New Year´s Eve In Prague 2009

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As one of Europe´s prime tourist destinations, Prague is a firm favorite as a venue to see in the New Year. As elsewhere, there are a wide variety of events taking place, from firework displays to lavish dinners as well as events in local restaurants. It´s wise to book ahead for more upscale restaurants/hotels, although checking in advance what´s on at more modest venues is also a good idea given the popularity of New Year´s Eve.

Fireworks

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Fireworks are an annual feature of the New Year celebrations in Prague, with the biggest displays visible over the center. Good vantage points to enjoy them include Charles Bridge, Prague Castle/Hradčany, Petřín Hill and by the Vltava River at Dvořákovo nábřezí/Rudolfinum/Mánesův Most (Mánes Bridge). Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square are also favorite places to see in the New Year with large crowds of locals and tourists gathering before midnight. It´s worth bearing in mind that the city center open spaces can be boisterous to say the least, particularly Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square.

Hotels

Corinthia Towers Hotel, Vyšehrad Prague 4
Corinthia Towers will be holding a New Year´s Eve Latin Party. The event costs 1,500 CZK (per person) and includes a Brazilian dance show. For more information call 261 191 200 or e-mail events@corinthia.cz.
 
Prague Hilton, Karlín, Prague 8
The celebrations on the night have a “Las Vegas atmosphere” theme with live music, illusionists and midnight light show. Guests also have a choice of a Gala Buffet Dinner (4,200 CZK per person), a Deluxe Gala Dinner (6,200 CZK per person), with a gourmet menu, in the Czech House Restaurant, or the Starlight Buffet Gala Dinner (7,500 CZK per person) in the Cloud 9 sky bar & lounge, with a buffet and live DJ. For more information call 224 842 010 or e-mail: festivedesk@hilton.com, www.hiltonprague.cz

Intercontinental Hotel, Old Town, Prague 1
Among the New Year´s Eve celebrations at the Intercontinental Hotel are the “Remember the Time” gala, with music from various periods, a magician, “dance lessonsfor everyone“ and a chance to see the fireworks from the plaza in front of the hotel. The event costs 3,935 CZK per person and starts at 7 pm Duke´s Bar and Cafe will be serving a New Year Buffet, with dancing until the early hours. The event starts at 7 pm and costs 1,935 CZK. For further information about all of these activities call 224 254 776 or e-mail 224 254 776, www.icprague.com.

Movenpick, Smíchov, Prague 5
The Movenpick Hotel is hosting a New Year´s Eve Party in the Ballroom Zurich, with a live band playing music from the 60s to the 90s and a buffet dinner. The event starts at 8 pm and costs 90 EUR per person. The Hotel´s Il Giardino restaurant will host an “On Top of Prague” New Year´s Eve Party, with a six-course candlelit dinner, a view of the fireworks and live music. The program starts at 8 pm and costs 130 EUR per person. For more information call 257 151 111 or e-mail hotel.prague@moevenpick.com

Restaurants

Cowboys Restaurant, Lesser Quarter, Prague 1
At Cowboys Restaurant, guests can either choose a three-course dinner (3,500 CZK per person) or a buffet (3,500 CZK per person). For more information call 296 826 105/107 or e-mail kontakt@cowboysrestaurant.cz. www.kampagroup.cz

La Provence Restaurant, Old Town, Prague 1
La Provence restaurant is holding a “Moulin Rouge” evening, with a buffet (2,900 CZK per person) or four-course dinner (3,900 CZK per person). For more information call 296 826 155 or e-mail kontakt@laprovence.cz. www.kampagroup.cz

Hergetova Cihelna, Prague 1
At Hergetova Cihelna, the New Year´s Eve Party takes the form of a Brazilian Night, with a four-course dinner (3,900 CZK per person) or a gourmet buffet (CZK 3,900 CZK per person). For more information call 296 826 103 or e-mail kontakt@cihelna.com. www.kampagroup.cz

Kogo Restaurant Havelská, Old Town, Prague 1
Kogo is offering a special New Year´s Eve menu for 2,010 CZK, including champagne. For more information call 224 210 259/224 214 543 or e-mail kogo@kogo.cz

Pizza Nuova, Old Town, Prague 1
Pizza Nuova, one of the restaurants owned by the Ambiente Group, is holding a New Year´s Eve dinner for 990 CZK per person. For more information call 221 803 308 or e-mail pizzanuova@ambi.cz. For details of New Year´s events at any of the other Ambiente restaurants it´s best to contact them individually. www.ambi.cz

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Potrefená Husa, Prague 1
The New Year´s Eve celebrations at the Hybernská branch of this pub chain include a DJ, music and dancing. For more information call 224 243 631 or e-mail phhybernska@seznam.cz. www.potrefenahusa.cz

Red Hot & Blues, Old Town Prague 1
At the time of writing no details were available but the restaurant intends to have a party at midnight, with live music. For more up to date information call 222 314 639 or send an e-mail to redhot@mbox.vol.cz

Clubs

New Year Eve events are being held at many of Prague´s clubs including: 

Palác Akropolis, Prague 3
Akropolis is celebrating New Year´s Eve with the New Akropolis Circus. It features a number of acts and starts at 7:30 pm. Ticket prices range from 200 to 350 CZK. For more information call 296 330 911 or e-mail info@palacakropolis.cz, www.palacakropolis.cz

Futurum Music Bar, Prague 5
The Silvestr for People party starts at 8:30 pm. Tickets cost 260 CZK bought in advance or 290 CZK at the door. They can also be bought, for a fee, from Ticketpro or Ticketstream. For more information call 257 328 571 or e-mail futurum@musicbar.cz

Radost FX, Prague 2
Tickets are available at the door or from www.ticketstream.cz (600 CZK plus fee). For more information call 420 224 254 776 or e-mail www.radostfx.cz

Roxy, Old Town, Prague 1
The New Year´s Party, Fifth Element 2010, starts at 9 pm. Tickets are available from Ticketpro, Ticketportal and Ticketstream at 790 CZK plus a fee or 990 CZK at the door. For reservations call 603 193 711 or 224 254 776.  www.roxy.cz

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