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Children activities at Christmas in Budapest

Chocolate tour, chocolate tasting and gifts handed over by Santa Claus in the Chocolate Museum of Budapest, one of the kids favourites amongst Budapest Museums.

Santa Claus at Budapest Chocolate Museum

Santa Claus at Budapest Chocolate Museum

Dates for Chocolaty Tours:


December 1 – 6

Prices: approx. HUF 3,990

Drop-ins: not accepted, as each festive program goes fully booked up, from Santa Claus to Christmas.

Chocolate Tasting Tours on certain Saturdays and Sundays in December. Please check the official website for details.

Tickets include the many sorts of chocolates. You need to register for the event beforehand (no drop-ins are accepted due to the limited numbers)

Phone: +36 1 401 5000
+36 1 401 5006
+36 1 401 5020


Address (quite away from the city center of Budapest): Budapest, District XVI, 22 Bekecs Street

Official website: Csokolade

Budapest Ice Skating Rink Christmas Opening Hours and New Year Opening times: a place not to be missed if you are visiting Budapest and love winter sports (yes, you can rent a pair of skates in the ice rink palace), if you are with children, or a couple who loves open air romantic things to do.

Skating Rink Budapest

Skating Rink Budapest – Csilla Moll Photography

Christmas Opening Hours

  • December 24: open from 10 am to 2 pm, closed in the afternoon
  • December 25: Open as usual
  • December 26: Open as usual

New Year Opening Hours

  • December 31: open from 10 am to 2 pm, closed in the afternoon
  • January 1: open from 4 pm to 8 pm, closed in the morning

In the Christmas holiday otherwise open every day as usual.

See more details about the Ice Rink in Budapest (Varosligeti Mujegpalya) at Budapest Outdoor Ice Rink:

  • opening hours
  • skate rental fees
  • entrance fees
  • slide park
  • etc.

Here is an in action skating video on Budapest Outdoor Ice Rink

Budapest Disney on Ice replaced with Disney Live is a fantastic show for the kids, and even those parents who try to avoid Disney things and Disney culture to let their children taste more or see more will admit that the show is amazing and worth every Forint.

Budapest Disney Live

Budapest Disney Live

Well, Disney on Ice won’t make it in the Budapest Christmas 2012, but a few weeks later Disney Live with Mickey will in January 2013, very soon! Mickey Mouse, Goofy, Cinderella, Snow-white, Donald Duck, Princess Jasmin, etc. will step on the

Budapest Disney on Ice 2013

Date: between Jan 23 and 27, 2013
January 24 2013 at 6 pm
January 25 2013 at 6 pm
January 26 2013 at 2 pm and 6 pm
January 27 2013 at 2 pm and 6 pm

Venue: Budapest Congress Center

Alma Band is one of the top children bands in Hungary with major hits and a long history. They will surely cheer up your kids before Christmas as a part of their Christmas Concert in Budapest on Dec 22.

Alma Band Budapest

Alma Band Budapest

Before the concert, there will be various crafts workshops, so if you arrive at 10 am for the Christmas is Coming event (Karacsonyvaro) at Millenaris Park, you can let the children enjoy some hands on activities (making Christmas decorations, tales for the tiny ones (0-1 year old). The concert is suitable for ages from babies up to 8-10 years old children.

Date: 11 am, Dec 22, 2012

Venue: Millenaris Park, Budapest


Chocolate Christmas Concert in Budapest, Millenaris Park, as part of the Millenaris Christmas event series on the Buda side of Budapest, at the foot of the Buda Castle Hill.

Chocolate Christmas Concert in Budapest

Chocolate Christmas Concert in Budapest

Chocolate concert (Csokikoncert) is a well known, popular music series for children in Budapest. The venues of the Chocolate concerts change (Opera House, Millenaris Park, Palace of Arts, Allee Shopping Mall, etc.), but one thing is sure. Kids love them, and so will you. The aim of Csokikoncert is to make kids love classical music in a playful way, with lots of toys, prompts, and other programs, like Face Painting, Crafts Workshops, etc. Free to enter! Can you just not go? :)

To boot, the In Medias Brass Quintet brass band will also perform good songs.

Date: 10 am, December 23 2012
Venue: Millenaris Park, Budapest, on the Buda side
(getting there: M2 red metro line to Szell Kalman Square, or the streetcar on the big ring road, Tram 4 or 6 to Szena Square)