• 30.11.2017
  • Tereza Vítková

December Events in Prague

December events in Prague by Guidilo.com
The city is breathtaking at this time of year. It's also very cold and more crowded than usual, but there's nothing on the planet like Prague during the winter holidays. Soak up the holiday season in the city this December with our pick of Prague events. This season's highlights include such trusty favorites as the Czech Christmas Mass or the St. Nicholas Day. Looking for something less festive? Check out terrific shows and markets for some gift inspiration... {{READMORE}

Prague events for art & culture enthusiasts
Moscow City Ballet – Swan Lake
5 – 6 December 2017, Congress Centre (Prague 4)
One of the most prestigious ballet companies of Russia has toured successfully around the globe and returns to the Czech capital with a brilliant performance by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Tickets from 840 CZK.

Filmasia
6 – 12 December 2017, Lucerna Cinema (Prague 1)
Asian film festival focuses on the dynamic nature of main Asian film industries. If you are a fan of Korean / Taiwanese / Chinese / Japanese movies, you shouldn't skip this festival.

Book fair Knihex
9 – 10 December 2017, Studio Alta (Prague 7)
Knihex is a popular book fair, focusing on readers, small and independent publishers. This is the right place to go for quality books, author reading and friendly gathering.

Czech Christmas Mass
25 December 2017, Church of St. Simon and St. Jude (Prague 1)
Among the best known Czech Christmas music is Jakub Jan Ryba's Czech Christmas Mass. The Prague Symphony Orchestra will perform this piece at a traditional concert with commentary by the conductor (in Czech), and as usual, the audience will be expected to join in singing with the choir.

Prague events for fashion lovers
MINT: Prague Fashion Market 20
8 – 10 December 2017, Kampus Hybernská (Prague 1)
MINT: Prague Fashion Market celebrates 20! This time in a new and fresh venue; Kampus Hybernska just few steps from Namesti Republiky. Don't count on Santa and come make all your Christmas shopping for small and big indoors, with special atmosphere program and workshops free of entry.

Lemarket
8 – 10 December 2017, Mánes Gallery (Prague 1)
The local clothing label industry has been growing and there are many local brands that you'd want to consider. Come to the Christmas edition of Lemarket to find your favorite Czech and Slovak local brand (a wide choice from more than 100 creators guaranteed that you won't leave empty-handed).
Admission fee 70 CZK per person (kids under the age of 15 and retirees – free of charge)

Dyzajn Market Winter
9 – 10 December & 16 – 17 December 2017, Václav Havel Square (Prague 1)
Traditional design market full of original products. People, who love jewelry, accessories, good food, great drinks and unique "dyzajnmarket" atmosphere, come to this popular event every season.

SLOU Fashion Days
15 – 16 December 2017, SmetanaQ (Prague 1)
Don't miss the opportunity to visit a Christmas edition of this sustainable lifestyle festival. Come to buy or create your own decorations, home-made cosmetics, Advent wreaths and other alternative presents. Admission is free.

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Other interesting events in Prague
HIM Concert
2 December 2017, Forum Karlín (Prague 8)
The most commercially successful Finnish bands of all time (known as His Infernal Majesty) will play their final show in Forum Karlín.

Veggie Christmas
2 December 2017, Galerie Mánes (Prague 1)
It's time for a Vegan Christmas! Let's talk about vegan & vegetarian products, meet people with the same attitude and purchase some healthy and considerate Christmas presents for your beloved.

Magnetic Festival
15 December 2017, PVA Výstaviště Letňany (Prague 9)
The biggest indoor electro music festival in Central Europe. A place of exclusive performances where popular artists from all around the world enjoy themselves together with their audience, jump into the crowd, play sets together and miss their flights because it is just not possible to go away from such a party.

St. Nicholas Day
The charming tradition of St. Nicholas marks the start of Christmas for many Czech people and it's a popular occasion for children. Good children receive treats – candies, cookies, apples and nuts, while naughty children receive lumps of coal. If you're on the streets of Prague on 5 December, you may run into a trio of strange characters: St. Nicholas (Czech: Mikuláš), the Angel (Czech: Anděl) – who represents Good, and the Devil (Czech: Čert), who represents Evil.

Christmas Markets in Prague
Prague Christmas markets are among Europe's most atmospheric and popular markets, definitely worth a visit. You can find further details (including locations and opening times) in our previous blog post: Your Guide to Prague Christmas Markets. Or take a virtual tour with our photos!

New Year's Events in Prague
If you are thinking about spending the New Year's Eve in Prague, go for it! Here's our selection of New Year's Eve parties in Prague.

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