This december in Budapest

This december in Budapest

  • 06.03.2024
  • Events, What to do in Budapest

Top things to do in Budapest this December. We’ve put together a list of Budapest events, programs, and the best things to do in the city. Have fun!

1. Winter Party for Kids
2. Poket Books Christmas
3. Green Christmas
4. Wine Cellar Tours
5. Advent at Óbuda
6. The Nutcracker – Breakfast & Ballet
7. Advent at the Puppet Theatre
8. Christmas Festival of Food Intolerances
9. Advent at Újbuda
10. Brutål Bar & Restaurant

1. Winter Party for Kids

On 3 December, the Winter Party for Kids invites the little ones to the Ice World of Budapest Park. The event will include a full day of Christmas ice skating and craft activities. What’s more there will also be glitter painting and skill games.

winter party

2. Poket Books Christmas  

The Poket Books team will be holding their all-day Christmas event on 10 December. Literary and concert theatre performances, workshops and quizzes will be held at the Akvárium Club. You can also pick up your next reading material and meet a number of well-known musicians.

Poket Books Christmas  

3. Advent at Újbuda

In Újbuda, this year’s Christmas activities will take place in the Bikás Park. From 13 to 23 December, visitors can look forward to festive lights and a great market. Every week, renowned performers, a variety of children’s and adult activities and an ice rink will guarantee a festive atmosphere.

Advent at Újbuda

4. Green Christmas

The Kiskertpiac team is preparing three great fairs in December. In cooperation with Madhouse, they will offer special and close-to-nature products to those interested. Furthermore, it will be worth trying the excellent food and drink selection of Madhouse as well.

Green Christmas

5. Wine Cellar Tours

Once again, the Budafok Cellar Tour invites wine lovers to enjoy a great programme. Visitors can discover Budapest’s great wine district by visiting a number of wine bars on 3 December. At each stop, you can enjoy a special experience, including wine and champagne tasting tours, concerts, family events and panel discussions.

Wine Cellar Tours

6. Advent at Óbuda

Óbuda’s main square will once again be lit up with Christmas lights on the first of December. Visitors will be able to enjoy gourmet stalls, a craft fair, children’s and adult activities and great concerts. In addition, ice rinks will be waiting for all skaters at two locations.

Advent Óbudán

7. The Nutcracker – Breakfast & Ballet 

On weekends, the Aria Hotel will offer Christmas breakfast and stunning ballet performances during December. From 16 December, a performance of The Nutcracker from London Covent Garden’s 2023/24 opera season will be broadcast to guests in the hotel’s cinema room. Before the performance, a delicious breakfast will be served in the cozy Café Liszt.

The Nutcracker

8. Advent at the Puppet Theatre 

On the first Sunday of Advent, the Budapest Puppet Theatre offers a fun-filled program for children and adults alike. From 3 pm, guests will have the opportunity to see The Last Lamb. Afterward, participants are invited to decorate a Christmas tree together in the spirit of the festive season.

Advent at the Puppet Theatre 

9. Christmas Festival of Food Intolerances

On the second weekend of the month, the ‘Csak a Mentes’ team will once again be organizing a Christmas festival. The festival is specially organized for the food-sensitive community, so you can taste all the delicacies even if you have food intolerances. The event will also feature workshops, lectures and over 50 exhibitors.

Christmas Festival of Food Intolerances

10. Brutål Bar & Restaurant

A unique bar has been added to the Bartók Béla road’s colorful restaurant selection. Unlike other places in the area, the Brutål pub and restaurant has a clean, minimalist design, which is reflected in the décor and menu as well. The menu has also been carefully put together, guests can choose from a wide range of drinks and quality Italian food.

Photo: Sunset at Budapest Parliament by Daniel Olah

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