The Christmas tree that is going to adorn Prague’s Old Town Square this year was transported to Prague yesterday. It started its journey in Rudolph’s Valley in the Krkonoše Mountains in Eastern Bohemia and arrived at the outskirts of Prague in the afternoon. The 20-meter tall tree was installed on the Old Town Square last night and was being decorated when we dropped by there this evening. Other work was going on in setting up the annual Christmas market that is scheduled to open this Saturday. The Old Town Square had an unusual look tonight – that of a construction site almost devoid of the typical mix of tourists and locals returning from work.
The Christmas tree will be lit at 6 p.m. this Sunday, November 27, by the mayor of Prague Pavel Bém.
Wenceslas Square will not have a real tree this year. A 15-meter tall artificial tree will be used instead.