In a world where holiday celebrations can sometimes feel commercialised, the Czech Christmas markets and festive programmes offer a genuine and authentic experience, capturing the essence of a traditional European Christmas. There’s magic in the air in most places at Christmas but in December, Czechia’s cities have extra sparkle about them.
Here’s a rundown of just some of the suggestions to get you in the mood for a Christmas
break you’ll never forget.
Prague: A Winter Wonderland
Prague, charming all year round, transforms during the festive season with snow-dusted spires, twinkling lights, and bustling markets. It’s a great place to celebrate Christmas.
But the festive magic isn’t limited to Prague. Other cities, easily reachable by train, offer unique Christmas experiences.
Pilsen: Beyond Beer, A Christmas Treat
Pilsen, famous for beer, offers more during Christmas. The air is filled with the scent of mulled wine and baked goods. Guided tours, carol singing, and a lively nativity scene add to the festive charm.
Brno: Where Culture Meets Christmas Fun
Brno, known for year-round attractions, enhances its charm at Christmas. Festive cheer fills the streets, with music, cultural events, and winter wonderlands in the city squares. Brno is also a foodie hotspot, offering seasonal delights.
Ostrava: A Dazzling Christmas Extravaganza
Ostrava dresses up for Christmas, featuring a Christmas ice rink and a Ferris wheel with stunning city views. The festive program promises great entertainment and a joyful atmosphere.
Český Krumlov: A Fairytale Winter Escape
South of Prague, Český Krumlov captivates with its historic charm. The town hosts festive concerts, carol singing, and a traditional market—a perfect winter escape.
Out with the Old, In with the New
Planning to stay for New Year’s? Prague’s Old Town and Wenceslas Square offer a rich cultural program. Alternatively, enjoy traditional food and beer in bars and restaurants. Charles Bridge provides a spectacular view of fireworks over the Vltava River, or opt for a New Year’s Eve river cruise.
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