Visit the traditional Budapest Christmas Markets:
Christmas Market on Vorosmarty Sq (Nov 18, 2023 – Dec 31, 2023)
Christmas Fair at Basilica (Nov 18, 2023 – Dec 31, 2023 )
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 Winter – James Guppy Photography
Enjoy the nice panoramic view along with a tasty dinner during the festive season in Budapest!
Romantic Candlelit 3-Course Dinner, 1 Glass of Sparkling Wine and Rose decoration
The price is currently set at €71 per person, with a minimum booking for 2 people at €141/ 2 persons. You’ll be redirected to the partner site:
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
Join the various Budapest Folk Cruises for an unforgettable festive experience on the river Danube.
Budapest Folk Dinner Cruise
Various programs/Live Music/ Entertainment/Optional Dinner /Drinks
Book your seats in advance here from €49 per person.
Are you looking for the most unique Wonderland experience during your Budapest Visit?
The innovative and artistic digital world of lights will be an unforgettable program. Have your cameras ready to take some brilliant photos during the Winter Wonderland visit at Cinema Mystica Budapest. Absolutely a major hit: booking in advance is essential.
Cinema Mystica Immersive Budapest
Open: Every day From 10 am to 10pm
Prices: Adult:€15.25/ Children:€ 9.20/Senior:€11.57
Click here for more details and booking
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
No Budapest Winter Holiday can be complete without some nice thermal experience in the festive season. The historical Rudas Baths Spa and Dining package is excellent choice during the winter months. Enjoy the various pools, saunas, thermal waters, along with the 3-Course Dinner and a good coffee.
Spa Entry with 3-Course Meal: €62.99/ person
3-Course Dinner Cruise with Traditional Music and Folk Dance, the 1.5h Danube program offers the most beautiful evening lights of Budapest with Welcome Drink and delicious meals.
3-Course Dinner Cruise with Live Music
Welcome Drink/Live Entertainment/3-Course Dinner: 3 Menus to choose from / €68 per person
Book your seats in advance here from €68 per person.
Budapest E-Scooter Ride with a local guide
Ride through Budapest and the Christmassy lights with an expert guide, the large E-Scooter Tour is bookable during the winter season too.
Let the city uncover it’s secrets and show you it’s festive face during the ride. You can choose various areas such as the Castle District, Heroes Square and City Park or Margaret Island.
Helmet and Gloves are provided.
Price: from €32,21
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
A true fun programme for families with children: visit the Budapest Splashing Room for colorful Christmas memories, fun paintings and laughters.
Budapest Splashing Room -winter fun
Open in the festive season too, tickets are available for pre-booking.
Price: €19.46 per person
Take a roll of freshly grilled sweet Chimney Cake while walking around the Budapest Christmas Market. Delicious!
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
Don’t forget the New Year Bath Party in Szechenyi Baths on Dec 30, and the NYE Cruise on Dec 31.
The fun and unique Selfie & Sweets Museum Budapest offers surprising installations and excellent photo opportunities during Christmas days too.
Budapest Selfie Museum
Various times during the day/Price: €13.5 per person
Book Selfie & Sweets Museum
Enjoy the river panorama and Unlimited Prosecco or Lemonade during December and Christmas Days in Budapest. The Budapest Evening Sightseeing with Unlimited Prosecco offers the perfect time with your loved ones or friends: Music or Audio Guide, Heated and Open-air terrace and of course the iconic landmarks of Budapest!
Budapest Sightseeing with Unlimited Prosecco and Lemondade
Snacks are also available and there is a bar on board! The 75min Budapest Sightseeing with Unlimited Prosecco or Lemonade is available from €24.8 per person.
The thrilling Margaret Island Budapest Mystical Investigation Game awaits guests during Christmas days too! Explore the little fairy island of Budapest which was named after very unique historical character: a Princess Margaret with a tragically short life filled with miracles.
Uncover some of the hidden history of Budapest during this investigation game. Please make sure to charge your phones before getting started.
Price: €9.99 per person
Book the Margaret Island Budapest Mystical Investigation Game here.
Indulge yourself during Christmas with the beloved and historical Patisseries of Budapest. Get to know the timeless elegance in the cafes and and try some of the most amazing sweets with a local guide.
Budapest Luxury Patisserie Tour with Tastings
The Budapest Luxury Patisserie Tour with Tastings is already bookable while places last.
Price: €54,95 per person (min 3 guests)
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 Christmas Shows
If you are looking for an extraordinary set up for your Christmas pictures or would like to treat your loved ones while in Budapest, the Budapest Madame Tussauds awaits you from 10 am to 6pm during the winter festive days.
Tickets are available for €32.68
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 – 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 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.
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 – Claudia Y Ros Photography
Celebrate Christmas with the locals: Christmas masses and ceremonies, beautiful winter organ concerts in St Stephen’s Basilica in Budapest.
Budapest St Stephen Basilica – Philippe Clabots PhotographyBudapest 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 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
Book your special evening program online, such as Folk Show on the Danube.
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 – 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
Budapest New Year’s Eve Concerts on Dec 31. Say goodbye to the old year in style on a Budapest Gala Concert or an elegant Danube River Cruise on NYE.
Budapest NYE Gala Dinner Show Party