A look at what's on in Prague this November. As winter approaches, there are still lots of things going on in the city. Couples getaway? Family vacation? Business travel? Whatever brings you to the Czech capital in November, you'll find countless things to do here!
Prague events for foodies
Whisky Life Prague
3 – 4 November 2017, New Town Hall (Prague 2)
This festival is not only for whisky lovers! Over 150 different whiskies and bourbons will be tasted under one roof. Learn how to enjoy whisky and recognize its different tastes with a selection of brands that aren't even currently available in the Czech Republic.
Prague Winter Sweet Festival
5 November 2017, Kampus Hybernská (Prague 1)
Summer is long gone and winter is slowly but surely approaching. Get inspired for your Christmas dinner table and try new interesting and unique things. Come indulge in the best selection from the garden of sweet temptations. Winter editions of ice cream, gelato, donuts, macaroons, Christmas sweets, gingerbread... Let the festive atmosphere kiss you a bit early this year.
Prague Cake Festival
11 November 2017, Orea Hotel (Prague 6)
Prague Candy Festival promises to be a sweet culinary event that offers participants a chance to experience everything cocoa, ice cream and other sweet products have to offer.
Restaurant Day Prague
18 November 2017, various venues
This event is a worldwide food carnival when anyone can set up a restaurant, café or a bar for a day. The idea of the day is to have fun, share new food experiences and enjoy our common living environments together.
Prague events for fashionistas
Czech Design Week
4 – 13 November 2017, KOTVA shopping mall (Prague 1)
Czech Design Week is an initiative to show above all high quality Czech design from the most talented people – students, professionals, individuals, as well as studios and companies, in a broader context.
18 – 19 November 2017, Náměstí Republiky (Prague 1)
On 18 and 19 November, the Praguemarket design market in the Republic Square offers interesting shopping possibilities for original Czech fashion, jewelry, design and art.
Bloggers' Fashion Market
25 November 2017, The Senses (Prague 5)
Do you want to meet Czech fashion & beauty bloggers? Come to their market and update your look with a beauty expert or buy style clothes.
Prague events for art & culture enthusiasts
Kino Brasil Film Festival
2 – 5 November 2017, Bio Oko Cinema (Prague 7)
The third edition of this film festival will take place in Bio Oko cinema and offers you a selection of quality Brazilian movies together with additional activities.
Mezipatra Queer Film Festival
2 – 9 November 2017, various venues
Around a hundred top-ranking films on lesbian, bisexual, transsexual & queer themes, with international competition and exhibitions; lectures, workshops, discussions and parties for more than 110 000 viewers, both gay and straight, at various locations in Prague.
Nordic Film Club
9 – 15 November 2017, Lucerna Cinema (Prague 1)
Do you share a deep interest in Nordic films? Go to the Lucerna Cinema and join the world of Nordic films, first releases both in the Czech Republic and abroad.
Public holidays & notable days
All Saints' Day (Czech: Dušičky; November 2)
The day of remembrance for friends and loved ones who have passed away. If there's one day in the year when you should visit cemeteries and pray for deceased relatives, is it. Whole families turn out to light candles, lay wreaths, remember and pray. The best place to go to is the enormous Olšany Cemetery.
St. Martin's Day (November 11)
At 11 a.m. sharp on November 11, almost every winery and restaurant in the Czech Republic opens the first wines (young wines) that are produced that year. This celebration is very similar to the one in France called the French Beaujolais Noveau. St. Martin's wine is the first wine from the autumn harvest. The young wine is low in alcohol content and is light and fresh tasting.
Day of the Struggle for Liberty & Democracy (November 17 – public holiday)
Commemorating the student demonstration against Nazi occupation in 1939, and the demonstration in 1989 that started the Velvet Revolution. If you're looking for more information about this day, visit the Communism Museum and the Monument to Jan Palach and Jan Zajíc.
The Christmas season in Prague kicks off in December, but if you arrive in Prague towards the end of November, you may be able to catch some pre-Christmas preparations or shop with early-bird vendors selling Czech Christmas ornaments and souvenirs in Peace Square or in Republic Square.
Today's most popular private tours