Magic Atmosphere of Christmas Markets

Magic Atmosphere of Christmas Markets

Advent, the most beautiful season of the year, is fast approaching. It is a time of expectation and looking forward to Christmas. Are you fascinated by Czech pre-festive activities and markets, which take place from November to January?

Czech Christmas markets are considered some of the most beautiful in the whole of Europe. According to USA Today, Prague Christmas on Old Town Square ranks among the most charming Christmas destinations. Whether you head for Prague, Český Krumlov, Brno or Olomouc, everywhere you can soak up the Christmas atmosphere in the most delightful way. The Advent seasons starts on November 26, and on this very day Christmas trees are lit up all over the Czech Republic. If it snows, the atmosphere will be even more enthralling.

Magic Prague

Thanks to its charm and unique atmosphere, Prague Christmas ranks among the most stunning in Europe. Christmas markets in Prague are held virtually on every corner. However, the main centres of all festivities are traditionally Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square, illuminated with thousands of beautiful lights. There will be an advent village with stalls packed full of treats or traditional Christmas goods. The sweet-smell of punch and mulled wine will waft through the city. A Christmas tree will be officially switched on, on Old Town Square on November 26, and throughout the whole of Advent time you can look forward to an extensive additional programme including concerts, performances and fun for everyone. As in previous years, Prague Castle will once again shine bright as thousands of beautiful lights will be switched on and Christmas markets will be opened. The area of the world's largest castle complex will offer high quality Christmas style products. Smaller Christmas markets will take place literally throughout the whole of Prague.

Advent Magic in Český Krumlov

Around pre-Christmas time Český Krumlov in South Bohemia dons entirely different attire and presents a vision of Christmas poetry and harmony. Preparation for Christmas includes the traditional switching on of the Christmas tree, Saint Nicholas Day festivities and letters for Baby Jesus. The magical highlight of pre-Christmas activities is a live Nativity scene – a biblical story taking the form of songs and dancing with an extensive additional programme. Each Advent weekend you can look forward to Old Czech Advent Markets with the aroma of punch and Christmas sweets, wafting through the whole town. The local castle and the UNESCO listed chateau are open all year round and at this time of year their beautiful Christmas decorations will warm your heart and please your soul. Why don’t you come to the first courtyard of the chateau on Christmas Eve to witness a meeting with children within the Bear’s Christmas celebration? And obviously that’s not all, after Christmas it is high time for the Three Kings to arrive and the symbolic switching off of the Christmas tree.

Christmas In Brno

Preparations for Christmas in the largest Moravian metropolis are conceived in a magical spirit, this year ruled by all things white. A Christmas tree decorated with thousands of white lights and white baubles will be erected on Freedom Square and officially lit up on November 25 at 5 p.m., when it will become the centre point of a unique light show. In addition, this year’s Advent season offers a unique chance to lay your hands on an original Christmas glass ball from Brno’s astronomical clock. During the whole season the astronomical clock will dish out a total of 351 small glass balls with an original Christmas motif. The first ball will come rolling out with the opening of Advent festivities on November 26, at 11 a.m. and others will continue to roll out until December 23, when the balls will appear at the top of each hour from 11 a.m. to midnight. During the whole pre-Christmas period traditional festive markets will be held not only on Freedom Square, but also on Green Market and Moravian Square. . Christmas atmosphere will also fill the Spilberk Castle, offering various events for children, while the Villa Tugendhat will certainly not lag behind.

Advent in Olomouc

The second Moravian metropolis - Olomouc, which also made it onto the UNESCO list, has a lot to offer for Christmas. In the pre-Christmas season you can also look forward to traditional Christmas markets, entice your taste buds with some traditional Christmas goodies, feast your eyes on a carved Nativity scene and treat your ears to interesting concerts of various genres. A Christmas tree on the Main Square will be officially lit up on November 20, and as in previous years its name will be chosen by Olomouc children. Traditionally, there will be an ice rink on the Lower Square catering for skating fans.