Christmas markets opening across Prague

Old Town Square is the largest, but others can be more chill

The holiday markets are starting to open in Prague, with the first at náměstí Míru on Nov. 20. The last ones to open include Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square, which traditionally open the day before Advent. This year they start Dec.2.

The Old Town Square market often makes international media lists of the top Christmas markets in the world, and it has a daily entertainment program, elaborate decorations, a big tree, and a petting zoo.

But there are some others that are a bit less crowded, offering a more relaxed experience. The one at náměstí Míru is a favorite with locals who find the big ones too touristy.

The markets are organized by different companies or by the city districts, so there is a bit of variety in what they offer.

The market at Anděl will have daily entertainment from Dec. 3 to Dec. 23. The opening of the market at náměstí Jiřího z Poděbrad on Nov. 24 will have a concert by Please the Trees, and there will be some other concerts in the church at the square during advent.

There are two different markets at náměstí Republiky on opposite sides of the street. Both a relatively small compared to the others downtown.

The city's two big expo centers also have events, but these are just for a few days each.

Prague 1

Old Town Square
(Staroměstské náměstí)
Dec. 2 to Jan. 6,10 am to 10 pm; food to midnight

Wenceslas Square
(Václavské náměstí)
Dec. 2 to Jan. 6, 10 am to 10 pm; food to midnight

Náměstí Republiky
Dec. 2 to Jan. 6,10 am to 10 pm

Náměstí Republiky
Nov. 25 to Dec. 24; 10 am to 10 pm

Prague Castle
Sv. Jiří, 9 am to 9 pm
courtyard, 9 am to 7 pm
Nov. 24 to Jan. 6

Prague 2

Náměstí Míru
Nov. 20 to Dec. 24; 10 am to 7 pm

Tylovo náměstí
Nov. 23 to Dec. 24; daily 10 am to 7 pm

Prague 3

Náměstí Jiřího z Poděbrad
Nov. 24 to Dec. 24, daily 10 am to 9 pm

Prague 5

Nádražní, Anděl pedestrian zone
Nov. 25 to Dec. 23, daily 10 am to 7 pm /

Expo centers

Výstaviště Holešovice
Dec. 1 to 3, 10 am to 6 pm

PVA Expo Praha, Letňany
Dec. 7 to 10; 10 am to 6 pm

Charity Christmas Markets

Charity Advent Market
Dec 1 to 3, till 6 pm

IWAP Christmas Market
Dec 9, 11 am till 5 pm

Related articles:
Prague is preparing for Christmas | Prague.TV 13.11.2017
Prague tops Christmas lists again | Prague.TV 01.11.2017
Old Town Square Christmas tree chosen | Prague.TV 20.10.2017

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