New Year in Prague 2024 | Top 11 Things to Do, Events, Parties & More!

Why celebrate New Year’s Eve 2024 in Prague?

Head to Prague to spend the New Year with fireworks, parties, drinks, and snowfall. New Year’s Eve is more of a party night in Prague for locals and tourists alike. Many bars, clubs, restaurants, and hotels organize all-inclusive events on New Year’s Eve, featuring fine food, drinks, entertainment, DJ parties, and dancing, to keep you entertained well past midnight. If that isn’t your scene, you could go on a relaxing cruise over the River Vltava, attend a concert, watch a ballet or opera performance, or go on a skiing trip. Prague offers something for everyone during New Year. Here are some of the best things you can do in Prague this New Year.

Weather in Prague during New Year’s Eve

new year in prague


  • Average temp: 1 °C
  • Highest temp: 2 °C
  • Lowest temp: -1 °C

Chances of rain: Light showers and moderate snowfall are expected throughout the day.

What to wear: Thick waterproof jackets, hoodies or beanie caps, neck scarves, gloves, thick socks, and comfortable walking shoes with a good grip, or snow boots are recommended to be worn in Prague for New Year.

What to look out for: Prague is expected to be a little rainy and moderately snowy around New Year. It is therefore advised to carry an umbrella or a poncho when stepping out.


Top 11 things to do on New Year in Prague

fireworks in prague

1. Enjoy the sparkling fireworks

At midnight, all the major squares, hotels, and restaurants across the city light up with vibrant fireworks ringing in the new year. On the 1st of January, a municipal firework show sets off from Letna Park.

Where to see fireworks in Prague?

vitava river cruise at night
skiing in prague

3. Go on snowboarding and skiing trips

The climate and terrain around Prague in December is perfect for winter sports and snow activities. There are plenty of skiing resorts in the Czech Republic which make for a perfect day trip from Prague on New Year’s.

Why visit?

  • Start your skiing journey this New Year by renting some skiing equipment and heading to a ski school around Prague.
  • Enjoy snow activities such as skiing, sledding, snow tubing, bobsledding, cable car rides, and more on a day trip from Prague.
Medieval cafe in Prague
Czech Folklore Village

5. Explore a Czech folklore village

Attend the Czech Folklore New Year’s Eve Party and explore the small folklore village through its traditions, food, music, and dance. The folklore show will be followed by wine tasting, a midnight toast, and a DJ party till 1 in the morning.

Why visit?

  • Explore traditional Czech living by visiting a folklore village and experiencing their practices, traditions, and festivities.
  • Bring in the new year away from the city crowds in an interior village feasting on local festive food and drinks.

6. Taste some festive food

When in Prague for New Year, do try tasting local festive food like the spicy gingerbread, roasted ham, smoked meat dumplings, barbecued sausages, and a traditional fish soup (rybí polévka) made from carp, vegetables, cream, and brandy.

Must-try festive food & drinks in Prague:

  • Taste the many varieties of Trdelník – a sweet made from dough rolled around a stick, baked on an open fire, and topped with a sugar and walnut mix.
  • Try out mulled wine, honey wine, grog – a cocktail of rum, water, lemon, and sugar, and local beers such as Pilsner Urquell, Staropramen, and Budvar.
Prague Castle
The State Opera in Prague

8. Attend a concert or Opera Performance

New Year special concerts in Prague feature renowned musicians and singers bringing in world music, local artists playing Czech music and folk notes, famous orchestras rendering classic symphonies, and world-class opera performances.

Why visit?

  • The stunning Boccaccio Hall in the Grand Hotel Bohemia is hosting New Year's Eve with a Mozart concert with a six-course gala dinner.
  • The Prague Philharmonic Orchestra will be performing a Festive New Year’s Eve Concert at the Municipal House featuring National Theatre soprano Anda-Louise Bogza.
restaurant in prague

9. Dine at a restaurant with a view

Having a festive meal and watching the fireworks are two of the best things to do in Prague for New Year’s. You can enjoy them simultaneously by dining at restaurants by the riverside or facing prominent squares.

Some of the best restaurants in Prague with a view:

hotel view in prague

10. Celebrate New Year at a hotel

Most 4-star and 5-star hotels in Prague host festive dinners with set menus followed by champagne at midnight and DJ parties after. Some even display fireworks and host New Year special brunches.

Some of the best hotels in Prague to celebrate new year:

  • Celebrate New Year’s Eve at the Artisan restaurant at Prague Marriott Hotel with a luxury buffet, live music, dance performances, a magic show, a DJ party, and an after-party.
  • New Year celebrations at the Hilton hotels in Prague include festive dinner packages and late-night DJ parties with great views of the city’s fireworks displays.
pub crawl in prague

11. Join the New Year's Eve pub crawl

Pub Crawling is an everyday event in Prague that comes to a celebratory end on New Year’s Eve. The Special End of the Year Pub Crawls happening on the 30th and 31st of December are the biggest of the year with over 300 people.

Why go on a pub crawl on New Year's Eve?

  • You can have unlimited beer, wine, vodka mixed drinks, and champagne for an hour at the first venue.
  • You get a complimentary welcome shot at every pub on the crawl and free access to Karlovy Lazne (Charles’ Spa) – Central Europe’s biggest club.

Parties & events on New Year’s Eve in Prague

cuban style party

Andaz New Year’s Eve Party

Celebrate New Year's Eve with flair at the Andaz Prague's New Year party! Dance into the night and savor unlimited soft drinks, wine, champagne, and cocktails. Don't miss the midnight toast and indulge in a delightful dessert live station all evening. Enjoy live music until midnight, and let a vibrant DJ keep the energy high. It's the perfect way to ring in the New Year!

Location: Senovážné nám. 976/31, 110 00 Nové Město, Czechia | Find on map

MAD Prague – New Year's Eve party

Join the excitement at MAD Prague's New Year's Eve Party at the iconic Chapeau Rouge! Kick off the year with a blast alongside 2,000 people in the heart of Prague. With four bars, three music floors, and two stages, this massive celebration promises a wild experience. Get ready for mascots, confetti, and more in a party so massive that three floors might not be enough!

Location: Jakubská 2, 110 00 Staré Město, Czechia | Find on map

rooftop party

Riverside Party

Go on an exhilarating riverside New Year's Eve party! Enjoy a fully stocked open bar from 5:30 pm to 11:30 pm and a delicious dinner. Take a delightful walking tour and receive a complimentary champagne bottle. Witness a dazzling fireworks display at midnight and gain free entrance to an all-night club for continued celebration. It's a perfect way to ring in the New Year with a night of festivities along the riverside!

Location: Recovery Room, Karlova 12, 110 00 Praha 1-Staré Město, Czechia | Find on map

party on new year's eve

Duplex Prague's New Year’s Eve party

Duplex Prague is your go-to spot for an unforgettable kick-off to the year. With its unbeatable location, two floors filled with dance and music, and a track record for hosting world-class DJs, your NYE bash is guaranteed to be fantastic. Plus, Duplex Prague provides the ultimate vantage point for catching the dazzling fireworks that illuminate the Prague sky when the clock hits midnight. 

Location: Václavské nám. 21, 110 00 Nové Město, Czechia | Find on map

New Year’s Eve Mozart Gala Dinner

Spend the last evening of the year with a six-course gala dinner followed by an overnight cultural feast of classical music and dance. Listen to Don Giovanni and some of Mozart’s famous operas performed by acclaimed Czech musicians and welcome the new year waltzing to the tunes of Johann Strauss II and Franz Lehar. Dance away the rest of the night to the songs of Frank Sinatra.

Location: Boccaccio Ballroom, Grand Hotel Bohemia, 4, Králodvorská 652, Staré Město, 110 00 Praha 1, Czechia | Find on map

Plan your New Year in Prague

Getting around
Where to eat
Where to stay
tram in prague

Bus: Day buses run from 7 A.M. to 10 P.M. on New Year’s Eve, after which night buses will be running on select lines until 2:30 A.M. All night lines will be operational from 2:30 A.M. to 7 A.M.

Metro: Metros operate regularly on New Year's Eve, running every 10 minutes until 2 A.M. on New Year’s Day (the last trains start their journey at 1:45 A.M.).

Trams: Normal tram service runs from 7 A.M. to 10 P.M. Night trams run every 15 minutes from 10 P.M. to 3:30 A.M. and then every 20 minutes until 7 A.M.

Trains: Normal train service ends at 8 P.M., after which only S lines (except S34 and S49) are operational until 10 P.M. at 60-minute intervals.

Petrin Funicular Railway: The Petrin Funicular Railway operates from 9 A.M. to 10 P.M.

Tips for celebrating New Year in Prague

  • Although Prague is mostly cashless, some places like ski resorts may require you to pay only in cash.
  • Note that the currency used in Prague is Czech Koruna and not Euro. It is best advised you convert enough money to carry before traveling.
  • It is safer to watch fireworks from a distance than directly at the squares, especially if you are with kids, as lighting the fireworks could be dangerous.
  • Most hotels in Prague apply a minimum booking restriction during this time of the year. So you may have to book the same place for at least 2 or 3 days.
  • Note that hotel tariffs and restaurant pricing may be higher on New Year’s.
  • Restaurants in Prague can get crowded for New Year’s, so it is advised to reserve your tables online well in advance.
  • If going around in a car, please note that parking at the main squares and traffic on the streets around them may be restricted for New Year’s.

Frequently asked questions about celebrating New Year in Prague

What are the best things to do in Prague on New Year?

Some of the best things to do in Prague on New Year are to watch the fireworks, go on a boat cruise, have a medieval dinner, explore a Czech folklore village, visit Prague Castle, attend parties, get drunk, taste some festive food, and go on a skiing trip.

What are the most popular things to do in Prague on New Year?

Watching the fireworks, attending New Year parties, feasting on festive food, ice skating, watching a live performance, and pub hopping are some of the most popular things to do in Prague on New Year.

What are a few off-beat things to do on New Year in Prague?

Going on a skiing trip, having a medieval dinner in a tavern, and visiting a Czech folklore village are a few of the off-beat things to do on New Year in Prague.

What are a few kid-friendly things to do on New Year in Prague?

Kids can go ice skating or skiing, watch the fireworks, and have festive delicacies such as Trdelník, spicy gingerbread, dumplings, and pancakes while in Prague for New Year.

Is it crowded on New Year in Prague?

Yes, Prague is a little crowded during New Year.

Is Prague safe during New Year?

Prague is generally safe during New Year, although it is better to travel with a friend or in groups than alone. The main squares and other venues for fireworks may be a little dangerous, especially if you are traveling with kids. Beware of pickpockets in crowded areas, and if you find drunk people on the streets, you are best advised to ignore or keep away from them.

What are the best events/festivals/parties on New Year’s Eve in Prague?

The New Year’s Eve parties at the Hilton hotels, the Artisan restaurant at Marriott Hotel,  Jilská 22 music club, Dutch Pub, Mama Shelter restaurant, Café 80’s, and the underground music club Epic are some of the most popular NYE parties in Prague.
New Year’s Eve cruise parties, the Czech Folklore New Year’s Eve Party, and the Cuban-style NYE Party at La Bodeguita del Medio are also popular among people who prefer a different experience.

Which is the best place to watch fireworks on New Year’s Eve in Prague?

The Old Town Square, Charles Square, Republic Square, Peace Square, and Wenceslas Square host fireworks on New Year’s Eve. If not going there directly, you can best watch them from  Smetanovo nábřeží, Dvořákovo nábřeží, Petřín hill, Riegrovy Garden, Vítkov hill, Charles Bridge, and Kampa Park at midnight.

What is the weather like on New Year in Prague?

It is winter in Prague in December with the average temperature ranging from-1 °C to 2 °C, with light showers and moderate snowfall expected around New Year.

Is public transport available on New Year in Prague?

Yes, all means of public transport are available as usual in Prague on New Year. Buses and trams run till 7 A.M. on New Year’s Day, while the metro operates until 2 A.M. Trains run till 8 P.M., except the S line, which goes on till 10 P.M. The Petrin Funicular Railway operates from 9 A.M. to 10 P.M.

From which restaurants and pubs can I see the New Year fireworks in Prague?

Kampa Park, Mlýnec, Terasa U Zlate Studne, U Maliru 1543, Nebozízek, Výtopna Railway Restaurant, Jazz Dock, Atmosphere Cafe Pub, Café Savoy, Marina Ristorante, BRICK’S, Hanavský Pavilon, Manu Praga, and Pivnice U Karlova Mostu are some of the restaurants and pubs from where you can enjoy a good view of the New Year fireworks in Prague.

What are the best places to stay for New Year in Prague?

Stages Hotel, Hotel Duo, and Gallery Hotel SIS are some of the budget hotels to stay at during New Year in Prague. Pytloun Kampa Garden Hotel, the Radisson Blu, and the Alchymist Grand Hotel and Spa are some slightly more expensive options. If you are looking for luxury, your best options are the Four Seasons, the Central Hotel, and Augustine - a Luxury Collection Hotel.

What are the best restaurants to visit for New Year in Prague?

CottoCrudo Restaurant at the Four Seasons Hotel, The Able Butcher at Hilton Prague, and Le Grill Restaurant at the Grand Mark Hotel offer the best dinner menus and buffets on New Year’s Eve. The Zinc Restaurant at Hilton Prague in Old Town, Paloma Průhonice, and Augustine Restaurant & Garden serves some of the best brunches on New Year’s Day.

What should I wear on New Year in Prague?

New Year’s in Prague can be very chilly with expected snowfall. It is recommended you wear thick waterproof jackets, hoodies or beanie caps, neck scarves, gloves, thick socks, and comfortable walking shoes with a good grip or snow boots.

Is everything in Prague open on New Year?

Since the 1st of January is also celebrated as the Restoration Day of the Independent Czech State in Prague, all stores larger than 200 square meters would remain closed on New Year’s Day, as per law.