakes to decorate the tree.
December - Lighting of the Christmas Tree in Old Town Square. Christmas trees are also lit in Ortenovo namesti, Andel or Strossmayerovo namesti and of course Prague Castle.
Traditional Christmas Markets in Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square start. Other Christmas markets are in namesti Miru, namesti Republiky and Andel and many other places.More info…
December 5 - St. Nicholas
The evening before St. Nicholas Day, December 5, St. Nicholas strolls around the city, accompanied by an Angel and a Devil, visiting children and handing out presents. First, he asks the children whether they have been good and if not, they must promise they will be better next year.
December 13 - St. Lucille
The Czech nation also regards her as a guardian against witches. St. Lucille's Day, December 13, used to be the winter solstice according to the older Julian calendar - the most significant moment of the entire year. This is where the old Czech saying "Lucille - shortens the night, but will not extend the day." comes from.
December 20 - big tubs with live carp for sale appear in the streets of town.
December 24 & 25 Christmas Eve and Christmas Holidays
December 31 – New Year's Eve celebrations on Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square with midnight fireworks.
January 1 - New Year's Fireworks
the best viewing areas alongside Vltava River, from Charles Bridge to Stefánik Bridge and on Letná Plain
Czech Christmas Tradition
Just like in most European nations, as well as numerous countries around the world, Christmas is among the biggest and most popular holidays in the Czech Republic. Over the centuries, Czech Christmas traditions, customs and ceremonies have developed into somewhat of a cultural phenomenon. More info…
The hotel rooms and apartments in Prague are getting full during Christmas and it will be even more on New Year´s Eve. So if you are want to spend your Christmas or New Year celebration in Prague we strongly recommend to make advanced Prague hotel or Prague apartment reservation soon. This applies also to Prague restaurants, Prague sightseeing and Prague entertainment activities.
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