December festivals in the city are both indoor and outdoor festivals despite the cold days in Budapest. The festivals of the month are undoubtedly the Budapest Christmas markets and festivals, which start in the middle of November, or so, with December Concerts in Budapest and a beautiful downtown fair.
Budapest Christmas Market on Vorosmarty Square: the traditional Budapest Advent and Christmas Fair, ranked among the 10 most attractive fairs in Europe. The December Market is set in the heart of the city with many artisan craft stalls, free concerts, nice mulled wines, winter street foods and delicious scents. Dates: (not confirmed yet) November 19, 2019 – Jan 1, 2020
Budapest Christmas is rich in events, festivals, fairs, concerts, shows, festive dinners and cruises. There are two beautiful Christmas Markets in Budapest, one by Cafe Gerbeaud and the other one by the St Stephen Cathedral. The Christmas market on Vorosmarty ter opens usually weeks before the Advent, while the Xmas fair at the Cathedral is usually open from Advent in 2019 to January 1, 2020.
Thermal pool parties with DJs, laser beams stunningly dancing on the walls of the St Lukacs Baths in Budapest every Saturday in the winter season. Enjoy an incredible pre New Year’s Eve pool party in the warm thermal baths in Szechenyi Baths on December 30, 2019 to welcome 2020 ( exact dates not confirmed yet) . Warm spring waters keep you warm under the steam clouded pools.
Christmas Market Budapest St Stephen Square during the Advent period and until the first week of January there is a beautiful Advent Market by the Szent Istvan Cathedral in city central Budapest with festive laser ray compositions colouring the front of the cathedral accompanied with music. The laser show is set every afternoon.
Dates of the Market & Advent Festival: (not confirmed yet) Nov 23, 2019 – Jan 1, 2020
New Year Budapest
Let’s not forget about the New Year events spreading in the city of Budapest, from Dec 30 to Jan 2, with lots of pre and after parties, concerts, gala events.
December 31 parties, festivals, and other New Year Budapest events:
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