Budapest Christmas Eve Church Concerts

Budapest Christmas Eve Church Concerts

Listening to a beautiful classical music concert in an 18th century Neo-Renaissance & Baroque church in Budapest sounds perfect for a really elevated Christmas evening.

Budapest Inner City St Anne's Church

Budapest Inner City St Anne’s Church – Photo by MTI/Csaba Jaszai

The concert in St Anne’s Church in the city centre of Budapest will surely let you feel the innermost joy only classical music can convey in a church environment, each note touching the spine and skin. The program is subject to change each year.

Budapest Inner City St Anne Church Concert (Belvarosi Szent Anna Templom):

December 24 Christmas Eve

More classical concerts in St Anne’s Church throughout December, for instance:

December 25 Christmas Day

December 31 Christmas

The Christmas concerts start approx. 6 pm and 8 pm depending on the date. But one thing is sure, it will be a beautiful festive concert to take part in with the music of Bach, Handel, Gounod, Albinoni, Schubert and more. The classical concert is a perfect program for Christmas Eve, and a nice gift to enjoy together for music lovers. Booking tickets online in advance is warmly recommended as there are very few events in Budapest on Dec 24.

Venue: St Anne Church Budapest
Address: 6 Szervita Square, Budapest, District V

Seats in the Main Hall: 100 seats
Date: Dec 24

Tickets: from approx. Euro 28
Booking online

How to get to St Anne Church?
As St Anne Church is very close to the city center near Vaci utca shopping street, there are many ways to get to the church easily. Except for Dec 24, Christmas Eve, as this is the time when the public transportation gets infrequent (with buses running every half an hour or so) after 4 pm on Dec 24.
Metro: the closest metro station is on the M3 blue metro line at Ferenciek tere (Franciscan Square) metro station in Budapest downtown (quite close to the white Elisabeth Bridge over the river Danube). The last metros leave at around 4pm, and then buses replace the metro cars for the rest of the day.
Bus: there are many buses stopping on Ferenciek tere Square, the bus stop that is very close to St Anne Church, like bus number 7, 173, etc. Again, while these buses run very often on other days, on Dec 24 you may have to wait long minutes in the cold weather of Budapest winters. Make sure you get info about the details of the public transport from your hotel reception or from BKV.hu the public transport website.
Budapest taxis: there are many taxis on Christmas Evening,  So if you want to make sure that you get to the Xmas concert in time, you may wish to book a Budapest taxi in advance. At any rate, do not just hail down a cab if you do not want to pay 3-4x more than the usual market price for a taxi ride. Here is a list of some of the most reliable, established Budapest taxis, taxi companies.

See the recording of an earlier concert at the Inner city St Anne Church in Budapest- recorded concert of Mozart K299, Concerto for Flute and Harp

 
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