December in Prague means cold weather and snow, but also Christmas markets, Mikulas, aka St Nicolas. Warm your hand on a mug of mulled wine. Take small sips while wandering along the festive chalets on Old Town Square. It is difficult to decide which Christmas gifts and stocking fillers to buy. They all look equally beautiful and attractive.
Average high: 2ºC / 35º
Average low: -3ºC / 26ºF
Average precipitation: less than 25 mm (1 inch)
Sunrise and sunset on 1 December 7:40 am / 4.03 on 31 December 8:01 am / 4:11 pm
December is the perfect month to visit Prague. It is the month of twinkling lights, magical candles and Christmas Carols. There are fewer tourists and you share the city with the locals.
Early December is low season, but during the last two weeks airfares and hotel rates peak.
December 2011 events include Christmas Markets, eating carp, fireworks and New Year's Eve parties. The cultural season is in full swing with opera performances, classical and special Christmas concerts and puppet shows.
When you come to Prague in December, bundle up. The days are short and temperatures can dip below freezing. Expect light rain or a dusting of snow. Strolling through Prague this time of year is wonderful, especially beautiful is Old Town Square festooned with thousands of lights that sparkle and twinkle.
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