December means Christmas, and Prague isn’t about to miss out on the Christmas market fun. The inherent romance of the Czech capital goes into overdrive from the beginning of the final month of the year, as brightly-decorated wooden huts spring up all around the major squares in the city centre. The fun kicks off on December 2, running all the way through until the end of Advent on January 6, giving visitors plenty of chances to engross themselves in the festive season
Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square are where most of the action takes place, but each and every turn in the city centre seems to lead to offers of the best beer on the continent and traditional Czech food, which may not rate highly on the health scale but is worth every extra pound you may put on. High culture is readily available through the festive season, with classical concerts taking place in many of Prague’s elegant venues.
The aim of the Christmas markets is less about the markets themselves, and more about encouraging that childlike feeling inside all of us, the excitement and anticipation that Christmas brings. The festive season is about love after all, although a trdelnik (sweet pastry) and a mulled wine (svařene vino) certainly helps too.