Opening Hours During Christmas and New Year’s Day in Budapest 2017-18.

The table below includes the opening hours of major sights and the thermal baths in Budapest during Christmas and New Year.

Most shops, restaurants, museums and other attractions are closed on:

  • Christmas Day (25. December),
  • Boxing Day (26. December),
  • New Year’s Day (01. January).

Shops, food markets, grocery stores close at 14.00 on 24th December, on 31st December stores are allowed to stay open until 18.00 but most of them close at 16.00.

TIP 1: The Gerbeaud Coffee House on Vörösmarty Sqr. is open on 24. December between 09.00 – 14.00, on 25 – 26. December between 09.00 – 21.00.

TIP 2: See also our tips for Christmas/New Year’s Eve Dinners in Budapest in 2017!

24.Dec.2017.

25.Dec. 2017.

26. Dec.2017.

27-30. Dec. 2017.

31.Dec.2017.

1. Jan.2018.

Museums
Museum of Fine Arts

closed

closed

closed

closed

closed

closed

Hungarian National Museum

closed

closed

closed

10.00 – 18.00

10.00-14.00

closed

Hungarian National Gallery

closed

closed

open. 10.00-18.00

10.00 – 18.00

10.00-16.00

12.00-18.00

House of Terror

closed

closed

closed

10.00 – 18.00

closed

closed

Budapest History Museum

closed

closed

10.00 – 18.00.

10.00 – 18.00

closed

closed

Palace of Arts Ludwig Museum

closed

closed

10.00 – 18.00

10.00-18.00

10.00-14.00

14.00-18.00

Museum of Applied Arts

closed

closed

10.00 – 18.00

10.00 – 18.00

closed

closed

Museum of Ethnography

closed

closed

closed

10.00 – 18.00

closed

closed

Museum of Trade and Tourism

closed

closed

closed

10.00 – 18.00

closed

closed

Sights
Buda CastleThe Castle area is open in itself all year round, on each holiday, so is the courtyard of the Royal Palace. Museums in the Castle (the History Museum, the National Gallery) have special opening hours please see them above. See also the Matthias Church’s opening hours below.
Statue Park
10.00 – sundown (cc. 16.00)
Visit to the Parliament

closed

closed

closed

8.00 – 16.00

8.00 – 16.00

closed

Visit to the Opera

closed

closed

guided tour in English with optional mini concert: 14.00, in other languages (opt. mini concert): 15.00 and 16.00

27-29. Dec: guided tour in English with optional mini concert: 14.00,

in other languages (opt. mini concert): 15.00, 16.00, 17.00

30. Dec:

guided tour in English with optional mini concert: 14.00, in other languages (opt. mini concert): 15.00 and 16.00

guided tour in English: 13.30

in other languages: 14.15

guided tour in English with optional mini concert: 14.00

in other languages (opt. mini concert): 15.00, 16.00, 17.00

Matthias Church

9.00 – 13.00

13.00 – 17.00

13.00 – 17.00

27. Dec (Tuesday): 9.00 – 17.00,

28. Dec.(Wednesday): 9.00 – 13.00

29. Dec.(Thursday): 13.00 – 15.30

30. Dec (Friday): 14.00 – 17.00

9.00 – 17.00

13.00 – 17.00

Christmas Fair on Vörösmarty Square

10.00 – 15.00

10.00-18.00

10.00-18.00

27. Dec: 14.00 – 23.00 (food & beverage vendors only)

28. Dec: 10.00 – 23.00 (food & beverage vendors only)

29-30. Dec: 10.00 – 22.00 (food & beverage vendors only)

10.00 – 03.00 (food & beverage vendors only)

11.00-22.00 (food & beverage vendors only)

Entertainment
Zoo

9.00 – 13.00 (animal houses: 10.00 -12.30)

9.00 – 16.00 (animal houses: 10.00 -15.30)

9.00 – 13.00 (animal houses: 10.00 -12.30)

9.00 – 16.00 (animal houses: 10.00 -15.30)

Ice rink in City Park

closed

10.00 – 14.00 and

16.00 – 20.00

10.00 – 14.00

16.00 – 20.00

Thermal Baths (cashiers close 1 hour before the baths’ closing time)

Between 24- 26 December weekend prices are in effect.

All baths (exc. the Király bath which is Closed)

6.00 – 14.00

Rudas baths’ thermal section is open to both women and men.

the Gellért, Lukács, Király, Rudas and the outdoor pools and the steam baths of the Széchenyi Bath are open: 10.00 – 18.00

Széchenyi: outdoor swim pools, steam depart.: 06.00-22.00, thermal depart.: 06.00-19.00 Rudas: swim pool: 6.00 – 20.00. Wellness, saunas: 08.00-22.00,

steam bath (open to both sexes): 06.00-20.00

Gellért bath: 6.00 – 20.00

Lukács: 6.00-22.00

Király Bath: 9.00 – 19.00

Paskál: 6.00-20.00

Csillaghegyi Bath: closed

according to normal opening hours (see on the individual pages of baths)

Gellért, Lukács, Széchenyi, the Rudas (for both sexes) and the

Dandár Baths: 6.00 – 16.00

Paskál Bath: 06.00-18.00

Király Bath: 9.00 – 18.00

Csillaghehyi bath: 08.00-14.00

all baths are open from 10.00

Learn more about the holiday opening hours of Thermal Baths here.

The shops, food markets are closed on 25th and 26th December and on 1st January!

Go to Christmas in Budapest or New Year in Budapest.

Related:

Christmas Markets Round-up

Christmas Concerts

New Year’s Eve Party

New Year’s Eve Dinner, Concert & Party in Danube Palace