Budapest Christmas Markets

Budapest Christmas Markets

The Hungarian capital is teeming with tinkling market stalls and majestic architecture, so you’ve really got it all at your fingertips. Enjoy a cup of mulled wine, a bite of sweet chimney cake and a dash of festive cheer.
Afternoon tea

Afternoon tea

Forget scones and a cup of tea – Budapest ups the ante with cheesecakes, tarts and chocolate-topped cakes with a glass of wine. But if you’re looking for something festive, you’ll have to sink your teeth into sweet chimney cake. Harking from Romania, the chimney-shaped cone is not to be missed.

Cruise along the Danube

Cruise along the Danube

Glide your way down the Danube River and prepare to be enchanted by the wintry scenes surrounding the banks. Although it’ll be chilly, it’s great for all ages. You’ll see all of the main attractions, plus it’s a great way to take a break from the savvy shoppers at the bustling markets.

Hit the ice

Hit the ice

Get your skates on and sweep across the extensive white sheet of ice in Budapest City Park. It’s a romantic way to spend an evening, all wrapped up in bobble-hats and scarves, but it’s also a hoot if you’ve got the youngsters in tow. This is one of Europe’s oldest, too, so it certainly pulls in the crowds.

Relax and replenish

Relax and replenish

Boasting some gorgeous thermal baths, Budapest offers spa luxe out of the Christmassy crowds. Széchenyi will leave you glowing, rejuvenated and ready to take on the stalls again. Although it’s usually something for summer, sitting in the sweltering waters mid-winter isn’t half an experience.

St. Stephen’s Basilica 

St. Stephen’s Basilica 

As you pass the city’s trams and continue towards the Danube River, you’ll arrive at St. Stephen’s Basilica. The market here offers handmade gifts and a free skating rink among the church’s classical domes. The illuminated lights against the building make for a magical sight.

Vörösmarty Square Market (Nov - Dec)*

Vörösmarty Square Market (Nov - Dec)*

Considered one of Europe’s best markets, the Christmas Fair fills Vörösmarty Square with nativity scenes, handicrafts and a giant fir tree. Wandering the market is a feast for the senses, as the scent of cinnamon drifts from steaming cups of wine while you enjoy warm Hungarian honey cookies.

*All dates subject to change.
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