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Christmas in Prague a perfect time of year to visit this beautiful city. The City is picture perfect when the first fall of snow hits the ground. The many monumental spires rise from the white blanket of snow. The cobble stoned streets are covered and the lanterns light the alleys and streets. At the Christmas markets the sweet smell of hot honey and wine drinks fill the air in this picturesque city.
You will find flights are not so expensive in early December and the City is alive on the run up to the festive holidays. Hotel prices are also lower than many other times of the year, so good bargains can be found. We can arrange all you will need for your Christmas time in Prague at the end of this section we list many services you will need.
The Christmas markets will be set up in Prague in various locations throughout the city. Selling many traditional foods and handmade trinkets. We have a full section about the markets which you can read more about at Prague Christmas Markets.
The Old Town Square Christmas tree will be lit up this happens in the evening and the Old town Square and city center will be alive with people for this very popular event. Everyone will be in full festive mood there is normally live traditional Christmas music on a large stage in the Old Town Square.
This is St Nicholas celebration for children, otherwise (known to the Czech`s as Mikulas). On this day you will probably come across people dressed as St Nicholas, an Angel and a Devil. They go from door to door of Czech homes invited by parents to check on kids if they have been good for the past year, you can guess what the Devil is for! If the children have been good then they will get sweets or little presents.
Is the official St Nicholas Day (Mikulas).
You will see people on the street with large basins of cold running water, inside are live Carp fish (the word for this fish in Czech is Kapr). They are sold to locals as Carp is the traditional food for the Christmas dinner. People keep the fish alive at home until Christmas evening (24th December) when they then kill and cook the Carp fresh for the dinner along with other foods. The Carp fish meat is quite bitter in taste so locals use some sauce to better the taste. There are many recipes used and each family carry traditional recipes used from generation to generation.
This is when the Czech people celebrate Christmas the word in Czech language is (Vanoce). They have their Christmas dinner around 5pm to 6pm. By tradition it is carp fish normally served with chicken or pork schnitzel and potato salad and after the dinner at the ringing of a bell, the children will receive their presents. On December 24th in the Czech Republic most commercial places will be closed from midday! On the 24th December we have this great offer in the Medieval Tavern Prague Medieval Tavern Christmas Special
We can offer entertainment for your stay in Prague with two great offers. They are the Prague Medieval Tavern Christmas Special an evening of great Czech food, drinks and shows this medieval tavern is in the center of Prague. Or try our traditional Czech Folklore Christmas Offer learn the Czech traditional dances and dine with traditional Czech food and drinks. We pick you up from your accommodation (only Folklore offer) and drop you back when the evening is over.
Probably the biggest party event the City will hold all year, the New Year`s Eve party bash. The full City will be out celebrating with fireworks exploding and champagne corks popping long after the midnight bells, a superb sight to see! You can read more about this party night at New Years Eve in Prague . Also we have a superb offer on our Prague New Years Eve Party Boat or try these other offers, Czech Folklore New Years Eve Party or the Prague Medieval Tavern New Years Eve, both are great party evenings.
Remember for your stay in Prague during the Christmas festive period we can arrange all you will need (apart from flights). Items you will need like Private Airport Transfers or Accommodation or other requirements you may have for your Christmas in Prague.
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The Prague Christmas markets are very popular, each year more and more tourists and locals visit the many festive markets in the city with a real party atmosphere.
Dates: End November – Ist week January.
Prague New Years Eve celebrations there are fireworks exploding, champagne bottles popping. Most Prague pubs and clubs have special parties laid on.
Season dates: December 31st.
Prague Easter holiday, a tradition in the Czech Republic is for a man to whip a woman he is attracted to, who in return gives the man a decorated egg. At Easter in Prague there are lots of little markets selling Czech hand made items.
Season dates: April
St Valentines day in Prague, a nice choice to celebrate this day with the one you love, cobbled streets, golden spires and quiet streets are perfect for a lover`s stroll.
Season dates: February 14th.
St Patricks Day in Prague on the 17th March, what a great City to celebrate this Irish traditional holiday. Prague has at present six Irish owned and run Irish bars.
Season dates: March 17th
Prague Summer holiday in the Czech Republic offers everything from city tours and river cruises. Or visit one of the many well preserved castles outside the capital city, picturesque towns or spas.
Season dates: April to October
Prague winter holiday, we can offer a wide range of winter holidays in the Czech Republic both inside and outside the capital. We still have Castle trips running through the winter months, or try skiing and snowboarding.
Season dates: November to March
We provide short Prague sightseeing tours for those who would just like a brief introduction to Prague. Also relaxing River cruises with and without food for lunch or dinner and also with live music. We also include the Jewish Quarter and even a Museum from the Communist era in the former Czechoslovakia. Take a step back in time to the dark days under the rule from the former Soviet Union.
These Czech Republic tours include preserved Castles and beautiful historical towns with some situated not far from Prague. We also include an English speaking fully qualified guide. It is also possible to order a guide speaking other main languages as long as it is specified beforehand. We can arrange totally exclusive private tours if requested ideal for bigger groups or company outings.
A romantic trip to Prague, let us arrange everything for you and your partner. From the airport your private driver in either a private taxi or one of the luxury limousines. The chauffeur will take you to one of our fine Hotels especially selected for a romantic feel and setting. We can then tailor make your weekend to suit your dreams. A romantic river cruise perhaps as the sun sets or an evening candle lit dinner with the Prague Castle view.
The main holidays in Prague in the capital city and the Czech Republic are listed here. You may wish to visit this beautiful city during one of these times. Prague and the Czech Republic can offer something for every holiday season. Should it be Christmas and New Year when the snow covered cobble stone streets transform to a beautiful winter scene. Or Spring/Easter in Prague when the tree lined streets are in full bloom.
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