Christmas is approaching and so are the traditional Christmas markets in Prague. The official opening of the two most important and biggest Christmas markets in Prague will take place on November 30th.
The biggest and most famous Christmas market in Prague is located in the heart of the city at the Old Town Square. Here you can see the lightening of the Christmas tree every day at 17.00. In addition there will be live music, concerts and lots of delicious food and handicraft for the visitors coming to this market, so make sure not to miss out on it when coming to Prague.
The other big Christmas markets in Prague in 2013 will be arranged at the Wencel square. This is only a five minute walk from the Old Town Square, so it is very easy to visit both markets in one evening (if one evening is all that you have got in Prague). You can buy very similar stuff at both markets, but still there is a different atmosphere to both of them, so make sure to spend some hours at both locations.
If you want even more Christmas markets, then visit the one at the Republic Square or the so called Havel Market.
You can find more information about the Christmas markets in Prague at the following page.
The Christmas market at the Old Town square will be open until January 1st while the market at the Wencel square will be open until January 12th.