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Fishermans Bastion at Xmas

The Fisherman’s Bastion is one of the few Budapest attractions that are open all year round, even on public holidays like the days of Christmas. In fact, the Fisherman’s Bastion (Halaszbastya) is open all day and all night, from Monday to Sunday, which makes it one of the most easy attractions to fit in any Budapest itinerary, especially among your Budapest Christmas things to do list.

Fishermans Bastion at Xmas

Fishermans Bastion at Xmas – Ben G Hancock Photography

The Fisherman’s Bastion is one of the best lookout towers in Budapest where you can take panoramic photos from to capture the winter sights of the Pest side, like the Hungarian Parliament, the Gresham Palace, the domes of the St Stephen’s Basilica, the Chain Bridge over the river Danube, etc.

At Christmas, the Fisherman’s Bastion can seem quite deserted, which is ideal for those who do not like crowds of tourists flocking around a sight. However, around 11pm on Christmas Eve, people who wish to attend the Midnight Mass will start to slowly gather around the Matthias Church to get a good seat for the Holy Mass in time.

Opening hours:

24 December: 0-24 (free to enter)

25 December: 0-24 (free to enter)

26 December: 0-24 (free to enter)

31 December: 0-24 (free to enter)

1 January 2017: 0-24 (free to enter)

 

Obuda Christmas Market 2012 is a much awaited Christmas market, mostly known by locals, but less by Budapest expats and tourists visiting Hungary.

Obuda Christmas Market Budapest

Obuda Christmas Market Budapest

While the Advent Fair is an all day event, the weekends offer special concerts and performances on top of the daily markets, smith shows, etc. On weekdays (from Monday to Friday) you can see some programs from 4 pm (e.g. the performances of local schools, kindergartens, clubs, etc. like the traditional Bethlehem play by Hungarian school children, choirs singing etc.)

Let’s quickly add that while the market in Obuda is open from December 1 to 23, the skating rink on Fo Square (Fő tér) is open from Dec 1 to Dec 31, from 8 am to 8 pm.

You can take a peak at how Obuda is preparing for the Advent Fair on Fo Square in Obuda district (District III, Fő tér)

Here are some of the events of the Obuda Christmas Market in the Old Buda district of Budapest (District III, by Arpad Bridge)

December 1, 2012: Obuda Christmas Fair

DECEMBER 1 SATURDAY

11:00 The devil and the fairy – Andrea Malek and Eva Korpas concert

16:00 – Concert by Csintekerinto Band, Szilvia Bognar and his Band

18:00 Opening Ceremony

The Magma Fire Theatre performance

Balazs Bus, mayor of Obuda-Békásmegyer gives a ceremonial speech

Skating rink Initiation

Concert: Good Tidings – the opening concert of Kaláka World Music Band (a huge favorite of locals)
Kalaka is one of our favourites too, listen to this beautiful song (“Somebody is walking atop the trees” poem by Sandor Kanyadi, music by Kalaka Band):

December 2, 2012: Obuda Christmas Fair

 DECEMBER 2 SUNDAY

11:00 the concert and show of the Folk Music School in Óbuda: singing together for the Advent

15:00 Travel Mail Concert by the MagyarVista Social Club (inspired by the Buena Vista Social Club)

16:00 Waiting for Santa’s elves with Finnish Lessons to learn the song for Santa Claus – Broccoli and Rocket, alias Bela Agoston singer. The clown and the music clown accompanied by the Ilona Andor School children’s choir

16:30 Youlupukki, the real Santa Claus from Finland arrives

18:00 Veni, Veni, Emmanuel – Bolyki brothers singing a capella

The first Advent candle lights are lit by Dr. Vilmos Khirer papal prelate, Hon. canon, judicial vicar

This is a video of the Bolyki Brothers Christmas Concert at the Obuda Christmas Market:

December 8, 2012: Obuda Christmas Fair

 December 8 SATURDAY

11:00 Music Fairy – tale of Esther chain band

16:00 Singing Santa – Gryllus Vilmos concert

18:00 Winter sunshine – Day concert

December 9, 2012: Obuda Christmas Fair

December 9 SUNDAY

11:00 Folk Music School in Óbuda the show – singing together for the Advent

16:00 Concert: I am bringing Fire – Agnes Herczku and her Band

18.00 The great Music Mountain – Lovasi and the accidental (Helicon Audio Book Series)

The second Advent candle lights are lit by Mihaly Varga minister

 

Christmas Skating in Budapest

Christmas Skating in Budapest

December 15, 2012: Obuda Christmas Fair

December 15 SATURDAY

11:00 – Toldi, the story of a Hungarian hero shown by Gabor Boka in an old style of retro movies at fairs and markets (story told in pictures)

16:00 Concert (New Folk style): Start of Life – Budapest Nufolk Revolution

18.00 announcing the winners of the Christmas tree decorating competition and drawing competition. Delivering the Xmas gifts and the Christmas toy collections to needy children. On stager: Balazs Bus, Óbuda-Békásmegyer Mayor (the mayor of District III)

18:30 Concert: Pearls to Men by the Mistral Band

December 16, 2012: Obuda Christmas Fair

December 16 SUNDAY

11:00 Folk Music School in Óbuda the show – singing together for the Advent

16:00 Shepherds, wake up! – Bela Szerenyi and his family

18:00 Concert (world music, raggie folk) Hear, Nazarene? – Gyorgy Ferenczi and Rackajam Band

The third Advent candle lights are lit by Elizabeth Menczer, Member of Parliament

Christmas Concert in Budapest Obuda

Christmas Concert in Budapest Obuda

December 22, 2012: Obuda Christmas Fair

December 22 SATURDAY

11:00 Come to Bethlehem with us! – Gyöngyi Écs and Marcell Kovats performs a fabulous interactive story for children

16:00 Concert: Kétháné – by the Romengó Band

18:00 – Concert: Playing at Christmas – by the Sebő Band (Ferenc Sebo)

December 23, 2012: Obuda Christmas Fair

December 23 SUNDAY

11:00 Folk Music School in Óbuda the show – singing together for the Advent

16:00 Concert by the Buda Folk Band: Frequent Wanderers’ Christmas

18:00 Concert by Kalaka Band: Can I Come in with the Bethlehem? – The final concert of the Advent Fair in Obuda is performed by Kaláka

The fourth Advent candle lights are lit by Bela P. Abraham SDB Salesian Provincial

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. Dates in 2014:

Dec 24: open from 6 am until 2 pm

Dec 25: open from 10 am until 6 pm

Dec 26: open from 8 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 2014

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 8 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 16.5 Euros at Gellert Bath

Did you know that you can book a massage in Gellert Spa from approx. 16.5 Euros (half an hour 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 champagne and fruit bowl is included in the price, but the towels are not.

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