Prague, being the capital city of the Czech Republic is one of the most divine places to celebrate the winter. And when it comes to Prague Christmas markets, nothing can ever deter you from flying into the city just at the fall of snow. The ambient view of the mountains guarding the city and the lights illuminating the place like a new bride is spectacular.
The Christmas markets in Prague are famous all around the European continent even though many other countries house some of the best, if not more, Christmas festivities. But when it comes to this city’s celebration style, there is a charm, albeit a hidden one, which lures people to celebrate the festival in a traditionally funny manner.
Prague Christmas Markets 2019 Dates, Things to Buy, Decorations, and Where to Stay
To make sure that both the tourists and the locals can enjoy the Christmas and winter festivities hand in hand, the Czech Government make sure to set Prague Christmas markets dates in a way so that it covers a long stretch of time. On a general note, the festival starts from either the last week of November or first week of December. It remains for an entire month after which the markets wrap up during the first or second week of January.
So, the best time to visit Prague Christmas markets is anytime within the month of December. The snow remains at its peak during this time, which will give you an added advantage of enjoying the season along with visiting the markets, and shopping till your hands and bags are full.
Things to Buy
Prague Christmas markets have a lot to offer, especially because the city has always considered this festival to be a medium to spread messages of happiness, cordiality, and harmony. The small wooden huts set across the two main markets of Prague are like the delicious treats for the eyes.
Normally, you will see two largest markets beautiful decked up in numerous lights and other items- Old Town Square market and the Wenceslas Square market. Apart from these two, smaller markets are also there to heighten the sensation like the Havel’s market, Republic Square and so on.
While visiting the Prague Christmas markets in Prague, the things, which you can never miss, are:
- Medovina, the Czech honey wine
- Prague souvenirs in the form of painted glass ornaments
- Beautifully dressed dolls and puppets in the traditional wear
- Embroidered laces
- The fragrant proud of Prague- Purpura
- Painted pottery with folkloric patterns drawn on them
One of the best things to do in Prague Christmas market is to visit the colossal Christmas tree at the centre of the Old Town Square market. Blazing lights and baubles are draped across the tree, making it look ethereal. Apart from the tree lighting ceremonies, the entire city is decorated with Christmas items, lights, stars, bells, and so on.
Where to Stay
Now, you will generally have three main options to stay- the Old town in Prague 1, the New Town near the Wenceslas Square market and the Lesser Town located all the way across the main river.
So, after having the ultimate guide to the Prague Christmas market, there is no point of contemplating the decision of booking the tickets to the city. Enjoy the serenity and the craziness of the Christmas market.
Article Title:Prague Christmas Markets 2019 Dates, Things to Buy, Decorations, and Where to Stay
Article first published on April 10, 2019.