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Advent and Christmas 2005 in Český Krumlov

Winter Panorama of Krumlov, photo: Libor Svacek 2004

náměstí Svornosti 2
38101 Český Krumlov
Contact: Infocentrum

Telephone: +420 380 704 622
Fax: +420 380 704 619

E-mail: infocentrum@ckrf.ckrumlov.cz
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Location: Český Krumlov
Type: Highlights 2005 - Archive



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Come and see why you'll have the best Christmas ever here in Cesky Krumlov. A wide assortment of events await you:

CHRISTMAS MARKET DAYS
On Advent Sundays, you'll find special Christmas presents and surprises under the tree: Czech traditional hot Christmas punch, favourite treats and Christmas carols - all to be enjoyed on the Town Square

MUSIC AND CONCERTS
Classic Christmas carols, J.J.Ryba's Czech Christmas Mass, Medieval and Renaissance music or Christmas-inspired Jazz will be found in the historical buildings, cosy inns and coffee bars of the Old Town

CHILDRENS' CHRISTMAS
St. Nicholas´s treat, Bears´ Christmas, Dogs´ Christmas, Christmas at the theatre and the museum, and Christmas Postmen, who deliver letters from children to Father Christmas, and more Christmastime wonders...

FOLK CHRISTMAS
Culinary Christmas – traditional Czech Christmas food and brews served in Český Krumlov taverns and pubs prepared according to ancient recipes
Creative Christmas - in Český Krumlov´s galleries and museums, learn how to make traditional Christmas cookies and decorations using natural products



Pictures - Advent and Christmas in 2005





Christmas Concert

Dates From - To
20.12.2005   (Tu) 19:00 - 20:30

The Jesuit Hall of the Růže Hotel, Horní Street

19.00 - 20.30
Christmas concert of the South Bohemian Chamber Philharmonic

Programme:
J.B.Lully - Te Deum
M.Corrette - Concerto comique No.25 A.Vivaldi - Concert for two trumpets and orchestra
J.D.Zelenka - Suita F dur
G.Muffat - Ciacona
J.S.Bach - Braniborg concert No.4

Soloists:
Jiří Pelikán - trumpet
Petr Suda - trumpet

Conductor: Jiří Štrunc

Tickets reservation:
INFOCENTRUM Český Krumlov, nám. Svornosti 2, Český Krumlov, tel. 380 704 621

UNIOS TOURIST SERVICE, Zámek - 1.nádvoří, Český Krumlov, tel.: 380 725 119

South Bohemian Chamber Philharmonic, Kněžská 6, České Budějovice, tel. 386 353 561

The tickets will be available an hour before the concert begin




Petr Bende and Band

Dates From - To
20.12.2005   (Tu) 17:00 - 18:30
20.12.2005   (Tu) 19:00 - 20:30

Český Krumlov Municipal Theatre (Městské divadlo), Horní Street

Two shows at 17.00 and 19.00
Petr Bende and Band's Big Christmas Concert, with cymbalum-playing guest Grajcar, and Cesky Krumlov's children's singing group

Organised by: ABP Centrum, ltd.




Fairy Tale Christmas at the Cinema

Dates From - To
16.12.2005   (Fr) 17:00 - 18:30
17.12.2005   (Sa) 17:00 - 18:30
19.12.2005   (Mo) 17:00 - 18:30
20.12.2005   (Tu) 17:00 - 18:30
21.12.2005   (We) 17:00 - 18:30

The J&K Cinema Český Krumlov
Cartoons for children

December 16th and 17th
Saving Silverman

December 19th
The Shark´s Story

December 20th
Valiant

December 21st
Madagascar

Fairy Tale Christmas also features competition for prizes. Rules and more information will be available on the J and K Kino Programme for the month of December.

Possibilities: Barrier-free admission




Hotel Vienna

Dates From - To
27.11.2005 - 29.12.2005   (Mo-Su) 11:00 - 17:00

Hotel Vienna
Latrán 77
381 01 Český Krumlov
Telefon:(+420) 380 720 111
E-mail: info@hmv.cz
Fax:4 (+420) 380 720 119
Web: www.hmv.cz

... Hotel Vienna - the new dimension of the hospitality service and gastronomy, your MEETING POINT in Cesky Krumlov

Further Information: NEW YEAR´S EVE 2005-2006 [PDF 162 kB]




Riding Club NOWA Vyšší Brod

Dates From - To
31.12.2005   (Sa) 10:00 - 14:00
01.01.2006   (Su) 13:00 - 15:00

Archiv JK Nowa

WHAT : trips to nature, long and short, slow and fast, depending on the riders' experience

WHEN : NEW YEAR´S EVE
31.12. from 10:00 to 2:00 PM and 1.1. from 13:00 (Studánky)

After telephone arrangement practically anytime, but mostly every day from 10:00 to 14:00; training even possible in the evening with lamps




Open House - Na Fortně Christmas

Dates From - To
26.11.2005 - 27.11.2005   (Sa-Su) 14:00 - 24:00
03.12.2005 - 04.12.2005   (Sa-Su) 14:00 - 24:00
10.12.2005 - 11.12.2005   (Sa-Su) 14:00 - 24:00
17.12.2005 - 18.12.2005   (Sa-Su) 14:00 - 24:00
24.12.2005   (Sa) 14:00 - 24:00

14.00 - 24.00
Open House of the International Art Studio, Na Fortně (Latrán Street)

11.00 - 17.00
You can expect little suprises outside on the little square

17.00 - 20.00
Fairy tale screenings for young visitors

Possibilities: Admission free




Egon Schiele Art Centrum

Dates From - To
27.11.2005 - 02.01.2006   (Mo-Su) 10:00 - 18:00
24.12.2005   (Sa) 10:00 - 18:00

Christmas present for Český Krumlov
Admission free on Christmas Eve, 2005

Possibilities: Barrier-free admission

Type of offer: for individuals and groups




Český Krumlov Christmas Tours

Dates From - To Tour duration
19.11.2005 - 06.01.2006   (Mo-Su) 13:00 - 14:00 01:00 hour
19.11.2005 - 06.01.2006   (Mo-Su) 14:00 - 15:00 01:00 hour

Regular daily guided city tours from 19th November 2005 till 6th January 2006

Let yourselves be beguiled by Advent and get to learn and see a bit of Southern Bohemian Christmas customs throughout history.
A taste of traditional Czech Christmas specialities and hot drinks are included in the tour price.

Tour length: 60 minutes
Daily: English 14.00; German 13.00

Possibilities: Guided tour

Type of offer: for individuals and groups

Tour with a guide: German, English




Dogs´ Christmas

Dates From - To
22.12.2005   (Th) 14:00 - 18:00

Psí vánoce 2004, foto Jana Zuziaková

The Dog Pound, Kaplická Street

14.00 - 18.00
Christmas spent with lonely dogs in a newly opened Krumlov dog pound on Kaplická Street
It is possible to bring food for the lonely animals or to provide financial aid – either directly at the pound or by payment to the pound´s account number 19-221 241/0100, VS: 9616

Possibilities: Admission free, Barrier-free admission




Live Bethlehem

Dates From - To
23.12.2005   (Fr) 16:30 - 17:30
23.12.2005   (Fr) 18:00 - 19:00

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Svornossti Town Square

16.30 and 18.00
Live Biblical story combined with singing of Christmas carols the Town Square

Scenario and direction: Vladimíra Konvalinková
Performed by: townspeople and choruses
Organized by: CK Umělecká beseda, Český Krumlov Municipal Theatre,
Chamber Music Festival Endowment Fund

Possibilities: Admission free




Bears' Christmas

Dates From - To
24.12.2005   (Sa) 10:00 - 11:00

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1st and 2nd courtyard of the Český Krumlov State Castle and Chateau

10.00
Even the bears in the castle moat celebrate Christmas along with the children and adults who bring them presents. The Christmas atmosphere is enhanced by singing Christmas carols in the Castle Courtyard.

Organized by: Míša Černý and friends

Possibilities: Admission free




Christmas Concert with Chairé

Dates From - To
25.12.2005   (Su) 16:00 - 17:00
25.12.2005   (Su) 19:00 - 20:00

Vánoční koncert s Chairé, foto Lubor Mrázek

The Jesuit Hall of the Růže Hotel, Horní Street

16.00 and 19.00
Christmas Concert with Chairé
Organized by the Český Krumlov Chamber Music Festival Endowment Fund




St. Steven's Feast

Dates From - To
26.12.2005   (Su) 18:00 - 24:00

Hotel The Old Inn, Svornosti Town Square

18.00
Feast music and dance party with singing, good food and drink and possibility to choose from their special Christmas menu
Reservation at the reception desk

Possibilities: Admission free




Combined Christmas Concert

Dates From - To
26.11.2005   (Sa) 19:00 - 20:30

Minorite Monastery, Latrán Street

19.00 - 20.30
Combined Christmas concert of the Český Krumlov String Orchestra and Perchta Municipal Mixed Choir

Programme:
A. Vivaldi, J. S. Bach, P. J. Vejvanovský

Live recording of this concert will be made into a CD featuring both musical groups.

Possibilities: Admission free




Kvinterna - Christmas Concert

Dates From - To
27.12.2005   (Tu) 19:00 - 20:00

The Prokys Hall, Horní Street

19.00
Kvinterna - Christmas Concert
Puer Natus in Betlehem




Christmas Concert in Velesin

Dates From - To
26.12.2005   (Mo) 19:00 - 20:30

Church of St. Václav in Velesin




Golden Oldies' Dance Evenings

Dates From - To
06.12.2005   (Tu) 18:00 - 22:00
13.12.2005   (Tu) 18:00 - 22:00
27.12.2005   (Tu) 18:00 - 22:00

December 6th
The Plešivec Restaurant, Český Krumlov
18.00 - 22.00
Bronze Oldies' Dance Evening

December 13th
The U Vyšehradu Restaurant, Český Krumlov
18.00 - 22.00
Silver Oldies' Dance Evening

December 27th
Slavie Restaurant, village of Větřní
18.00 - 22.00
Golden Oldies' Dance Evening

Organized by Mr.Olšakovský and Mrs Jakešová.
Young people welcome.




Post-Christmas Piano Concert

Dates From - To
29.12.2005   (Th) 19:00 - 20:15

The Jesuit Hall of the Růže Hotel, Horní Street

19.00 - 20.15
Václav Mácha - piano

Programme:
Mozart, Chopin, Beethoven, Janáček




New Year's Eve

Dates From - To
31.12.2005 - 01.01.2006   (Sa) 22:00 - 02:00

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Svornosti Town Square

21.00 - 02.00
New Year´s celebration with DJs from Radio Faktor playing music from the '60s to the '90s.
New Year's long, short, hot or happy drinks
New Year´s Eve fireworks at midnight above the town.

Organized by: 1. CK Production

Possibilities: Admission free




Festive New Year´s Eve Concert

Dates From - To
31.12.2005   (Sa) 16:00 - 17:10

Latrán Hall, Hotel U města Vídně , Latrán Street

16.00 - 17.10
Some of the best pieces of classical music in the happy atmosphere of New Year´s Eve

Melodie – chamber chorus - quintet (cemballo, soprano, two violins, violoncello)

Programme:
Vivaldi, Gounod, Mozart, Dvořák, Smetana, Chopin

No intermission




Epiphany

Dates From - To
06.01.2006   (Fr) 17:00 - 18:00

Svornosti Town Square

17.00
The Arrival of the Three Wise Men, and Extinguishing of the Christmas Tree Lights

Performed by: You, the town citizens and visitors

Possibilities: Admission free




Organisers, partners, sponsors


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Organized by:
The City of Český Krumlov
Český Krumlov Municipal Theatre
and Český Krumlov Development Fund, ltd.

Sponsored by:
Schwan Cosmetics CR, s.r.o.

Media partners:
Deníky Bohemia, České Budějovice Czech Radio, Radio Faktor, Official Information System of the Český Krumlov Region

Partners:
We thank all of our partners who, with their offers and talents, enriched our programme for Advent and Christmas 2005 in Český Krumlov




Advent Concert

Dates From - To
10.12.2005   (Sa) 17:30 - 19:00

Latrán Hall, Hotel U města Vídně, Latrán Street

17.30
Traditional Czech, Moravian and foreign Christmas carols and famous Christmas melodies

Performed by:
Olga Krumpholcová – soprano
Pavel Kudelásek – violin
Pavel Kloub – guitar

Further Information: Advent Concert - Programme [PDF 71 kB]




3rd Advent (Silver) Sunday

Dates From - To
11.12.2005   (Su) 11:00 - 18:00

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Svornsoti Town Square

11.00 - 18.00
Christmas fair

Svornsoti Town Square

12.00 - 17.00
Christmas Postmen deliver letters from children to Father Christmas

Český Krumlov Municipal Theatre (Městské divadlo), Horní Street

15.00
Pepíno Kašpar: There Once Was a Well-Worn Way
Performed by Hosín's Theatre Company Studna
Fairy tale for children and their parents

Svornsoti Town Square

17.00
Christmas Postmen Deliver the Letters to Father Christmas and Singing Around the Christmas Tree - Lakomá Barka

scenario: Vítězslav Kučera
organized by: Český Krumlov Municipal Theatre and Českokrumlovská Scéna Theatre Club

Possibilities: Admission free




Christmas Carols played by the group Schovanky

Dates From - To
14.12.2005   (We) 19:30 - 20:30

Český Krumlov Municipal Theatre (Městské divadlo), Horní Street

19.30 - 20.30
Christmas Carols played by the group Schovanky

Organized by: ABP Centrum, ltd.




J. J. Ryba - Czech Christmas Mass

Dates From - To
17.12.2005   (Sa) 19:30 - 21:00

The Castle Riding Hall

19.30 - 21.00
J. J. Ryba – Czech Christmas Mass

Performed by: Český Krumlov String Orchestra and Perchta Municipal Mixed Choir




4th Advent (Golden) Sunday

Dates From - To
18.12.2005   (Su) 11:00 - 18:00

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Svornosti Town Square

11.00 - 18.00
Christmas fair

Český Krumlov Municipal Theatre, Horní Street

15.00
The curious little elephant - performed by České Budějovice's Studio dell'arte
Fairy tale for children and their parents

Svornosti Town Square

17.00
Singing around Christmas tree
Music from the Kapka Group – debut of their CD Štědrej večer nastal (Christmas Eve is Here)

Possibilities: Admission free




Czech Ceramic Art - Christmas at the Castle

Dates From - To
25.11.2005 - 27.11.2005   (Fr-Su) 11:00 - 15:00
02.12.2005 - 04.12.2005   (Fr-Su) 11:00 - 15:00
09.12.2005 - 11.12.2005   (Fr-Su) 11:00 - 15:00
16.12.2005 - 18.12.2005   (Fr-Su) 11:00 - 15:00

Opening of the Wenceslas Cellars of the Český Krumlov State Castle and Chateau (4th courtyard)




1st Advent Sunday - Lighting the Christmas Tree

Dates From - To
27.11.2005   (Su) 11:00 - 18:00

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Svornosti Town Square

11.00 - 18.00
Christmas fair

Municipal Theatre Český Krumlov (Městské divadlo), Horní Street

15.00
Gulliver in Maňáskov - performed by The Town of Most's Mulitifarious Theatre Company
A fairy tale for children and their parents

Svornosti Town Square

17.00
Advent – Does it Mean Arrival?
Musical and poetic opening of Advent combined with lighting the Christmas tree

Ecumenical announcement and blessing - Father Václav Pícha, Vicar of Český Krumlov and Dr. Lubomír Braný, Parson of the Czechoslovakian Hussite Church

Festive lighting ceremony - Town Mayor Dr. František Mikeš

scenario: Lukáš Holec
performed by: teachers and students of Český Krumlov's Basic Art School
organized by: the Český Krumlov Municipal Theatre

Possibilities: Admission free




World of Colours and Fantasy exhibition and The History of Music Education in Český Krumlov

Dates From - To
28.10.2005 - 20.12.2005   (Mo-Su) 10:00 - 17:00

Doxa Gallery, Zámek 232 (Castle)

10.00 - 17.00
The exhibition is organized to celebrate the 225th anniversary of the founding of Český Krumlov's Basic Music school

Possibilities: Admission free, Barrier-free admission

Type of offer: for individuals and groups




Christmas Decoration

Dates From - To
02.12.2005   (Fr) 12:00 - 16:30

Domestika, Latrán Street

12.00 - 16.30
Candle decoration and painting with hot wax wil be performed by Ms. Hanka Doskočilová.

Possibilities: Admission free




Devils' Romp

Dates From - To
02.12.2005   (Fr) 15:30 - 18:00

Children´s House, Linecká Street

15.30
Christmas programme for children

Possibilities: Admission free




2nd Advent Sunday

Dates From - To
04.12.2005   (Su) 11:00 - 18:00

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Svornosti Town Square

11.00 - 18.00
Christmas fair

Český Krumlov Municipal Theatre (Městské divadlo), Horní Street

15.00
The Puppy or the Spinach - performed by the Drak Theatre Company from Hradec Králové
Fairy tale for children and their parents

Svornosti Town Square

17.00
Singing Around the Christmas Tree

Performed by: The children of Český Krumlov's schools and kindergartens as well as citizens and visitors
Organized by: Český Krumlov Municipal Theatre

Possibilities: Admission free




Basic Art School Advent Events

Dates From - To
04.12.2005   (Su) 10:00 - 11:00
04.12.2005   (Su) 16:00 - 17:00
08.12.2005   (Th) 18:00 - 19:00
15.12.2005   (Th) 18:00 - 19:00
16.12.2005   (Fr) 18:00 - 19:00

December 4th
The Doxa Gallery, Zámek 232 (Castle)
10.00 - 11.00
Basic Art School Celebrations
Sunday chamber concert on the occasion of 225th anniversary of the founding of Český Krumlov´s Basic Music School

December 4th
The Jesuit Hall of the Růže Hotel, Horní Street
16.00
Learning More About Petr Eben's Music
Festive concert by students of the Basic Art School to celebrate the 225th anniversary of the founding of Český Krumlov´s Basic Music School

December 8th
Basic Art School Hall, Kostelní Street
18.00
Christmas Party
Performed by students of all disciplines at the Basic Art School

December 15th
Český Krumlov Municipal Theatre, Horní Street
18.00
I am Going Carol-Singing
Sung by children´s choruses Lentilky and Brumlíci from the Český Krumlov Basic Art School plus special guests

16th of December
Prelate - Prokyšův Hall, Horní Street
18.00
Time to Rejoice and be Merry
Advent and Christmas songs sung by Medvíďata Chorus from Český Krumlov Basic Art School and special guests

Possibilities: Admission free




Saint Nicholas's Presents

Dates From - To
05.12.2005   (Mo) 17:00 - 18:00

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Svornosti Town Square

17.00
Devilish games with angels´ assistance and the appearance of St. Nicholas

Organized by: Český Krumlov Municipal Theatre, Petr Barvík´s Agency, Český Krumlov's Basic Art School, Český Krumlov's Youth Club

Possibilities: Admission free