At dozens of events, visitors can see historic nativity scenes and try making candles or Christmas decorations. All three open-air museums in Central Bohemia in Vysoké Chlumec in the Příbram region, in Kouří in the Kolín region and in Přerov nad Labem in the Nymburk region will also offer a rich program. Regional Councilor for Culture Václav Švenda (Allies) told journalists today.
“Central Bohemian Advent offers more than 70 cultural experiences. These include concerts, exhibitions, Christmas fairs, but also, for example, a competition for the most beautiful and disgusting Christmas. The directors of our organizations tried to prepare their events in such a way that they would interest the general public – both families with children and all generations,” said Švenda.
Open-air museums want to provide visitors with traditional Christmas experiences. For example, in the area in Vysoké Chlumec, managed by the Příbram Mining Museum, those interested can try decorating gingerbread and baking Christmas cookies. They can also look forward to carving nativity figures or spinning on a spinning wheel.
According to the head of the open-air museum, Klára Posekaná, the goal is to convey an authentic experience. Black kitchens will be in operation in the cottages, which are still functional today. However, visitors should expect tight spaces.
In Příbram, interested parties can visit the Příbram nativity scene exhibition, which this year takes place in the area of the Vojtěch mine in Březové Horách, from Friday until January 7. After a few years, the large historical Masner nativity scene and a number of smaller nativity scenes will be on display again.
Nativity exhibitions will also be available in the Gold Museum in Nové Knín or in the TGM Museum in Rakovník. The Cancer Museum has also prepared a competition for the best Christmas gift for those interested. “Taste and appearance are evaluated,” said director Magdalena Elznicová Mikesková.