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Prague Events Guide 2015

Prague events » January 2015:

Prague hosts events all year round, from the Christmas and Easter markets to the Prague Marathon, food and beer festivals, special exhibitions, pop concerts, and folk and classical music festivals. 2015 is no exception.


  January 2015

Prague events
Christmas Markets
Date: 01 January 2015 - 11 January 2015
Time: Daily 10:00-22:00
The Prague Christmas Markets continue until the 6th January at the Old Town Square and the 12th January at Wenceslas Square. Wooden huts stock a variety of local handicrafts: wooden toys, intricate glassware, candles, jewellery, embroidery, puppets and brightly coloured Christmas decorations. And there is all manner of food and drink to sample, from hot sausages, large hams on spits, baked chestnuts and delicious local pastries to Czech beers and hot mulled wine. Christmas trees are lit at both squares.
Where: Wenceslas Square & Old Town Square

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Ice rink in the Old Town
Date: 01 January 2015 - 31 January 2015
Time: 10:00-22:00
An open-air ice rink enhances the magic of winter in Prague at Ovocny trh, a square at the rear of the Estates Theatre in the Old Town. Take a break from sightseeing to enjoy outdoor skating in a historic setting.
Where: Ovocny Trh, behind Estates Theatre, Old Town, Prague 1
Price: Ice rink is free. Skates hire 50czk

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New Year's Day Fireworks
Date: 01 January 2015
Time: 18:00
Prague City Hall is putting on a firework display on New Year's Day, aimed at families with young children. The fireworks will be set off from Letna Park (Letenské sady), an area of high ground on a level with Prague Castle on the Lesser Town side of the river. The best place to go to view the fireworks is by the river in the Jewish Quarter / Old Town: stand on Dvorakovo embankment (Dvořákovo nábřeží), Cech Bridge (Čechův most), Manes Bridge (Mánesův most) or Charles Bridge (Karlův most). Alternatively, head for high ground: Letna Park, Prague Castle or Petrin Hill.

Prague events
New Year's Day. Independent Czech State Day
Date: 01 January 2015
Public holiday. Prague sightseeing & entertainment operate as normal. Shops have limited opening times.

Wenceslas Square
Jan Palach
Date: 19 January 2015
Jan Palach, a young Czech student during the communist era who had set himself on fire in protest at the on-going Soviet invasion of August 1968, subsequently died on the 19th January 1969. Many Czech people, especially the older generation, make their way to the Memorial to the Victims of Communism near the statue at the top of Wenceslas Square, and to Olsanske Cemetery to lay flowers or to light a candle in his memory.
Where: Wenceslas Square, New Town, Prague 1

Prague Opera
Prague Opera, Ballet & Classical Concert listings & tickets
Dates: January 2015
Prague is famous for opera, ballet and classical concerts. Performances take place in three magnificent opera houses, in stunning concert halls and in an array of beautiful historic churches. Tickets are reasonably priced, so shows often sell out. Advance reservations are therefore highly recommended.
Website: Prague opera, ballet and concert listings & tickets

Prague Theatre
Prague Theatre listings & tickets
Dates: January 2015
Visit the Prague theatre for a typically Czech experience.
Black light theatre is a highly charged mix of dynamic dance, mime, singers, film, and state-of-the-art visual and sound effects. And marionette theatre features giant puppets. Shows are highly visual to appeal to adults and children of all ages and nationalities. Advance reservations are highly recommended.
Website: Prague theatre listings & tickets


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