It’s that time of the year again when the Christmas markets open in our city as well. First let’s see some practical information and photos of the meeting point of our free walking tours that start on Vörösmarty square, the location of the main Christmas fair of Budapest that has been organized every year since 1998. This fair will be open until the 1 st of January.
In one of the corners of the square there is a big white building, the famous and fancy Gerbeaud café, the final stop of the metro line number 1 and a fountain with lions. Despite of the presence of many other little wooden shacks and alike you can find us here in our blue coats:
Some more words about the fair at the Vörösmarty square:
About a 100 stalls are set up around the Christmas tree that is decorated with different colours of ornaments each year. Besides the unique craft products there is a varied program as well, folk, jazz, world music, soul, blues, crossover concerts offer entertainment on the centre stage between 17.00-20.00 on weekdays and between 16.00 – 20.00 on weekends.
The second biggest and most beautiful market will be at the Saint Stephen’s Basilica (23. November 2018 – 01. January 2019). You can also enjoy a spectacular light show on the facade of the Basilica in the evenings every 30 minutes. The fair will be bigger than previous years: Budapest’s best street food vendors will offer delicacies in Zrínyi utca from Sas utca to Széchenyi tér and there is also a 200sqrm ice skating ring in the middle of the Saint Stephen’s square in the middle of the fair!
Here is a list of other smaller Christmas markets in Budapest that you can visit before/during/after your Budapest sightseeing and free walking tours
Deák Ferenc Street (Fashion Str.)
Fővám Square (Great Market Hall) – 16. November – 23. December 2018
Városháza Park – 16. November – 26. December 2018
Whale (Bálna) behind the Great Market hall
Jókai Square – 23. November – 23. December 2018
Várkert Bazaar – Saturdays & Sundays between 25. November – 24. December 2018
Király Utca-Central Passage – 9., 16. December, at 11.00 – 18.00
Gozsdu Court – 1 – 24. December 2018
Allee Shopping Centre in Buda
Advent in Óbuda, Fő (Main) square & Szentlélek square – 1 – 23. December 2018