Christmas Markets in the Czech Republic

11. 12. 2019 | Student Life

Christmas markets in the city center

Christmas markets are a significant part of the festive atmosphere in the Czech Republic. They take place all over the country, with the main market situated at the Old Town Square in Prague.

The Christmas markets consist of wooden huts stocked with local handcrafts and traditional Christmas food. Visitors can enjoy a variety of treats such as mulled wine, hot chocolate, roasted chestnuts, roasted pork ham, sausages, and traditional pastry called Trdelník. They can also buy ceramics, jewelry, wooden toys, scented candles and Christmas tree ornaments among other offered goods.

But the Christmas markets are mostly about enjoying the spirit of the Advent season. Come to the markets to enjoy the public lighting of the Christmas tree, singing carols, a carved nativity scene and various performances.

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Prague Christmas Markets

The main Christmas markets are held at the Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square. There are also smaller markets at Republic Square, Havel’s Market, Prague Castle, Anděl, Náměstí Míru, on Kampa Island and elsewhere.

Brno Christmas Markets

There are four Christmas markets in Brno: at Dominikanské Square, at Náměstí Svobody, at Zelný trh, and at Moravské Square. Each offers unique daily programme.

Olomouc Christmas Markets
There are two Christmas markets in Olomouc: one at Horní Square and the second at Dolní Square. At Dolní Square, visitors can enjoy an ice-skating rink.

trdelnik christmas fair market

Christmas Market Karlovy Vary is located between the Thermal Hotel and the Grandhotel Pupp. Most of the cultural events take place in front of the Mill Colonnade.

Advent Market in České Budějovice
The festive market takes place at Náměstí Přemysla Otakara II. from November 22, 2019 until January 6, 2020.

Christmas Market in Český Krumlov
Český Krumlov, one of the UNESCO Heritage Sites, is one of the most visited Czech cities. Its Christmas market is held daily at Svornosti Square.

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