Holidaymakers planning a trip to the Czech Republic in the next few months will get the chance to experience a ‘fairytale Christmas’, according to the country’s tourism board.
The Czech Republic will play host to an array of Christmas-themed events and festivals in the coming months, such as the seasonal markets in the popular European city destination of Prague. Due to open on 26 November in the Old Town Square in Prague, the markets will stay open until New Year’s Day, selling Christmas decorations, a variety of gifts, jewellery, sweets, and other Christmas-themed items. Hot food and drink will also be available to keep the chills away from busy shoppers seeking unique gifts and unusual decorations.
On the day the markets open, the city will also hold the ceremony in which the Prague Christmas tree is lit – starting at 5pm on 26 November. The day after the opening of the Old Town Square market, an alternative market in Wencelas Square will also open its stalls to visitors.
Elsewhere in the Czech Republic, other cities will be holding seasonal festivals and celebrations, including the concerts and traditional craft displays held in Brno – the country’s second largest city after Prague. The city of Cesky Krumlov will be offering visitors a Christmas tree lighting ceremony along with a live nativity performance and plenty of carol singing to accompany the annual festivities.
Visitors could also take in some of the country’s historic sites as part of a Christmas visit, such as the Hruby Rohozec castle in Turnov, or one of the many other castles and fascinating historical buildings scattered throughout Czech cities and towns.