Prague is a beautiful city all year round but at Christmas, the old Czech town becomes a truly magical place to behold. Here are six wonderful activities you can do in Prague during December that will cost you less than a pint of lager.
Check Out A Holiday Market
Holiday markets pop all over Prague in December. Even if you don’t feel like buying any of the handmade crafts on offer, the atmosphere will definitely put you in a festive mood. The smell of roasted chestnuts and mulled wine fills the air and the Christmas lights are a picture.
Ice Skate In Old Town
If you head down to Old Town, you can hit up the ice rink in the old square. This is free if you have the skates, but it only costs 100 CZK to rent a pair.
Watch The Lamplighting
In December, a lamplighter dressed in period clothing lights the lamps along Prague’s iconic Charles Bridge. It is pretty special and won’t cost you a cent.
Dress Up For Mikuláš
St. Nicholas Day falls on December 5. You will see people dressed as angels, devils, and saints wondering the streets of Prague. It’s a fun festival to get involved in but it is equally fun to watch the locals take part in the Mikuláš activities.
Visit Prague’s Museums
There are dozens of charming museums in Prague and many of them are free or very cheap. If you want to keep out of the cold, there are plenty you can check out in the center.
Walk Through Cesky Krumlov
Cesky Krumlov is an incredibly scenic Czech town. In December, when the snow covers the ground, it is even more spectacular. You will get enough holiday photos to last a lifetime.