Spending 29 December in Budapest can easily be fun with many interesting things to do.
Let us give you some ideas of the seasonal festivals, performances, special concerts and other holiday season events on how to spend this day in the capital city.
Thermal Baths in Budapest on 29 December
Want to get ready for the New Year’s Eve party and chill out before the big event? Maybe longing for a game of water chess? Or just want to relax after the busy Christmas holiday? Just take a dip in one of Budapest’s many famous spas.
Budapest has a number of great spas and outdoor pools worth visiting, but Szechenyi Baths, Gellert Spa, Lukacs Baths, or Rudas Baths are the most known ones.
They are open every day, all year, opening hours might vary, please check the websites.
Hungarian Folk Show in Budapest on 29 December
One of the most prestigious folk ensemble, the Hungarian State Folk Ensemble, will perform in the beautiful Danube Palace (Duna Palota) by the Four Seasons Hotel in Budapest on 29 December.
The Hungarian Folk Show events are extremely popular, booking in advance is highly suggested.
Would like to have more Hungarian folk experience?
Enjoy an amazing Hungarian Folk Music and Dance Show on a boat tour in Budapest while cruising on the Danube. The Folk Show on Dinner Cruise program includes an evening with either a Danube Cruise and 5 Drinks or a 4-Course Served Dinner. This evening offers a bit of fun too, with a bit of folk dance learning opportunity!
River Danube Cruises on 29 December in Budapest
Go on a boat trip on the Danube and admire the top attractions of Budapest.
If you are interested in a lunch cruise or a cruise with only drinks, maybe even with an audio guide, please choose from several day cruise options.
There is a wide range of dinner cruises with either either a la carte, served dinner, or buffet style with all kinds of live music on board.
Hungarian and international dishes, meat and vegetarian options await you on the Budapest Dinner Cruises.
New Year Church Concert in Budapest
New Year’s Church Concert in Budapest in St Anne’s Church in the city centre. Listen to the wonderfully evocative works by Bach, Handel, Vivaldi while enjoying the baroque architecture of the recently restored St. Anna’s Church in Budapest’s city centre.
Just a walk away from most major hotels in Budapest from 7 pm on 29 December.
Buda Castle Tours on 29 December
The Buda Castle District in Budapest attracts tourists every day, all year round. With different winter Castle tours in the Buda Castle District, or a 2h Budget Buda Castle Walking Tour, everyone finds the perfect option.
Segway Tours in Budapest on Dec 29 in Budapest
Have you tried a Segway tour before? If not, do not miss the 1 or 2 hour long guided Segway Tours in Budapest as they are fun for everybody.
You can choose from different Segway Tours in Budapest on December 29:
- City Center Segway Tour in Budapest
- Buda Castle Segway Tour
- City Park Segway Tour
- City Centre + City Park Segway Tour
Christmas Markets on Dec 29 in Budapest
Spend some hours in one of Europe’s best Christmas markets while sipping mulled wine, buying authentic handmade souvenirs or listening free concerts.
Vorosmarty Square Christmas Market
Address: Vorosmarty Ter, District V
Opening hours on Dec 29: 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 29: 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.