Prague Christmas celebrations perfect for homesick expats

Published:  19 Dec at 6 PM
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For expats who can’t make it back to the home country during the festive season, Prague’s celebrations and events can keep homesickness at bay.

Christmas and the New Year can be a difficult time for expat professionals who’ve to keep working over the two weeks’ celebrations. Keeping in touch via Skype and social media helps, but there’s no substitute for family get-togethers at this time of year. One way to at least absorb the atmosphere of the festive season is to check out the holiday events planned in your city, choose which ones to attend and record your experiences for your folks back home.

If you’re in Prague over this year’s celebrations, you’ll have an impressive choice of things to do and see, starting with the famous Czech Christmas markets held in Wenceslas Square and the Old Town district, both of which run to 6th January. Another ‘don’t miss’ event takes place every evening at sunset until December 23, with lamp lighters in traditional costume lighting the gas lamps on Charles Bridge. These and a large number of other events specific to city districts can be found on Prague City Hall’s website, along with current pics of the fantastically decorated markets.

All across the city you’ll find traditional decorative Christmas themes such as the Nativity, angels, Santas and beautifully decorated Christmas trees, the largest of which is 22 metres tall and stands in Old Town Square close by the market. There’s also a stage for dance and other performances, and visitors can buy traditional Czech-made goods as presents for friends and colleagues. For the New Year festivities, City Hall has promised a light show and, on January 1, a fireworks display will take place near the Nusle Bridge. For expats in Prague, there’s so much to do and see, it’ll be a happy Christmas after all.

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