Christmas Markets 2021

The largest Christmas market in the Czech Republic can be visited for the eighteenth time this year on Old Town Square.

This year, the Christmas market will be dressed in traditional colours with natural shades. White and gold will dominate, complemented by brown with natural elements. The roofs of the market houses will remain pure white, with coniferous garlands with gold and brown balls in the gables, accompanied by natural cones. Wreaths in the same style will adorn the gables of the stalls. The same decoration will also be reflected on the observation bridge, where thousands of lights will create a golden roof. A gate in the shape of a three-metre wreath with a small bridge and a wooden tree will serve as popular photo points. There will be 77 sales points in Old Town Square.

The Christmas tree

The Christmas tree arrived this year from the village of Pěnčín in the Liberec Region, where it grew for 54 years to a height of 22 metres. As always, the Christmas spruce will be enlivened by a traditional animation set to a song from the Krkonoše Fairy Tales by Vadim Petrov, which market visitors can watch several times a day. 

The tree was chosen from thirty tips sent in from all over the country. 

Hot wine and sausages from Czech meat

This year we offer exclusively mulled wine made from Moravian grapes. In cooperation with Chateau Valtice, which will sell St. Laurent and Pinot Blanc wine in bottles with the Christmas Markets Prague logo, the organisers will prepare a special homemade "svařák — hot wine". It will include a syrup according to their own recipe, which in combination with wine from Valtice will give the hot wine a traditional taste. The winemakers have chosen Svatovavřinecké also because the wine from this variety has a beautiful subtle hint of prunes and fresh cinders. The original syrup for the preparation of mulled wine will also be available for purchase directly at the market, with the logo of the Christmas Markets Prague under the name Syrup from 100dolls from Valtice.

Bonus Card

We've selected the most popular products for you to give to your guests in one card as part of the Bonus Card offer. More info here.

Sales stands with a wide range of products and refreshments will be open on Old Town Square every day from 10 am to 10 pm. The observation bridge will be closed to the public only on the night from New Year's Eve to New Year's Day (31 December 2021 - 1 January 2022) from 10 pm to 9 am.

Due to government measures related to the COVID-19 disease, the Christmas Market may change during the market.

Fish soup

Of course, there will also be a classic Christmas dish - fish soup, which has been cooked by Taiko's team of chefs for several years according to their own recipe. They process more than 1,500 kilograms of ingredients to prepare it. In addition to carp, which this year again come from Czech farms, they process 130 kilograms of vegetables, mainly carrots, celery and parsley, 40 kilograms of onions, 90 kilograms of plain flour, 65 kilograms of butter and 60 sheets of cream. There is also cognac to enhance the flavour, caramel and fried croutons in butter.