You can choose from many things to do in Budapest on 28 December.
If the weather is wet and cold we recommend a visit to one of the world famous thermal baths in the morning, then going on a sightseeing tour on the Danube, followed by a Hungarian Folk music concert for the evening.
Thermal Baths in Budapest on 28 December
Visiting at least one of the thermal baths of Budapest is a must, especially in a cold month like December.
Szechenyi Baths, Gellert Spa, Lukacs Baths, Rudas Baths are open (with small variations) from 6 am to 10 pm.
Check-in for online reservations: 9 am – 6 pm.
Did you know that you can make your spa visit totally carefree by buying not only a fast track bath ticket but also booking other rentals and services in advance, as well?
It is definitely worth it, as there are almost always huge queues building up in Budapest’s baths even on weekdays.
Hungarian Folk Show in Budapest on 28 December
Hungary has rich folk traditions and folk dancing is still actively practiced nowadays in dance houses.
With award winning Hungarian Folk Dancers, beautiful Hungarian Folk Dresses and a Spectacular Dance Show, the Hungarian Folk Show is a must see event.
When the Folk Dance Show has ended, you go for a Danube city cruise with buffet dinner from 10 pm.
River Danube Cruises on 28 Dec in Budapest
Probably the best and most convenient way to admire the World Heritage UNESCO sites of the capital city on the two riverbanks is to go on a boat trip on river Danube.
The Danube day cruises (either sightseeing or lunch cruises) are available during the day or you can go in the evening and choose a good quality served or buffet meal on any Budapest Dinner Cruises or a late Night Cruise.
Castle District Tours on 28 December
The Castle District with the Royal Palace, Matthias Church and the Fishermen’s Bastion is a sight for everyone visiting Budapest.
You can book any kind of Buda Castle District Tour starting from walking tours, Segway tours to Private tours.
Christmas Markets on 28 December
The holiday Christmas fairs offer cultural programs, a taste of Hungary’s culinary delights (strudels, artisan chocolates, goulash, gingerbread etc), hand-crafted products and a lot more.
Vorosmarty Square Christmas Market
Address: Vorosmarty Ter, District V
Opening hours on Dec 28: 10 am – 7 pm (handicraft shops), 10 am – 8 pm (food stalls)
St Stephen’s Basilica Christmas Market
Address: Szent Istvan Ter, in front of the Budapest Basilica building, District V
Opening hours on Dec 28: 10 am – 10 pm (food and handicraft stalls) with laser show every half an hour between 4.30 pm and 8 pm on the Basilica’s facade.