Christmas in Prague
Dressed in warm, shiny decorative lights, and washed in a smell of cinnamon and traditional sweets, Christmas time adds another layer of appeal to our wonderful Prague.
It invites its citizens to come out and mingle both with locals and visitors, to experience its colorful markets, dine on its sweet dish, and to entertain themselves with traditional arts and live music.
Christmas in Prague is a wonderful mix of amazing sights and experiences. Here are some of our favorite things to do during this time of the year.
Christmas market in Namesti Miru is not as crowded as others in the Old Town or the castle area. Set in the lively and architecturally diverse neighborhood of Vinohrady, it definitely is a local favorite.
Namesti Miru (Peace Square) is a spacious square around the Church of St. Ludmila (Kostel svaté Ludmily), a breathtaking neo-Gothic church built in 1892.
The market itself offers warm and cozy atmosphere, spiced by the smell of cinnamon-flavoured sugar cake (Trdelník) and mulled wine (Svařák), and surrounded by the merry chatter of the locals enjoying their portions of sausages with sauerkraut. It’s a 10 minutes walk from Czech Inn.
20.11. - 24.12 from 10am to 7pm daily
Jiřího z Poděbrad
Again just 10 minutes away from Czech Inn, a square named Jiřího z Poděbrad is regularly hosting a very popular farmer’s market. Locals like to shop their fresh fruits and veggies here along with honey, Czech wine, cheese and other dairy products from small farms, meat and eggs. The neighbors also like to meet up here during lunchtime since there are some great street food options as well as delicious coffee.
The market is usually open from Wednesday to Saturday. Christmas will see the market turn into a joyful festivity event, offering mulled wine, hot cider, and traditional Czech Christmas specialties together with live music and Christmas presents and decorations workshops both for adults and children.
20.11. - 17.12. from 10am to 9pm daily
Mint Market is not your average Christmas market, but a great opportunity to shop local design, handmade cosmetics & jewelry to bring home original gifts. Or simply enjoy the atmosphere with a hearty vietnamese soup or, of course, your favorite mulled wine.
Saturday & Sunday (until 18.12) from 10am to 6pm
The Prague Castle is one of our city’s must sees anyway, but the atmosphere up there becomes truly special when the city’s rooftops are covered in snow. Since last year, the view can be enjoyed with a hot beverage or a sausage (Klobasa) from the Christmas market within the walls of the complex. We like to go there after dark when most of the people are back in their hotel beds.
20.11. - 06.01. from 9am to 7pm (Mo-Thu), 9am to 8pm (Fr-Sun)
While technically not a market, Krymska street might as well be, considering that it offers a variety of food, drinks, clothes and entertainment choice in a small space.
Descending right from the Czech Inn Hostel, Krymska street is considered the heart of Vršovice, a lively part of the city where things are happening these days.
Christmas time in the area might tempt you not leave the 'hood, as each step offers something new, starting from funky architecture, the feeling of authentic local, low-rent living to a series of cool pubs, restaurants, and boutiques such as Boho Vintage Concept Store.
Cafe V lese will keep you with its thrift shop feel and regular live music acts, Cafe Sladkovsky will offer lively home atmosphere and amazing international cuisine while Czech Inn Bar will host amazing electronic and rock nights inviting you to join the local crowd on the dance floor.
We hope to you at Czech Inn around Christmas, make sure to check out our special offers!