Back to Christmas Markets in Prague

Prague Christmas markets A month ago I mentioned Christmas markets at the Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square, however, there are many more smaller markets open around Prague. Most of them are about to close at 19, but stalls selling mull wine and mead (my favourite) usually stay open later, sometimes until midnight.

I visited several of them, to be concrete, there are interesting ones near Namesti Republiky, in front of Celnice restaurant. These markets are not very big, but also not that hectic. There is quite a nice offer of Christmas decorations, candles, traditional wooden products, ceramics, etc. Very near, there are another markets, at Jindrisska vez. In the centre, we can find markets also at Lesser Town Square (Malostranske namesti), these are very small and besides Christmas products and handicrafts they offer products from non-profit organizations. Very near, at Kampa, also offering hand made stuff, hot chestnuts and some hot refreshment, e.g. a cup of mead is for 30 CZK. These markets are not tourists oriented, and craftsmen are offering their products for fair prices. Crafts are also presented at Prague Castle in Golden Lane, if you’re lucky enough, you will see live demonstrations. And that was just the centre, there are still few more.

Maybe the most impressive Christmas Markets are in Namesti Miru. These markets offer variety of sweet ginger-breads, wooden products, tin soldiers, books, decorations, candles, Christmas music, refreshments, etc. Another interesting ones are at metro B Andel – Smichov area, similar range of goods, also recommended. In Praha 6 – Dejvice, at Vitezne Namesti, there is a big tent ready, program includes e.g. concerts or Christmas ice-skate rink for public. There are other small markets out of the centre where I have neither been nor will write about, well, maybe one more, of course, there are Christmas markets at exhibition ground, too. These ones are quite big, and they are thematically parted. It includes classical Christmas markets as mentioned above, gifts and decorations, Christmas beer markets, or pottery and craftsmanship. These markets last until Dec 20 and these are the only markets where there is an entrance.

Well, if you haven’t experienced this year’s Christmas markets atmosphere, it’s just about the final time.

Dec 16, 07:36 (Filed under: Shopping in Prague )

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