The traditional Budapest Christmas Market Crafts and Concerts, and Laser Shows.

Location: Vorosmarty Square Budapest, District V
Date: Nov 13, 2015 – Jan 6, 2016
Location: Basilica Budapest, District V
Date: Nov 27, 2015 – January  2, 2016
Budapest Christmas Market Photo Gallery

Budapest Christmas Market Vorosmarty ter

Budapest Christmas Market (photo: Budapestinfo)

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 €15, Couple’s massage deals available)

Szechenyi Baths Budapest Christmas Winter Holiday

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

Budapest Cruises in Winter


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 City Park Christmas

Ice Rink Budapest Park – Gabor Szendrei Photography


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

Lukacs Baths Winter Party Budapest

Take a roll of freshly grilled sweet Chimney Cake while walking around the Budapest Christmas Market. Delicious!

Chimney Cake at the Christmas Market in Budapest

Chimney Cake at the Xmas Fair in Budapest – Peter Pászti Photography

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.

Nutcracker Ballet Budapest Opera House Christmas

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

Budapest Christmas Streetcar – Mark Mervai 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.

Budapest Fishermans Bastion Winter

Budapest Fishermans Bastion Winter – Philippe Clabots Photography

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 Pool Budapest Winter Holiday

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

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 Christmas in St Stephen Basilica Christmas Trees

Budapest St Stephen Basilica – Philippe Clabots Photography

Budapest Christmas Eve Midnight Masses: the midnight magic of the Advent.

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 (closed from Dec 24 to Dec 26).

Budapest Winter Visit Buda Castle Hill

Budapest Buda Castle Hill – Philippe Clabots Photography

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

Hungarian Folk Show December