Where should you go if you don’t know how to pass the time before Baby Jesus arrives or you love the Christmas ambiance in historic Prague? Don’t be afraid to visit the Zoo, or see a performance in the theatre or visit romantic Kampa on Christmas Eve itself.
Light of Bethlehem and Christmas Eve at Prague Zoo
When: 24th December from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Entrance fee: Bethlehem Light free, Zoo ticket: adults CZK 200, children 15 years and under CZK 1. You can get the Bethlehem Light at the main entrance from 22 December until 24 December. If you want to do a good deed, you can bring the animals a gift and see what they get for Christmas. The animals will appreciate dry bread, fresh or dried fruit and vegetables, all types of nuts and sponge biscuits, old bed sheets, bed linen and footballs, which you can leave for them at the main entrance to the zoo.
Christmas Eve at the Gong Theatre
When: 24 December from 1 p.m.
Entrance fee: from CZK 110
A Christmas story about The Forgetful Letter Angel will show children what happens when the letter angel, which brings children’s wishes to Baby Jesus every year oversleeps. Performed by guest ensemble – Jarmil Škvrna, Karel Zima and Emma Karpeles. Suitable for children from 4 years of age.
František Kupka and work for the First Republic at the Kampa Museum
When: 24 December from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Entrance fee: from CZK 70
This exhibition presents an important but not so frequently mentioned moment from the aspect of Kupka’s work – his involvement in the endeavour to find a new visual style for the new republic.
Werich’s Villa is celebrating its second Christmas
When: 24 December from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Entrance fee: depending on the selected circuit
The Jan and Meda Mládek Foundation is doing its utmost to ensure that the legacy of Jan Werich is fulfilled as faithfully as possible within the terms of all activities held at Werich’s Villa. Christmas was reputedly the most important event in the life of this famous actor. Hundreds of famous guests passed through the house and Christmas Eve became something like Open Day because Jan Werich loved company and good food. The newly renovated Werich’s Villa opened an exhibition titled “What it was like being with the Werich Family” in his honour last year and this year it decided to find out what food was served at the Werich house. A book titled “My Favourite Recipes” was also published. The recipes from this book are original and authentic to the time in which Werich lived and, apart from a few exceptions, they all originated using the “leftover odds and ends” procedure.
Christmas market at Kampa has a romantic ambiance.
Would you like to take a romantic walk through Prague? Visit Kampa where a market is being held on the square under Charles Bridge, between the main course of the Vltava River and the Čertovka millrace, in view of Prague Castle. You can purchase high-quality souvenirs here, wooden puppets, glass figures, porcelain figures and even straw decorations. And there is also good mulled wine and tea to keep you warm.