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July 2017

Titanic Exhibition in Budapest

July 20 @ 10:00 am - December 31 @ 8:00 pm

The Titanic Exhibition is in Budapest till 31. December 2017. Plenty of artifacts rescued from the wreck, historical records and information, a film screening sheds light on the fate of the tragic ocean liner. An audio guide in English, Hungarian, German, Czech and Slovak languages provides information on the objects on display as well as historical background of the era. Quick Links: Location -  Opening Hours - Tickets-Weekdays -Tickets-Weekend - Why Visit? - Best Time To Visit…

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November 2017

Budapest Christmas Fair and Winter Festival

November 10 - December 31
Wooden cottage at the Christmas Fair

Visit the Budapest Christmas Fair and Winter Festival on Vörösmarty Square if you want to buy something unique and original for your loved ones The lovely plaza in the heart of the city turns into a festive market place from 10. November till 31. December. The location is ideal; the Square is in the heart of the city at the end of Váci utca, right in front of the prestigious Gerbeaud Coffee House. Cottage-style wooden stalls and two outdoor stages…

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Advent & Winter Festival in Városháza Park, Downtown Budapest

November 17 - December 28
Green cardboard Xmas tree installations

Location & Getting There: Városháza Park, city centre (a 2-minute walk from Deák Ferenc metro station and tram termini: M1, M2, M3 underground lines, trams 47 and 49). You can also get there by buses No. 9, 15, 105: get off at Deák F. tér stop. Opening Hours Craft Fair: Sun - Thurs: 10.00 - 20.00, Fri & Sat: 10.00 - 21.00, 24. December: 10.00 - 14.00, 25 - 26. December: 12.00 - 18.00 Entry: free exc. Charity Gala…

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Christmas Market By Budapest Basilica

November 24, 2017 @ 11:30 am - January 1, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
fornt view of the Basilica at night with a red-lighted Christmas tree on the square

The Christmas Market and Advent Feast by the Basilica of Budapest is one of the most popular holiday-welcoming event in the city. The most prestigious church of the country lends a fitting backdrop to the festival that starts on 24. November 2017. NEW in 2017: This year visitors will be treated to a new, even more spectacular 3D visual show projected on the front of the Basilica every day after sunset. The speacial glasses with wich you can view the…

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December 2017

Advent in Óbuda

December 1 - December 23
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Christmas Festival on Fő tér (Main Square) The Main Square and the neighbouring area of Óbuda hosts festive programs on the four weekends of Advent: concerts, puppet shows, two ice rinks, and handicrafts  and gastro market offer entertainment for the whole family. A tall Christmas tree and the life-size nativity scene, workshops, and local gastronomy create a special pre-Christmas atmosphere. Getting there: tram 1 and get off at Szentlélek tér stop  M3, blue metro, get off…

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Christmas in Budapest

December 24 - December 26

See How Hungarians Prepare for Christmas in Budapest Are you planning to celebrate Christmas in Budapest this year? Andrássy avenue at Christmas Find some things to do suggestions, information about opening hours, public transport and some interesting Hungarian Christmas traditions. Quick Links: TIP: Christmas Cruises - Christmas Concerts - Festive Markets - Gala Concert of the 100-Member Gypsy Orchestra - Hotels in Budapest - Opening Hours at Christmas - Public Transport During the Holiday…

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New Year Concert of the 100-Member Gipsy Orchestra

December 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm
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Music and Wine See the famous Hundred Member Gipsy Orchestra perform live in the Budapest Congress Center on 30. December, 2017. at 18.00. Date: 30. December 2017., at 18.00 Venue: Budapest Congress Center, Jagelló út 1-3., Budapest 1213, district XII. Tickets in Various Categories concert + wine tasting + dinner + folk show: 120 EUR, (seating is at 8-person tables on the ground floor) concert + wine tasting + snack + folk show: 68 EUR, (seating is at…

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New Year in Budapest, 31. December 2017 – 01. January 2018.

December 31, 2017 - January 1, 2018
New Years Eve boat party on the Danube

New Year's Eve & New Year's Day Programs If you plan to celebrate New Year in Budapest you won't be bored. You can pick from plenty of programs from upscale balls to local house parties. Let's not forget the spectacular fireworks at midnight! Hungarians are very good at partying. We're people who look for every occasion to eat and drink well. One of these special occasions is the last day of the year, Szilveszter in our language. People start preparing…

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Budapest New Year’s Eve Cruise & Party 2017/18

December 31, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - January 1, 2018 @ 1:00 am

Spend the last evening of the year on a romantic New Year's Eve Party in Budapest. The elegant Millennium ship on the Danube will host this upscale party that will take you on a night cruise on the river, where you can: admire the wonderful view of illuminated Budapest, enjoy a fine 5-course buffet dinner with 3 menu options (red meat, poultry and vegetarian), sip delightful local wines, champagne or other drink (unlimited consumption from the open bar), second…

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New Year’s Eve Dinner, Concert & Gala Party in Budapest

December 31, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - January 1, 2018 @ 3:00 am
festive dinner table with white cloth and plates and wine glasses two ladies sitting in the background

A perfect and stylish event to greet the New Year in Budapest, in a prestigious historic palace, the Duna Palota. Delicious food of five courses with selected wines, a live gala concert, midnight dinner, party with open bar and true ballroom atmosphere make this a memorable program for the last eve of 2017. Price 163 EUR/person Includes: welcome drink 5-course dinner with top-quality wine selection, (vegetarian menu option is available) seated at elegantly set tables and…

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February 2018

Mangalica Festival Budapest

February 9, 2018 - February 11, 2018
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The Mangalica Festival on 09 - 11. February, 2018. launches the series of gastro festivals held yearly in Budapest. The festival's locale is Szabadság tér near the Parliament in the city centre, easily aacessible by tram or metro. Admission is free. Quick Links: General Info - Detailed Program - Street Food - Exhibitors - Photos Since we love mangalica meat and sausage, we drop by the festival each year to taste and stock up on mangalica goodies and usually stick…

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Valentine’s Day Budapest 2018.

February 14, 2018
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Program Tips for a Romantic Day Valentine's day in Budapest (Bálint nap in Hungarian traditions) - we have some great romantic things to do ideas in store for you and your loved one to make 14th February a truly memorable day. Quick Links: Valentine's Day Accommodation Offers - TIP: Valentine's Day Cruise with Dinner - Romantic 3-in-1 Program - Hungarian Nights in ARAZ Restaurant - Thermal Baths, Pampering Massages - Day Spa Recommendations - TIP: Wine Tasting - Romantic Train Journey…

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March 2018

15th March-Revolution Day-Programs in Budapest

March 14, 2018 - March 15, 2018
Celebrations at the Hungarian National Museum on 15. March

15. March - National Day

Commemorating the Revolution and the War of Independence in 1848-49.

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Budapest Spring Festival (Budapesti Tavaszi Fesztivál)

March 30, 2018 - April 22, 2018
the red and white logo of the spring fest with the date displayed

Spring Festivities with A Wide Range of Cultural Programs The Budapest Spring Festival takes place in April each year. Besides Hungarian artists, numerous international stars perform during the 3 and half - week event. One of the the biggest name of the 2017 festival is John Malkovich performing in the Just Call Me God: A dictator's final speech theatre and music production. Other performers in 2017 include: Georg Baselitz, Gyenyisz Macujev, Daniele Gatti and the Komische Oper Berlin …

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Easter in Budapest

March 30, 2018 - April 2, 2018
three colorful painted easter eggs

Events, Festivals, Things To Do Around Easter in Budapest Do you plan to spend Easter in Budapest? The Hungarian capital offers plenty of attractions and activities for a wonderful Easter weekend. Plan your Easter city break to Budapest well, so that you can get the most of your time. See our things to do tips below and some useful information about public transport, opening hours and the weather around the holiday. TIP: Danube Cruise with Dinner at Easter - Spring…

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Spring & Easter Market at Vörösmarty Square

March 30, 2018 - April 29, 2018
Vörösmarty square and the Gerbaud cafe illuminated at night

The Budapest Spring Fair organized around Easter, 30. March and 30. April in 2018. at Vörösmarty Square follows the tradition and success of the popular Christmas Fair. Quick Links: Location - Opening Hours - Programs - Kids' Programs - Food/Drink Prices - Photos The historic plaza turns into a lovely spring garden for the month-long festival offering a rich variety of cultural programs: concerts, folk music and dance performances, children programs, art and craft workshops. Details of the…

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Easter in Várkert Bazaar Budapest

March 31, 2018 @ 11:00 am - April 2, 2018 @ 9:00 pm
colonnaded walkway in the castle bazaar

The Várkert Bazaar at the foot of the Castle hill in Buda gives home to a colorful festival at Easter 2018, on 31. March -02. April. Entry is free. Family programs, Easter egg exhibition, concerts, folk dance performances, craft workhops with traditional egg decorating techniques, cooking show await everyone at the nicely restored historic venue. Location-address: Várkert Bazár, Ybl Miklós tér, 2-6., Budapest 1013, district I. Getting there: tram 2 (Széchenyi István tér stop/at the Chain Bridge, then…

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April 2018

Budapest 100, Celebration of 100-Year Old Buildings

April 21, 2018 - April 22, 2018

Date: 21 - 22. April, 2018. An open weekend for Budapest buildings that celebrate their 100th birthday in 2018. The Budapest 100 is one my favourite programs and I wish it would last more than just two days. This year you can pop again in some very unique buildings. Houses on the Danube river front will be in the focus over the 2 days. You can explore the many cultural and historic monuments located along the more than 4 km…

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May Day in Budapest

April 29, 2018 - May 1, 2018
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Festivals, Things to Do Recommendations, 1st May/Labor Day May Day in Budapest used to be a major holiday of the Communist Party. Large processions followed by beer and frankfurter in the City Park marked 1st May a couple of decades ago. Today political parties still use May Day/Labor Day to advertise their programs and recruit followers, but luckily 1st May- Labor Day has become a family day with a range of festivals and programs in the capital, and other towns…

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May 2018

Gourmet Festival in Buda

May 17, 2018 - May 20, 2018
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This year mangalica - the indigenous local pig - specialties and strawberry will be in the focus. Novelty that more children programs await families visiting the festival in 2017. Good to Know About the Gourmet Festival Date: 18 - 21. May 2017., Thursday-Sunday - Date is Not Official Yet! Opening Hours: 18. May/Thursday: 17.00 - 23.00, 19 - 21. May/Frid-Sat-Sun: 12.00 - 23.00 Venue: Millenáris Park, Buda Getting there: trams 4, 6, M2 metro Széll Kálmán tér stop -…

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