The 10 best things to do in Prague this weekend: November 24–26, 2023

Experience the terror of a Krampus show, run away with the circus, watch French or German films, and much more.

Ioana Caloianu

Written by Ioana Caloianu Published on 23.11.2023 15:30:00 (updated on 23.11.2023) Reading time: 3 minutes

Buy original gifts for the winter holidays

The Christmas edition of Mint Market Praha on Nov. 24 and 25 at Holešovická tržnice brings a large selection of fashion, Czech design, jewelry, organic cosmetics, toys, decorations, good eats, and much more. The event is also an opportunity to support Czech designers and small businesses. 

Take part in scary and fun Krampus shows

Explore a darker side of seasonal fun with the Krampus show, which will see a parade of 130 Krampus characters descend on Výstaviště on Nov. 26. The show has two parts, the Krampus family show, which is family-friendly and starts at 4 p.m., and the adult-oriented Krampus night show. Stalls with food and refreshments will add to the devilishly fun atmosphere, as will the photo opportunities. 

Photo from a past Krampus show
Photo from a past Krampus show

Learn about the art of glassmaking

A new exhibition at the Museum of Applied Arts in Prague, Lobmeyr Vienna - 200 Years of Czech Glass, commemorates the 200th anniversary of the famous glassmaker J. & L. Lobmeyr of Vienna and their long history of collaboration with Czech glass factories and artists in the 19th and 20th century. The exhibition is open until March 17, 2024.

Experience an original circus show

Jatká78 will host the Swedish Giraff Circus company on Nov. 25, in a show featuring juggler Filip Zahradnický and performer Clémence de Felice. Their performance combines acrobatics, juggling, and balancing, transporting the audience to a world of inventions and experiments. Inspired by composer Johann Sebastian Bach and cartoonist Rube Goldberg, the show also explores chain reactions and interconnected actions.

Explore an immersive audiovisual exhibition

On Nov. 24, Kunsthalle x Lunchmeat: Aw!Lab – from scratch! is an immersive evening of audiovisual improvisation awaits at Kunsthalle Praha, inspired by the exhibition "The Grief of Misfit Cathedrals" by Lunchmeat Studio. Visual artists and musicians will utilize 3D scans of a disappearing brownfield site, creating new compositions on gallery projection screens for collective improvisation.

Watch French or German films

Until Nov. 29, the French Film Festival presents French films (many of them with English subtitles), which will be screened at Kino 35, Lucerna, Světozor, and Edison Filmhub. The tribute to New Wave icon Jean-Luc Godard will close out the Prague portion of the event. The echoes of German film festival Das Filmfest allows cinema lovers to see films from the festival (with English subtitles) online until Nov. 30.

See Malá Strana from a different angle

Explore Prague’s Old Town connections to Italy through the English-language Italians in Malá Strana walking tour organized by the Open House Praha non-governmental organization on Nov. 26. The tour heads from Hradčany to Malá Strana, to the places around Vlašská Street, which corresponded to the Italian quarter in the past. 

Party like an Irishman at Manifesto

Have a taste of Irish fun on Nov. 25 at the Tullamore Town Treasures Opening Party at Manifesto Anděl, which opened a new Tullamore Zone, complete with Irish coffee, cocktails, live music, DJs, and games such as darts, croquet, or ring toss together. Hit the dance floor, or test your Irish courage in an arm wrestling competition. 

Explore the Czech-Slovak-Hungarian jazz heritage

The Visegrad mini jazz fest on Nov. 26 at the Municipal Library brings together renowned jazz orchestras from the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary to showcase the lesser-known jazz compositions of the 1930s. The Original Prague Syncopated Orchestra & Sestry Havelkova, the Bratislava Hot Serenaders, and the Bohém Ragtime Jazz Band will perform, offering a rare opportunity to witness some of the best jazz orchestras on a single stage.

Listen to a new take on pop-rock music

The innovative music group Blue Cymbal is at Emmaus Monastery on Nov. 25.  Led by Roman Veverka, the pop-rock group combines various genres and forms of music, blending world folk music with popular hits from rock, film, and musicals, rendered unique through the addition of the Blue Cymbal, an electrified and specially tuned cymbal that sounds like several instruments at once.

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