Best Things To Do in Prague in December

This post provides a list of several fun and interesting activities you can enjoy in Prague during the month of December.

Our list includes a variety of events, attractions, festivals and more.

 

 


TOP 10 EVENTS AND THINGS TO DO IN DECEMBER

The following list covers ten of the best things to do in Prague throughout the month. We include several family-friendly, nighttime, and free activities you can enjoy.

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1) Visit a Holiday Market

There will be several festive holiday markets popping up all around Prague this month, giving last-minute shoppers a chance to find special gifts for their loved ones.

Each of these markets will have a wide variety of items to purchase including ceramics, jewelry, wooden toys, candles, ornaments, puppets, dolls, and festive treats.

 

 

While the idea is to go shopping, you don’t actually have to purchase anything at these holiday markets.

If you want, you could just enjoy all the beautiful decorations on display!

You can expect markets to show up at some of the following locations:

  • Prague Castle
  • Old Town Square
  • Wenceslas Square
  • Republic Square
  • Havel’s Market
  • St. George’s Basilica

TIP: If you’re still not familiar with the area, it’s worth noting that many of these locations are included on free Prague walking tours.


2) Take the Kids to Disney on Ice

If you’re looking for a fun and family-friendly activity, consider taking the kids to Disney on Ice: The Ice Kingdom. 

This event will feature several notable Disney characters including the cast of Frozen, The Lion King, Toy Story, Finding Dory, and of course Minnie and Mickey Mouse!

 

 

In addition to all the memorable characters you’ll see, this event will also feature the Academy Award-winning song Let It Go.

You can find all the theatrical productions in Prague here.


3) See Jim Jefferies Perform Stand-up

Need a good laugh? Famous comedian Jim Jefferies will be performing his stand-up act at the Congress Centre in Prague this month.

This is an excellent opportunity to see one of the funniest comedians in the world live on stage, especially if you’re a fan of his work.

 

 

Jim will only be doing one show, so it’ll be important to get tickets as soon as possible because they will sell out pretty quickly.

Find all the comedy and theatre in Prague here.


4) Meet Tutankhamun

Okay, so you can’t actually meet the Egyptian Pharaoh, but there will be a limited exhibition about Tutankhamun at the National Museum this December.

 

 

In addition to several historic artifacts from ancient Egypt, there will also be a statue of the young pharaoh and a multimedia presentation all about his life.

  • Tickets: 320 CZK/Adults | 270 CZK/Reduced
  • Family Tickets (2 Adults + 2 Kids): 520 CZK
  • Children 6 years and younger get in free.
  • Purchase tickets or learn more.

NOTE: Admission to the National Museum is included at no additional cost with the Prague Pass.


5) Celebrate New Year’s Eve

There are several different ways to celebrate this holiday in Prague, including the fireworks that will be launched at midnight in popular locations such as Prague Castle, Wenceslas Square, and Old Town Square.

As you may have guessed, it’s entirely free to enjoy these fireworks, so you won’t have to pay a dime to participate in this activity.

 

 

That said, if you’re looking for a special experience, local boat tour companies will be offering New Year’s Eve cruises allowing you to see the fireworks from the water.

In addition to these activities, there will also be several restaurants, bars and clubs holding New Year’s Eve parties.

Check this New Year’s Eve in Prague planner for more ideas.


6) Go Ice Skating

Whether you manage to get tickets for Disney on Ice or not, you can always head to the ice rink in old town Prague and enjoy some ice skating on your own.

If you bring your own ice skates, this is actually an entirely free activity.

 

 

That said, you can also rent skates for a very small fee when you get there!

The ice rink will be located in the square at the rear of the Estates Theatre.

  • Skate Rentals: 100 CZK/Adults | 50 CZK/Children
  • Dates: December 5th – 31st
  • Hours: 10 am – 9 pm

NOTE: Some free walking tours go through Old Town, so you may want to consider this activity either before or after some ice skating. 


7) See the Lamplighting at Charles Bridge

In honor of the holidays, a lamplighter dressed in period clothing will be lighting all the lamps along Charles Bridge starting at 4 pm from December 1st – 23rd.

It won’t take a lot of time to come and witness the event, but it’s definitely a fun little activity to enjoy when the sun starts to go down.

 

 

Whether you want to bring the kids to see this centuries-old custom or you’re looking for something to do with a loved one, this momentary return to long lost customs is certainly interesting to witness.

Needless to say, this event won’t cost a thing to attend!


8) Go to a Christmas Concert

If you’re trying to get into the Christmas spirit, there will be several great holiday concerts to attend in Prague this December.

 

 

Here are just a few of the locations where you can enjoy a Christmas concert this month:

  • Prague Castle
  • St. George’s Basilica
  • The Church of St. Martin
  • National Theatre
  • Cafe Mozart

NOTE: While these holiday concerts may not be included with any tourist passes, you can save up to 50% off concerts at Prague Castle and Cafe Mozart using the Prague Card.

Find all concerts in Prague here.


9) Experience the Nutcracker

If you’re looking for a festive show to see, it’s hard to beat this holiday classic.

Hybernia Theatre will be hosting The Nutcracker in Prague this December.

 

 

Whether you want to take the whole family or make it a date night with your significant other, this is an excellent ballet you won’t want to miss.

Find all the theatrical performances in Prague here.


10) Save Money With a Tourist Pass

No matter what you’re planning to do while visiting Prague, chances are a tourist pass will help you save a lot of money on several popular activities and attractions.

There are currently two types of pass in Prague – all-inclusive and prepackaged. 

The all-inclusive pass includes admission to dozens of popular attractions for a specific amount of time (2, 3, or 4 days).

 

 

Prepackaged passes include specific attractions and tours for one flat price.

While this option is good for people who only have a few activities planned, the amount of money you save will be limited.

With an all-inclusive pass, the amount you save is determined by how much you use the pass to do – if you power through a lot of different activities each day, you could save over 50% on everything!

Here are some of the best attractions included with Prague tourist passes:

  • Prague Zoo
  • Prague Castle
  • Old Town Hall
  • Jewish Museum
  • National Museum
  • Vyšehrad Fortress
  • Prague City Museum
  • Petřín Observation Tower
  • Astronomical Observatory
  • Prague Historical Bus Tour
  • Prague Venice River Cruise
  • Basilica of St. Peter & St. Paul
  • And more!

Some tourist passes also include skip-the-line admission at certain locations, allowing you to save both time and money.

No matter which option you choose, you should be able to save at least 25% – 50% off general admission prices.

For more details about how to use these services, please read our post covering Prague tourist passes.

 


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