New Year's Eve 2017-18 in Prague » 31 December 2017
New Year's Eve in Prague is party night. The river cruises, restaurants, bars and clubs are full, and the atmosphere builds gently. As midnight approaches, revellers gather by the river, at the Old Town Square and at Wenceslas Square to watch the fireworks.
New Year's Eve in Prague
Prague is a popular destination for New Year's Eve. The celebrations are enjoyed by one and all: the young and the old, the quiet and romantic, the wild and carefree - there are entertainment options to suit everyone.
Some people book a restaurant hosting an all-inclusive night of fine food, drinks and dancing, while others prefer a romantic dinner 'à deux'.
There are revellers that bar crawl and chance on finding a club after the fireworks, and those that buy tickets for a party in a club or music bar.
|Finally, there are the ever popular river cruises:
the Party Boat and A La Carte Cruise.|
|New Year's Eve Planner|
Our New Year's Eve Planner is the main guide to the festivities, featuring the best dining and entertainment in the city: New Year's Eve Planner 2017-18.
New Year's Eve Fireworks
As midnight approaches, crowds gather in several areas of the city to watch fireworks.
These are launched by various organisations and individuals, many by Czech revellers themselves!
Restaurants and river cruises time their entertainment programmes so guests can watch the fireworks, and some provide Champagne for guests to celebrate with.
| |Where to head to watch the fireworks:
OPTION 1. Anywhere overlooking the river:
a. Top decks of the river cruises, which congregate at Charles Bridge; b. Terraces of the riverside restaurants; c. Streets alongside the river; d. Anywhere on or near Charles Bridge
; e. Anywhere high up in the Lesser Town
(the hillside restaurants, on Petrin Hill
and on the streets by Prague Castle
The atmosphere on and overlooking the river is fun and relaxed. Take in the beauty of fireworks over water, with a backdrop of either Charles Bridge
and the Old Town
on one side of the river or Charles Bridge
and Prague Castle
on the other.
OPTION 2. Head for one of the main squares:Old Town Square
(most popular) or Wenceslas Square
The squares are for the more adventurous!
As the night progresses, large crowds gather and the atmosphere builds. Then, at the stroke of midnight it gets pretty hair-raising! Czechs LOVE setting off fireworks. And although there are many aerial fireworks, a sizeable number are handheld and fired off by the crowd. On the whole it's safe, but only just!
Prague is a terrific city for a New Year's Eve party. For more information: New Year's Eve Planner 2017-18