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Budapest Christmas festivities

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The annual must see market of Budapest scattered around in the city with several locations.

Buy the best of traditional Hungarian handmade crafts whilst drinking Forralt Bor (hot mulled wine) and take the nip away with a shot of Palinka while browse over 100 stands offering unique Christmas-themed arts and crafts. Live entertainment, food & wine are also part of the festivities. You shouldn't miss some of the traditional Hungarian food like lángos (fry bread with a variety of toppings), some of the delicious roast meat, fried sausages, home-made strudels, töki pompos (oven-baked dough) since these all add to the magical atmosphere of the Budapest Christmas Market.

Located mid way along Vaci Utca and Vörösmarty Tér this is the ideal stop off point when exploring Pest in winter.  

Other markets are scattered around the whole city for example on Kiraly Street, by St Stephen's Basilica, at Varosliget (City Park), Obuda (near Hotel Aquincum) and in Millenaris Park in the 2nd district on the Buda side with music and great food every evening. Gresham Palace will have its own Christmas market too on Roosevelt Square.

Of course winter wouldn't be complete without the popular ice-skating rinks scattered around Budapest with several locations:

City Park Ice Rink, Buda Ice Rink, Arena Plaza Jegterasz, Csepel Ice Rink, ESMTK Ice Hall, Kobanya "Capa" Ice Rink, Jegpalota Ice Rink, Balna Ice Rink, Fo Square Ice Rink

If you are looking for accommodation right by the beautifully decorated famous walking street of Budapest then this 5 star hotel will be the perfect option for you on Vaci Street:

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If you wish to see other parts of the country during Christmas time write to us to and let us organise an advent tour for you to the beautiful towns of Eger, Szekesfehervar or Veszprem and be our guest for a delicious mulled wine.


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