YOUR COMPLETE GUIDE TO CELEBRATING HALLOWEEN IN PRAGUE

In a country whose holiday traditions involve a chain-swinging devil and whipping ladies with tree branches it’s no surprise that the Czechs put on a killer Halloween. Whether your perfect Fright Night involves a night home carving pumpkins, over-the-top costume parties or running screaming from a pack of zombies, you’ll find Prague offers something for everyone. Here’s our complete guide to getting spooky in Prague.

FIND YOUR COSTUME

First things first… If you’re the creative type and prefer to DIY, then look no further than the Prague Thrift Store (Šumavská 29) for pre-loved clothing, shoes and basically anything else you’ll need to create the spookiest of looks. 

If you’d prefer to buy your costume off the rack, Ptakoviny Karneval (Jaromírova 3,) in Vinohrady has almost every outfit you can imagine. From zombie mermaids to giant banana suits, they’ve got it all, right down to the jack-o-lantern confetti for your party. 

CARVE YOUR PUMPKIN 

Farmers markets are brimming with pumpkins for carving (and eating!) at this time of year. Take your pick from Jiřák (Wed - Sat, Náměstí Jiřího z Poděbrad, Prague 3) or Náplavka’s riverside market (Saturday mornings, Náplavka).

Turn your pumpkin carving into a perfect Autumn day out with a trip to the Botanical Gardens in Troja (Trojská 800/196). A carving workshop takes place on October 24th and 25th, we recommend taking your jack-o-lantern for a stroll through the hillside gardens afterwards to enjoy the stunning city views.

PARTIES

Zizkov's TV Tower is being transformed into a "Tower of Horror" for Monsterball, held conveniently on Friday the 30th (which gives you the option of turning Fright Night into a two day affair!) The tower will be rocking with DJs, spooky cocktails and Prague’s finest costumes. 

If being chased through a dark, deserted park by a pack of zombies is your idea of a great time then be sure to sign up for the Zombie Night Run. The run takes place at Vitkov Hill, which is already spooky enough without the added presence of the walking dead. Headlamps and very fast running shoes are recommended. 

Freak out the innocent tourists of Old Town by joining forces with a mass of costumed walkers for the Halloween Walk. At 8pm on Friday 30th, hundreds of creatures of the night will march from Wenceslas Square to Old Town Square, most likely scaring a few children as along the way.

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