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  December 2022

Prague Christmas Markets 2022
Prague Christmas Markets 2022
DATES: 26 November 2022 - 06 January 2023
TIMES: 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 local food and drinks to sample are grilled sausages, hams on spits, pastries, Czech beer and hot mulled wine. Entry is free.
WHERE: Old Town Square & Wenceslas Square, Prague 1
WEBSITE: Prague Christmas Markets 2022

Prague Castle Christmas Market 2022
Prague Castle Christmas Market 2022
DATES: 01 December 2022 - 06 January 2023
TIMES: 10:00-18:00
At the Prague Castle Christmas Market, wooden huts and Christmas lights create a magical atmosphere. Browse the stalls stocked with local handicrafts, and sample traditional Czech food and drinks. Entry is free.
WHERE: In front of St. George's Basilica at Prague Castle, Prague 1
WEBSITE: Prague Castle Christmas Market 2022

Local Christmas Market at Náměstí Míru
Local Christmas Market at Náměstí Míru
DATES: 01 December 2022 - 24 December 2022
TIMES: 10:00-19:00
Visit a local Christmas market at Peace Square (Náměstí Míru), which is 15 minutes walk from Wenceslas Square. Browse festive wares on the stalls, and sample traditional Czech food and drinks. Entry is free.
WHERE: Náměstí Míru (Peace Square), Vinohrady, Praha 2
WEBSITE: Local Christmas Market at Náměstí Míru

Football World Cup 2022: Where to Watch in Prague
Football World Cup 2022: Where to Watch in Prague
DATES: 01 December 2022 - 18 December 2022
The World Cup 2022 may be held in Qatar, but Prague is a good city to watch the live TV coverage in. Visitors from around the world combine a city break with watching their nation's fortunes on the big screen. Watch all the action at a lively sports bar.
WEBSITE: Football World Cup 2022: Where to Watch in Prague

Charles Bridge
Christmas Lamplighting along Charles Bridge
DATES: 01 December 2022 - 23 December 2022
TIMES: 16:00
In the build up to Christmas, every day at 4pm a lamplighter in period costume lights historical gas lamps along Charles Bridge and in nearby streets. It's a bit of theatre really, but Christmas is an ideal time to revive this romantic old custom.
WHERE: Charles Bridge, Prague 1

Christmas Concerts Throughout December
Christmas Concerts Throughout December
DATES: 01 December 2022 - 31 December 2022
Classical concerts are held throughout December in Prague, in festively decorated, historic buildings. Performances at stunning venues such as the Klementinum, Spanish Synagogue and St. Martin and St. Nicholas churches are magical, both the Christmas concerts and regular concerts.
WEBSITE: Christmas Concerts Throughout December

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Ice Rink in the Old Town
DATES: 02 December 2022 - 31 March 2023
TIMES: Mon-Fri 08:00-17:30; Sat 10:00-18:00; Sun 10:00-17:00
PRICE: Adult: 70 CZK. Child: 40 CZK. Skates: 50 CZK + 500 CZK deposit.
Take a break from the sightseeing to enjoy outdoor skating at an open-air ice rink in the Old Town. Skaters of all levels are welcome.
WHERE: Na Frantisku Sports Centre, Kozi St, Old Town, Prague 1

Ice Rink at Letna Park
Ice Rink at Letna Park
DATES: 02 December 2022 - 28 February 2023
TIMES: Daily 09:00-21:00
The largest open-air ice rink in Prague is located at Letna Park, opposite Sparta football stadium. Entrance is free, just pay for skate rental. Skaters of all levels are welcome.
WHERE: Letná Park (Letenské sady), Holesovice, Prague 7
TRAVEL: Metro station: Hradcanska (line A), then tram to Sparta (trams 1,8,12,25,26,51,56). Some trams run from the city centre, so you may be able to travel directly there by tram.
WEBSITE: Ice Rink at Letna Park

Nativity at Bethlehem Chapel: Paper Cut Christmas
Nativity at Bethlehem Chapel: Paper Cut Christmas
DATES: 03 December 2022 - 02 January 2023
TIMES: 09:00-18:00 (24 & 31 Dec 09:00-14:00; 25 Dec 13:00-18:00; 01 Jan 13:00-18:00)
This small exhibition features the traditional aspects of Christmas: nativity scenes, handicrafts, Christmas decorations and local customs.
WHERE: Bethlehem Chapel Crypt, Betlemske namesti 5, Old Town, Prague 1
WEBSITE: Nativity at Bethlehem Chapel: Paper Cut Christmas

Church of Our Lady Victorious: Infant Jesus of Prague
Nativity at Church of Our Lady Victorious
DATES: 03 December 2022 - 04 January 2023
TIMES: 08:30-17:00 (except during church services)
At the Church of Our Lady Victorious, a large nativity scene on painted panels is on display at the entrance outside. Inside the church, a contemporary nativity scene has been decorated by children.
WHERE: Church of Our Lady Victorious: Infant Jesus of Prague, Karmelitska 9, Prague 1

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Nativity at Our Lady of the Snows Church
DATES: 03 December 2022 - 04 January 2023
TIMES: 10:00-18:00
(24 Dec 10:00-16:00; 31 Dec 10:00-15:00; 01 Jan 13:00-18:00)
PRICE: 50 CZK
Displays of nativity scenes and traditional village life scenes. Moving figurines include woodcutters and craftsmen carrying out daily tasks. To find the Christmas exhibition, look for the sign 'Betlemy'.
WHERE: Galerie Ambit, Nativity at the Church of Our Lady of the Snows, Jungmannovo namesti 18, Prague 1

Charles Bridge Museum
Nativity at Charles Bridge Museum
DATES: 03 December 2022 - 02 February 2023
TIMES: 10:00-17:00 (22 Dec 10:00-14:00; 24 Dec 10:00-16:00; 01 Jan 11:00-18:00)
A traditional nativity scene made of straw and featuring life-sized figures is on display. In addition, visitors can see a Vltava Fish Nativity Scene and an African Nativity Scene (which is made of mahogany).
WHERE: Charles Bridge Museum, Krizovnicke namesti 3, Prague 1

Jindrisska Tower
Nativity at Jindrisska Tower
DATES: 03 December 2022 - 02 February 2023
TIMES: 10:00-19:00 (24 December 10:00-15:00)
PRICE: Adult: 190 CZK. Student/Senior: 110 CZK. Child: 70 CZK. Family: 450 CZK. Tickets are available on the day
Jindrisska Tower displays traditional hand-carved wooden nativity scenes created by wood-carvers in Třešť, a small town south-east of Prague.
WHERE: Jindrisska Tower, Jindrisska, Prague 1

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Ice Rink in the Old Town
DATES: 05 December 2022 - 31 January 2023
TIMES: 10:00-21:00
PRICE: Adult: 100 CZK. Child: 50 CZK. Skates: Adult: 100 CZK. Child: 50 CZK.
This open-air ice rink at a square near the Estates Theatre enhances the festive atmosphere in Prague. Skaters of all levels are welcome.
WHERE: Ovocny trh (behind Estates Theatre), Old Town, Prague 1

Mikulas
Mikulas
DATES: 05 December 2022
TIMES: 16:00
Devils, Angels and St. Nicholas's roam the city in trios, much to the awe of young Czech children who sing songs and recite poems for them. An important part of Christmas in the Czech Republic, the tradition of Mikulas can be observed late afternoon around the Old Town Square.
WHERE: Old Town Square, Prague 1
WEBSITE: Mikulas

Swan Lake at Hybernia Theatre - Ballet Series
Swan Lake at Hybernia Theatre - Ballet Series
DATES: 05 December 2022 - 28 January 2023
TICKETS: 05,10,17,24,25,26,28,30 December 2022;
01,03,07,14,21,28 January 2023
The Best of Swan Lake covers the whole story of the famous ballet, but in a shortened version designed to appeal to a wider audience. The production captures perfectly the sublime fairy-tale spirit of the original.
WHERE: Hybernia Theatre, Republic Square 4, Prague 1
WEBSITE: Swan Lake at Hybernia Theatre - Ballet Series

Ice Rink by the Vltava River
Ice Rink by the Vltava River
DATES: 05 December 2022 - 31 January 2023
TIMES: Monday-Friday 13:00-21:00; Saturday-Sunday 10:00-21:00
PRICE: Free entry. 150 CZK skates; 50 CZK helmet; 500 CZK deposit
Open-air ice rink on Čapadlo embankment in the Old Town, with breath-taking views of Prague Castle. Refreshments available on site.
WHERE: Čapadlo, Smetanovo nábřeží (Smetanovo Embankment), Prague 1
TRAVEL: Metro station: Narodni trida (line B)
Tram stop: Narodni divadlo (trams 2,9,17,18,22)
WEBSITE: Ice Rink by the Vltava River

Prague Symphony Orchestra - Series of Concerts
Prague Symphony Orchestra - Series of Concerts
DATES: 07 December 2022 - 15 December 2022
TIMES: 19:30
PRICE: 400 CZK-900 CZK
TICKETS: 07,08,13,15 December 2022
The Prague Symphony Orchestra performs in the stunning Smetana Hall at Municipal House, the grandest concert hall in Prague.
WHERE: Municipal House, Republic Square 5, Prague 1
WEBSITE: Prague Symphony Orchestra - Series of Concerts

Dyzajn Christmas Market
Dyzajn Christmas Market
DATES: 10 December 2022 - 11 December 2022
TIMES: 10:00-18:00
Open-air market outside the city centre, where visitors can buy original artwork and design pieces, including paintings, jewellery and accessories, ceramics, and Christmas decorations, clothes and toys. Also, live music, creative workshops, children's theatre, and fashion shows. Entry is free.
WHERE: Prague Holesovice Exhibition Centre, Vystaviste, Prague 7
TRAVEL: Tram stop: Vystaviste; Metro station: Nadrazi Holesovice (line C) and walk 800 metres.
WEBSITE: Dyzajn Christmas Market

Ennio Morricone: A Celebration Concert
Ennio Morricone: A Celebration Concert
DATES: 19 December 2022
TIMES: 20:00
PRICE: 1090 CZK-3590 CZK
Unique event celebrating the great film score composer Ennio Morricone. With son Andrea conducting, the concert is performed by the Czech National Symphony Orchestra and a large choir. Includes footage of Morricone and soloists with whom he collaborated.
WHERE: O2 Arena, Ocelarska 460/2, Prague 9
TRAVEL: Metro station: Ceskomoravska (line B). O2 Arena is opposite the metro station.
WEBSITE: Ennio Morricone: A Celebration Concert

Czech Christmas with the Prague Symphony Orchestra
Czech Christmas with the Prague Symphony Orchestra
DATES: 21 December 2022 - 22 December 2022
TIMES: 19:30
TICKETS: 21,22 December 2022
Czech Christmas Mass is performed in the stunning Smetana Concert Hall by the Prague Symphony Orchestra & Choir. The concert is an eagerly anticipated annual event, part of the Christmas season in Prague.
WHERE: Municipal House, Republic Square 5, Old Town, Prague 1
WEBSITE: Czech Christmas with the Prague Symphony Orchestra

Christmas Eve - Public Holiday
Christmas Eve - Public Holiday
DATES: 24 December 2022
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 run in the morning only. There are Christmas concerts.
WEBSITE: Christmas Eve - Public Holiday

Christmas Planner 2022
Christmas Planner 2022
DATES: 24 December 2022 - 26 December 2022
If you are lucky enough to be spending Christmas in Prague this year, the Prague Christmas Planner shows your options for dining, entertainment and sightseeing for each day.
It's a popular time to visit Prague, so we recommend making advance reservations.
WEBSITE: Christmas Planner 2022

The Nutcracker at Hybernia Theatre - Ballet Series
The Nutcracker at Hybernia Theatre - Ballet Series
DATES: 24 December 2022 - 09 January 2023
TICKETS: 24,25,27,29 December 2022; 01,09 January 2023
The Best of The Nutcracker covers the whole story of the famous ballet, but is shortened to appeal to a wider audience.
Advance booking is essential as performances always sell out.
WHERE: Hybernia Theatre, Republic Square 4, Old Town, Prague 1
WEBSITE: The Nutcracker at Hybernia Theatre - Ballet Series

Christmas Day - Public Holiday
Christmas Day - Public Holiday
DATES: 25 December 2022
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 festive entertainment to enjoy, including Christmas concerts, and fine restaurants to dine in.
WEBSITE: Christmas Day - Public Holiday

St. Stephen's / Boxing Day - Public Holiday
St. Stephen's / Boxing Day - Public Holiday
DATES: 26 December 2022
Public Holiday. The Christmas markets and shops are open, and tourist attractions and sightseeing tours operate as normal. There is festive entertainment to enjoy, including Christmas concerts, and fine restaurants to dine in.
WEBSITE: St. Stephen's / Boxing Day - Public Holiday

North Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
North Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
DATES: 30 December 2022
TIMES: 20:00
PRICE: 950 CZK-1300 CZK
Formed in 1838, the North Czech Philharmonic is one of the country's oldest orchestras. They perform this special concert, part of the build up to New Year's Eve in Prague, at the stunning Municipal House.
WHERE: Municipal House, Republic Square 5, Prague 1
WEBSITE: North Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

New Year's Eve in Prague
New Year's Eve in Prague
DATES: 31 December 2022
New Year's Eve in Prague is for everyone, from the quiet and romantic, to the wild and carefree. Some revellers opt for a romantic meal, others for an "all-inclusive" night of fine food, drinks, music and dancing. Don't miss the fireworks at midnight!
WEBSITE: New Year's Eve in Prague

New Year's Eve Planner 2022
New Year's Eve Planner 2022
DATES: 31 December 2022
The Prague New Year's Eve Planner shows your options for dining, entertainment and sightseeing on New Year's Eve in Prague. It features the finest restaurants, bars, clubs and beer halls in the city, and the best New Year's Eve river cruises.
WEBSITE: New Year's Eve Planner 2022

iMucha - Art in Motion - Exhibition
iMucha - Art in Motion - Exhibition
DATES: 01 December 2022 - 28 February 2023
TIMES: 10:00-19:00
PRICE: Adult: 290 CZK. Senior/Student/Child: 190 CZK
iMucha is an exhibition of the works of the Czech painter, illustrator and graphic artist Alfons Mucha. The collection brings Mucha's art to life through digital technology: models from his posters are shown in motion, while Mucha himself speaks from a self-portrait.
WHERE: Municipal House, Republic Square 5, Prague 1
WEBSITE: iMucha - Art in Motion - Exhibition

We Will Never Give Up! - Exhibition
We Will Never Give Up! - Exhibition
DATES: 01 December 2022 - 30 April 2023
TIMES: 10:00-18:00
PRICE: Adult 350 CZK. Senior/Student 220 CZK. Child 0-15yrs free
This exhibition commemorates Anthropoid, the operation to remove Reichsprotektor Reinhard Heydrich in 1942. It focuses on the fate of the brave Czechoslovak soldiers, the resistance and the ordinary people living under Nazi rule in the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia.
WHERE: Historical Building of the National Museum, Wenceslas Square 68, New Town, Prague 1
WEBSITE: We Will Never Give Up! - Exhibition

The Earth Is Me - Exhibition
The Earth Is Me - Exhibition
DATES: 01 December 2022 - 30 June 2023
TIMES: 10:00-18:00
PRICE: Adult 350 CZK. Senior/Student 220 CZK. Child 0-15yrs free
This exhibition explores sustainability. Using examples from everyday life, it shows individuals how they can protect the environment.
WHERE: Historical Building of the National Museum, Wenceslas Square 68, New Town, Prague 1
WEBSITE: The Earth Is Me - Exhibition

Treasures of Numismatic Collections - Exhibition
Treasures of Numismatic Collections - Exhibition
DATES: 01 December 2022 - 31 December 2022
TIMES: 09:00-18:00
PRICE: Adult 350 CZK. Senior/Student 220 CZK. Child 0-15 yrs free
This exhibition displays coins and medals from ancient times to the 20th century, including a large collection of Bohemian coins.
WHERE: Historical Building of the National Museum, Wenceslas Square 68, New Town, Prague 1
WEBSITE: Treasures of Numismatic Collections - Exhibition

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The World of Banksy - Exhibition
DATES: 01 December 2022 - 31 January 2023
TIMES: Mon-Wed 10:00-20:00; Thu-Sun 10:00–21:00
PRICE: Adult: 360 CZK. Child 150 CZK. Family 910 CZK. Tickets are available on the day
An exhibition of the works of Banksy, the world's most famous graffiti artist. It is not authorised by Banksy, but never-the-less exhibits include 60 printed pieces on loan from private collections and 30 wall graffities.
WHERE: St Michael Church, Michalska 29, Old Town, Prague 1

Famous Czech Composers - Exhibition
Famous Czech Composers - Exhibition
DATES: 01 December 2022 - 31 December 2022
TIMES: 09:00-18:00
PRICE: Adult 350 CZK. Senior/Student 220 CZK. Child 0-15 yrs free
This exhibition explores the life and works of the four extraordinary Czech classical music composers: Bedřich Smetana, Antonín Dvořák, Leoš Janáček, Bohuslav Martinů.
WHERE: Historical Building of the National Museum, Wenceslas Square 68, New Town, Prague 1
WEBSITE: Famous Czech Composers - Exhibition

Municipal House
Blanka Matragi - Timeless Fashion - Exhibition
DATES: 01 December 2022 - 31 December 2023
TIMES: 10:00-19:00
PRICE: Adult 260 CZK. Senior/Student 155 CZK. Family 550 CZK
This exhibition, staged in the Gaming Parlours at Municipal House, celebrates the fashion designer Blanka Matragi's work. Dresses and accessories form the core exhibits, supplemented with sculptures, chandeliers, glass, porcelain and works of art.
WHERE: Municipal House, Republic Square 5, Prague 1

Prague Concerts, Opera & Ballet in December 2022
Prague Concerts, Opera & Ballet in December 2022
DATES: 01 December 2022 - 31 December 2022
Prague is famous for classical concerts, opera and ballet. Performances are staged in ornate opera houses, grand concert halls, beautiful old churches and other historic buildings. Performances are popular, so tickets often sell out. Advance reservations are highly recommended.
WEBSITE: Classical Concerts, Opera & Ballet in December 2022

Prague Theatre in December 2022
Prague Theatre in December 2022
DATES: 01 December 2022 - 31 December 2022
Visit a Prague theatre for a typically Czech experience. Black light theatre features vibrant costumes, energetic dance routines, mime, ballet, visual effects and dramatic sounds. Shows are suitable for all ages and nationalities. Advance reservations are highly recommended.
WEBSITE: Theatre in December 2022




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