Tree-lighting ceremonies taking place around Czechia this weekend

The traditional Christmas tree lighting ceremonies marking the start of Advent are taking place on town squares around the country this weekend. The event is now frequently accompanied by video-mapping and live music.

Prague’s largest Christmas market opened on Old Town Square on Saturday and will be accompanied by daily cultural events and concerts up until January 6th.

The tree-lighting ceremony on Old Town Square first took place at 4.30 pm and will be repeated at every next hour up until 9.30 pm in order to accommodate visitors.