• 1.12.2017
  • Tereza Vítková

Your Guide to Prague Christmas Markets 2017

Prague Christmas Markets 2016

Prague Christmas markets are among Europe's most atmospheric and popular markets, definitely worth a visit. From this Sunday you can smell the faint hints of pine trees and hot mulled wine mingling with the enticing aromas of roasted chestnuts and hand-crafted gingerbread coming from these popular Christmas markets in Prague!

Prague Castle (Pražský hrad, Prague 1)
November 24, 2017 – January 6, 2018
Open daily: Monday-Thursday: 9:00 – 18:00 & Friday-Sunday 9,00 – 19x,00
Prague's newest and probably the most scenic Christmas market will be held directly in the Prague Castle (Náměstí U svatého Jiří and Stájový dvůr, access from U Prašného mostu Street). With high-quality range of carefully selected products, the scent of mulled wine and gingerbread in the air, you can't help being in a festive mood...

Old Town Square (Staroměstské náměstí, Prague 1)
December 2, 2017 – January 6, 2018
Open daily: 10:00 – 22:00; food stands 10:00 – midnight
Almost everyone wants to experience the atmosphere of the Christmas market of the Old Town Square. Every year the biggest and most visited Chrismas market in the Czech capital can be found here with a large and brightly lit Christmas tree, musical events, petting zoo and lovely vantage point. And cute wooden houses, of course!

Wenceslas Square (Václavské náměstí, Prague 1)
December 2, 2017 – January 6, 2018
Open daily: 10:00 – 22:00; food stands 10:00 – midnight
Smaller than the Old Town Square market but creates the perfect atmosphere to mix and mingle with friends and family. Discover terrific food & drinks and a wonderful array of Christmas gifts!

Tyl Square (Tylovo Náměstí, Prague 2)
November 23, 2017 – December 24, 2017
Open daily: 10:00 – 19:00
This Christmas market is pretty small, but that actually makes it cozy and charming. It's situated right on the IP Pavlova station and attract Praguers' attention with delicacies and mulled wine.

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Peace Square (Náměstí Míru, Prague 2)
November 20, 2017 – December 24, 2018
Open daily: 10:00 – 19:00
Every year, the Church of St. Ludmila is touched by the magic of the festivities in the run-up to Christmas. When the Christmas market in Náměstí Míru open its gates as the first in Prague, thousands of local visitors from all around the city delight at the handcraft goods on sale.

Havelský Market (Havelské Tržiště, Prague 1)
Open daily: 6:00 – 18:30
A small street joining the Old Town Square with Wenceslas Square is hard to miss. Even after Christmas is over, these markets keep on trading all year round, selling all kinds of local traditional trinkets.

Angel (Anděl, Prague 5)
November 25, 2017 – December 23, 2017
Open daily: 10:00 – 19:00
One of the most perfect locations for Christmas shopping is definitely the Christmas market at Anděl metro station. Shop for Christmas tree decorations and souvenirs or even for a Christmas tree or carp. Simply enjoy the festive atmosphere and join the locals to enjoy a steaming mug of mulled wine and some roasted chestnuts.

Republic Square (Náměstí Republiky, Prague 1)
December 2, 2017 – December 30, 2017
Open daily: 10:00 – 19:00
A choice that is near the center but attracts more locals and fewer tourists. Find here some nice items to take home, to decorate your houses or to use as Christmas gifts. Can't find anything? Visit the neighboring shopping mall.

Make sure you come to above mentioned Christmas markets hungry as there's a huge selection of tasty treats that you might not be able to resist!

A few practical notes from our Locals:
  All Christmas markets are free to enter
  Definitely come to Christmas markets hungry as there's a huge selection of tasty treats that you might not be able to resist!
  At night, the Old Town Square sparkles with decorative lights and fewer visitors, so be sure to visit the market in the late evening
  All Christmas markets are pickpocket hotspots, beware of them, mainly in the overcrowded centre

For more information about Czech Christmas customs & personal tips from locals, join Artuš on his Christmas tour.

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