The Christmas market season in Prague starts on November 20. On this day, the festive market in Náměstí Míru — will open its doors to the townspeople.
Five days later, on November 25, a fair will open at Náměstí Republiky.
The following day the Christmas market will open at the IP Pavlova metro station (Tylovo náměstí).
These three fairs will meet guests daily from 10:00 to 19:00 until December 24. This information appeared on the official website of the organizing company.
The Christmas markets at Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square (the largest in the city) will open on November 27 and run until January 6.
In the evening of the same day, a Christmas tree will be lit on the Old Town Square, and festive lighting will be turned on on the central streets.
Typical Christmas markets consist of wooden stalls situated around a decorated Christmas tree, with a wide variety of local Christmas products (most of them handmade), traditional food and drinks on offer.
The most popular products are Christmas tree ornaments and decorations, handicrafts, jewellery, glassware, toys (especially puppets and wooden toys), winter accessories (hats, scarves, gloves), ceramics, gingerbread, candles.
You can usually see some craftsmen, mainly blacksmiths, in action and learn more about how various things are made.
Also, there might be a small animal stable so that children can stroke and feed a sheep, donkey or goat.