Prague in December

Discussion in 'Travel Tips & Advice' started by KirstenB, Oct 3, 2005.

  1. KirstenB

    KirstenB Member

    Hi everyone. i was wondering if anyone can give me any info on what Prague is like in early December? i was hoping to see some Christmas markets but not sure if i will be too early? (dec 1 - dec 5) i was in Prague in March this year and have been dying to return ever since so i hope i have picked a good time of year...Many thanks in advance!
  2. Tamara

    Tamara Member

    I love Prague in december it is a nice time to go. I hope it snows for you because Prague is beautiful under the snow. And I do think the Christmas markets start setting up in the begining of december although I am not onehundred percent. Don't miss the svarak (hot spiced wine),
  3. KirstenB

    KirstenB Member

    Thanks Tamara - i really hope it snows too. i was lucky enough for the snow to be still lying last time i was there. i only had the hot wine once when we visited the castle but it was amazing - heats you up like nothing else! cross fingers i will get to see the markets...
  4. evian

    evian Well-Known Member

    Relishing in the amazing architecture of Prague laden with snow is a unique experience. The impression is vastly different from that you would be exposed in the warmer months.
    The christmas markets are somewhat underrated, with an abundance of unqiue celebratory articles and miscellaneous goods alike. However, if it is christmas decorations that you seek, Munich can't be beat! So if you get the chance to hop over there, you won't regret it. :wink:
  5. KirstenB

    KirstenB Member

    i really am hoping for lots of snow - it's the winter wonderland experience i'm after!
  6. Ladis

    Ladis Well-Known Member

    I think, here it won't be a lot of snow, this winter may be "warm" as other last winters. The weather cycle here changed (in the time of floods in the last 1990s) to the period "colder & wetter summers and warmer & dryer winters" (I heard this period should last 50 years). However I haven't verified this information, so hope I'm wrong ;)
  7. KirstenB

    KirstenB Member

    Thanks, to be honest i'll just be glad to be back whatever the weather!
  8. stevieg

    stevieg New Member

    Hi Kirsten,

    I've been looking at going at the same time, check out this link:

    The markets start at the beginning of December and run right through to the end of the month - St Nicolas Day (Mikulas day) is celebrated on the 5th December.

    I went to the Christmas markets in Vienna two years ago and they were absolutely amazing, together with the beautiful churches and buildings it was a fab time. I imagine Prague will be similar.
  9. KirstenB

    KirstenB Member

    Thanks for that link - i like the sound of the mini zoo...!
  10. Dana

    Dana Well-Known Member

    Hi Kirsten,

    You can read about what Prague is like in early December in the Prague Christmas section here on My Czech Republic. You'll also find information about Prague Christmas markets there along with a calendar of Christmas-related events that happen from mid November through Christmas holidays.

    Enjoy your trip!

  11. KirstenB

    KirstenB Member

    Thanks for that link! i see there are warnings about wrapping up warm...I'm afraid i cam ill prepared for the weather in march this year and got very very cold! i will be more prepared this year!! cross fingers for snow!

    K x

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