For our youngest visitors, many favorite entertainments from past years (and the Spring Pottery Markets) are back, including the juggler Pupa, the puppet theater Svát’ovo dividlo and the festive Advent concerts. The perennially popular craft workshops – among them, ornament-making tables and candle-crafting stations – will take place as usual inside the Castle interiors.
Children and adults alike will enjoy shopping at the booths of more than 80 local artisans and will be able to select their purchases from hundreds of handcrafted products and other fine goods on offer, including wooden toys; teas, honeys and mead; ceramics; jewelry; wreaths, ornaments and even mistletoe.
Equally unmissable while at the Castle is a tour of the The Lobkowicz Collections: the museum exhibition Private Spaces: A Noble Family at Home is a feast for the eyes and visits will be conducted by guides in period costume.
Tip: After your museum tour, stop in at the Castle tearoom for a midday break!
Lobkowicz Catering will be responsible for food throughout the weekend and will whip up such well-loved Festival hits as Czech goulash and blueberry cake. Lobkowicz beer and wine, the latter of which will be available for tasting at stands across the Castle property, pair wonderfully with the catering kitchen’s specialties and will be available for purchase.
Before you leave for the day, stop in at the Dvořák Museum, which is located at the foot of the Castle.
Fun Fact: The word “advent” is derived from the Medieval Latin word adventus, meaning “coming”. We hope you will come and get into the holiday spirit with us at the Festival!