Whether you want to enjoy cultural events, such as various festivals and exhibitions, or join special social occasions, you will have plenty of opportunities this month. Gather your friends and be ready to have lots of fun. Here is a list of tips that would be a pity to miss:

Alternativa Festival (Nov.8-12): The most significant alternative music event in Prague will showcase a variety of performers and styles to show that progressive music has an appeal beyond limited genres. Visitors will become acquainted with outstanding people, such as the avant-garde American composer John Zorn, ʼ80s British industrial group Test Dept and many others. Six nights of music offer an unforgettable adventure.

Whisky Life! Prague (Nov.4-5): This event explores the many varieties of the worldʼs most popular alcohol. Whisky lovers can sample more than 150 brands of whisky, get to know the world-famous specialist John Lamond, ambassador for the Scotch Malt Whisky Society, and learn the fine points of cigar production.

Havel Exhibition (Oct.28-Feb.13): Two of the most famous photographers in the Czech Republic, Tomki Němec and Bohdan Holomíček, offer a look at ordinary and political moments of Václav Havelʼs life. The exhibition also celebrates what would have been Havelʼs 80th birthday.

Open doors at the Ministry of Transport (Nov.17): Visitors can get an inside look at one of the biggest buildings in Prague and learn about the present and future plans of the Ministry.

Gala lighting of the Old Town Square Christmas tree (Nov.26): One of the biggest events of the holiday season also marks the opening weekend of Pragueʼs Christmas markets. The lighting ceremony includes numerous musicians, dancers and an incredible stage show. Expect big crowds as you make your way to Staroměstské náměstí at 5 p.m. and be careful, the date can change.

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