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Top five things to do this weekend in Prague (Nov. 26-27)

Christmas markets at Old Town Square. Photo: Bohemist

Not sure what to do this weekend? We’ve got you covered.

      1. Christmas Markets @ Old Town Square

One of Prague’s greatest traditions, the Christmas markets at Old Town Square will be open for business starting on Saturday. Expect all the classics, wood-carved toys, glass-work ware, blacksmith´s ware and confectionery, in addition to delicious old school foods, slow-roasted barbecued pork, blood sausages, Czech muffins, conkers, beer, mull and mead.

November 26 – January 6
Price: FREE.
Old Town Square
More info: www.trhypraha.cz/en

      2. Elton John Live @ O2

A man who needs no introduction, Elton John is coming to Prague for a live performance tomorrow night and with only a few tickets remaining, you’d better get on this ASAP, that or you can shake down your friends. Hey, did you know that Sir Elton is the third most successful artist in the history of the American charts, behind only Elvis Presley and the Beatles?

November 26 at 20:00
Price: At least 2,000 Kč
O2 arena
Českomoravská 17, Praha 9 – Vysočany, 190 00
Tickets: http://www.prague.eu/en/event/9533/elton-john?back=1

      3. Meet Prague’s ‘lamplighter’ at Charles Bridge

So cometh the lamplighter. Ordinarily, Prague’s beautiful street lamps are lit automatically, except for during the holiday season when this fellow comes around and does it manually. Bring the kids or grab your camera and ask him questions as he moves from lantern to lantern, lighting the historical gas lamps with a burning wick on a long pole. His route begins at the bridge and continues to the Lesser Town. I’m sure he’d appreciate the company.

November 27  – December 23 at 16:00 Everyday
Price: FREE!
Charles Bridge

      4. A festival of soups! (Festival polévky 2016)

It’s cold as hell out there. Why not warm up with some soup. Prepared in Hungarian-imported 40 liter boilers over an open fire, a dozen bistros and restaurants will be whipping up everything from Czech classics to more exotic soups. The festival will also have a rich program with live music, workshops for children, and an evening procession with giant puppets of angels and an exhibition of lights.

November 27 from 21:00 – 18:00
Price: FREE!
Výstaviště, Praha
Holešovice 170 00 Praha 7, 17000
More info: www.festivalpolevky.cz

      5. Bastille Live @ Forum Karlín

British Indie-pop sensations Bastille will appear in Prague after two years away. Based on melodic and upbeat tones, these fellas are tops in their class and considered iconic in their genre, with the mega-hit Pompeii garnering more than 300 million views on YouTube. 

November 26 from 18:30
Price: 890 Kč
Forum Karlín
Pernerova 53, Praha 8 – Karlín, 186 00
More info: http://www.forumkarlin.cz

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