Christmas mood has been in the city since the moment we arrived. It has been very magical and the main attractions are definitely the Christmas markets. The Christmas in Prague has it’s own spirit. Start from the thing that Santa Claus is not in the center of the activities, but many other things.
Currently the most popular thing in Prague are the Christmas Markets. A fairy tale markets on the squares around the Old Town. The biggest one is on The Old Town Square, followed by the on at Wenceslas Square. They are open daily and bring winter wonderland and and festive atmosphere.
There are many decorated wooden stalls selling handcrafts, glassware, jewelry, wooden toys, wooden dolls and many food specialties. Everything in a Christmas spirit and with many lights around. On The Old Town Square there is a very big Christmas tree, which makes everything so magical. You can even find an animal stable with sheep, goats and donkey to feed.
Christmas food and drinks
All around the Old Town,not only on the Christmas Markets, you can find a variety of traditional Bohemian food and drinks. There are many things that you won’t resist, and you would definitely want to taste them. You will see stables selling sausages, hot dog, grilled cheese, trdelnik, home-made chips, lenuse and more. Very popular is the hot wine, hot apple drink and medovina. Medovina is a honey drink which is next on my list.
The most famous food for the Christmas diner, among the Czech, is the fish Carp. You can find this kind of fish from the street sellers. The fish is prepared in bread crumbs, served with potatoes salad. The main desert is an apple strudel or a sweetbread known as vánočka.
Christmas in Prague
24th of December is considered as a quite day in Prague, since many of the people stay home with their families and celebrate the holiday. On the other hand this facts makes the day wonderful for exploring Prague. Most of the tours on this day are offered in the morning, and only small number of bars and restaurant will be open. So plan well if you want to spend the day around the city.
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