#1 Keep little hands busy
- Christmas Workshop – December 4, Invalidovna
Pre-Christmas glass decorating workshop in a landmark Baroque building turned culture space. For children from 6 to 12 years. Read more.
- Snowflake themed art workshop – December 8, Artpark
Galerie Rudolfinum’s art workshops are designed for children from 4 to 10 years (younger and older children can come accompanied by adults). Read more.
#2 Visit with Mikuláš and friends
- St. Nicholas at the Zoo – December 5, Prague Zoo
St Nicholas accompanied by Devil and Angel consorts will stroll the zoo from 9 am to 2 pm. Read more.
- St. Nicholas boat rides – December 5, Charles Bridge Museum
Boats leave the Judita quay (Křižovnické square n. 3) beginning at 5 p.m.; the museum decorated with a festive nativity scene has 20-CZK admission. Read more.
- Kampa St. Nicholas parade – December 5, Kampa Park
A parade of Nicholases, devils, and angels sets off from Malostranské square 27 at 4:20 p.m. and heads to Kampa Park where a lively program awaits. Read more.
#3 Catch English-friendly holiday films
- Home Alone – December 2, Kino Aero
This 1990 holiday classic features 8-year-old Kevin McCallister left to fend off burglars after being left behind by his family for Christmas. (Eng w/Czech subtitles.) Read more.
- Frozen 2 – Kino Pilotů, December 8
The highly anticipated sequel to the Disney overnight sensation will be screened in its original-language version. Read more.
#4 Build something cool
FoodCAMP for kids: City Sea Chicken House – December 4, CAMP
How do you feed a city? What can be done with a cow? And is it better to build a house of cardboard or donuts? Afternoon workshop for small urban foodies hosted by the Vyšehrad/Libeň Monsters English outdoor preschool club. For kids age 8 to 15. Read more.
#5 Have breakfast (or a pint) with Santa
- Breakfast with Santa – Hard Rock Cafe, December 8
Entertainment, kid’s corner, face-painting, donut station, plus brunch and a visit with the beloved bearded one. Read more.
- Here comes Santa – Down Under, starting December 2
Aussie expat pub is hosting Santa sessions, complete with photos for just 50 CK, throughout the entire month of December. Read more.
#6 Experience an illuminating Prague tradition
Lamplighter on the Charles Bridge – December 1–23 at Charles Bridge
At around 4. p.m. the uniformed lamplighter will begin his route lighting the historical lamps near the Old Town Bridge Tower. He then continues in the direction of Lesser Town and returns back.
#7 See a holiday performance
- Your Room – Alfred ve dvore, December 7
A puppet show about the birth of Christ, accompanied by Christmas songs from Moravia and Silesia and interwoven with a reading of the Gospel of Luke and Matthew from the Bible of the Kralice (in CZ). Read more.
- The Nutcracker – Multiple dates and venues
Several performances of this holiday classic (both the traditional ballet and the “on-ice” version) are taking place throughout the month of December. Read more.
For more great tips on family-friendly holiday workshops and performances, see our Expats.cz Events section dedicated to kid’s activities!