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Opening hours in Budapest at Xmas: markets, baths, etc.

The Opera House in Budapest is a must see during your Christmas holidays, or winter visit in Budapest, even if you are not an opera sort of visitor.

Christmas at Budapest Opera House

Christmas at Budapest Opera House

In late November, the Budapest Opera has its huge Christmas tree standing in its luxurious hall at the lavishly decorated main stairway.

Luckily the Hungarian Opera House is open even at Christmas, and throughout December. This makes the Opera House one of the best Hungarian Christmas gifts. Getting a ticket for the Christmas performances is not easy, so do book in advance via online.

Budapest Opera Christmas opening hours

Budapest Opera in December, 2017:

Dec 24, 2017: The Nutcracker Ballet
Dec 25, 2017: The Nutcracker, La Boheme
Dec 26, 2017: The Nutcracker
Dec 27, 2017: La Boheme
Dec 28, 2017: The Nutcracker
Dec 30, 2017: The Nutcracker
Dec 31, 2017: The Nutcracker

Budapest Nutcracker Festival

  • free Christmas concerts in Budapest
  • Hot Drinks booth by the Budapest Opera
  • Christmas Installations of Nutcracker Ballet

More Concerts in Budapest:

Budapest Christmas Concerts
Budapest New Year Concerts

The Nutcracker Festival of the Budapest Opera House launches at the end of November or early December. There is a 30 meter majestic Christmas tree set up in front of the Hungarian State Opera House as well as a small wooden booth selling hot drinks in the afternoon. The Nutcracker Festival of the Budapest Opera will last until the end of December.

Nutcracker Festival Budapest Opera

Concerts by Budapest Opera

There are several open air concerts scheduled for the festival, which are free. In addition to the official chorus of the Budapest Opera, including its children’s choir, further 17 choirs (like the School Choir of St. Stephen’s High School, or the School Choir of the Bela Bartok Secondary School) lined up to perform Christmas concerts in front of the Budapest Opera House (until December 23).

Christmas at Budapest Opera

Christmas at Budapest Opera – Pal Csillag Photography

The choirs will sing in front of the theater, to the right of the word Sphinx statue.

The date of the official opening ceremony of the Budapest Nutcracker Festival changes from year to year. Please check on the site of the Opera House the exact date this year.

Hot Drink Booth by the Opera

In the elegant and stage prop like Christmas Booth of the Budapest Nutcracker Festival you can buy mulled wines, or hot tea. This is a charity booth. Besides the hot drinks, you can buy little gifts from Russia and France, the two outstanding countries of ballet. All the proceedings of the charity booth will be given to the Ecumenical Organization (Ökumenikus Segélyszervezet) to help families and children living in poverty and need.

The Nutcracker ballet has been performed in the Budapest Opera House for over 60 years now with great success, and international acclaim.

 

7 Nutcracker Installations by the Budapest Opera

 

Budapest Nutcracker Festival Installations

Budapest Nutcracker Festival Installations – source: Metropol.hu

On Karoly korut (Karoly ring road) and by the Opera House you can see special installations. Old style cylindrical news posts turned into artsy displays: the decade old props and figures of the Nutcracker shows of past years have been included in the transparent posts to call attention to the Nutcracker Festival, like the Mouse King, the Nutcracker, the Ballerina, Drosselmayer, etc.

On some evenings of December , at the open air Christmas concert (dubbed the Kiskaracsony or Little Christmas concert) more than 1,600 people with disabilities have been invited to participate in the Budapest Christmas festivities and the Nutcracker Festival of the Hungarian State Opera House.

The concerts of the Nutcracker Festival are around 6 pm, and from 5 to 6pm, you can buy your hot drinks from some of the singers, artists and ballet dancers of the Opera House.

Ludwig Museum in Budapest will not be open for the Christmas holiday. See the end of December opening hours of Budapest Ludwig Museum (located in the Palace of Arts Budapest)

Ludwig Museum Budapest

Ludwig Museum Budapest – Jaime Silva Photography

General Opening Times at Xmas: Budapest Ludwig Muzeum

December 24: Closed
December 25: Closed
December 26: Closed
December 27: 10.00 – 18.00
December 28: 10.00 – 18.00
December 29: 10.00 – 18.00
December 30: 10.00 – 18.00
December 31: Closed

The opening hours of the Ludwig Museum are subject to change. Please check their official website for the upcoming December opening hours.

Dio Restaurant Budapest

There are more than a thousand restaurants in Budapest, many of which will be open at Christmas in the city center and in the vicinity of major Budapest attractions, like the Buda Castle in Budapest. Likewise, you can enjoy the floating restaurants of Budapest on Christmas cruises.

Hungarian Wines in Gundel Restaurant Budapest Hungary

Gundel Restaurant Budapest – Ryan Opaz Photography

Here is the list of some of the most visited restaurants in Budapest, and their Christmas opening hours on December 24, December 25 and December 26 (we have added some of the December 31 and January 1 opening hours too).

Please note that these are only the peak of the iceberg restaurants, and many restaurant owners have not decided about the Xmas opening times yet. We will keep the list updated. Despite our best efforts, the restaurant owners may change their planned dates, so it is best to call them in advance to make sure you will be welcome.

Booking in advance is warmly recommended at all restaurants on the days of Christmas (from Xmas Eve to Boxing Day).
While the 24th of December is the ‘Holy night’ for Hungarians, the excellent luxury hotel restaurants in Budapest will be open, from Corinthia to Kempinski, also, there will be two Christmas Eve Cruises on the Danube. And if you are visiting the Castle district to see the Buda Castle, etc. you will also find some restaurants with delicious meals and Christmas menus (alas not the Fisherman’s Bastion Restaurant though).

100 Eves Etterem (Szazeves Restaurant) in Budapest: Christmas Opening Hours:

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.
The traditional Hungarian restaurant with Gypsy music in downtown Budapest.
December 24: Open with a special Christmas dinner menu (no a la carte options
December 25: Open
December 26: Open
December 27-31: Open
January 1: Open

Danube River Cruises with Dinner

Budapest Christmas Cruise on Danube Budapest

Budapest Christmas Cruise on Danube Budapest – Simon Schoeter Photography

December 24: Open with a special Christmas dinner menu (no a la carte options)
December 25: Open
December 26: Open
December 27-31: Open
January 1: Open

21 Vendeglo Restaurant in Budapest: Christmas Opening Hours:

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.

21 Magyar Vendeglo Restaurant is located in Fortuna Street in the Castle District, Buda Castle Budapest. They are literally open every day from 12 pm (noon) to 12 am (midnight)
December 24: Open
December 25: Open
December 26: Open
December 27-31: Open
December 31: Open (a la carte New Year’s Eve dinner menu only)
January 1: Open

Pest Buda Bistro in Budapest: Christmas Opening Hours:

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.

Pest Buda Bistro offers Advent specials during the Advent perios. The bistro is located in Fortuna Street in the Castle District, Buda Castle Budapest
December 24: Open
December 25: Open
December 26: Open
December 27-31: Open
December 31: Open (a la carte New Year’s Eve dinner menu only)
January 1: Open

Paris Budapest Restaurant: Christmas Opening Hours

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.

Paris Budapest is located in the five star Hotel Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge
December 24: Open with special Christmas dinner menu, no a la carte menu, 18:30 – 22:30
December 25: Open with special Christmas dinner menu, no a la carte menu
December 26: Open
December 27-30: Open
December 31: Open with a la carte New Year’s Eve dinner menu only
January 1: Open

For Sale Pub Budapest: Christmas Opening Hours

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.

December 24: Open, from noon to 3 am
December 25: Open, from noon to 3 am
December 26: Open, from noon to 3 am
December 27-31: Open
January 1: Open

Spoon Cafe and Lounge Restaurant, Budapest: Christmas Opening Hours:

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly. (standing ship bar)

December 24: Open
December 25: Open
December 26: Open
December 27-30
December 31: Open with special New Year’s Eve Dinner menu (no a la carte)
January 1: Open

Szamos Cafe and Shop on Vorosmarty Square, Budapest, Christmas Opening Hours

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.
December 24: Open, 8:30 am to 4 pm

December 25: Open, 8:30 am to 4 pm
December 26: Open, 8:30 am to 4 pm
December 27-30: 8:30 am to 9 pm
December 31: Open, 8:30 am to 4 pm
January 1: Open, 8:30 am to 4 pm

Alabardos Restaurant in the Buda Castle: Christmas Opening Hours

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.

Dec 24 open from 7pm – 11pm, offering a special Christmas Dinner menu (no a la carte menu)
Dec 25 Closed
Dec 26 Closed
December 27-30: 12-15pm, 19-23pm Open
Dec 31: Open with New Year’s Eve Dinner menu (no a la carte menu)
Jan 1: 12-15pm, 19-23pm Open

Cafe Gerloczy (Gerlóczy Kávéház) Budapest: Christmas Opening Hours

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.
December 24: open from 7 am to noon (with lovely breakfasts)

December 25: open from 8 am to 11 pm
December 26: open from 8 am to 11 pm

Cafe Lado Budapest: Christmas Opening Hours

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.

December 24: open in the morning for breakfasts, until noon
December 25: Open
December 26: Open
December 27-30: Open
December 31: Open with New Year’s Eve Dinner (no a la carte dinner)
January 1: Open

Cafe Deryne Bistro Budapest: Christmas Opening Hours

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.

Cafe Deryne is on the Buda side, at the foot of the Castle Hill and a short walk from the Tunnel.
December 23: Open
December 24: Open until 4 pm
December 25: Open from noon
December 26: Open 9 am – midnight
December 27-30: Open
December 31: Open with New Year’s Eve Dinner (no a la carte dinner)
January 1: Open 9 am – midnight

Gundel Restaurant: Christmas Opening Hours

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.

Gundel Etterem is in the City Park of Budapest, by the Zoo and close to Szechenyi Baths Budapest

December 24: Closed
December 25: Open, from 11 am to 12 am (midnight)
December 26: Open, from 11 am to 12 am (midnight)
December 27-30: Open
December 31: New Year’s Eve Party from 7 pm with special dinner menu in 2016
January 1: Open, from 11 am to 12 am (midnight)

Cafe Gerbeaud: Christmas Opening Hours

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.

December 24: Open, Gerbeaud Bistro closed but the Confectionery part of Gerbeaud is open from 9 am to 3 pm
December 25: Open Bistro from noon to 11 pm, Confectionery from 9 am to 9 pm
December 26: Open, Bistro from noon to 11 pm, Confectionery from 9 am to 9 pm
December 27-30: Open, Bistro from noon to 11 pm, Confectionery from 9 am to 9 pm
December 31: Open, Gerbeaud Bistro closed but the Confectionery part of Gerbeaud is open from 9 am to 9 pm
January 1: the Confectionery is Open form 9 am to 0 pm, the Bistro is open from noon to 11 pm

Nobu Restaurant: Christmas Opening Hours

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.

Nobu Etterem is in the Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest, in the heart of the city, offering excellent Japanese fusion meals

December 24: Closed
December 25: Open, from noon to 1 am
December 26: Open, from noon to 1 am
December 27-30: Open
December 31: probably a New Year’s Eve Party with special dinner menu in 2016
January 1: Open, from 11 am to 12 am (midnight)

Mensa Restaurant (Menza Etterem), Liszt Square, Budapest: Christmas Opening Hours

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.

December 24: Closed
December 25: Open, from noon to midnight
December 26: Open, from noon to midnight
December 27-30: Open
December 31: Open from 10 am to 5 pm
January 1: Open, from noon to midnight

Arnyas Vendeglo Restaurant in Dios Arok Street Budapest: Christmas Opening Hours

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.

A hidden gem amongst Hungarian restaurants in Budapest, Arnyas Vendeglo is a lovely place off the city center of Budapest. The restaurant is in District XII.

December 24: Closed
December 25: Open, 12.00-17.00
December 26: Open, 12.00-17.00
December 27-30: Open
December 31: Open with standard Menu
January 1: Open from noon to 10 pm

Nancsi Neni Vendegloje Restaurant, Budapest: Christmas Opening Hours

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.

December 24: Open until 2pm but only for take away (the restaurant has a special Christmas menu)
December 25: Open
December 26: Open
December 27-30: Open
December 31: Open until 4 pm
January 1: Open from noon to 11 pm

Araz Restaurant, Budapest: Christmas Opening Hours

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.

December 24: open with a special Christmas Eve menu
December 25: open with a Christmas Brunch
December 26: no data yet

Trofea Restaurant, Kiraly Street, Budapest: Christmas Opening Hours

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.

December 24: Closed
December 25: Open from 11:30 am to midnight
December 26: Open
December 27-30: Open
December 31: special New Year’s Eve Dinner Party from 8 pm to 4 am
January 1: Open from 11:30 am to midnight

Trofea Grill Restaurant, Visegradi Street, Budapest: Christmas Opening Hours

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.

December 24: Closed
December 25: Open until 8:30 pm
December 26: Open until 8:30 pm
December 27-30: Open
December 31: special New Year’s Eve Dinner Party from 8 pm to 4 am
January 1: Open from noon to midnight (very likely)

Spinoza Cafe & Restaurant, Budapest: Christmas Opening Times

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.

December 24: Closed
December 25: Open
December 26: Open
December 27-30: Open
December 31: 19:30 pm special New Year’s Eve Dinner Party
January 1: Open

Cyrano Restaurant Budapest, Xmas Opening Hours

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.

December 24: Closed
December 25: Open
December 26: Open
December 27-30: Open
December 31: from 8 pm special New Year’s Eve Dinner Menu €96 of 4 course
January 1: Open from 1 pm

Cafe Vian Restaurant, Budapest, Liszt Ferenc tér: Christmas Opening Hours

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.

December 24: open 9 am – 5pm
December 25: Open
December 26: Open
December 27-30: Open
December 31: special New Year’s Eve Dinner Menu and Party with Buffet Style Dinner
January 1: Open from 1 pm or maybe from noon

Sir Lancelot Knights’ Restaurant, Budapest: Christmas Opening Hours

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.

December 24: Closed
December 25: Open
December 26: Open
December 27-30: Open
December 31: Open, with a special New Year’s Eve menu from 9 pm
January 1: Open from 5 pm

Central Cafe – Centrál Kávéház Restaurant, Budapest: Christmas Opening Hours

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.

December 24: Closed
December 25: Open
December 26: Open
December 27-30: Open
December 31: Open, with a special New Year’s Eve menu from 9 pm
January 1: Open from 9 am

Tom George Restaurant Budapest: Christmas Opening Hours

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.

To be decided yet, but based on last year’s opening times
December 24: open for lunch 12pm – 5pm
December 25: Closed
December 26: Open
December 27-30: Open

Cafe Royal in Corinthia Hotel (Szamos Cafe and Shop on Erzsebet korut street), Budapest, Christmas Opening Hours

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.

December 24: Open, 8:30 am to 4 pm
December 25: Closed
December 26: Open, 8:30 am to 4 pm

Robinson Restaurant Budapest, by the artificial lake in the City Park – Xmas opening times

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.

December 24: Closed
December 25: Closed
December 26: Open

Onyx Restaurant, Budapest: Christmas Opening Hours

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.

Onyx Restaurant is a fine dining Michelin star restaurant in Budapest, Hungary.

December 24: Open from 7 pm, you can book a Christmas Eve dinner menu in advance. The Christmas dinner is from 7 pm to 10 pm
December 25: Closed
December 26: Closed
December 27-28: Open
December 29-30: Closed
December 31: Open from 8 pm, you can book a New Year’s Eve dinner menu in advance. The NYE dinner is from 8 pm to 1 am (195 Euros)
January 1: Open

First Strudel (Elso Reteshaz) Budapest: Christmas Opening Hours

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.

December 24: Closed
December 25: Open from 11 am to 11 pm
December 26: Open from 11 am to 11 pm
December 27-31: Open from 9 am to 11 pm
January 1: Open from 11 am to 11 pm

Soul Cafe and Restaurant in Raday Street Budapest: Christmas Opening Hours

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.

December 24: Closed
December 25: Closed
December 26: Closed
December 27-30: Open
December 31: Open with special New Year’s Eve Dinner Menu
January 1: Open

Yiddishe Mamma Mia Restaurant in Gozsdu Courtyard Budapest: Christmas Opening Hours

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.

December 24: Closed
December 25: Closed
December 26: Open

Taverna Dionysos Restaurant, Budapest: Christmas Opening Hours

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.

December 24: Closed
December 25: Closed
December 26: Open from noon till midnight

Salaam Bombay Indian Restaurant, Budapest: Christmas Opening Hours

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.

December 24: Closed
December 25: Closed
December 26: Open (may open only for dinner time – to be decided yet)

Karma Cafe Restaurant, Budapest, Liszt Square: Christmas Opening Hours

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.

December 24: Closed
December 25: to be decided yet
December 26: Open

BorsSo Restaurant Budapest, Christmas Opening Hours

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.

(not finalised yet)

December 24: Closed
December 25: closed / might be open
December 26: very likely open

Arany Kaviar Restaurant Budapest, Christmas Opening Hours

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.

December 24: Closed
December 25: Closed
December 26: Open

Kiskakukk Restaurant Budapest, Christmas Opening Hours

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.

December 24: Closed
December 25: Closed
December 26: Open, from 12 pm (noon)

December 31: Open, a la carte dinner, no live music, no show, open until 12 am (midnight)

Normakert Restaurant (on Normafa Hill) Budapest, Christmas Opening Hours

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.

December 24: Closed
December 25: Closed
December 26: Open

Kéhli Restaurant Budapest, Christmas Opening Hours

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.

December 24: Closed
December 25: Closed
December 26: Open

Budapest Symbol Club and Restaurant, Budapest, Christmas Opening Hours

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.

December 24: Closed
December 25: Closed
December 26:

  • Puskás Pancho Sport Pub: 11:30-24:00
  • Italian Fusion Restaurant: Closed

Fisherman’s Bastion Restaurant Budapest, Christmas Opening Hours

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.

December 23: Open
December 24: Closed
December 25: Closed
December 26: Closed
December 31: Open for special New Year’s Eve Dinner menu
January 1: Closed

Paprika Etterem Budapest: : Christmas Opening Hours

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.

December 24: Closed
December 25: Closed
December 26: Closed

Var a Speiz Restaurant Budapest: : Christmas Opening Hours

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.

December 24: Closed
December 25: Closed
December 26: Closed

December 31: Open, special New Year’s Eve dinner, no live music, no show, open until around 12 am (midnight)

Comme Chez Sois Restaurant Budapest, Christmas Opening Hours

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.

December 22: Closed
December 23: Closed
December 24: Closed
December 25: Closed
December 26: Closed
December 27-30: Open
December 31: Open
January 1: Closed

Rosenstein Restaurant Budapest, Christmas Opening Hours

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.

December 23: Closed
December 24: Closed
December 25: Closed
December 26: Closed
December 31: Open from 12 pm to 3 pm (lunch time only)
January 1: Closed

Bock Bistro Budapest: : Christmas Opening Hours

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.

December 24: Closed
December 25: Closed
December 26: Closed
December 31: Closed
January 1: Open from 3 pm

Ruben Restaurant Budapest, Christmas Opening Hours

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.

December 24: Closed
December 25: Closed
December 26: Closed

Muzeum Restaurant Budapest, Christmas Opening Hours

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.

December 24: Closed
December 25: Closed
December 26: Closed
December 31: Closed
January 1: Open from 6 pm

Cafe Bouchon Restaurant Budapest, Christmas Opening Hours

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.

December 24: Closed
December 25: Closed
December 26: Closed

Tigris Restaurant Budapest, Christmas Opening Hours

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.

December 24: Closed
December 25: Closed
December 26: Closed

Wine Kitchen (Borkonyha) Restaurant, Budapest: Christmas Opening Hours

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.

December 24: Closed
December 25: Closed
December 26: Closed

Costes Restaurant Budapest, Christmas Opening Hours

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.

Costes Restaurant was the first Michelin restaurant in Budapest to receive this prestigious recognition (i.e. the 1 Michelin star) in Hungary.
December 23: Closed
December 24: Closed
December 25: Closed
December 26: Closed
December 27-29: Open
December 30: Closed
December 31: Open
January 1: Closed

Arcade Bistro Budapest, Christmas Opening Hours

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.

December 24: Closed
December 25: Closed
December 26: Closed

Arcade Bistro will only re-open on Dec 28 at 12 pm (noon)

December 31: Open, a la carte dinner, no live music, no show, open until 12 am (midnight)

Cafe Kor (Café Kör) Restaurant Budapest, Christmas Opening Hours

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.

December 24: Closed
December 25: Closed
December 26: Closed

Klassz Restaurant / Klassz Étterem Budapest, Christmas Opening Hours

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.

Klassz is where it is impossible to book a table, they do not even use a phone number. We managed to get some info about Klassz via their Wine Society (Bortarsasag) though, but even this info is tentative:
December 24: Closed (for sure)
December 25: May be Open or Closed, not decided yet
December 26: May be Open or Closed, not decided yet
December 31: Open – no booking in advance.

Ket Szerecsen Restaurant Budapest, Christmas Opening Hours

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.

December 24: Closed
December 25: Closed
December 26: Closed
December 31: Open (booking in advance recommended)
January 1: Open from 2 pm

Osteria Fausto’s Restaurant Budapest, Christmas Opening Hours

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.

December 24: Closed
December 25: Closed
December 26: Closed

Pozsonyi Kisvendeglo Restaurant Budapest, Christmas Opening Hours

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.

December 24: Closed
December 25: Closed
December 26: Closed

Napfenyes Restaurant, Vegetarian Restaurant, Budapest, Christmas Opening Hours

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.

Napfenyes Etterem usually goes on a long Christmas holiday, closed from Dec 24 to Jan 2, reopening on Jan 3 from noon.

December 24: Closed
December 25: Closed
December 26: Closed
December 31: Closed
January 1: Closed

Cafe Auguszt – Confectionery, Budapest, Christmas Opening Hours

annual opening hours please check by contacting the cafe for 2016

December 24: Closed
December 25: Closed
December 26: Closed
December 31: Closed
January 1: Closed

Jack Doyle’s Irish Pub, Budapest, Christmas Opening Hours

annual opening hours please check by contacting the pub for 2016

December 24: Closed
December 25: Closed
December 26: Closed
December 31: New Year’s Eve Party

Szimpla Kert Bar (Szimpla Garden), Budapest, Christmas Opening Hours

annual opening hours please check by contacting the bar for 2016

December 24: Closed
December 25: Closed
December 26: Closed
December 31: Closed

Instant Ruin Bar Budapest, Christmas Opening Hours

December 24: Closed
December 25: 6 pm – 6 am
December 26: 6 pm – 6 am
December 31: 6 pm – 6 am

Fogashaz Ruin Bar Budapest, Christmas Opening Hours

December 24: 9:00 pm – during the concert of the Puszi Band
December 25: Closed
December 26: 9 pm – 5 am
December 31: 9 pm – 5 am

Kuplung Ruin Bar Budapest, Christmas Opening Hours

December 24: Closed
December 25: Closed
December 26: 3 pm – 5 am
December 31: 8 pm – 5 am

More Ruin Bars & Pubs in Budapest.

Dio Restaurant (Dió Etterem) in Budapest: Christmas Opening Hours

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.

Dio Restaurant is no longer open, the restaurant closed down, and the same location is now currently under another restaurant management, concept, etc. called Aszu Restaurant

Mokka Restaurant Budapest: Christmas Opening Hours

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.

Mokka etterem is located in Sas street, in the city center of Budapest, 2 min walk from the Chain Bridge
Unfortunately their website is down, and their phone number is unavailable so there is no data about Christmas opening hours.

Last updated: Dec 3, 2016 (please contact the restaurant of your interest individually. Most places require reservation, some may change their Christmas and New Year opening hours)

Are you planning to visit the pools in Gellert Spa in your winter Budapest visit? You can! Gellert Spa, similarly to Szechenyi Baths, is open every day of the year, including the Christmas holidays: Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. You can get great spa treatments, massages, chocolate treatments, Cleopatra bath in the beautiful Art Nouveau pool palace of Budapest.

Gellert Bath at Christmas

Gellert Bath at Christmas – You Flavio Photography

Despite the winter colds, you can even take a bath outside: there is a smallish outdoor thermal pool filled with hot spring water, which is also open in December or January (if the weather stays above the freezing point).

Gellert Bath is also open during the Christmas holidays with slightly shortened opening hours. Planned hours in 2017:

Dec 24: open from 6 am until 2 pm

Dec 25: open from 10 am until 6 pm

Dec 26: open from 6 am until 8 pm

Many Budapest travel guides assume that Budapest is quiet or dead at Christmas, but this is not true any more. In recent years, Budapest has become an outstanding Christmas travel destination in Europe. Budapest has been often picked as the best value for money holiday destination, and it is also true of the Christmas and New Year weekends! Gellert Spa certainly adds to this value factor with its pampering but superb, affordable, mid priced treatments (Szechenyi Baths is somewhat cheaper, while Lukacs Baths is even cheaper)

Lukacs Bath Magic Bath Pool Party Budapest

Lukacs Bath Magic Bath Party

Lukacs Baths even features an extravagant pool party series in December: Magic Bath Parties. Budapest Baths are actually open, and are a lot of fun and relaxation for any winter visitors in Hungary. Do not miss the baths in December either!

Gellert Bath is open throughout the Christmas holiday, with the following opening hours:

Gellert Spa Christmas Opening Hours 2017

Gellert Spa Photo Collage Budapest

Gellert Spa Photo Collage Budapest

(based on the opening times of recent years in Gellert Spa)

  • Dec 24: opening hours from 6 am to 2 pm (all the facilities in Gellert Baths)
  • Dec 25: opening hours from 10 am to 6pm (incl the outdoor pool of Gellért Baath and most of the thermal section )
  • Dec 26: opening hours from 6 am to 8 pm (including the outdoor pool, if the it is above the freezing point, and most of the thermal section in Gellert Baths)
  • Dec 31: on New Year’s Eve the opening hours of Gellert Bath from 6 am to 6 pm. Great way  to get some strength for the New Year’s Eve parties in Budapest!
  • Jan 1: on New Year’s Day, the opening hours of Gellert Bath from 10 am to 8 pm. What a perfect way  to cure any hangover and welcome the new year with healthy resolutions! You can even listen to a concert on New Year’s Day to make January 1 in Budapest really beautiful.

Massage from 18 Euros at Gellert Bath

Did you know that you can book a massage in Gellert Spa from approx. 18 Euros (20 minutes aroma massage at one of the best thermal spas of Hungary! With a bath ticket from 38 Euros! Budapest can be cheap, but this is a really a superb Christmas Deal, we think! You can buy it as a Gellert Spa Gift Voucher for others too.) Do not miss out on this fabulous opportunity. Book now in advance, or others will instead of you (Christmas and New Years can get really booked in Budapest, this applies to the Nutcracker ballet, or Budapest Christmas cruises, or massages in Gellert Bath in general).

Romantic Private Bath at Gellert Baths

Are you in a mood to splurge with your love of life? You can even book a private bath at the beautiful Art Nouveau complex. The private bath is not so spectacular with today’s standards (it was super high tech in the 1920s obviously), but you can have your privacy in Gellert Spa private bath for 3 hours or so. The sparkling wine and fruit bowl is included in the price, but the towels are not.