Prague Christmas Markets Opening Date Announced

Christmas markets (Vánoční trhy) are a key ingredient of the festive magic in the Czech Republic, and the Prague markets are the most impressive in the country.

They light up the city, bringing locals and tourists together in a true ‘winter wonderland’ setting.

The first Prague Christmas market will open on Náměstí Míru on November 20, organizers reported.

The market will be open daily from 10:00 to 19:00 until Catholic Christmas Eve (December 24). The opening of all other Christmas fairs will take place gradually during November.

The largest Christmas markets in Prague – Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square – will open on Saturday, November 26th. Due to the traditionally high tourist demand, they will work longer – until January 6 of the new year.

You can find goods such as handmade soaps and lotions, jewelry, wooden toys, ceramic decorations, crystals, scarves and so on. The imposing neo-Gothic Church of St. Ludmila overlooks the wintery Christmas market, complete with a massive Christmas tree and Nativity scene.

Food stands are offering grilled meat or sausages; please your sweet tooth with apple strudel, gingerbread, cookies, waffles, roasted almonds, cotton candy.

If you want to opt for a hot drink, choose among honey wine (Medovina); mulled wine (svařák); hot chocolate (horká čokoláda); or grog, a mixture of rum, water, lemon, and sugar.

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