Tis’ The Season: Christmas Fairs in Budapest

4 comments Posted by: Roberta Gyori

Want to get into the holiday spirit? With most Christmas markets opening this week Budapest will be once again full of magical places to visit. Christmas lights and holiday decorations are popping up everywhere in the city. Here is a selection of Christmas markets and fairs to visit during the holiday season.

Budapest Christmas Market

Budapest’s traditional Christmas market will be held in Vörösmarty tér. Visitors can browse over 100 stands offering Christmas decorations, foodie gifts and some authentic arts and crafts, certified by the 'House of Tradition'. Programs for kids, music and dance performances, traditional Hungarian foods like lángos and fried sausages will all be part of the experience. A glass of mulled wine or a shot of pálinka will also help you get into that merry spirit. Open: November 13 – January 6

Advent by the Basilica

From December to January the air around the Basilica will be filled with the scent of mulled wine and roasted chestnuts. This charming, traditional Christmas fair has an ice-rink surrounded by a number of small wooden huts selling Christmas presents, delicious food and hot drinks. Open: November 27 - January 2

WAMP Christmas Design & Gastro Fair

Take a break from the high street and browse WAMP’s Christmas Design & Gastro Fair for unusual, artsy gifts. This December WAMP is popping up for three Sundays in Millenáris and it will feature stalls from over 50 local artists and crafters. WAMP also offers handicraft workshops for kids. Open: December 6, 13 and 20

Creative Arts Christmas Fair

The annual Christmas fair organized by the Museum of Applied Arts will feature clothes, accessories, jewelry, home décor, toys, Christmas decorations and much more by contemporary Hungarian artists and designers. Open: December 4, 5 and 6

Christmas Market at Four Seasons Gresham Palace

In 2015, the prestigious Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace will host once again its own christmas fair. The hotels' Zrínyi Passage will be transformed into a charming christmas market with little stands selling arts and crafts and culinary delights. Open: November 27 - December 25

Advent in Budapest

The Advent in Budapest winter festival will offer a series of cultural programs for all ages in Városháza Park. A variety of shows and Christmas-themed performances are on the program. Open: November 28 - December 21

Photos by Márk Mervai and by Advent by the Basilica

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  1. margaret opines:

    can you tell me the exact dates of the christmas fair in budapest for 2013 please as Iwiah to book flights hotel etc

  2. Roberta Gyori responds:

    @margaret - Unfortunately, the 2013 dates haven’t been published yet, but usually the market opens in mid November and closes on December 31st. I’ll post the dates on visitBudapest.travel as soon as they become available.

  3. Sarah Thomas opines:

    Are the Christmas markets open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day?

  4. Roberta Gyori responds:

    @Sarah Thomas - They are open on the 24th, however only until 2pm, and closed on Dec 25th and 26th.

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