We just got back after spending the holidays in Prague and I'm convinced this could be ideal for you too! While Prague is beautiful any time of the year, the holiday season might just be the cherry on the cake to celebrate the end of a year. With a sprinkle of snow. Yes, snow, if you're really lucky - you might even get a white Christmas.
This is coming from someone who absolutely HATES the cold. Even with those 4 layers, winter boots and a woollen hat on my head, I'm not the biggest fan of winters. I don't shiver because of sub-zero temperatures, that's fine, it's the cold winds that get to me. The winds are what give you a Rudolf nose, a migraine or a dull ache down my back. I may sound old, but am sure you (yes you... the lazy girl who wants to conquer the world) understand what I am talking about.
After that long prelude about winters and how much I hate them (I live in Switzerland by the way), I still want to tell you my 4 reasons of why you should visit Prague in winters and what you should while you're over there.
Reasons Why Prague Is A Must Visit: Lively Christmas Markets
So this is a thing! It's a thing all over Europe, where countries compete against each other for the highest ranked Christmas markets or "mela" as we call them in India. The basic idea of this market is consistent: the holiday spirit takes over us soon after Thanksgiving. And the weather gets messed up, so you need to find other ways to enjoy life. All the markets have hot wine (cinnamon flavoured sweet wine in a variety of flavours), meat and sweet on the stick, and potatoes (in their unhealthiest form). And if you dare say, it's all just too unhealthy, you will hear, "it's the holidays after all". I gave up a year ago. Now I love my rosti as much as I love fondue and mulled wine.
So Prague ranks among the top 5 Christmas markets to visit and I can vouch for the festive treat that it is! It takes place in the Old Town Square amidst all the historical architecture which is lit up.