The best things to do in Prague this week: November 22–28

The Old Town Square holiday market opens, several restaurants offer Thanksgiving turkey, and ice skating rinks open across Prague.

Expats.cz Staff

Written by Expats.cz Staff Published on 22.11.2021 15:09 (updated on 22.11.2021) Reading time: 4 minutes

New rules have come into effect for attending cultural events. In most cases, antigen or PCR tests are no longer accepted, with some exceptions for minors and people who cannot be vaccinated. In other cases, a certificate of vaccination or recovery is required. See our updated list of rules here.

We also urge people to follow social distancing and other safety rules when attending events.

ART

Nov. 22–28|The Prague Photo exhibition at a space on náměstí Republiky opens this week and presents original works from 150 Czech and foreign photographers. Read more here.

HOLIDAY MARKETS

To Dec. 24|The first-holiday market is already open at Náměstí Míru, with traditional gifts, toys, decorations, warm clothing items, mulled wine, and hot food. A market at Náměstí Republiky opens Nov. 25 and at Tylovo náměstí on Nov. 26. All three close on Dec. 24. Read more in our original story and here.

Starting Nov. 24|Holiday markets open at both locations of the Manifesto market, with special events scheduled. Read more here.

Nov. 27–Jan. 6|The main Christmas market at Old Town Square offers a wide selection of items and has the city's largest Christmas tree. Read more in our original story and here.

Nov. 27–28|A large selection of fashion, Czech design, and good eats over two festive days at MINT Market Prague in the Prague Market Space. Read more here.

PERFORMANCE

Nov. 25|Wear headphones and groove to hip-hop or R&B from DJ Nobru at Silent Disco at Manifesto Anděl. Read more here and here.

Nov. 24 and 26|Arthur Miller’s play The Crucible is staged in English by Prague Shakespeare Company at Divadlo Na Prádle. The play looks at the Salem Witch Trials from the perspective of modern-day political witch hunts. Read more here and here.

Nov. 26|Cimrman English Theatre presents The Stand In, a dry Czech comedy performed in English at Žižkovské divadlo Járy Cimrmana. Read more here.

Nov. 27|Eighty terrifying devils will convene on the Industrial Palace as part of the Krampus Show at Výstaviště. The event will be split into kid- and adult-friendly segments and refreshment stalls will also be available on site. A photoshoot with the devils will take place from 11 am to 6 pm. Read more here.

A Krampus show
A Krampus show is taking place at t Výstaviště on Nov. 27.

FOOD AND DRINK

Nov. 25|Several Prague eateries will be offering Thanksgiving meals of turkey and trimmings. There are also options for delivery or cooking at home. Read more in our original story.

FEATURED EMPLOYERS

Nov. 27|Café SOFA will host a Japanese bakery combined with the sale of selected original items from the Ghibli studio producers of anime favorites such as My Neighbor Totoro. Read more here.

A Thanksgiving feast including the traditional pumpkin pie. Photo: Element5/Pexels
A Thanksgiving feast including the traditional pumpkin pie. Photo: Element5/Pexels

FILM

Nov. 25–Dec. 1|The ninth edition Italian film festival MittelCinemaFeat 2021 takes place at kino Lucerna. There are seven Czech premieres plus other films. Read more here and here.

Nov. 25–27|Catch classic crime films in Echoes of Film Noir, in the small hall of kino Lucerna. The program includes the Czech film "Vertigo" with English subtitles plus Hollywood films with Humphrey Bogart, Ronald Reagan, and Billy Bob Thornton. Read more here and here.

Premieres Nov. 25|No, it’s not Shakespeare. King Richard looks at Richard Williams and his two daughters, tennis stars Venus and Serena. Will Smith stars. 

Premieres Nov. 25|Lady Gaga, Adam Driver, and Al Pacino star in the fashion biopic House of Gucci. Director Ridley Scott previously looked at the rich and famous in “All the Money in the World.”

FEATURED EMPLOYERS

FESTIVALS

Nov. 22|Violinist Gidon Kremer reprises his 1996 concert Hommage à Piazzolla, which helped revive interest in Argentine composer Astor Piazzolla. The concert is at the Great Hall of Lucerna as part of the Strings of Autumn festival. Read more here.

Nov. 25–27|The Day of Flamenco will be celebrated with concerts and recitals featuring renowned Spanish performers at the Museum of Music and Divadlo U Hasičů. Due to the current situation, side events have been canceled. Read more here. (The site's English page is out of date, but the Czech and Spanish versions are correct.)

LIVE MUSIC

Nov. 23–25|Popular Czech band Mig21, fronted by actor Jiří Macháček, plays three concerts at Lucerna Music Bar. In September, the band released its first new studio album in seven years, "Džus noc." Read more here.

Nov. 26|French musician Woodkid – the stage name for Yoann Lemoine – will be at Forum Karlín with a live show. He is also known for directing videos. Read more here.

OPEN HOUSE

Nov. 28|See inside one of the world's biggest stadiums, the Great Strahov Stadium, including the presidential lounge, west grandstand, and walkways. Read more here.

VIP boxes at Strahov Stadium. (Photo: Open House Praha)
VIP boxes at Strahov Stadium. (Photo: Open House Praha)

SPECIAL EVENT

Nov. 23|Help clean up the memorial Stolpersteine in Prague. The brass-capped stones commemorate victims of the Holocaust. A map of where they are located is here, and more information on the event is here.

FAMILY FUN

Nov. 28|Create an Advent Wreath at Prague Zoo. Registration required. Read more here.

SKATING

Several ice rinks are already opening and more will start at the beginning of December. Most venues offer skate rentals.

Skating at Koupaliště Ládví (Photo: Facebook)
Skating at Koupaliště Ládví (Photo: Facebook)

Until Jan. 31|Ice skating has already started at Centrum Černý Most, daily from 9 am to 9 pm. Entry fees apply. Read more here.

Starting Nov. 26|Public skating is at Na Františku Ice Skating Rink in Prague 1. The end date has not been announced. It is open weekdays from 8 am to 5:30 pm, Saturdays from 10:30 am to 7 pm, and Sundays from 10 am to 5 pm, with breaks to maintain the ice. Entry fees apply. Read more here.

Starting Nov. 26|Skating begins at Koupaliště Ládví in Prague 8. Daily hours and the end date have not been announced. Admission is free. Read more here.

TEACHER PROFILES

Nov. 28–Feb. 28|Skating at the popular rink at Vypich, near Letohrádek Hvězda in Prague 6, will run all winter. It is open daily from 9 am to 9 pm. Admission is free. Read more here.

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