Celebrate Halloween in Budapest!

Festivals, Parties, Programs

Although it is not a Hungarian holiday, celebrating Halloween is becoming more and more popular in Budapest and other parts of the country.

So if you happen to be here around the end of October-beginning of November and can’t live without all things Halloween, here are some tips on parties, festivals and other events.

2 young ladies and 3 men dressed in Halloween costume on a photo with the illuminated Chain Bridge in the background

TIP: If you want to celebrate the event like Hungarians do see the background information on All Saints Day/Mindenszentek on 01. November down the page.

Note: 01. November is a public holiday in Hungary. Shops, markets will be closed. Public transport services operate according to holiday schedule.

carved pumpkin lantern placed on a white clothed table, the illuminated Chain Bridge can be seen in the background
Halloween Boat Party 🎃👯‍♂️🎉

Halloween Booze / Cocktail Party Cruise

Dates: 28.October and 31.October

Departure Time: 10PM

Duration: 120 min. – Price: €45

Visit Dracula’s Prison The Labyrinth Of Buda castle

For a bit of thrill visit the Labyrinth in Buda Castle Hill where Dracula, the legendary Vlad Tepes was kept in prison in the 15th century.


  • Úri utca 9., or Lovas út 4/a, in Buda Castle (See on map)

Getting There:

  • Bus No. 16 or 16/A from Deák Square (M1, M2, M3 metro stations) or from Széll Kálmán Square (M2 metro station, tram 6 stop)

Opening Hours:

  • Every day from 10.00 to 19.00
  • Night tours by oil lamp start after 18.00

Tickets – Labyrinth Only (2023):

  • Full price: 4 000 HUF
  • Students/retirees: 3 500,
  • Children up to 12 years of age: 1 000 HUF,
  • Family ticket (2 adults + 2 kids): 8 000 HUF

Vampires & Myths Walking Tour Tickets:

  • 22 EUR
a tunnel with a series of vaults illuminated with spot lamps in the Labyrinth of Buda castle
Labyrinth In Buda Castle

Highlights Of The Vampires & Myths Tour:

  • Escape the city crowds with this educational tour of Buda Castle.
  • Unearth stories of Hungarian rulers, like the notorious Elizabeth Bathory, and the imprisonment of Vlad Dracula.
  • Join a 2-hour evening walking tour with your Gothic-clad guide, exploring the history of Old Hungary, where “vampires” were said to roam during this dark period in European history.

The naturally formed caverns provided shelter for stone age man, then citizens of the castle district connected the caves in the middle ages forming a labyrinthine system.

It functioned as a bunker in World War 2 then it was a top secret military object in the cold war era.

Today it offers some exciting exhibitions that you can view at night by a light of a lantern if you aren’t scared of ghosts and other things that go bump in the night.

Zoo – Halloween Programs, October 27, 2023


  • Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden (City Park)

Date & Time:

  • October 27, Friday: 18.00 – 23.00


  • Children (ages: 0-14). 300 HUF
  • Adults: 6 000 HUF
  • FREE for kids in Halloween costume, and/or with pumpkin lantern under the age of 14, for anybody else: 2 000 HUF
two racoons playing with a pumpkin lantern in the Zoo
Playful Racoons In The Zoo

The Budapest Zoo awaits everyone with exciting Halloween programs on October 27, Friday.

Spectacular fire juggling shows will lit up the night at several locations throughout the evening. You can shudder at Halloween animal presentations, get your hands on reptiles and arthropods.

  • Witness a real snake feeding and feel animal bones, and then test your bravery.
  • In the Palm Park, you can join in the spooky hunt, and
  • In the Fairy Garden, you can take selfies with mythical creatures.
  • Participate in magical games in the Dark Cave of the Kiss Rock.
  • Witches share their centuries-old experiences with you in their coven, where you can also glimpse into the mysteries of your future.

Tickets can be purchased online at the Zoo’s website.

Halloween Nightmare Tour, 27 – 31. October

Venue & Address:

  • Underground Fear – Horror Labyrinth, Rákóczi út 30., district VII. (View On Google Maps)


  • 1-2 persons: 8 500 HUF/prs (cc. 22 EUR/prs)
  • 3-4 persons: 7 500 HUF/prs (cc. 19 EUR/prs)

For a really scary adventure attend this 30-minute tour in an interactive horror labyrinth: according to the official event page:

“Your experience is guaranteed by our realistic, unique, handmade theatricals and stage-set as well as our creatures of the darkness.

You wish you were dreaming!”

someone dressed as zombie in the Haunted room of Budapest Nightmare

“You will experience your worst fears in this scenic, action packed and adrenaline filled tour where you will meet with diffenerent kind of monsters along the way.”

See tour dates and booking here.

Pumpkin Festival & Evening Market, October 27


  • Hunyadi tér Market, Terézváros, District VI. (View on Google Map)
  • Getting There: take tram 4 or 6, get off at Király utca/Erzsébet körút stp, 450 m walk from there (cc 5 min)

Come and carve the coolest, scariest pumpkin lantern at Hunyadi Square!

The pumpkins will be provided by the organizers, so bring your carving tools!


  • 15.15 Concert for Kids
  • 16.30 Live Cooking Demonstration by György Kaldeneker – the secrets of making pumpkin soup 17.00 Club Music by DJ 18.00 Award Ceremony 19.00 Super LED Show
lots of pumpkins place outside ready to be carved out

Try pumpkin-poppy seed strudel, food trucks, and at the outdoor market, 28 vendors await with their farm-fresh and artisanal products, hot drinks, and food until 9:00 PM.”

Pumpkin Lantern Charity Festival, October 28. , 2023


  • Heroes’ Square

Date & Time:

  • October 28. 2023. Saturday: 19.00 – 21.00

A charity event organised regularly at Holloween for couple of years.

Get a pumpkin lantern and some canned soups, pasta or other non-perishable food and come together with others on Hősök tere.

The food items go to a non-profit organizations, called Gyermekétkeztetési Alapítvány (Child Nutrition Foundation).

See more on the event’s website.

lighted pumpkin lanterns at the Millennial Monument in Heroes' Square
Pumkin Latnerns At The Millennial Monument

Sweet Treats Halloween-Style In SUGAR! Shop



  • October 27 – November 01 2023

But you should drop by this adorable sweet shop anytime you in Budapest, not just around Halloween.

Opening Hours:

  • Monday – Sunday: 11.00 – 19.00

If you can’t imagine the scariest holiday of the year without gorging on chocolates and sweets make sure drop by SUGAR! Shop, one of the most charming confectioneries in Budapest.

The place is centrally located, close to the Opera House in a small street parallel with Andrássy Avenue.

There will be all kinds of Halloween-themed sweets like

  • Zombies,
  • Ghosts,
  • Monsters,
  • Severed limbs and
  • Rolling eyeballs
3 Halloween-themed sweets on a card board tray, a slice of cake, colorful candies in a cellophane bag, and a pumkin smoothie with a green eyeball and a black and green spider on top
Halloween Desserts From Sugar!
the spacious interior of SUGAR! Shop in Budapest

TIP: The Museum of Sweets & Selfies is in the same street as the SUGAR! Shop (at No. 43). It’s a fun activity especially if you’re with kids. There are 6-8 rooms with various props where you can shoot selfie after selfie. Tickets: adult: 3 800 HUF, child: 2 990 HUF.

Halloween Parties in Budapest

Clubs and bars prepare with freaking good parties for the holiday. Here are some of the best if you want to have a fantastic night around Halloween in Budapest:

Halloween Cruise Party on the Danube, Oct 28, 30, 2023

Date & Time:

  • October 28 & 30, at 22.00 / 10 PM till 00.00


  • 45 EUR/prs with welcome drink

Have Halloween fun on a party on the Danube!

Halloween Theme Decorated Ship With:

  • Welcome drink
  • All-you can drink (wine, beer, prosecco, soft drinks, coffee, tea, minearl water) or 5 cocktails of your choice including halloween-themed creations
  • Raffle ticket
  • Lively party music and atmosphere
  • 2-hour sightseeing excursion on the Danube are all included in the price.
party people dressed in Halloween costume on board a cruise boat in Budapest, the illuminated Elizabeth bridge in the baclground
Cruise Party At Halloween
3 young ladies dressed elegantly and wearing party make up on a cruise ship

The city’s night light reflecting off the dark waters of the river lands a mysterious ambience to the event. A two-hour sightseeing tour on the river.

carved pumpkin lantern placed on a white clothed table, the illuminated Chain Bridge can be seen in the background
Halloween Boat Party 🎃👯‍♂️🎉

Halloween Booze / Cocktail Party Cruise

Dates: 28.October and 31.October

Departure Time: 10PM

Duration: 120 min. – Price: €45

Haunted Mansion Halloween In Ötkert, October 27. 2023


  • Zrínyi utca 4., district V. (Basilica neighbourhood)

Date & Time:

  • October 27: 23.00 – 05.00


  • 3 000 HUF

“Creaking stairs, cold, eerily damp walls, and the horror of horrors…

🧛‍♂️ We’re transforming Ötkert into a haunted castle!

🪦 Get ready to scream because there will be a full club decoration and plenty of other surprises!”

a haunted castle graphic with bats flying in the sky - promo of the halloween party in Ötkert
Haunted Mansion Party In Ötkert Club

Dürer Kert – Halloween Party, October 27, 2023

Stranger Synths Halloween by Quixotic


  • Öböl utca 1. Bp, 1117 , Distr. XI. (See on map.)

Date & Time:

  • October, 27, Friday: 23.00 – 04.00


  • In advance: 2 999 HUF
  • Normal price: 3 499 HUF

Age limit: 16+

Step into the Upside Down with Quixotic this Halloween! 🎃🎶

Poster of the Stranger Things inspired Halloween party in Dürer kert
Stranger Synths Party In Dürer Kert

Immerse yourself in a retro party at Dürer Kert, inspired by the Stranger Things series. Let Quixotic, the pioneer of Hungarian retrowave, take you on an unforgettable 80s audiovisual journey through synth waves, with the best hits from season 4.

Don’t miss the thrilling costume contest! 👻

This spacious club and garden bar near Rákóczy Bridge in Buda offers countless ways to chill out.

The large garden hosts cultural, family and lifestyle programs from spring till autumn.

The place has a large concert hall equipped with state-of-the-art audio visual technology, a smaller concert hall and Room 041 for mid-size concerts and parties.

More info on the official website.

Akvárium Klub – Two Halloween Parties, October 27 & 31, 2023


  • Akvárium Klub – Erzsébet tér 12, Bp 1051 (near Budapest Eye)

Date & Time:

  • Lithium Night Halloween: October 27, 23.30
  • International Halloween Madness by ELB


  • Lithium Night Halloween: 2 000 HUF
  • International Halloween Madness (cc. 10 – 17 EUR): Pre-sale I. – 4990 Ft / 4490 Ft with ELB Card, Pre-sale II. – 5990 Ft / 5490 Ft with ELB Card,Last minute / At the door – 6990 Ft
poster for the Halloween Party in Akvárium Klub
Lithium Night Halloween In Akvárium Klub

One of the hottest party spots in Budapest throws not one but two Halloween-themed parties. This centrally-locted club has space for more than 2 000 people in 3 dance halls so an awesome night is guaranteed if you love big parties.

On the Lithium Night in the Big Hall you can dance to the timeless classics by Linkin Park, Nirvana , Limp Bizkit, Foo Fighters, Electric Callboy, Green Day, Fall Out Boy, Blink-182, Offspring , Red Hot Chili Peppers, Disturbed, Rammstein and other rock classics.

Come and join for the most epic Halloween Madness in Budapest! Get ready to party with the international student community and enjoy a thrilling night of music and excitement with an incredible lineup of top DJs across three amazing dance floors.

Don’t miss out on

  • Spooktacular Halloween decorations,
  • Costume contest,
  • Party photos, and
  • Special surprises!

Sky High Halloween Dia de los Muertos In Heaven Club, Mainstream & House, October 28, 2023


  • Heaven Club – Deák Ferenc utca 5, Bp. 1052, city centre, M1, M2, M3 metros

Date & Time:

  • October 28, Saturday, 22.55 – 04.00 am


  • 2 000 – 3 000 HUF

Get ready because tonight will be full of surprises! Tickets available here.

With chillingly good music and frighteningly sexy show elements, the atmosphere is guaranteed to be immortal!

poster for the Halloween party at Heaven Club: a skull with red rose petals falling down around it
  • Rattling skeletons💀,
  • terrifying gazes👁️,
  • crazy costumes🧟.
  • Wild make-up, colorful wigs, anything goes here.
  • Dressing up sexy is almost mandatory!😈
  • New, exclusive show elements
  • Age limit: 18+
  • Budapest’s most exclusive environment
  • Best of Mainstream Tech House & Top Hits

Dress code: Cool & elegant

Halloween Nights Gozsdu Court, October 28. – November 01, 2023


  • Király utca 13. – Dob utca 16., district VII. (On Google Map)


  • Free

The party centre of Budapest will have Halloween-themed programs for 5 days:

  • Man-sized, moving and talking zombies from New York
  • Coffin with opportunity to take selfies
  • “Night of the Dead” on 31. October, 18.00 – 24.00
  • Parties and surprises.

Gozsdu Udvar, a connected series of vaulted courtyards give home to a wide range of restaurants, bars and cafes so it well worths walking through it and sit in for a coffee or drink.

bats and a life-size witch hanging from the ceiling in Gozsdu Court
Halloween Decor In Gozsdu Court

TIP: The place also hosts small street markets every weekend (Saturday, Sunday all year round 10.00 – 17.00, Fridays from spring till autumn, also between 10.00 – 17.00)

Halloween Party At Neverland Bar & Escape Room, Oct 31. – Día de los Muertos

Address: Dohány utca 22-24., district VII.

Date & Time:

  • 31. Oct: 20.00 – 01. Nov 02.00


  • 3 500 HUF (can be purchased on the premises)

Enter Neverland’s unique world, elevated by intricate Dia de los Muertos decorations, creating a truly enchanting ambiance.

This year, they’re amping up the festive spirit with a carnival-like celebration!

a fire juggler and a young laydy in a skeleton costume


  • mesmerizing stilt walkers,
  • fire jugglers, and
  • the vibrant sounds of the 3Coyotes trio, transporting you to Central America.

Dance to the beats of our DJs while savoring a specially curated menu inspired by Mexican traditions. Join us to celebrate and immerse yourself in this beautiful fusion of tradition and Neverland’s unique charm.

Have another unforgettable at Neverland Budapest!

Halloween In Instant Bar, 31. October

Address: Akácfa utca 49-51., district VII.

Date & Time:

  • 31. Oct 16.00 – 01. Nov 06.00 am


  • In costume: FREE,
  • Without costume: 22.00 – 03.00: 500 HUF, FREE after 03.00 am

A popular Hungarian electropop band, the JETLAG will give a concert on All hallows Eve in the city’s famous ruin bar: Instant.

Halloween Night In Ötkert, October 31.

Address: Zrínyi utca 4., district V. (Basilica neighbourhood)

Date & Time:

  • October 31: 23.00 – 05.00

Tickets: 2 000 HUF

The centrally located Ötkert Club nera the Basilica hosts a party on the last day of October with live DJ-s.

If you come in your most scary costume you’ll get a free welcome drink, otherwise dress in cool and elegant garb.

Halloween Party In Morrisons 2, October 31


  • Szent István körút 11., district V., tram 4 and 6 (Jászai Mari tér stop)

Date & Time:

  • 22.00 November 02. – 06.00 Nov 03.


  • 2 000 HUF

Age limit: 18+

Morrisons 2 is an ideal place for a party conveniently located in the city centre: 6 dance floors, karaoke:

promo poster of the Halloween party in Morrison's 2
Hallowen In Morrison’s 2
  • R&B
  • Reggaeton
  • Retro
  • Nu disco & deep house
  • House room

This year they welcome guests with

  • Vampire fangs at the entrance,
  • A special Halloween cocktail,
  • terrific decor that guests can try: lie inside Dracula’s coffin for a photo.

INDOOR Minigolf UV Halloween Party With Horror Room, October 31

Venue, Address:

  • Király u. 8-10, Bp 1061, Groundfloor (On Map)

Date & Time

  • October 31, 2023, Tuesday, 19.00 – 23.00


  • 8 500 HUF

Get ready for spooky minigolf fun! Take on challenging courses for rewards. Enter the horror room for a thrilling adventure.

Enjoy Halloween UV drinks and a special menu. Try Halloween UV face painting for an extra thrill.

Indulge in the exclusive Halloween menu including fresh panini, hot dogs, nachos, and a Halloween UV cookie, with a choice of 1 cocktail or 2 soft drinks.

Age limit: Open to ages 16+ (Under 16? Join the UV-Halloween party at @INDOOR Pirate MiniGolf center, one floor up!

a guy with a spooky face painting,wearing a black hat and with a golfclub on his shoulder
Indoor Minigolf Halloween Party

Hardcore Halloween Arena – Railway Museum Park, Oct 31

Venue, Address:

  • Hungarian Railway Museum & Park, Tatai u. 95, Budapest 1142 (On Google Map)

Date & Time:

  • October 31, Tuesday: 21.00 – 04.00 am


  • Normal Tickets: from 3 990 HUF – Provides access to the dance floor.
  • VIP Tickets: From 7 990 HUF – Separate VIP line, entry to the VIP section (with a separate bar), wristband.

As night descends, the city’s most spectacular circus transforms into a realm of nightmares.

Join the annual Halloween Hall Festival at the Orient Hall on the spine-chilling night of October 31st. Brace yourself to confront thousands of terrifying faces – dare to come?

Man is Halloween costume and makeup juggling fire
Hardcore Party In The Railway History Park
A male singer in white shirt and dark maek up singing on a stage at a concert

Railway History Park – Orient Hall:

  • 20-meter mainstage, with brutal sound, visuals, and effects…
  • Unprecedented, the most chilling decorations ever seen…
  • An army of interactive show elements, built-in extras, artists…
  • The country’s most beloved performers – in live undead edition…

Halloween in Budapest Cafes and Restaurants

Most restaurants, bistros and cafes are preparing with Halloween inspired dishes.

Expect lots of

  • Pumpkin,
  • Pumpkin seed,
  • Goose and duck prepared in various ways,
  • Cakes and desserts with poppy seed and walnut. 

Some tips where to grab a Hallowen inspired drink or tasty meal:

Pumpkins and other fall decoration at the entrance of Nádori Cake Shop in Budapest
Nádori Cake Shop In Ráday Utca In Late October

NOA Mixology: Hallowen-Themed Cocktails, October 31


  • Sas u 10-12, Bp 1051, near the Basilica in downtown (On Google Map)

This centrally located cocktail bar will await you with scary concoctions on the last day of October.

Entry is free but in costume only!

Program starts at 20.30.

Fekete Specialty Coffee Bar


  • Múzeum krt. 5, Bp 1053, a short walk from the Hungarian national Museum (See On Map)

Opening Hours:

Every day: 08.00 – 19.00

Fekete is one of the finest spcecialty coffee shops in Budapest. Besides top-notch coffee drinks they also offer breakfast and brunch, seasonal drinks (try the spicy apple punch) and cakes pastries of course.

black latte in black cup in Fekete Coffee shop
Black Latte in Fekete Specialty Cafe

For Halloween they prepare with special coffee creations, like the black latte, spooky cookies and other sweet treats.

Tereza Mexican Restaurant – Día de Los Muertos Carnival, Oct 31, 2023


  • Nagymező u. 3, Bp 1065, just off Andrássy Avenue (On Google Map)

Date & Time

  • October 31, Tuesday at 17.00

Tereza is a superb authentic Mexican restaurant near Andrássy avenue and the Opera House.

If you love Mexican food and drinks don’t miss going there when you’re in Budapest.

the name of the Mexican restaurant "Tereza" illuminated inside the restaurant above the bar, skull and other Day of the Dead decorations can be seen
Tereza Mexican Restaurant

They have slightly different Halloween traditions than western countries. In Mexico, October 31 is the Day of the Dead: Día de Los Muertos.

Celebrate this unique day in authentic Mexican sytle in Tereza on October 31st!

Decorated altars, live music, face painting, and more surprises for those in costume.

It’s a family-friendly event so bring your kids too to join art and craft worskhops

All Saints Day (01. November: Mindenszentek) and All Souls Day (02. November: Halottak Napja) in Hungary

On 1st November Hungarians commemorate all Christian Catholic saints that don’t have a designated holiday in the calendar.

The truth is that the early Catholic church had chosen this date (in 835 AD) to be a holiday to oppress the All Hallows day or Samhain celebrated all over the non-Christian Celtic world.

According to Celtic traditions, on Samhain the barrier between the world of the dead and the living gets thinner allow the two parts to communicate with each other.

Hungarian folklore (especially in the countryside) managed to preserve some of the pagan beliefs and traditions:

  • No fancy costumes,
  • No pumpkin carving and kids going house by house chanting “Trick or Treat”.
golden leaves on the ground in autumn in the cemetery
Kerepesi Cemetery

Hungarians go to the cemetery to honor and remember their departed family members, relatives and friends.

Cemeteries in Budapest are spectacular this time of the year: beautiful wreaths and bunches of chrysanthemums adorn graves, the light of candles flowing gently in the night breeze can be seen from afar.

TIP: Do visit the Kerepesi Cemetery at Fiumei út 16. in district VIII., the largest cemetery of the city and a resting place for many famous Hungarians,: politicians and other public figures, actors, actresses and so on. On All Saints Day cemeteries have longer opening hours:

Note: November 1 is a public holiday in Hungary so shops, markets, and most public institutions, restaurants will be closed.

Past Events

Pumpkin and Mulled Wine, Ráday Street, 26. October

Venue: restaurants, cafes in Ráday utca (district IX. – the street between Kálvin tér and Boráros tér)

Time: 16.00 – 22.00

Bring a Jack-o-Lantern to the participating restaurants, cafes and you will be rewarded with a glass of mulled wine.

You can also enjoy:

  • Pumpkin-inspired food,
  • More drinks and
  • Live music.

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