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November 2019

Christmas Fair and Winter Festival at Vörösmarty Sqr.

November 8, 2019 - January 1, 2020
Wooden cottage at the Christmas Fair

Visiting Budapest's official Christmas Market at Vörösmarty Square is a must if you wish to see one of Europe's top festive winter faira. You can enjoy delicious local food and beverages, concerts, children activities and browse among the booths packed with genuine handcrafted products.

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Advent & Winter Festival in Városháza Park, Downtown Budapest

November 22 - December 27
Green cardboard Xmas tree installations

A Christmas & Winter Festival in the centre of the city in Városháza Park awaiting visitors with family programs and concerts till 28. December 2019.

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Christmas Market By Budapest Basilica

November 22, 2019 @ 11:30 am - January 1, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
fornt view of the Basilica at night with a red-lighted Christmas tree on the square

A fairy-tale like Advent Fair and Festival right in front of St. Stephen's Basilica in the city centre between 22. Nov 2019 - 01. January 2020. Tasty food, a wide range of drinks, concerts a small ice rink and visual painting on the facade of the church every evening.

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Advent in Óbuda

November 29 - December 23

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 at Árpád híd station,…

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December 2019

Christmas in Budapest

December 24 - December 26

What to do in Budapest around Christmas time? Browse our program selection that includes boat excurions, concerts,and festive market tours. You will also find information on opening hours (shops/thermal baths) and 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

Music and Wine See the famous Hundred Member Gipsy Orchestra perform live in the Budapest Congress Center on 30. December, 2018. at 18.00. Date: 30. December 2019., 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 6-person tables…

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New Year in Budapest, 31. December 2019 – 01. January 2020.

December 31, 2019 - January 1, 2020
New Years Eve boat party on the Danube

Program recommendations for NYE in Budapest, ranging from a cruise party with dinner, gala concert and party in downtown, folklore show, ruin bar crawl and other cool activities to celebrate the coming of 2019!

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Budapest New Year’s Eve Cruise & Party 2019/20

December 31, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - January 1, 2020 @ 3:00 am
festive fireworks over the Danube

Spend the last evening of the year on a romantic New Year's Eve Party in Budapest. Quick Links: Program Schedule - What's Included? - Dinner Menu - Open Bar - Tickets The elegant Európa 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 served dinner with 3 menu options (red meat, poultry and vegetarian), sip delightful…

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

December 31, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - January 1, 2020 @ 3:00 am
people clinking glasses at a round dinner table

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 or folklore show, midnight dinner, party with open bar and true ballroom atmosphere make this a memorable program for the last eve of 2019. Vegetarian menu option is available! Prices Gala Concert with Dinner & Party with Open Bar: 175 EUR/person Folklore Show with Dinner & Party with…

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February 2020

Mangalica Festival Budapest

February 7, 2020 - February 9, 2020
rows of paprika sausages and salamis

The Mangalica Festival in Downtown Budapest in mid-February offers the perfect opportunity to savour local gastronomy focusing mainly on sausages, salamis, bacon, and other food stuff made from the Hungarian pig breed the Mangalica/Mangalitza.

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Valentine’s Day Budapest

February 14, 2020

Find some romantic programs and events to enchant your loved one on Valentine's Day - (Bálint Nap in Hungary)! Whether it's a candle-lit dinner on an excursion boat, going to a thermal bath and enjoying a massage there or just eating in a nice restaurant, Budapest has it all!

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March 2020

15th March-Revolution Day-Programs in Budapest

March 14, 2020 - March 15, 2020
Celebrations at the Hungarian National Museum on 15. March

15. March is one of the most important National Days in Hungary and a public holiday when most shops, markets, services are closed. We remember the 1848 revolution against the Austrian rule and the following War of Independence that ended in 1849. Commemorations take place at numerous venues in the city.

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April 2020

Spring & Easter Market in Budapest

April 1, 2020 - April 24, 2020
Vörösmarty square and the Gerbaud cafe illuminated at night

The Spring Festival on Vörösmarty Square is held around Easter. In 2019 it welcomes visitors from 05. April with genuine handcrafted products, local gastronomy, craft workshops for children, concerts, and dance performances. A must-do program if you come to Budapest in spring!

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Budapest Spring Festival (Budapesti Tavaszi Fesztivál)

April 3, 2020 - April 20, 2020
the red and white logo of the spring fest with the date displayed

The Spring Festival is a nearly 4-week long cultural festival with 120 programs at 40 Budapest venues. The varied program offers orchestra and chamber concerts, opera performances, ballet, jazz, exhibitions including many free events. It's one of Europe's largest cultural festival featuring numerous international artists year by year.

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Easter in Budapest (Húsvét)

April 10, 2020 - April 13, 2020
three colorful painted easter eggs

Find out what you can do in Budapest at Easter! Festivals, popular attractions, family programs, things to do recommendations for the Easter weekend so that you can plan your vacation well. You can also learn about some local Easter traditions.

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Easter in Várkert Bazaar Budapest

April 11, 2020 @ 10:00 am - April 13, 2020 @ 9:00 pm
colonnaded walkway in the castle bazaar

The Várkert Bazaar at the foot of Buda Castle hosts a 3-day festival with colorful programs between Holy Saturday and Easter Monday. Expect craft workshops and shows evoking Easter traditions, concerts, street food, exhibitions and lots of kids' programs. Admission is free. Address: Ybl Miklós tér, 2-6., Budapest 1013, district I.

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International Book Festival Budapest

April 23, 2020 - April 26, 2020

Venue: Millenáris, Kis Rókus u. 16-20., Buda, district II., tram 6/M2 (red) metro line Dates and Opening Hours: 25. April 12.00 - 19.00 26. April 10.00 - 19.00 27. April 10.00 - 20.00 28. April 10.00 - 19.00 Entry: Free Event website A great festival for book lovers. Besides being an ideal place to get both newly published and older books at discount price, the festival offers a wide palette of programs (discussions, book signings, reading sessions etc.). You can…

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May Day in Budapest

April 30, 2020 - May 2, 2020

1st May/Labor Day is a public holiday in Hungary. May Day festivals, a race car and air show, family programs take place at various venues in Budapest.

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May 2020

Budapest 100, Celebration of 100-Year Old Buildings

May 2, 2020 - May 3, 2020

The Budapest 100 is a 2-day celebration of buildings in Budapest that turn their 100th birthday in 2019. This year the event's motto is "In the Footsteps of Bauhaurs" so you can, view exhibitions, visit houses built in the style and join many other events and programs over the two days.

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Budapest Folk Festival

May 20, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - May 23, 2020 @ 12:00 am
a couple of dancers on a folk dance house event

A festival dedicated to folk music and dancing with programs at four venues across Budapest.

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