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Prague Old Town Square Markets

Listed under Christmas Markets in Prague, Czech Republic.

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Music and coloured lights can be a heady mix anyway, but when you add air thick with the warm smell of cinnamon and a belly full of svařené víno (mulled wine), you have a proper recipe for a Prague Christmas party, where you’ll find people making and baking live and choirs and bands pumping. There may even be dancing if people get festive enough, but to suggest the Christmas market is akin to a club night is going a bit too far, it is a celebration though, both of the season and local seasonal traditions.

The Christmas tree is a huge feature, as well as being a huge tree brought down from the Sumava mountains in the south, it’s lit beautifully against the Prague’s Gothic town square skyline and turned on each evening with a little pomp and ceremony when it gets dark.

A nativity scene takes pride of second place, surrounded by a petting zoo of animals to meet, then there are the ubiquitous rows of wooden chalets or huts, lit gaily, and selling traditional gifts such as Czech glassware, handmade jewellery and candles, snuggly knitted pieces and carved wooden puppets and Christmas ornaments.

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The dates for the 2011 Prage Old Town Square Markets are from 3 December-January 1, 2012.  Read more...

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Prague Christmas Markets

The Christmas markets in Prague offer over 150 stalls of everything from decorated gingerbread to wooden toys to punch. However the sound of this market is what it is known for, as almost every church will have its choir singing carols. A small zoo also adds flavor, with pony rides and a petting zoo, and a nativity scene nearby. At the center of it all is an enormous Christmas tree that transforms the city's skyline.

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