Events in Prague This Weekend (December 09 – 11, 2016)

Events in Prague This Weekend (December 09 – 11, 2016)

During this weekend, you can, of course, enjoy many advent and Christmas themed events. But you can also see an amazing horse-riding show, visit the Old Town Hall after dark, enjoy some fireworks, or admire a performance by the most talented child ballet dancers of Prague.

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Events in Prague This Weekend (December 09 – 11, 2016)
Events in Prague This Weekend (December 09 – 11, 2016)

According to the weather forecast, this weekend is going to be warmer than the previous one in Prague. Saturday will be semi-bright with mild wind, and on Sunday you may expect some mild rain and slightly stronger winds. But on both days the temperatures will remind us more of the autumn than the winter season. They should vary between 5°C (41°F) and 10°C (50°F) during the day and should not drop below 3°C (37,4°F) even after dark.


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Christmas Markets

CHRISTMAS MARKETS OUR TIP Of course, the two biggest Christmas markets in Prague are going to be full of the advent atmosphere this weekend, too. Visit the markets in the style of a typical folk Czech Christmas on the Wenceslas Square, or the Old Town Square for a combination of nature and modern life. Both markets are open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m, and there is no entrance fee.

Free Art Friday

ART EXHIBITION OUR TIP Even though the event is called “Free Art Friday”, it is actually taking place on Saturday from 1 to 8 p.m. This art exhibition event features unknown young artists together with professional painters, and thirty selected art pieces will be given to visitors for free. The only condition is that you must share the art on social media. The goal of this event is to make both the art and artist more popular, and expose them to people who are not usually into art. The event will take place at a unique and hip place called “Kavárna co hledá jméno” (“In Search for a Name Cafe”) located at Stroupeznickeho 493/10, 15000 Prague 5. Obviously there is no entrance fee. Find more information on the Facebook Event page.

Alice in Wonderland

BALLET On Saturday, all admirers of the art of ballet, as well as fairy-tale loving dreamers, should not miss the Christmas premiere of the Prague child ballet group’s (“Dětský balet Praha” in Czech) performance of the famous story about Alice and her amazing, magical journey. This ballet interpretation of “Alice in Wonderland” presents dancers from 4 to 18 years of age, and takes place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The entrance fee is 250,- CZK and tickets can be purchased online. Address: RockOpera Praha, Komunardů 1, Prague 7.

Apassionata: Cinema of Dreams

FAMILY EVENT On both Saturday and Sunday, you can take your family to see one of the world´s most famous and successful horse-riding shows. A group of incredibly skilled equestrians, impressive light effects and gorgeous horses, all of this is prepared to overwhelm your senses. The show starts at 2 p.m. and at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday. The entrance fee varies from 590,- to 1.690,- CZK. You can find more information and buy tickets on the Apassionata website. Address: Prague 02 Arena, Českomoravská 2345/17, Prague 9.

Old Town Hall Evening Tour

SPECIAL SIGHTSEEING On Saturday, you have a quite opportunity to take a guided tour of the famous Old Town Hall (“Staroměstská radnice” in Czech) after dark. You can see the figures of the apostles closely, admire the historical interiors (such as the chamber where the most important foreign visitors meet the Czech prime minister), or descend into underground premises which used to serve as a prison in the Middle Ages. There is a limited capacity for the tour. For booking and more info contact the Prague City Tourism office (e-mail vlastiveda@prague.eu). The tour starts at 8 p.m, and the entrance fee is 180,- CZK. Address: Old Town Hall, Old Town Square, Prague 1.

Advent Fireworks

FAMILY EVENT One of the many shopping malls in Prague, Shopping Centre Eden, decided to attract the Christmas presents shoppers in a rather remarkable way. On Saturday, they prepared fireworks to top the atmosphere of the Christmas markets in Prague’s Vršovice quarter. The fireworks start at 6:30 p.m, and there is no entrance fee. Address: Shopping Centre EDEN, U Slavie 1527, Prague 10.

Christmas Galaconcert

CONCERT On Sunday, you can get into the Christmas mood by visiting the 7th year anniversary of one of the biggest Christmas concerts in the Czech Republic. “Christmas Nostalgia 2016” (“Vánoční nostalgie” in Czech) will give you a chance to see many of the current most popular Czech singers and bands together on one stage. The concert starts at 6 p.m, and the entrance fee is 500,- CZK. Tickets can be purchased online. Address: Hybernia Theatre, Náměstí Republiky 4, Prague 1.

Chinese Art Over the Centuries

ART EXHIBITION If you love Prague for its multicultural vibe and the art-friendly atmosphere, you might be in interested in a special commented tour of Chinese paintings, newly displayed in the National Gallery of Prague. Learn about the art of brush and China ink, and how it changed over the centuries while you compare the old and modern paintings.

The event takes place on Saturday between 3 p.m. and 4. p.m., and the entrance fee is 80,- CZK. Address: Národní galerie v Praze, palác Kinských, Staroměstské nám. 12, Prague 1.

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