Our Guide to Spending Christmas in Prague 2024
Welcome to the heart of Europe’s enchanting winter wonderland—Prague! Nestled in the historic Old Town Square is your home away from home, our female-only hostel, offering you a front-row seat to the festive magic that permeates the city during Christmas. As the festive season approaches, the charming streets of this historic city transform into a magical landscape adorned with twinkling lights, festive markets, and a palpable air of holiday cheer. For our fellow female hostel adventurers, we’ve curated a guide to make your Christmas in Prague truly unforgettable. From exploring the Old Town Square to savoring traditional Czech treats, here’s your roadmap to the perfect Yuletide experience, all conveniently starting the moment you exit our hostel.
Step Outside to the Old Town Square
Begin your Christmas escapade by stepping outside our hostel, located in the heart of the Old Town Square. From this central point, you are mere moments away from the picturesque square, where you can marvel at the towering Christmas tree adorned with sparkling lights and festive decorations. The square hosts a bustling Christmas market, allowing you to start your festive journey the moment you leave the comfort of your hostel.
Indulge in Czech Christmas Cuisine
Treat your taste buds to the rich flavors of Czech Christmas cuisine, just steps away from your accommodation. Head to local markets to savor trdelník, a sweet pastry grilled to perfection and dusted with sugar and cinnamon. Warm up with a cup of svařák, the Czech version of mulled wine, and relish the hearty flavors of traditional dishes like vánoční rybí polévka (Christmas fish soup) and smažený kapr (fried carp).
Skate under the Stars
Experience the joy of gliding on ice at the seasonal outdoor ice rinks scattered across Prague, all easily accessible from the Old Town Square. Whether you’re a seasoned skater or a first-timer, the festive atmosphere and glistening lights will add a magical touch to your winter adventure.
Admire the Christmas Lights
As dusk falls, witness the city’s transformation into a sparkling spectacle, starting right outside our hostel. The Christmas lights that adorn Prague’s streets, bridges, and buildings create a mesmerizing ambiance. Take a leisurely evening stroll along the Vltava River, crossing the iconic Charles Bridge, to bask in the radiant glow of the city.
Attend a Christmas Concert or Performance
Immerse yourself in the cultural delights of Prague by attending a Christmas concert or performance, with many venues within walking distance. Many historic churches and concert halls host festive events featuring classical music, choral performances, and traditional Czech carols.
Escape to a Winter Wonderland
Venture beyond the city center to explore the winter wonderland surrounding Prague, all starting from the Old Town Square. Visit Petřín Hill for panoramic views of the city blanketed in snow or take a day trip to Karlštejn Castle for a historical and picturesque experience.
Join in Festive Traditions
Embrace the local Christmas traditions by participating in festive activities. Attend a traditional Czech Christmas Eve dinner, where you can share the holiday spirit with fellow travelers and locals alike. Exchange small gifts, engage in heartwarming conversations, and create lasting memories.Your female-only hostel at the Old Town Square serves as the perfect launchpad for your Christmas adventure in Prague. Embrace the warmth of the season, create new friendships, and immerse yourselves in the rich cultural tapestry of this captivating city—all starting the moment you exit our doors. Book your stay for the holidays at Women’s Only Hostel and may your Christmas in Prague be filled with joy, laughter, and the enchanting memories that travel is made of. Happy holidays!