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Prague in January - Weather, Events, and Tips

Guide for January Travel to Prague


Festival of Three Kings Prague

Festival of Three Kings takes place on January 5 in Prague and ends at the Loreto. Here, actors dressed as the Three Kings make their way through the city's streets.

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January Weather in Prague

  • Average January temperature: -1ºC / 30ºF
  • January average high: 1ºC / 33ºF
  • January average low: -5ºC / 22ºF
Snowfall is limited in Prague, and January's weather tends to be dry, but with an average of only 2 hours of sunlight, low temperatures can seem colder than they are.

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What to Pack for Prague in January

Pack for winter weather for January travel to Prague. Follow tips for winter dress, consider your ability to layer clothing, and bring necessary items to protect your skin from the cold.

Don't forget:

  • Long winter coat
  • Warm, comfortable boots or shoes and woolen socks
  • Hat, gloves, scarf

January Holidays and Events in Prague

January 1st is New Year's Day in Prague and an official holiday throughout the Czech Republic.

January 5 is the annual Three Kings Procession, which wraps up Christmas in Prague. The procession ends at the Prague Loreto in the Castle District.

Tips for Travel to Prague in January

  • Look forward to ducking into cafes to warm up with a pastry and a hot drink. Hearty Czech cuisine is also a welcome reward for a long day of sightseeing.
  • Take advantage of Prague's public transportation if you want to avoid chilly weather as much as possible.
  • Spend a day shopping in New Town – all of the Christmas shoppers are gone!

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