Christmas Markets, Prague
The market was smaller than we expected with less crafts and food sellers. However, the food offered was tasty with huge pork legs on a spit, brats barbecued, and bracelets of dough with sugar for dessert.
The best part of the market was our visit at night because the city has lit up all the buildings and with the market, the huge tree and the monuments it looks like a fairyland from a children's book.
Directions: Center Square at the Tower.
Christmas markets are not just about shopping. In the Old Town Square children can stroke sheep, goats and even a lama. There is also a Bethlehem manger scene - a large wooden stable replete with straw floor depicts Mary, Joseph, baby Jesus and the Three Kings.
Most impressive of all is the Christmas tree, shipped from the Sumava mountains in the South of the Czech Republic. Erected in the Old Town Square, the tree is draped in a blaze of lights,
which are turned on every night round 5pm. Set against a dark gothic skyline, this is a spectacular sight.
The little market stalls are all over Prague but mainly in Old Town and Wenceslas Squares.
Great smells of cooking and hot wine tease you (afraid the hot wine won) and give you a warm feeling as the festive spirit gets to you.
Address: All over
If you are in Prague in December you will surely visit the Christmas Market on the Old Town square.
You can have hot wine, klobasa and other little snacks and buy local craft gifts.
Address: Old Town square