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Prague events » December 2017

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. 2017 is no exception.


  December 2017

Municipal House
Blanka Matragi, fashion designer - Exhibition
Date: 01 October 2017 - 31 December 2017
Time: Daily 10:00-19:00
Price: 260czk
This exhibition, held in the Gaming Parlours at Municipal House, celebrates the fashion designer Blanka Matragi's 30 years of work. Dresses and accessories are the core exhibits, supplemented by sculptures, glass, porcelain and graphic art.
Buy tickets at Municipal House on the day of your visit.
Where: Municipal House, Republic Square 5, Prague 1.

Music and Fairy Tales
Music and Fairy Tales
Date: 01 October 2017 - 28 February 2018
Folk tales and fairy tales play a strong role in the national psyche in the Czech Republic. This exhibition, aimed at adults and children, explores the influence of Czech fairy tales on music.
Where: Czech Museum of Music, Karmelitska 2, Prague 1.
Website: Music and Fairy Tales

Light and Life - Exhibition
Light and Life - Exhibition
Date: 01 October 2017 - 31 December 2018
This exhibition at the National Museum New Building explores the effects of light on life. Energy from sunlight has played a key role in the evolution and diversity of living organisms (although some species do survive without light, for example in deep caves). Cartoon characters guide children through the exhibition.
Where: National Museum, Wenceslas Square 68, Prague 1.
Website: Light and Life - Exhibition

Noah’s Ark - Exhibition
Noah’s Ark - Exhibition
Date: 01 October 2017 - 31 December 2018
This exhibition at the National Museum New Building reveals the remarkable beauty and diversity of animal species on Earth, and draws attention to modern dangers that put it at risk. Displays include animals that once roamed freely in the Czech lands, such as brown bears, elk and beavers, plus African animals, and extinct animals such as a full dinosaur skeleton.
Where: National Museum, Wenceslas Square 68, Prague 1.
Website: Noah’s Ark - Exhibition

Prague Castle Christmas Markets
Prague Castle Christmas Markets
Date: 24 November 2017 - 06 January 2018
Time: Mon-Fri 9:00-21:00.Sat-Sun 9:00-22:00.
Before the main Prague Christmas markets begin, Prague Castle starts off the festive season with its own markets. Wooden huts and Christmas lights create a magical atmosphere for visitors to browse the stalls and sample traditional Czech food and drink.
Where: In front of St. George's Basilica at Prague Castle.
Website: Prague Castle Christmas Markets

Food & The Nativity at Bethlehem Chapel - Exhibition
Food & The Nativity at Bethlehem Chapel - Exhibition
Date: 25 November 2017 - 02 January 2018
Time: Daily 09:00-18:00 (except 24/31 Dec: 09:00-14:00; 25 Dec/01 Jan: 13:00-18:00)
Discover the origins of traditional Christmas food. The exhibition also includes nativity scenes made of different types of dough.
Where: Crypt at Bethlehem Chapel, Betlemske namesti 4, Old Town, Prague 1.
Website: Food & The Nativity at Bethlehem Chapel - Exhibition

Prague Christmas Markets
Prague Christmas Markets
Date: 02 December 2017 - 06 January 2018
Time: Daily 10:00-22:00
The Prague Christmas Markets light up the city, bringing locals and tourists together in a true 'winter wonderland' setting. Among the food and drink to sample are grilled sausages, hams on spits, local pastries, Czech beer and hot mulled wine.
Where: Old Town Square & Wenceslas Square.
Website: Prague Christmas Markets

Charles Bridge Museum
Nativity Scenes at Charles Bridge Museum - Exhibition
Date: 03 December 2017 - 06 February 2018
Time: Daily 10:00-18:00 (except 24 Dec: 10:00-16:00)
View a traditional nativity scene made of straw and featuring life-sized figures, plus a Vltava Fish Nativity Scene, and an African Nativity Scene made of mahogany.
Where: Charles Bridge Museum, Krizovnicke namesti 3, Prague 1.

Mikulas
Mikulas
Date: 05 December 2017
Time: 16:00
Groups of Devils, Angels and St. Nicholas's roam the city, much to the awe of young Czech children, who are expected to sing a song or recite a poem for them. The encounter will determine whether they receive Christmas gifts or not. Observe this lovely Czech tradition late afternoon in and around the markets.
Where: Old Town Square, Prague 1.
Website: Mikulas

Prague events
Ice Rink in the Old Town
Date: 05 December 2017 - 31 January 2018
Time: 10:00-21:00
Price: Ice rink entry: free. Skates: Adult 100czk/Child 50czk
An open-air ice rink enhances the festive atmosphere at Ovocny trh, a square at the rear of the Estates Theatre in the Old Town. Take a break from sightseeing and the Christmas markets to enjoy outdoor skating in the heart of Prague.
Where: Ovocny trh (behind Estates Theatre), Old Town, Prague.

Magnetic Festival
Magnetic Festival
Date: 15 December 2017
Time: 20:00-06:00
The MAGNETIC Festival in Prague is the highest rated indoor Electronic Dance Music festival in Central & Eastern Europe. The organisers build a giant music club for one night only.
Where: Exhibition Centre Prague (PVA Expo Praha), Beranových 667, Letnany, Prague 9.
Travel: Metro station Letnany (line C).
Website: Magnetic Festival

Christmas Eve - Public Holiday
Christmas Eve - Public Holiday
Date: 24 December 2017
Public holiday. Christmas Eve is the most festive day of Christmas in the Czech Republic. It is a wonderfully peaceful day in Prague; the Christmas markets are open, but only selected shops, bars and restaurants. Sightseeing tours and river cruises operate until around lunchtime. There are also festive concerts.
Website: Christmas Eve - Public Holiday

Christmas Day - Public Holiday
Christmas Day - Public Holiday
Date: 25 December 2017
Public holiday. Prague welcomes visitors with open arms on Christmas Day. The Christmas markets and shops are open, and tourist attractions and sightseeing tours operate as normal. There is also festive entertainment, including classical concerts, and fine restaurants to dine in.
Website: Christmas Day - Public Holiday

St. Stephen's Day / Boxing Day - Public Holiday
St. Stephen's Day / Boxing Day - Public Holiday
Date: 26 December 2017
Public holiday. The Christmas markets and shops are open, and tourist attractions and sightseeing tours operate as normal. There is also festive entertainment, including classical concerts, and fine restaurants to dine in.
Website: St. Stephen's Day / Boxing Day - Public Holiday

New Year's Eve 2017 in Prague
New Year's Eve 2017 in Prague
Date: 31 December 2017
New Year's Eve in Prague is for everyone, from the wild and carefree, to the quiet and romantic. Some revellers opt for a romantic meal, others an "all-inclusive" night of food, drinks, music and dancing. Choose from riverside restaurants, historic restaurants, parties in bars and clubs, and the ever popular Party Boat and Jazz Cruise. Don't miss the fireworks at midnight!
Website: New Year's Eve 2017 in Prague

Prague Opera
Prague Opera, Ballet & Classical Concert listings & tickets
Date: 01 December 2017 - 31 December 2017
Prague is famous for opera, ballet and classical concerts. Performances take place in several magnificent opera houses, stunning concert halls, and in an array of 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
Date: 01 December 2017 - 31 December 2017
Visit a Prague theatre for a typically Czech experience. Black light theatre is a mix of dynamic dance routines, mime artists, animated film, and state-of-the-art visual and sound effects. While marionette theatre features giant puppets. Shows are highly visual, so appeal to adults and children of all ages and nationalities. Advance reservations are highly recommended.
Website: Prague theatre listings & tickets


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