Christmas Crafts Markets in Prague

Every year in the beginning of Advent we are looking forward to Crafts and Pottery Markets at Prague’s Industrial Palace. It is a perfect way to buy gifts for Christmas and to enjoy hundreds and hundreds works of craftsmen from Bohemia, but also from Hungary and Slovakia. The venue of these markets is beautiful itself, as it comes from 1891 year.

Sjezdový palác (Congress Palace),craft markets traditional venue

Průmyslový palác (Industrial Palace), craft markets traditional venue

One hall of the Industrial Palace is full of stalls offering pottery, from object for everyday use as cups and plates and baking forms, to master art pieces.

Baking forms (I like the "four-in-one") and pottery apples

Baking forms (I like the “four-in-one”) and pottery apples

Art pieces and figures

Colorful buffoons, Devil's nativity scene (all the figures are small bells!), angels light holders

Colorful buffoons, Devil’s nativity scene (all the figures are small bells!), angels light holders

Animals

Seal heads for your garden, peacock plates, meerkats/suricates family

Seal heads (life size) for your garden, peacock plates, meerkats/suricates family

So now you saw lot of pottery, but we also have crafts and craftsmen working at the market. For example wood carver

Wood-carvers tools and final product - Nativity scene

Wood-carvers tools and final product – Nativity scene

Or weaver

Weavers works

Weavers works

You can also get your shoes done, by shoemaker.

Leather hand-made shoes, fits perfectly!

Leather hand-made shoes, fits perfectly!

… and even more and more – wool, tide-dyed clothes, wooden toys, farmer’s chees, wines, gingerbreads, decorations, candles and candlesticks … the post will never end if I would like to show you everything. Therefore you have to come and see on your own eyes next year. And maybe your fireplace will look as our one does – after Craft Market’s visit our small “village” displayed at fireplace was extended this year again.

Pottery village with candles in our fireplace at home

Pottery village with candles in our fireplace at home

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28 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. ideflex
    Dec 10, 2012 @ 16:57:16

    What a wonderful market – love the devil’s nativity and the seal heads – so much originality! Thanks for visiting.

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  2. Touch2Touch
    Dec 10, 2012 @ 20:14:38

    The most amazing ceramics and china and glass things I ever saw were (ancient history!) at the 1964 New York World’s Fair, at the Czech Pavilion. The craftsmanship, the wit, the joy were just remarkable. (And the food was really good too!) It was the time of the Czech Spring.
    I have been to Prague once (with German friends on our way to the Austrian Alps) and enjoyed it. But the most surprising and memorable was that first glimpse in 1964 into another culture, another people.

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  3. Paula
    Dec 10, 2012 @ 20:15:06

    These shoes look really comfy 🙂 Did you buy a pair, Katy?

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    • PragueByKaty
      Dec 10, 2012 @ 20:46:18

      I am planning to ask for one, don’t know how long does it take to make them, all are tailormade to owner foot.

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      • Paula
        Dec 10, 2012 @ 20:47:37

        This red pair looks quite appealing 🙂 Make sure to take pics of your pair once you purchased it. Prague is a beautiful town. I was there long time ago… very romantic.

  4. Pat
    Dec 10, 2012 @ 23:07:02

    I love your post. My daughter has lived in Vienna, Switzerland and Germany and she loved the Christmas markets. I have been wanting to visit Prague and other Eastern European cities and just made the decision that I will schedule a trip late in the year so I can shop the markets. Thank you so much for the inspiration. Now I am going back and looking at your photos more closely. 🙂

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    • PragueByKaty
      Dec 10, 2012 @ 23:12:18

      Crafts Christmas market is always at the weenekd around Dec 8, but another pottery market at the same venue is scheduled in February. I am glad you like my pictures

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  5. The Good Villager
    Dec 11, 2012 @ 06:57:19

    Beautiful coverage of this market. I’m partial to the weaver and the shoemaker. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. john todaro
    Dec 11, 2012 @ 15:05:19

    love those handmade shoes!

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  7. poppytump
    Dec 11, 2012 @ 16:10:26

    WE ALL WANT THE SHOES !!! Fantastic 🙂
    We went to Berlin this .. who knows for next …. Prague looks like it’s in the running 😉

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  8. DoF@theinfill
    Dec 11, 2012 @ 16:52:01

    Superb market – I’ve really taken to the buffoons, the carpenter and the leatherwork 😉 Thanks for sharing these

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  9. LyannV
    Dec 11, 2012 @ 21:38:11

    How beautiful and amazing! Thank you for visiting my blog…it led me to yours 🙂

    Reply

  10. Summer
    Dec 12, 2012 @ 17:43:31

    Hallo there,

    I’ve a christmas card for you! : ) You can pick it up here http://summer4soul.wordpress.com/2012/12/11/1022/
    Have a nice day

    Sweet greetings, Summer

    Reply

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  13. cindy knoke
    Dec 31, 2012 @ 00:23:23

    OOOH, I am so glad I found your blog! We will be in Prague in May. My first visit…staying a week. Love your photos!

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  21. Stephanie
    Nov 23, 2013 @ 16:42:28

    When and where will the next Prague Christmas Craft Market be open?
    Thank you!

    Reply

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