Visit the traditional Budapest Christmas Markets:

Christmas Market on Vorosmarty Sq (Nov 18, 2022 – Dec 31, 2022),
Christmas Fair at Basilica (Nov 18, 2022 – Jan 1, 2023)

Budapest Christmas Market by Basilica

Budapest Christmas Market by Basilica

Thermal bath is a bliss in winter time: visit Szechenyi Baths in Budapest to enjoy hot spring pools (2 open air thermal pools, 15 indoor pools), also open at Christmas, so is its cafeteria with cold and hot snacks/ drinks. On the spot, add a massage (subject to availability)

Szechenyi Baths Budapest Christmas Winter Holiday

Szechenyi Baths Budapest Winter – James Guppy Photography

Enjoy a great cruise on the river Danube at Christmas. Budapest winter sights are even more beautiful during night boat tours. See available Budapest Christmas Boats or the Budapest Winter Cruise Calendar. Our festive tip: 4 Course A La Carte Cruise.

Budapest Cruises in Winter

Budapest Cruises in Winter

Get into the festive spirit of Christmas with music. From classical to Gypsy salon, folk and charity concerts, live music will make your Christmas experience in Budapest brighter. Find your Christmas Concerts in Budapest.

Christmas Chamber Concert Budapest

Christmas Chamber Concert Budapest



Celebrate the New Year in Budapest on a special program. NYE Budapest Parties are available to book, but don’t hesitate much as tickets are selling fast.

NYE Party Cruise with Folk Show

NYE Party Cruise with Folk Show


Take a roll of freshly grilled sweet Chimney Cake while walking around the Budapest Christmas Market. Delicious!

Chimney Cake at the Christmas Market in Budapest

Chimney Cake at the Xmas Fair in Budapest – Peter Pászti Photography

Book your places on a Budapest Christmas Market Guided Tour to taste special Hungarian delicacies.

Add Magic to Christmas in Budapest. How about a very unique pool party in the most fascinating thermal bath in Budapest? Places limited, swimwear and fun-loving is a must.

Szechenyi Baths Winter Party Budapest

Szechenyi Baths Winter Party Budapest

Don’t forget the the New Year Bath Party in Szechenyi Baths on Dec 30, and the NYE Cruise on Dec 31.

The Budapest Nutcracker Ballet is the regular winter show in the Hungarian State Opera House, also the home of the National Ballet Institute. Book a ticket in advance for a Nutcracker show in Budapest.

Nutcracker Ballet Budapest Opera House Christmas

Nutcracker Ballet Budapest Christmas Shows


Every year from early December, you can enjoy the special Christmas Streetcar ride in Budapest in some of the scenic routes in the city. Check the Schedule of the Budapest “Christmas Light Tram”

Budapest Christmas Streetcar

Budapest Christmas Streetcar – Mark Mervai Photography

The Ice Rink in Budapest City Park is a must for winter sports lovers in Budapest. Rent a pair of skates to glide around the Ice Rink Palace and Vajdahunyad Castle. Fun and romantic.

Ice Rink Budapest City Park Christmas

Ice Rink Budapest Park – Gabor Szendrei Photography


The looking tower and terrace of Budapest is known as the Fisherman’s Bastion: a perfect winter view of the city, one of the top attractions during your Christmas holiday in Hungary.

Budapest Fishermans Bastion Winter

Fishermans Bastion Winter – Clabots Photography

Visit Fisherman’s Bastion on a Guided Buda Castle Tour.

The wonderful smell of roast chestnut! Simple, festive, natural and easy to share while taking a winter walk in Budapest.

Budapest Roast Chestnut at Christmas

Budapest Roast Chestnut at Christmas – Claudia Y Ros Photography


Celebrate Christmas with the locals: Christmas masses and ceremonies, beautiful winter organ concerts in St Stephen’s Basilica in Budapest. COMIN SOON

Budapest Christmas in St Stephen Basilica Christmas Trees

Budapest St Stephen Basilica – Philippe Clabots Photography

Budapest Christmas Eve Midnight Masses: the midnight magic of the Advent.

Further Budapest Concert in December and Budapest January Concerts.

Visit the Buda Castle for a crisp winter walk and beautiful views of the city. By buying a Budapest Card, you can get free entry to 7 museums, including 2 in the Buda Castle: the Hungarian National Gallery and the Budapest History Museum. Check out the special December Opening Hours of Buda Castle Budapest.

Budapest Winter Visit Buda Castle Hill

Budapest Buda Castle Hill – Philippe Clabots Photography

Buda Castle Walking Tours and Buda Bus Tours are available during Christmas as well.

Hungarian folk dance shows are special cultural events in Budapest with the best folk dancers in Hungary. Make your winter holiday special with an authentic Hungarian show.

Hungarian Folk Show December

Hungarian Folk Show December

Book your special evening program online, such as Folk Show on the Danube or a Folk Dinner in a Traditional Hungarian Inn.

Spend a day in the hot springs of Gellert Spa: get a spa treatment (from VIP massages to traditional Hungarian Mud/Wine/Herbal treatments, or rent the Private Bath). Check the Gellert Spa Christmas opening hours

Gellert Spa Pool Budapest Winter Holiday

Gellert Spa – Miroslav Petrasko Photography


Pre-NYE Parties in Budapest on Dec 29 and Dec 30. Make the most of your Budapest December holiday and warm up for the big night of New Year’s Eve.

Pre-NYE Retro Party Budapest

Celebrate the New Year on a fantastic NYE Party in Budapest on Dec 31. Dance parties, Cruises, Bath parties – everyone can find the perfect program that suits their style. Book now!

NYE Booze Cruise Budapest

NYE Booze Cruise Budapest

Budapest New Year’s Eve Concerts on Dec 31. Say goodbye to 2018 in style on a Budapest Gala Concert or an elegant Danube River Cruise on NYE.

Budapest NYE Gala Dinner Show Party

Budapest NYE Gala Dinner Show Party