What’s On in December

What’s On in December

Frosty Christmas markets, hot wine; holiday shopping and cheery Black Sabbath – December in Prague is brimming with things to do inside and out. Go forth and have fun!

What's On in December



Music

Black Sabbath, December 7
The inventors of heavy metal play tonight at O2 Arena.

Elton John, December 18
O2 Arena is mixing up its stage this month; pianist, composer and singer Elton John comes to town.

Plácido Domingo, December 22
The world-renowned tenor belts out a few this evening at O2 Arena, great opportunity to see him live.

Film, theater, art 

Alfred Nikodém Memorial, December 26, 11am
Watch a bunch of men jump into the Vltava by the National Theatre and go for an icy swim.

One Day the Day Will Come when the Day will not Come, through December 29
Ambivalence and oblivion reign at this group multimedia show at the funky Futura Gallery.

Vital Art Nouveau 1900, through December 31
How did art revitalize life and life revitalize art in the early 20th century? Czech and European Art Nouveau art from the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague has being gathered for one big show at Obecní dům.

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How to Decorate Christmas, through December 31
The history of Czech Christmas decorations is beautifully on display for young and old, featuring glass ornaments, Christmas cribs, marionettes, wreaths and more.

Jake & Dinos Chapman: The Blind Leading the Blind, through January 5
A representation of the multifaceted duo’s work is on display at Rudolfinum.

How to Decorate Christmas exhibit
How to Decorate Christmas exhibit

What's On in December

Filmasia 2013, November 28-December 2
A couple days left to catch some of the best in Hong Kong and Korean cinema at Kino Světozor.

Mikulaš Tour through Prague, November 30-December 1
Family fun for all ages: Meet devils, angels, and saints and take a ride on nostalgic steam train through Prague.

Self-Transcendence 2-mile race, December 7
Trot your way through Stromovka park on this easy fun run that promises a cinnamon pancake on completion.

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), December 8
Who has time for all of Shakespeare? You do, at this fun comedy that boasts 38 plays in 100 minutes. 

Radio 1 Electro Swing River, December 13
If you’ve been looking to try something a little different check out this event at Nová scéna. Dress up in your 1920s best and join the dancing on two floors, casino and more entertaining fun. Prize for the best dressed!

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A Week of Sports for Free, December 25-31
During the last week December, dozens of Prague sport centres will open their doors for anyone who wants to work out for free. You won’t have to pay a single Czech crown for playing squash, climbing walls, using machines, or swimming pools!

Radio 1's Electro Swing River
Radio 1’s Electro Swing River

What's On in December

The Asian Christmas Experience, December 10
Jet off to an Asian market filled with delicious smells and tastes, simply by heading to SaSaZu for their special Full Moon party. 

Czech Christmas Snails, December 24
On Christmas Eve, from 12:00 to 16:00 at the wine bar and restaurant Zlatý had the traditional Czech snails with garlic herb butter and melted parmesan cheese on a white bread roll will be served.

Brazilian New Year’s Eve Menu, December 31
Brasileiro U Radnice New Year’s Eve menu includes fried oysters, poached scallops, octopus salad, filet of zander with anise sauce; peeled prawns from the grill with grilled pineapple and barbecued meats galore.

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An Asian-flavored holiday event
An Asian-flavored holiday event

What's On in December

Prague Christmas Markets, through January 6
Ye Olde annual Christmas stalls (Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square offer the largest markets) promise mulled wine, mittened tourists and plenty of opportunities to overspend in a festive environment.

Holešovice Fashion Market, November 29-December 1
Get your holiday shopping in early, or pick up a little something for your friends. This regularly held market features independent fashion and jewelry designers.

designSUPERMARKET 2013, December 5-8 
Product design, fashion, jewelry, graphic design and illustration both locally and from abroad are on display at this weekend event, which also includes talks, a children’s corner and café.

Vánoční Dyzajn market, December 15
Still have the chance to pick up some unique jewelry, accessories, art and more by Czech designers at this outdoor market held on the Piazzeta next to the National Theatre. Music, entertainment and theater shows for children included. 

Prague's Christmas markets kick off Nov 30
Prague’s Christmas markets kick off Nov 30

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Jacy Meyer

Jacy likes to write about art, culture, design and architecture. A freelance journalist in Prague since 2004, she's contributed to a number of international newspapers, magazines, websites, in-flight publications and guidebooks. She loves strolling the streets of whichever city she happens to be in, checking out their art, their designers and their coffee.

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