From: Friday, Nov 5th, 2021
To: Saturday, Jan 1st, 2022
Budapest Christmas Markets
Budapest is full of Christmas markets, which usually open around mid November and close at the end of December (December 31) each year.
The most beautiful, oldest and internationally acclaimed Budapest Christmas fair is the Christmas Market on Vorosmarty Square in the heart of the city (since 1998).
On Vorosmarty Square, or on the Advent Fair by the Basilica, or at the Christmas market on Fo square in Obuda, you will find beautiful quality handcrafts, made with passion, and love.
What makes many of the Christmas markets really enticing and outstanding in Budapest is that there is a real focus on trying to preserve authentic Hungarian folk art, traditions and offer really good quality handcrafts rather than commercialized kitchy Christmas gifts.
So the Xmas fairs in Budapest are more about buying little hand made gifts, drinking mulled wines, nibbling Hungarian pastries (like the chimney shaped cylindrical ‘Kurtos kalacs’), eating traditional street foods (sausages, snacks, roast chestnut, etc.), and having fun by meeting, mingling, chatting and listening to the nice Christmas concerts on the stages of the markets.
Enjoy a great cruise on the river Danube at Christmas. Budapest winter sights are even more beautiful during night boat tours.
The Budapest Nutcracker Ballet is the regular winter show in the Hungarian State Opera House, also the home of the National Ballet Institute. Enjoy Christmas with an enchanting tale.
The Ice Rink in Budapest City Park is a must for winter sports lovers in Budapest. Rent a pair of skates to glide around the Ice Rink Palace and Vajdahunyad Castle. Fun and romantic.
Every year from early December, you can enjoy the special Christmas Streetcar ride in Budapest in some of the scenic routes in the city. Check the schedule of the Budapest “Christmas Light Tram”
Here are the Hotels we recommend that keep you close to all the action
Map of Budapest
This “Paris of the East” has long been known as a gay center of Eastern Europe, but things have really taken off since reintegration with the West. There is no single gay neighborhood, but most gay-popular bars and clubs can be found in Pest in the 5th, 6th, 7th, and 9th districts, many within walking distance of one another. Defining lines aren’t drawn as sharply here as in the West – except at men’s saunas or cruise bars – and people mix more.
Recommended Apartments in Budapest
The apartment has 1 bedroom, a living room with a flat-screen TV with cable channels and a fully equipped kitchen that provides guests with a microwave, a fridge, a washing machine. Close to bars and restaurants, sleeps 4
The apartment has 1 bedroom, a flat-screen TV with cable channels, an equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and a microwave, a washing machine, and 1 bathroom with a shower. Free WiFi, and air conditioning. Sleeps 3 Guests
The air-conditioned apartment features a balcony and cable TV. There is a fully equipped kitchen with a microwave and an oven. Featuring a bath tub, private bathrooms also come with a hairdryer and bathrobes. Sleeps 4 Guests
Luxury apartment features 3 bedrooms, a living room with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, an equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and a microwave, a washing machine, and 2 bathrooms with a shower. Sleeps up to 10 Guests
Video Of Budapest Christmas Markets
Christmas fair in Budapest
Recommended Hotels in Budapest
We have selected Hotels in the “Inner City” and “Palace” districts, which are close to the best shopping and restaurants and within easy walking distance of the city´s gay bars and clubs.
Four Seasons Hotel
5 Star, Luxury
Built in 1906 and renovated in 2004, Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace enjoys an incomparable location in front of the Chain Bridge,
Hotel Palazzo Zichy
4 Star Great Location
Located in the historic Palace Quarter offering a free sauna and a free fitness centre. This neo-Baroque palace dating from 1899 also has free Wi-Fi access..
Three Corners Hotel
3 Star Great Value
Located on a pedestrian street, next to the Kalvin Square metro only 200 m from the National Museumm, with WiFi internet, sauna and the fitness room.
3 Star Designer Rooms
Located in the 8th district of Budapest, 500 m from Kálvin Square, House Beletage provides individually designed en-suite rooms.