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Opening Hours During Christmas and New Year’s Day in Budapest

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 2019/2020!

TIP 3: The Miniversum, an interactive model train exhibition on Andrássy Av. is closed on 24-25-26. December, open on 31. December: 10.00 – 17.00, 01. January: 12.00 -18.00

24.Dec.2019.

25.Dec. 2019.

26. Dec.2019.

27-30. Dec. 2019.

31.Dec.2019.

01. Jan.2020.

Museums
Museum of Fine Arts

closed

closed

10.00 – 18.00

10.00 – 18.00

10.00 – 16.00

12.00 – 18.00

Hungarian National Museum

closed

closed

closed

10.00 – 18.00

closed

closed

Hungarian National Gallery

closed

closed

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

10.00 – 15.00

closed

Budapest History Museum

closed

closed

10.00 – 18.00.

27-29. Dec:

10.00 – 18.00

10.00 – 14.00

12.00 – 18.00

Palace of Arts Ludwig Museum

closed

closed

closed

10.00 – 20.00

10.00 – 14.00

closed

Museum of Applied Arts

closed

closed

10.00 – 18.00

10.00 – 18.00, closed on 30. December

closed

closed

Museum of Ethnography

closed

closed

closed

closed

closed

closed

Museum of Trade and Tourism

closed

closed

closed

10.00 – 18.00

closed

closed

 Sights

24.Dec.2019.

25.Dec. 2019.

26. Dec.2019.

27-30. Dec. 2019.

31.Dec.2019.

01. Jan.2020.

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

08.00 – 16.00

08.00 – 14.00

closed

Visit to the Opera

closed

closed

closed

closed

closed

closed
Matthias Church

Nativity Play at 16.00

Midnight Mass: 24.00

There are masses throughout the day

There are masses throughout the day

27 – 28., 30. Dec: 09.00 – 17.00

29. Dec: 13.00 – 17.00

09.00 – 17.00

13.00 – 17.00

Christmas Fair on Vörösmarty Square

Vendors: 10.00 – 14.00,

Food & Beverages: 10.00 – 16.00

Vendors: 12.00 – 18.00

Food & Beverages: 10.00-18.00

Vendors: 12.00 – 18.00

Food & Beverages: 10.00-18.00

27. Dec:

Vendors: 10.00 – 20.00, Food: 10.00 – 21.00

28-29. Dec: Vendors: 10.00 – 21.00, Food: 10.00 – 22.00

30. Dec: 10.00 – 21.00 (food & beverage vendors only)

10.00 – 01.00 (food & beverage only)

11.00-22.00 (food & beverage vendors only)

Entertainment 24. Dec 25. Dec 26. Dec 27-30. Dec 31. Dec 01. Jan 2020
Zoo

09.00 – 13.00 (animal houses: 10.00 -12.30)

09.00 – 16.00 (animal houses: 10.00 -15.30)

09.00 – 13.00 (animal houses: 10.00 -12.30)

09.00 – 16.00 (animal houses: 10.00 -15.30)

Budapest Ferris Wheel
 10.00 – 23.00 10.00 – 24.00 10.00 – 24.0027-28. Dec:  10.00 – 01.00

29. Dec (Sun): 10.00 – 24.00

30. Dec (Mon): 10.00 -23.00

 10.00 – 23.00 10.00 – 24.00
Ice rink in City Park

closed

10.00 – 14.00 and

17.00 – 21.00

10.00 – 14.00

17.00 – 21.00

  24. Dec  25. Dec 26. Dec  27-30. Dec  31. Dec 01. Jan 2020
Thermal Baths (cashiers close 1 hour before the baths’ closing time)

Between 24- 26 December weekend prices are in effect.

All baths are open between

06.00 – 14.00

Király Bath is open: 09.00 – 14.00

Dandár,  Palatinus, and Pesterzsébet Baths: 08.00 – 14.00

the Gellért: 10.00 – 20.00 Lukács: 10.00 – 22.00 Király: 10.00 – 21.00, Rudas: 10.00 – 18.00
Széchenyi Bath is open: 10.00 – 22.00

Széchenyi: 06.00-22.00,  Rudas: swim pool: 06.00 – 22.00. Wellness, saunas: 08.00-22.00,

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

Gellért bath: 06.00 – 20.00

Lukács: 06.00 – 22.00

Király Bath: 09.00 – 21.00

Paskál: 06.00 – 20.00

Palatinus: 08.00 – 20.00

 

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

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

Paskál Baths: 06.00 – 18.00

Dandár, Palatinus and Pesterzsébet Baths: 08.00-16.00

Király Bath: 09.00 – 18.00

all baths are open from 10.00

Tickets to Széchenyi & Gellért Baths – No-Queue, Fast Entry

You don’t have to stand in queue. Just show your E-ticket to our staff at the Help Desk and you can enter the bath and start enjoying your day!

Holiday opening hours of the two baths:

  • 24. December/Monday: Help Desk: 09.00 – 13.00, bath: 06.00 – 14.00
  • 25. December/Tuesday: Help Desk and Baths: 10.00 – 18.00
  • 26. December/Wednesday: Help Desk in both baths: 09.00 – 18.00, Széchenyi bath: 06:00 – 22.00, Gellért Bath: 06.00 – 20.00
  • 31. December/Monday: Help Desk in both baths: 09.00 – 17.00, baths: 06.00 – 18.00
  • 01. January/Tuesday: Help Desk and baths: 10.00 – 18.00

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

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