Looking for things to do once Christmas is out of the way? Not sure what is open between 26 December and New Year? Or just want to get out of the house? Here are some useful tips on where to go and what to visit on 27 December in Budapest.
Thermal Baths in Budapest on 27 December
Burn off those excess calories by visiting one of the main thermal baths of Budapest (Szechenyi Baths, Gellert Spa, Lukacs Baths, Rudas Baths) as they are open from 6 am to 9 pm, with small alterations are in the different thermal baths (the outdoor pools in Szechenyi and Rudas Baths are open until 10 pm, while Gellert Spa closes at 8 pm). Check-in for online reservations: 9 am – 6 pm.
Everyone wants to have a relaxed day at Szechenyi and Gellert Spa enjoying a nice massage or trying Gellert Spa’s private bath, therefore early booking is highly suggested.
River Danube Cruises in Budapest on 27 Dec
The dinner cruises are either a la carte, served, or buffet style dinners with live music (from Bar Piano to gypsy music).
As many people are on holiday and not working between Christmas and the New Year, tickets to these cruises sell out in advance, so book early to avoid any disappointment.
Budapest Gala Concert in the Danube Palace Budapest on 27 December
With a very wide range of repertoire from gipsy music and operetta to classical music featuring a special Hungarian instrument, the cimbalom (hammered ducimel), this Budapest Gala Concert is for everyone. Performing the Danube Symphony Orchestra, the soloists of the world-famous Budapest Operetta Theatre and other great talents from the national “Virtuosos” talent show.
You can even enjoy an unforgettable cruise with dinner, drinks and great views of the city right after the concert.
Buda Castle Tours on Dec 27
Buda Castle and its District is one of the top attractions of Budapest. With different winter Castle tours in the Buda Castle District, you can choose the perfect one for you and the loved ones. Please, dress well for these outdoor tours, as the weather in Budapest can be really freezing on the last days of December.
Segway Tours on 27 December in Budapest
While walking tours are mainly for families or the elderly, a Segway Tour in Budapest is for the brave and open minded souls!
Book your Segway Tour in advance as its popularity is rising, even in the cold winter months.
- City Center Segway Tour in Budapest
- Buda Castle Segway Tour
- City Park Segway Tour
- City Centre + City Park Segway Tour
Christmas Markets on 27 December
The Christmas Fairs are still open. Head there for food stalls (like you need any more food after Christmas), mulled wines, unique products and more. Free entry.
1, Vorosmarty Square Christmas Market on Dec 27
Address: Vorosmarty Ter, District V
Opening hours on Dec 27: 10 am – 9 pm (merchant stalls until 8 pm)
2, St Stephen’s Basilica Christmas Market on Dec 27
Address: Szent Istvan Ter, in front of the Budapest Basilica building, District V
Opening hours on Dec 27: 10 am – 8 pm (food and handicraft stalls) with laser show every half an hour between 4.30 pm and 8 pm on the Basilica’s facade.