Soaking up the Christmas atmosphere at the time of covid is not so easy. By order of the government, they were last Thursday all Christmas markets closed. Although some operators have renamed the markets and continue to sell goods, however, the largest ones in the Old Town Square did not even open.
The government’s decision to close only Christmas markets was criticized by both Prague Mayor Zdeněk Hřib (Pirates) and Property Councilor Jan Chabr (TOP 09). “Every other market is allowed to take place. For example, farmers’ markets often sell similar items as Christmas ones. Shops or malls where people can buy Christmas wreaths or decorations also remain open. I think it’s a flush on the face of all small business owners“Chabr said.” The government’s decision is perceived as irresponsible precisely because of the people who have been preparing for the markets for a long time.
Exchange the markets for the Lantern Roof
If you would just like to enjoy a little Christmas atmosphere, the Roof of the Lantern, run by the well-known café owner and organizer of various city projects, Ondřej Kobza, offers an interesting option. “We transformed the roof of the Lantern with hundreds of decorated trees in the Christmas forest. A hot drink is prepared for each visitor in the price of admission – welded must or conventional welder. There are also other hot drinks or soup on offer, “Janka Kellerová, a spokeswoman for the Lucerna Roof, told Blesk. The Christmas atmosphere is complemented by figures of snowmen or carp in a lighted aquarium.
There will be no lack of musical accompaniment, according to Keller, a pianist with choir singing and dulcimer music will take turns every day. “In the upper house, which is heated, we also have gingerbread decorations ready for childrenShe added. It is open from Monday to Thursday from 4 pm to 9 pm, from Friday to Sunday from 3 pm to 9 pm Adults pay CZK 150, children under 15 have free admission.
Mikuláš will also come
If you do not yet have Mikuláš planned for your children, you can take care of them. “On Sunday, you will meet rare guests on the Roof of the Lantern – Nicholas, an angel and a devil! From 16:30 to 20:00 to give praise and rebuke to all good and naughty beings, ”The organizers on Facebook attract. For parents who would like Mikuláš to hand over a Christmas present to their children with a devil and an angel, all they have to do is prepare a package for their children in advance.
“Please prepare a marked package with a gift and a ticket, where the text that Nicholas will read from the book of good deeds and sins will be written. You hand them over to the angel, who will take care of everything else. We will be very happy if you write to us in the report so that we can count on you, “invite the organizers.
Vaccination or covid
Upon entry, they will check all applicable regulations, so you need to have either a valid vaccination certificate or a certificate of covid. According to the measures, there must not be more than 100 people in one place at a time. “The advantage is that there are no crowds on the Roof, as is the case in the markets on the Old Town Square, people walk through the Roof of the Lantern, they move like a river,” Kellerová concluded.
Ondřej Kobza turned the roof of Lucerna into a meadow. (2018) Eva Fornálová
The roof of the Lantern turned into a Christmas forest
Author: Jiří Jelínek