Nov 10, 2023

Christmas Markets in Prague in 2023: Opening Hours

Advent, the pre-Christmas period filled with an atmosphere of magic, warmth, and coziness, will soon arrive in Prague. The city streets will be ablaze with colourful garlands and festive markets will open in the squares.

Most of them will be open until Christmas Eve (24 December), and only a few will keep locals and tourists in a festive mood until New Year’s Eve.

We’ve made a selection of Christmas markets in Prague where you can stroll around, drink hot mulled wine, and enjoy the fairytale atmosphere.

Náměstí Míru

This market is located on the square, of the same name, near St Ludmila’s Church. Here, visitors will find a typical festive assortment: Christmas gingerbread, Christmas toys and garlands, candles, souvenirs, Czech snacks, mulled wine, and sweets.

  • Address: náměstí Míru, Prague 2, Vinohrady
  • Opening hours: 20 November – 24 December, daily from 10:00 to 20:00.

 

Anděl metro station

This small market will open in the pedestrian zone near the Anděl metro station. There is an important tram intersection and several shopping centres, so expect a lot of people to be there.

  • Address: Nádražní, pěší zóna Anděl, Prague 5, Smíchov
  • Opening hours: 24 November – 24 December, daily from 08:00 to 20:00.

Náměstí Republiky

This market is located on the yellow metro line, of the same name, next to V Celnici street, opposite the Kolkovna restaurant, and the Christmas tree market is usually also open at the same location.

  • Address: náměstí Republiky, Prague 1, Staré Město
  • Opening hours: 25 November – 24 December, daily from 10:00 to 20:00

 

I.P. Pavlova metro station (Tylovo náměstí)

This small market is located near the Peace Square, with a distance of only 3-5 minutes by foot or a single tram stop. The market is primarily meant for locals, which is why the assortment mainly consists of ready-made festive delicacies and fresh products.

  • Address: Tylovo náměstí, Prague 2, Vinohrady
  • Opening hours: 26 November – 24 December, daily from 10:00 to 20:00

Jiřího z Poděbrad Square

The market on Jiřího z Poděbrad Square, located near the metro station of the same name, will delight visitors with a variety of treats, handmade goods, fresh farm products, and a rich entertainment programme.

Almost every day children’s choirs, magicians, circus, folk ensembles, and musical groups, of various genres, perform on a specially installed stage. For the young guests, organisers also promise to set up special tents hosting creative workshops.

Visitors can order Christmas biscuits and other traditional dishes, specially prepared for the festive table, from the vendors at the market i.e., baked goose, roasted carp, potato salad, etc.

  • Address: náměstí Jiřího z Poděbrad, Prague 3
  • Opening hours: 29 November – 23 December, daily from 10:00 to 20:00.
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Old Town Square

This one is Prague’s largest Christmas market. Thousands of tourists and locals come here every day to get into the festive mood. At the market, you will also find a small enclosure with live sheep, goats, and ponies, eagerly fed by children.

Blacksmiths and other craftsmen will also showcase their skills, and national ensembles will entertain guests from the stage. Most of the market will consist of food and drink stalls. The section with inedible goods will be traditionally much smaller than that of other markets.

On the evening of Saturday, the 2nd of December, the country’s main Christmas tree will be lit up at the market.

  • Address: Staroměstské náměstí, Prague 1, Staré Město
  • Opening hours: 02.12.2023 – 06.01.2024, daily from 10:00 to 22:00 (some fast-food stalls until 24:00).

 

Christmas Market on Wenceslas Square (lower part)

This market will be located in the lower part of the famous Wenceslas Square at the exit by the Můstek metro station. This market is primarily aimed at tourists, meaning it will remain open for almost a week after New Year’s Eve.

  • Address: Václavské náměstí, Prague 1, Nové Město
  • Opening hours: 02.12.2023 – 06.01.2024, daily from 10:00 to 22:00 (some fast-food stalls until 24:00).

Palladium shopping centre

This will be another market by the Republic Square, but the organizers and opening hours will differ from the other. Festive stalls with souvenirs and treats will be directly located at the main entrance of the famous Palladium shopping centre.

  • Address: náměstí Republiky, Prague 1, Staré Město
  • Opening hours: 2 December – 30 December, daily from 10:00 to 22:00 (Snack tents until 24:00).

Christmas market on Kampa Island

A small but very cosy market will be held on Kampa Island near the Charles Bridge. Traditional Christmas food and drinks, farm products, musicians, and a festive atmosphere await its guests.

  • Address: Kampa, Praha 1 – Malá Strana
  • Opening hours: 03.12.2023 – 01.01.2024, daily from 10:00 to 20:00.

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