Advent Time and Christmas Market in Pilsen
Advent time in Pilsen begins traditionally with lighting of the Christmas tree on the Republic Square and it will not be different this year. The Christmas tree will be lit on the first Advent Sunday on November 29th at 6 p.m. Nevertheless, the Christmas atmosphere will come to the city of Pilsen two days earlier when the Christmas Market starts in the historical centre of the city. The area will be filled by the lovely smell of Christmas ginger bread, sweets, mulled wine and punch until December 23rd. You can admire various handcrafted products and get inspiration for Christmas presents and decoration. Children will be happy to see a donkey and sheep which are a part of live nativity scene and the cultural programme will be filled with the tones of carols. If you travel to the city at the end of the year do not miss the visit to the local churches which offer an exhibition of spectacular nativity scenes which you can admire from the Christmas Day, December 24th to the Three Kings Festival on January 6th.