Christmas Gala Concert in Danube Palace

1.5-hour festive concert at a historic downtown venue on Christmas Day 25. December, at 17.00 and 20.00.


  • I. category: 42 EUR, student: 40 EUR
  • II. category: 38 EUR, student: 35 EUR
  • III. category: 34 EUR, student: 32 EUR
  • VIP category: 105 EUR (see in the description below)

TIP: You can book two programs together: a concert  with a 1.5-hour Danube cruise with dinner starting at 19.00 or at 22.00 (see prices in the “Prices” drop down menu below).

Payment: with PayPal: from your PayPal balance, or using a Bank Card, Credit Card. (No need to have a PayPal account.) E-ticket sent automatically in e-mail.

Date & Time: 25. December 2020 at 17.00 and 20.00. (Please choose time in the Calendar below!)


Concert Date & Time


  • 25. December 2020., at 17.00 and 20.00, concert lasts cc. 90 minutes


Meeting Place & Time:


  • Duna Palota/Danube Palace at 16:30 and 19:30
  • Address: Zrínyi utca 5., Budapest 1051 (near the Basilica)
color-coded seat map in the Danube Palace's concert hall
Click to Enlarge Seat Map!


Spend a wonderful evening during the Christmas Season with our special gala concert organised in the beautiful, historic building of the Danube Palace/Duna Palota in downtown, at just a short walk from the Danube.


You can listen to a special program compiled just for this evening:

  • beautiful classical melodies by Mozart, Liszt or Gershwin performed by the Danube Symphonic Orchestra
  • accompanied by the traditional Hungarian folk instrument the cimbalom (hammer dulcimer).


The Concert starts at 20:00, and it consists of two 40-45-minute parts with an intermission.

With participation of the Danube Symphonic Orchestra and the Ballett Ensemble and soloists of the Budapest Operetta Theatre.




Concert Only:


  • I. category: 42 EUR, students: 40 EUR
  • II. category: 38 EUR, students: 35 EUR
  • III. category: 34 EUR, students: 32 EUR
  • VIP category: 105 EUR


Concert + Dinner & Cruise


Enjoy a 5-course buffet dinner onboard a panorama excursion boat that will take you on a 2-hour (starting at 19.00) or a 1,5-hour (starting at 22.00) cruise on the Danube!


  • I. category: 84 EUR, students: 82 EUR
  • II. category: 80 EUR, students: 77 EUR
  • III. category: 76 EUR, students: 74 EUR


VIP includes:


  • Private transfer,
  • best seats in the theater,
  • private host to attend to you before the concert and in the intermission,
  • small guided tour of the venue in English language,
  • a professional photo,
  • Hungarian souvenir, and
  • a glass of sparkling wine.


TIP: You can combine the Christmas Day Gala Concert with a Late Night Cruise & Dinner, starting at 22.00!




With Paypal: from your PayPal balance, or using a Bank Card, Credit Card. No need to create a PayPal account!


After payment you automatically receive your E-Ticket/Voucher.

Please present it in print form or on your mobile/tablet to our staff at the meeting place, in the Danube Palace, Zrínyi utca 5. Budapest 1051.


Program of the Concert


Part 1


  • Hector Berlioz: Rákóczi March – Orchestra
  • Zoltán Kodály: Intermezzo–from opera Háry János – Orchestra
  • Johannes Brahms: Hungarian Dances No. 5. – Orchestra with cimbalom solo
  • Béla Bartók: Roumanian Folk Dances – Orchestra
  • Ferenc Erkel: Palotás – from the opera Hunyadi László – Orchestra
  • Franz Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2. – Orchestra with cimbalom solo


Part 2


  • Franz Lehár: Eva-Waltz – Ballett Ensemble
  • Emmerich Kálmán: The Czardas Queen– „Dasist die Liebe”
  • Franz Lehár: The Merry Widow- Medley Orchestra
  • Franz Lehár: The Merry Widow– „Grisetten Lied und Kan-Kan – Ballett Ensemble
  • The Grigoraş Ionică Dinicu:  nightingale – Gypsy Band
  • A csitári hegyek alatt… (Hungarian Folksong) – Gypsy Band
  • Vittorio Monti: Czardas – Gypsy Band
  • Emmerich Kalman: The Devil-rider– Palotás – Orchestra, Ballett Ensemble
  • Emmerich Kálmán: Countess Mariza– „Komm mit nach Varazdin”
  • Johann Strauss jr.:Long live the Magyar! Op. 332. – Orchestra
  • Emmerich Kálmán: Countess Mariza– „Braunes Mädel von der Pussta” – Ballett Ensemble


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