Budapest Christmas Fair Hungary

Boldog Karácsonyt

Dates : November 8th 2019 – January 1st 2020

Vörösmarty Square is in the heart of Budapest

Come and visit the Budapest Christmas Fair if you want to buy something unique and original for your loved ones. At the end of November Vörösmarty Square turns into a festive market place. The location is ideal; Vörösmarty Square is in the heart of Budapest at the end of Váci utca.

Kalocsa town as guest of honour – Kalocsa is famous for its paprika spice and the colourful embroidery that found its way into modern fashion and the unique floral motifs today can be found on everyday clothes and even shoes. You can get embroidered tablecloths, hand-painted porcelain and the famous Hungarian spice at their kiosk.

Gastronomy: besides the usual fair delicacies (kürtös kalács, bread pizza baked in clay oven, roasted chestnut) you can taste traditional Hungarian Christmas dishes: stuffed cabbage in , roasted goose thigh, pork knuckle, grilled sausage and meat.

Santa Claus makes a visit on 6th December at 15.00-16.00 – welcomes little ones and their parents in his cottage.

Varázskert (Magic Garden) playhouse for kids in the middle of the square. Entry is free.

Christmas Fair at Basilica22. November 2019 – 01. January 2020.

TIP: to make your Christmas Shopping Trip to Budapest unforgettable take a Cruise & Dinner on the Danube. To make your stay even more fulfilling why not go to a classical music concert or see a Hungarian folk performance before the cruise on the Danube.

Look out for : The Ice Rink in Budapest City Park – Enjoy the special “Christmas Light Tram” ride in Budapest in some of the scenic routes in the city – Enjoy a roll of freshly grilled sweet Chimney Cake as you stroll through the market


Christmas is also a time when we tend to think more about food and drink as we like to treat our family and friends when they come to visit, but have you ever thought about what foods are traditional in other countries of the world? Why not take a look at the page below and see what other nationalities are cooking up this Christmas. Christmas is also a time for trying out traditional and new ways of cooking meals, cakes, snacks…….. the list goes on, here we have a selection of Christmas recipes from around the world for you to take a look at, and maybe try out … and if you have a special recipe that you would like to share with the world, then you can send it in to us for others to try out to World-wide Christmas Recipes. Who are the most important people at Christmas? yes, of course, its the CHILDREN and we have not left them out, there is a page packed full of Christmas activities to keep them busy ( and Mums everywhere heave a sigh of relief ! ) … take a look at this page and download the information Children’s Christmas page Read about the Christmas Customs and Traditions of the nations of the world and how they differ, or are maybe the same as, ours. … What is the feast of the “Epiphany” or that of “St Lucia“ which countries are these important too? See here the origins of the most beautiful of all the Christmas Carols “Silent Night“, where it came from, who wrote it and listen to the song itself ( look to see which very famous person is singing it!) Have a look at the main Christmas page and see who Father Christmas is, where did he come from, where is he now, and who is St Nicolaus? Send him a letter from the children, browse through some Christmas Market Tours or listen to a new Christmas song on the page there is so much to see and read, so why not do it !! For those of you who want to travel a little further than the local shops this year have a look at Father Christmas in Lapland or maybe (the ultimate treat for Mums – Dads take note ! ) Shopping in New York we have it all right here for you. As Christmas approaches we also think of snow and with that thought comes skiing, skating, sledging and all manner of “Fun in the Snow” things to do which will last for weeks after Christmas time has been and gone. Around Europe there are many places to visit where you can enjoy the winter activities, whether it is before, during or after Christmas. Below you will find a sample of activities and places to look at which you may find will interest or even surprise you. Please take time to have a look.

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Food plays a very important part in the season of Goodwill and Festive Cheer. Here we have a selection of recipes from around the globe which we hope will help you to prepare for Christmas.

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Discover all you need to know about the history of Silent Night, the Lyrics and listen to Silent Night

Discovwer all about St Nicholas. Find out who he was, how he become a saint and why he is associated with Christmas. Discover St Nicholas here

Find Puzzles, word searches, letters to print of for Santa plus much more here, in the Kids Corner

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