Visit the traditional Budapest Christmas Markets:
Christmas Market on Vorosmarty Sq (Nov 10, 2017 – Dec 31, 2017),
Christmas Fair at Basilica (Nov 24, 2017 – Jan 1, 2018)
Budapest Christmas Market by Basilica
Thermal bath is a bliss in winter time: visit Szechenyi Baths in Budapest to enjoy hot spring pools (2 open air thermal pools, 15 indoor pools), also open at Christmas. Add a massage (Aroma massage from €18.3, Couple’s massage deals available)
Szechenyi Baths Budapest Winter – James Guppy Photography
Enjoy a great cruise on the river Danube at Christmas. Budapest winter sights are even more beautiful during night boat tours. See available Budapest Christmas Boats or the Budapest Winter Cruise Calendar. Our festive tip: 4 Course A La Carte Cruise.
Budapest Cruises in Winter
Get into the festive spirit of Christmas with music. From classical to Gypsy salon, folk and charity concerts, live music will make your Christmas experience in Budapest brighter. Find your Christmas Concerts in Budapest.
Christmas Chamber Concert Budapest
Celebrate the New Year in Budapest on a special program. NYE Budapest Parties are available to book, but don’t hesitate much as tickets are selling fast.
NYE Party Cruise with Folk Show
Take a roll of freshly grilled sweet Chimney Cake while walking around the Budapest Christmas Market. Delicious!
Chimney Cake at the Xmas Fair in Budapest – Peter Pászti Photography
Book your places on a Budapest Christmas Market Guided Tour to taste special Hungarian delicacies.
Add Magic to Christmas in Budapest. How about a very unique pool party in Lukacs thermal bath in Budapest? Places limited, swimwear and fun loving is a must.
Lukacs Baths Winter Party Budapest
Don’t forget the pre-NYE Bath Party in Szechenyi Baths on Dec 30, and the NYE Booze Cruise on Dec 31.
The Budapest Nutcracker Ballet is the regular winter show in the Hungarian State Opera House, also the home of the National Ballet Institute. Book a ticket in advance for a Nutcracker show in Budapest.
Nutcracker Ballet Budapest Christmas Shows
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”
Budapest Christmas Streetcar – Mark Mervai Photography
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.
Ice Rink Budapest Park – Gabor Szendrei Photography
The looking tower and terrace of Budapest is known as the Fisherman’s Bastion: a perfect winter view of the city, one of the top attractions during your Christmas holiday in Hungary.
Fishermans Bastion Winter – Clabots Photography
Visit Fisherman’s Bastion on a Guided Buda Castle Tour.
Spend a day in the hot springs of Gellert Spa: get a spa treatment (from Luxury massage to Chocolate treatment, or rent the Private Bath). Check the Gellert Spa Christmas opening hours
Gellert Spa – Miroslav Petrasko Photography
The wonderful smell of roast chestnut! Simple, festive, natural and easy to share while taking a winter walk in Budapest.
Budapest Roast Chestnut at Christmas – Claudia Y Ros Photography
Celebrate Christmas with the locals: Christmas masses and ceremonies, beautiful winter organ concerts in St Stephen’s Basilica in Budapest.
Budapest St Stephen Basilica – Philippe Clabots Photography
Budapest Christmas Eve Midnight Masses: the midnight magic of the Advent.
Further Budapest Concert in December and Budapest January Concerts.
Visit the Buda Castle for a crisp winter walk and beautiful views of the city. By buying a Budapest Card, you can get free entry to 7 museums, including 2 in the Buda Castle: the Hungarian National Gallery and the Budapest History Museum. Check out the special December Opening Hours of Buda Castle Budapest.
Budapest Buda Castle Hill – Philippe Clabots Photography
Buda Castle Walking Tours and Buda Bus Tours are available during Christmas as well.
Hungarian folk dance shows are special cultural events in Budapest with the best folk dancers in Hungary. Make your winter holiday special with an authentic Hungarian show.
Hungarian Folk Show December
Book your special evening program online, such as Folk Show on the Danube or a Folk Dinner in a Traditional Hungarian Inn.
New Year’s Eve Swing & Boogie Party by the river Danube in the contemporary Whale Bistro. Tickets from €72 including Buffet Dinner & 2 Drinks.
NYE Budapest Boat Party on the river Danube on the smashing Booze Cruise in Budapest, with live DJ, and a big boatful of party folks (approx. 800 people on 2 connected vessels).
Party & Booze Cruise on Dec 31