7 magical activities for kids in Prague this week: December 2–8

Angels, devils, Santa, and little Kevin meet in Prague this week promising big holiday fun for little ones

Katrina Modrá

Written by Katrina Modrá Published on 01.12.2019 15:20:00 (updated on 01.12.2019) Reading time: 2 minutes

#1 Keep little hands busy

  • Christmas WorkshopDecember 4, Invalidovna
    Pre-Christmas glass decorating workshop in a landmark Baroque building turned culture space. For children from 6 to 12 years. Read more.
  • Snowflake themed art workshopDecember 8, Artpark
    Galerie Rudolfinum’s art workshops are designed for children from 4 to 10 years (younger and older children can come accompanied by adults). Read more.

Snowflake themed art workshop, Artpark, December 8

#2 Visit with Mikuláš and friends

  • St. Nicholas at the ZooDecember 5, Prague Zoo
    St Nicholas accompanied by Devil and Angel consorts will stroll the zoo from 9 am to 2 pm. Read more.
  • St. Nicholas boat ridesDecember 5, Charles Bridge Museum
    Boats leave the Judita quay (Křižovnické square n. 3) beginning at 5 p.m.; the museum decorated with a festive nativity scene has 20-CZK admission. Read more.

  • Kampa St. NicholasparadeDecember 5, Kampa Park
    A parade of Nicholases, devils, and angels sets off from Malostranské square 27 at 4:20 p.m. and heads to Kampa Park where a lively program awaits. Read more.

See the devils (and St. Nicholas) in the Devil’s Chanel on December 5

#3 Catch English-friendly holiday films

  • Home AloneDecember 2, Kino Aero
    This 1990 holiday classic features 8-year-old Kevin McCallister left to fend off burglars after being left behind by his family for Christmas. (Eng w/Czech subtitles.) Read more.
  • Frozen 2Kino Pilotů, December 8
    The highly anticipated sequel to the Disney overnight sensation will be screened in its original-language version. Read more.

#4 Build something cool

FoodCAMP for kids: City Sea Chicken HouseDecember 4, CAMP
How do you feed a city? What can be done with a cow? And is it better to build a house of cardboard or donuts? Afternoon workshop for small urban foodies hosted by the Vyšehrad/Libeň Monsters English outdoor preschool club. For kids age 8 to 15. Read more.

#5 Have breakfast (or a pint) with Santa

  • Breakfast with SantaHard Rock Cafe, December 8
    Entertainment, kid’s corner, face-painting, donut station, plus brunch and a visit with the beloved bearded one. Read more.
  • Here comes SantaDown Under, starting December 2
    Aussie expat pub is hosting Santa sessions, complete with photos for just 50 CK, throughout the entire month of December. Read more.

Santa will visit the Down Under through the month of December

#6 Experience an illuminating Prague tradition

Lamplighter on the Charles BridgeDecember 123 at Charles Bridge
At around 4. p.m. the uniformed lamplighter will begin his route lighting the historical lamps near the Old Town Bridge Tower. He then continues in the direction of Lesser Town and returns back.

Photo courtesy of Dorian Hanuš

#7 See a holiday performance

  • Your RoomAlfred ve dvore, December 7
    A puppet show about the birth of Christ, accompanied by Christmas songs from Moravia and Silesia and interwoven with a reading of the Gospel of Luke and Matthew from the Bible of the Kralice (in CZ). Read more.
  • The NutcrackerMultiple dates and venues
    Several performances of this holiday classic (both the traditional ballet and the “on-ice” version) are taking place throughout the month of December. Read more.

Your Room, December 7 at Alfred ve dvore

For more great tips on family-friendly holiday workshops and performances, see our Expats.cz Events section dedicated to kid’s activities!

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