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New Year's Eve in Prague

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Fireworks in Prague

Fireworks in Prague

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Prague is a great city to celebrate New Year's Eve in. Old Town Prague turns into one big party in the hours leading up to the midnight countdown. While Old Town Square is where much of the action takes place, celebrants have many other options for ringing in the new year: clubs and restaurants host special events, river cruise boats plan parties on the Vltava that culminate at midnight, and bars serve a steady stream of Czech beer.

Tips for New Year's Eve in Prague:

Old Town Square becomes a little wild on New Year's Eve, with some individuals shooting off their own fireworks in the midst of the crowd. If this isn't your thing, consider celebrating elsewhere or buying tickets for a private event.

To view the fireworks, situate yourself close to Old Town Square, Charles Bridge, or Petrin Hill. Crowds will be close, so be wary of Prague pickpockets.

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