From: Saturday, Nov 7th, 2020
To: Friday, Jan 1st, 2021
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
Amazing luxury apartment that has breathtaking views of the absolute center of Budapest, Elisabeth square & packed with amenities such as a hot tub . close to the best dining, cafes & entertainment Budapest has to offer
This apartment is situated in the center of Budapest in the “Ruin Bar”/Historic/Cultural quarter, close to famous Szimpla Kert ruin pub. Despite the central location it is very quiet the flat is at the back of the building.
St Stephen Square
The apartment is located in a historical building, only 30 meters from St. Stephen’s Square. On the ground floor of the building overlooking the inner courtyard. Therefore there are no stairs going up into the apartment.
Design City Center
It’s a small renovated and well-equipped flat very close to the “ruin bar” district of Budapest and just steps away from all the bars, shopping, restaurants in the heart of Budapest. This is the perfect apartment to relax in.
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.