Prague Christmas markets 2022

The annual Christmas markets in Prague are one of the main attractions of the city. It brings hundreds of thousands of people to the streets, and they are extremely popular among tourists. Not only can you do a lot of Christmas shopping and taste interesting meals from the local cuisine, but you can also experience the Christmas markets at night when they are beautifully illuminated, and also breathe the air of one of the most beautiful cities in Europe.

If you have been to Prague before, you already know that the city is beautiful. If you have been to the Christmas markets in Prague, we are not surprised to discover that you would like to visit them once again. This is the place to buy local handicrafts, taste local drinks and food, and listen to and watch local artists perform at the stages in the different locations in Prague.

The two most popular Christmas markets in Prague

There are several Christmas markets in Prague, but the most popular Christmas markets are located at the following locations.

The Christmas market at the Old Town Square

This is the most famous of them all as it is located in the heart of the city. It is beautifully illuminated, and there are lots of stands from where you can buy all sorts of products. It is also located close to many of the most famous attractions in Prague, making it a perfect place to start your day in Prague.

Christmas markets in Prague
The Christmas market at the Old Town square in Prague – By S-F / Shutterstock

As you can see from the image above, this is a beautiful place to visit!

The Christmas market at the Wencslas square

Located not far from the Old Town square, you will find the Christmas market at the Wenceslas square. It is a nice little walk between these markets, but be warned, it can get really crowded on the path between the two markets during the busy hours of the Christmas markets. This market is located at a magnificent square, and once again you will be able to buy all sorts of products made by local artists and to eat and drink local specialties.

Wenceslas Square

As you can see from the image above, the Christmas market at the Wenceslas square has a fantastic atmosphere as well.

When will the Christmas markets be arranged in Prague?

When are the Christmas markets arranged in Prague this year? Here you can find the dates.

  • November 26th, 2022- January 6th, 2023

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Christmas markets in Prague in 2018

Prague has some amazing Christmas markets, and the most famous of them all are located at the Wenceslas Square and at the Old Town Square.

At these Christmas markets you can buy all sorts of products, most of them hand-made, and nice to bring home as souvenirs. There are also lots of stands at which you can buy traditional Czech food and drinks, and of course sweet stuff like chimney cakes, Czech muffins, and more!

Christmas market dates in Prague 2018
Christmas markets in Prague in 2018 – Source: Pixabay

Prague Christmas markets in 2018

The Christmas markets in Prague will open on December 1st in 2018, and they will stay open until January 6th in 2019. That means that they open later than most other markets in Europe, but they stay open for a longer time.

It is important to know that the Christmas markets in Prague are extremely popular. You should be prepared for giant crowds, and you will often walk in a line as you walk in the small streets connecting the Christmas market at the Old Town square with the Christmas market at Wenceslas square.

Would you like to know even more about the Christmas markets in Prague? Read our article dedicated to the Christmas markets of Prague.

And do not forget to be early with your bookings in this period. With tens of thousands of tourists coming to town, it can often get packed at beer dinners, river cruises, and other similar programs. We normally have capacity for airport transfers all the time, but it never hurts to book your airport transfer well in advance either! Look around in the Prague Guide for further information!

Christmas presents to buy in Prague

Give the best presents for Christmas for your loved ones. In this article we will advice you some of the best Christmas presents you can get in the capital of the Czech Republic in Prague.

In Prague there are plenty of various shops, stores and even markets where you can get the most special gifts and souvenirs for Christmas.

Czech garnets

Czech garnets are one of the most popular gifts to give at Christmas. In Prague you can find all the most beautiful garnets jewellery such as rings, bracelets, various necklaces, earrings and cufflinks as well which are really suitable for everyday wear. It is a perfect and a unique present for any of the lady members in the family.

Czech garnets

Glass and crystals

In the city you can also find the famous Czech glass and crystals which can be practical and also decorative. You can find the best glass and crystal at the New Town of the city. The shops sell the most beautiful crystal and glass drinking glasses and you can even find jewellery such as bracelets, necklaces and earrings as well.

Glass and Crystal

Handmade puppets

If you want to buy something really unique try the handmade puppets which can be found in different stores in the city. The puppets are not the cheapest presents but they are sure something special and remarkable. Apart from these there are plenty of other things to get such as the handmade bags, scarfs, hats, gloves, accessories, wooden toys which can be found on the Christmas markets in the city.

Handmade puppets

Hope you have enjoyed the article! Enjoy shopping in Prague and have fun doing so!