The 10 best things to do in Prague this weekend: Jan. 5–7, 2024

This weekend, see Three Kings camels and silly walkers parade through Prague, indulge in a Bloody Mary or two, and swing dance into the new year. Staff

Written by Staff Published on 04.01.2024 15:47:00 (updated on 06.01.2024) Reading time: 3 minutes

Join the Three Kings festivities

On Jan. 5 at 3 p.m., a blessing of the Three Kings Collection carolers will take place at the Church of St. Thomas in Prague 1. At 3:30 p.m., a procession with three kings on camels will set off from Malostranské náměstí, crossing Charles Bridge and Mariánské Square before arriving at Old Town Square to celebrate the Feast of the Three Kings through a reenactment of their journey to the infant Jesus.

Three Kings parade in Prague in the past. Photo: Prague.EU
Three Kings parade in Prague in the past. Photo: Prague.EU

THREE KINGS SWAP│On Jan. 7 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., the Three Kings Swap at the Atrium in Žižkov allows people to exchange clothes, books, toys, and other items they no longer need for something new. Unwanted gifts or unused things can be brought for the swap. Anything left over will be donated to charity.

THREE KINGS WORKSHOP│Over in Smíchov, on Jan. 7, the sculpture studio of artists Věra and Vladimír Janoušková, in cooperation with the Kampa Museum, opens with tours at 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. In honor of Three Kings Day, children can participate in thematic art workshops to create a PFko figurine inspired by Vladimír or an upcycled three-king piggy bank based on Vera's patterns.

cure your 2023 hangover

Keep the January blues at bay by catching the tail end of the Bloody Mary Special Week at Manifesto Market through Jan. 7. The SOOT bar will be serving up four takes on the classic hangover cure, including original, maria, fermenta fuego maria, and virgin options. Drop by Anděl location to sample the savory and spirited tomato juice cocktails and banish that post-holiday hangover.

Listen to Wes Anderson-approved music

Melancholic alt-pop by Prague band Iggy Mayerov and singer Evah come to the Unijazz Reading Room on Friday, Jan. 5. Mayerov will perform songs from the debut album Millennial Cliché featuring reverb-soaked guitars and synth lines about relationships. Solo artist Evah adds indie-pop introspective lyrics and folk influences.

See a mountain exhibit in a tower

The Water Tower Gallery in Letná is showing stunning photographs of the Beskydy region through Jan. 28. Vlastimil Bjaček's images imbued with love for his homeland will be on display, transporting viewers to the mountains through his compelling landscape and outdoor snapshots taken during hiking excursions. Admission is just CZK 50.

Catch a Batman triple feature

Binge on actor Robert Robert Pattinson's turn as the brooding superhero on Jan. 6 with a triple billing of Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, and The Dark Knight Rises screening back-to-back-to-back at Kasárna Karlín. Director Christopher Nolan's acclaimed trilogy following Bruce Wayne's transformation into Batman will be shown for CZK 150. Reserve your spot in advance for this extended superhero cinema event.

Take a silly walk

On Sunday, Jan. 7 at 2 p.m. the annual Day of Silly Walks returns to Prague after 10 years. Taking place on International Day of Silly Walks, this short procession through Prague will gather fans of Monty Python at Náměstí Republiky in front of the Palladium entrance to pay tribute to the British comedy troupe's Ministry of Silly Walks sketch.

Photo from the Silly Walk in Brno, via Facebook/Silly Walks - The International March
Photo from the Silly Walk in Brno, via Facebook/Silly Walks - The International March

Swing into the new year with dance lessons

Learn to swing dance at an open beginner lesson on Jan. 7 at Vinohradský Pivovar from 5 p.m to 6 p.m. This weekly swing dance class is perfect for complete beginners looking to learn the basics like hold, steps, rhythms, and simple figures in a fun and social atmosphere. No partner or registration is needed, just show up to start swinging!

See a campy take on Shakespeare

The National Theater kicks off the new year with Shakespeare's comedy Much Ado About Nothing, a comedy of gossip, love, infidelity, and deception, a work teeming with irony and fierce verbal sparring, considered one of Shakespeare’s funniest as well as most “amorous” plays. Performances on Jan. 6 and Jan. 7 with English subtitles.

Grab your binoculars and go birding

Join a birdwatching hour in Prague during the first weekend of January by contributing observations to the Birdwatch citizen science project. Choose 60 minutes between Friday and Sunday to count bird species from any outdoor location, such as a garden, park, or forest, reporting the highest number of individuals seen of each species to assist researchers in monitoring avian populations.

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