New Year's Eve 2018-19 in Prague » 31 December 2018
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 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: Party Boat | Jazz Cruise.|
New Year's Eve Planner
The 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 2018-19.
As midnight approaches, crowds gather in several areas of the city for the fireworks.
These are launched by various organisations, many by Czech revellers themselves!
The restaurants and the river cruises time their entertainment programmes to allow guests to enjoy the fireworks, and many provide Champagne for them to celebrate with.
Where to Watch the Fireworks
| |OPTION 1. Overlooking the River:
The atmosphere overlooking the river is fun and relaxed. Take in the beauty of fireworks over water, with Charles Bridge
at the centre, and a backdrop of the Old Town
on one side of the river and Prague Castle
on the other.
Where to head for:
a. Top decks of the river cruises, which congregate at Charles Bridge; b. On Charles Bridge
or the streets nearby (very crowded); c. Terraces of the riverside restaurants on both sides of the river; d. Terraces of the hillside restaurants in the Lesser Town
; e. Petrin Hill
; f. near Prague Castle
OPTION 2. Main Squares:Old Town Square
(most popular) / 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 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 2018-19