If you plan to spend New Year’s Eve in Prague there is actually not much to do on your own, as every place is generally very busy and full of tourists. Most of the Praguers actually leave the city to celebrate New Year in the countryside or mountains, in a cottage with friends.
You can almost forget about getting into some club or pub, everything will likely be fully booked, and parties at the open clubs (Roxy, Radost FX, Karlovy Lazne, James Dean) will be super busy. So we totally agree with Janek from Honest Guide that the best thing to do is to join a private party with a Czech friend or watch the fireworks from one of the big parks (Stromovka, Letna Park, Rieger Gardens, Petrin). See Janek’s full video below.
On Sunday the 1st of January 2017 at 6 PM, don’t forget to watch the biggest Prague firework show. It will be launched from Metronome (so-called Stalin) in Letna Park above the river Vltava. The best view spots are Letna Park, Rieger Gardens, Charles Bridge, Naplavka Smichov (Smetanovo/Dvorakova Nabrezi), Petrin, Vitkov Hill. Basically any place below the Letna Park guarantees a good view. The launch spot is on the map below. You can find more information on the Facebook Event page.