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Christmas Prague: Where to see Prague’s Christmas trees

Just like every year Prague’s city districts are beautifully decorated with Christmas trees. When we say Prague’s Christmas tree, almost everyone remembers the one on the Old Town Square together with traditional Christmas markets and a cup of mulled red wine.

A visit to the markets and a shinning tree is a traditional part of advent time. Although in most places there are no markets this year, you can soak up the Christmas atmosphere by the beautifully lit Christmas trees in Prague. Did you know that there are several dozens of them? Let’s see together where you can find Christmas trees in Prague.

The most famous Prague Christmas tree is always the one on the Old Town Square (Staromestske namesti). This year, it was unconventionally lit on secretly on Friday evening, November 27, during a technical test, after which it remained lit permanently. The traditional lighting ceremony, which is attended by a large number of people every year, could be enjoyed at least online. The 17.5 m high Norway spruce came here from Kamenny Privoz and is decorated with a Christmas chain with total length of 6 km, 40 stars, 300 Christmas balls and a 3 m high tree top. It shines in the color of the national tricolor, which symbolizes the appeal for society  unification and 100th anniversary of the establishment of official state symbols incl. national flag. This year, instead of the traditional Christmas markets, it is newly accompanied by the Christmas-decorated Marian Column, which was returned to the Old Town Square in June after more than 101 years.

Christmas Tree on Jiriho z Podebrad Square

Beautiful Christmas tree decorates Jiriho z Podebrad Square (namesti Jiriho z Podebrad) right next to the Church of the Most Sacred Heart of our Lord.

Christmas tree on Marian Square

On Marian Square (Marianske namesti), there is a decorated Christmas tree right in front of the New Town Hall building, which is the seat of the City of Prague and the Mayor of Prague.

Christmas Tree on Bethlehem Square

You can also find a decorated Christmas tree on Bethlehem Square (Betlemske namesti) directly in front of the Bethlehem Chapel.

Christmas Tree on Karlin Square

As one of the first in the metropolis, the Christmas tree was lit on Karlin Square (Karlinske namesti on Monday, November 23, 2020. In the background with the beautiful church of St. Cyril and Methodius creates a magical Christmas atmosphere. Norway spruce came here from Bohnice.

Christmas Tree on Peace Square

The Christmas tree also shines on Peace Square (namesti Miru) in front of the Church of St. Ludmila. The Christmas atmosphere is complemented by a bethlehem scene.

Christmas Tree in Vodickova Street

The Christmas tree also shines on the crossing of streets Vodickova and Jungmannova streets in Prague 1.

Christmas Tree on Kampa

You can find another Christmas tree in Kampa and you can see it directly from Charles Bridge.

Christmas Tree on Wenceslav Square

A decorated Christmas tree, this year in a gold-red color combination, must not be missing on Wenceslas Square (Vaclavske namesti) either.

Christmas Tree on Square of October 14

The area in front of the church of St. Wenceslas in Prague district Andel on the square of October 14 (namesti 14. rijna) is decorated with a lighted Christmas tree and other shining decorations.

Christmas Tree on Strossmayer Square

On Strossmayer Square (Strossmayerovo namesti) in front of the Church of St. Antonin shines a beautiful Christmas tree.

Christmas Tree on Victorious Square

Traditionally, Victorious Square (Vitezne namesti) in Prague’s district Dejvice is also decorated with a Christmas tree.

Christmas Tree by the Pisek Gate

In front of the Pisek Gate (Pisecka brana) you will also find a decorated Christmas tree with a shining star.

Christmas Tree on the Republic Square

The Republic Square (namesti Republiky) is also decorated with a beautiful Christmas tree.

Map of Christmas Trees in Prague

Which Christmas tree do you like the most this year? And which one do you visit the most?

Author a photo: Vera Nemochovska

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