Christmas in the city
Christmas period makes Budapest especially bright.
Budapest is proud of its authentic Christmas markets. In the biggest squares and most popular touristic sites there are bigger or smaller Advent Fairs throughout the city. Probably the two most popular and most traditional fairs are at Vörösmarty Square and at the Basilika. Hand-made Hungarian crafts can be bought as gifts for the beloved ones, concerts, laser shows, dance and theatral performances are part of the entertaining programs. Santa Claus will arrive at the beginning of December as special program for children. Hungarian food specialites and mulled wine are musts top try – stuffed cabbage, goulash, flat bread (lepény) baked in clay oven, strudels, Sekler cake, beigli and winter beverages like mulled wine, krampampuli, grog.
Location: Vörösmarty tér, district V., M1 underground (yellow line), M1, M2, M3 metro lines: Deák tér station or tram 2 Széchenyi tér stop
Each year there is a traditional Christmas Fair next to Lanchid 19 design hotel, at Várkert Bazár (Castle Garden Bazaar). Special programs and skating for children, mulled wine for adults and much more…. Special Hungarian crafts and dishes for you to try.
If you are looking for less traditional and more modern fairs, WAMP – the Hungarian Design Market Christmas Fair is definitely for you.
Location: Millenaris Event Hall, Budapest, Kis Rókus u.
Dates: December 9, 16 and 23
Christmas Fair at Gozsdu Court is also an annual Xmas market where you can meet contemporary Hungarian designers and their crafts.
Location: Gozsdu Udvar, Király u. 13., Dob utca 16.
Dates: December 4-23 except for Monday and Tuesday