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Prague Weather in December, Czech Republic

PRAGUE AVERAGES FOR DECEMBER

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Prague Averages December

  • What is Average Temperature?
    The average high temperature and the average low temperature for that month, on a daily basis, divided by 2 equals the average temperature for that month

    Temperature

    0°C
    32°F
  • What is Average High Low Temperature?
    The sum of high temperatures/low temperatures divided by the number of days in that month, recorded daily

    High Temperature

    2°C
    36°F
  • What is Average High Low Temperature?
    The sum of high temperatures/low temperatures divided by the number of days in that month, recorded daily

    Low Temperature

    -2°C
    28°F
  • What is Average Day Temperature?
    The average temperature recorded between sunrise and sunset

    Day Temperature

    2°C
    37°F
  • What is Average Night Temperature?
    The average temperature recorded between sunset and sunrise

    Night Temperature

    1°C
    35°F
  • What are Average Daily Sunshine Hours?
    Total sunshine hours for the month, divided by the number of days in the month. Sunshine hours are taken with a sunshine recorder, either a Campbell-Stokes recorder or an Eppley Pyreheliometer

    Sunshine Hours

    1 hours
  • What is Average Rainfall?
    The amount of mm in rain for that month divided by the number of days, and the number of days that it rains during that month on average, over a given period of years

    Rainfall Days

    14 days
  • What is Average Rainfall?
    The amount of mm in rain for that month divided by the number of days, and the number of days that it rains during that month on average, over a given period of years

    Rainfall

    26 mm

Prague Daily Averages December

December, 2024

Sun
1 Avg 36º
Mon
2 Avg 34º
Tue
3 Avg 34º
Wed
4 Avg 34º
Thu
5 Avg 36º
Fri
6 Avg 36º
Sat
7 Avg 34º
8 Avg 32º
9 Avg 32º
10 Avg 34º
11 Avg 34º
12 Avg 34º
13 Avg 34º
14 Avg 34º
15 Avg 37º
16 Avg 36º
17 Avg 34º
18 Avg 36º
19 Avg 37º
20 Avg 34º
21 Avg 36º
22 Avg 37º
23 Avg 43º
24 Avg 39º
25 Avg 39º
26 Avg 39º
27 Avg 37º
28 Avg 34º
29 Avg 34º
30 Avg -1º 30º
31 Avg 32º
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What's The Weather Like In Prague In December?

After January, December is usually one of the coldest months of the year for PragueCzech Republic. But it's a magical time of year to visit as this Gothic, Baroque city looks enchanting in the frosty, festive conditions.

How Cold Is Prague In December?

The average temperature for the city begins at 0°C, created by highs of 2°C in the day and lows of -2°C after dark.

What's Prague Like At Christmas?

Prague looks like a fairytale in wintery weather and at the end of December, you have a 42% of some snow. In 2019 Christmas Day was 55°C and cloudy and in 2018  it was 2°C and sunny.

Does it Snow in Prague at Christmas?

The average monthly precipitation for Prague in December is 20mm, spread out between 12 rainy days and 11 snowy days. The likelihood of seeing snow is at 69% and increases as the month develops.

Record December Temperatures in Prague

The highest temperature recorded in the city in December is 19°C, and the coldest here in December is an eye-watering -20°C.

Sunshine Hours

Prague has an average of just one hour of sunshine every day.

Does It Rain In Prague in December?

The most common forms of precipitation in December are moderate snow (which falls on 42% of days with snowfall), followed by moderate and light rain.

Is Prague Windy In December?

Typical December wind speeds range between light and moderate breezes.

Prague Hotels for Decemeber

King Charles Residence

Located directly under the Vysehrad Wall, King Charles Residence is just a ten minute tram ride away from Wenceslas Square where you'll find a plethora of historical attractions, bars, restaurants and shops. The hotel is set inside a historic building dating back to 1913 and provides accommodation in the form of 33 standard, superior and honeymoon rooms. Each guestroom comes with free high-speed WiFi access, a TV with premium channels, tea/coffee making facilities and marble bathrooms with a bath or shower. The superior rooms are larger and can sleep up to three guests, whilst the honeymoon suites come with a choice of four-poster or king-size beds. Room rates include a hot breakfast buffet each day at the hotel's restaurant. Onsite services and facilities include underground garage parking, free WiFi access throughout the hotel and rooms, free city map and excursion booking.

Pachtuv Palace

For a hotel with more amenities and services, try Pachtuv Palace. Boasting historical interior design complete with vaulted chapel ceilings and antique wooden beams, this hotel is located on the right bank of the Vltava River, close to Charles Bridge and Old Town Square. Here guests can choose from deluxe rooms, junior suites, deluxe suites, two-bedroom suites and executive suites, each of which comes with complimentary bathrobes and slippers, tea/coffee making facilities, free WiFi access, laptop-sized safe and satellite TV. Each suite also features separate sleeping and sitting areas, DVD player and private butler upon request. Onsite you'll find Restaurant Amade Prague which serves seasonal Czech and international cuisine, 60- and 90-minute massages, fitness centre, free WiFi access throughout and 24-hour room service.

Clarion Hotel Prague City

Clarion Hotel Prague City is a top pick when it comes to affordable accommodation in Prague. This four-star hotel is found in the centre of the city, just 600m from Wenceslas Square and 200m away from the closest Metro station. Accommodation is provided in the form of superior single, double, twin and accessible rooms, each of which comes with free WiFi access, satellite TV, tea/coffee making facilities, bathroom with full bath and one free child place per paying adult. Within the hotel you'll find free WiFi access throughout, florist services, in-room Thai massages, a hair salon, free breakfast at the hotel's restaurant, room service and secure parking nearby. Thanks to its central location, you'll also find a plethora of cafes, bakeries, bars, restaurants, shops and supermarkets in the local area.

Friday Hotel Prague

Friday Hotel Prague is a boutique hotel situated in the heart of Prague, at the main pedestrian zone of Na Píkop, making it ideally positioned for shopping and dining. Here guests can choose between double/twin classic rooms, double/twin modern rooms, superior double rooms and royal rooms. Each guestroom comes complete with free WiFi access, LCD TV and in-room safe, whilst superior and royal rooms also feature a double Jacuzzi bath. Onsite services and facilities include free WiFi access throughout, complimentary tea and coffee 24-hours in the breakfast room, free daily breakfast and parking nearby. There is a greater selection of cafes, bars and restaurants just a one minute walk away in Wenceslas Square.

Bars and Restaurants

Grand Cru

For modern cuisine and quality wines in contemporary surroundings, it's got to be Grand Cru. Open Monday-Saturday from 11.30am until 3pm for lunch and from 6pm until 11pm for dinner, this restaurant specialises in innovative international cuisine and offers an a la carte lunch, an a la carte dinner and six-course tasting menus. The a la carte menus feature European dishes with a French influence and include meals such as, marinated pheasant breast, milk-fed piglet cassoulet and pigeon breast. The wine menu is one of the most comprehensive in Prague and features over 1,000 red, white, rosé and sparkling wines, plus champagnes, from around the world.

Basilico Pizzeria & Ristorante

If you're in the mood for Italian food, pop into Basilico Pizzeria & Ristorante. Open daily from 11am until 11pm, this restaurant is run by a finalist from a TV chef competition programme in Prague and serves a wealth of Italian delicacies, from soups, pastas and risottos to pizzas, calzones and salads. In addition to the reasonably-priced main menu, Basilico Pizzeria & Ristorante also has daily offers between 11am and 3pm with single dishes and a la carte menus priced even lower than normal. The varied drinks menu is comprised of soft drinks, juices, teas, coffees, spirits, cocktails, beers and wines from the Czech Republic and Italy.

The Tavern

Open Tuesday to Sunday from 11.30am until 10pm, the Tavern offers an American steakhouse-style menu, with a selection of burgers, veggie burgers, loaded fries and pulled pork dishes served up alongside classic sides such as chips, caramelised onions, bacon and a choice of homemade sauces. The drinks menu is also similar to what you'd expect from an American steakhouse, with speciality cocktails including house special Russians and margaritas, non-alcoholic cocktails, party shots, spirits, beers and wines. Although seating is limited, the Tavern only accepts reservations on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings.

Things to do in Prague in December

Ogivi

If you're searching for somewhere that sells unique souvenirs and presents for friends and family back home, look no further than Ogivi. This small gift shop sells a huge selection of scented candles which come in a variety of designs, all of which are on display so you can find out first hand exactly what each one smells like. All the candles here are not sold anywhere else, they're made with essential oils and designed in an eco-friendly way with high-quality natural waxes. In addition to the candles, Ogivi also sells a small selection of incense-style home fragrances.

Kampa Park

If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of Prague, spend an afternoon at Kampa Park. Despite the cold temperatures, December is one of the best months to visit this park, when small kiosks are opened up at the foot of Charles Bridge selling hot cider and fires are lit to keep visitors warm. Here you'll also find several artisan shops selling artwork and ceramics created by local artists, the John Lennon Wall, Lock Bridge laden with couples' padlocks, the giant baby sculptures created by David erný, the Monument to the Victims of Communism and small cafes serving local cuisine.

King's Casino

Spend an evening at King's Casino if the weather is too cold to venture outside. Located within the Corinthia Hotel, this casino offers a wealth of games, including American Roulette, Blackjack, King's Poker, Punto Blanco and slot machines. You can buy your betting chips in batches throughout the night or sign up for one of the packages which include betting chips, snacks and wine for one set price. Free onsite parking is available for all players and drinks are available inside.

Gallery of Functional and Fine Art

Art lovers won't want to miss the chance to visit the Gallery of Functional and Fine Art during their holiday in Prague. This art gallery is the project of a leading Czech glass artist who specialises in functional art using cast-iron and glass. The local artist uses this space to exhibit his work and the work of others, as well as organising talks led by other local artists, creative workshops and other artistic events. Some of the previous exhibitions have included The Dinner of the Gods, The Nests, The Curves and Corners, The Carnivore Plants, The Manto Furniture and The Beautiful Gifts. The workshops are ideal for creative travellers and allow you to create your own piece of glass artwork which you can take home with you.

Prague Events December

Markets


1 Dec 2024
25 Dec 2024

Christmas Markets in Prague 🏪

Head to the Old Town Square or Wenceslas Square where you can find a number of local handicrafts, glassware, candles, jewellery, embroidery, Christmas decorations and clothes for sale in traditional wooden huts. Plus, if you're feeling a little bit hungry there are a number of stalls selling delicious roast chestnuts, pastries, piping hot sausages, hot mulled wine and Czech beer.

Religious


24 Dec 2024
24 Dec 2024

Christmas Eve 🛐

Christmas Eve is celebrated as a public holiday in the Czech Republic. In Prague many locals tourists head to the Christmas markets to pick up some last minute presents or spend the day relaxing at home with family and friends. It is estimated that more than 10% of the population in the Czech Republic is Roman Catholic so many people on this day will attend midnight mass. St. Vitus Cathedral holds a traditional midnight mass every year.

25 Dec 2024
25 Dec 2024

Christmas Day 🛐

Many people will attend church on this day and relax with friends and family whilst enjoying a traditional Czech meal. Dinner is traditionally served after sunset and consists of carp or fish soup. After dinner, it is traditional for families to sing Christmas carols and then open presents under the Christmas tree.

Public Hoilday


31 Dec 2024
31 Dec 2024

New Year's Eve 🗓

Just like many other major cities across the globe Prague hosts its own spectacular fireworks show. For the best views head to either the Old Square or Wenceslas Square.