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Christmas and New Year's Eve in Budapest

By Viator, November 2014

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With the central Andrássy Boulevard glittering with illuminations, the frozen City Park Lake transforming into a gigantic natural ice rink and the city landmarks dusted with snow, winter is a magical time to visit the Hungarian capital and spending Christmas and New Year's Eve in Budapest is sure to be unforgettable. 

Renowned as one of Eastern Europe’s most atmospheric Christmas shopping destinations, the highlight of Budapest’s festive season is its many Christmas markets and fairs, the largest of which is held in the central Vorosmarty Square. For the full festive experience, take a Budapest Christmas Markets Tour and you’ll have plenty of time to browse the traditional handicrafts at the markets, tuck into seasonal treats like honey cookies and mulled wine, and marvel at the window displays along Andrássy and Váci. 

Another popular winter pastime is cruising along the scenic Danube River and the views from the water are unbeatable—a glittering panorama including top attractions like the Liberty statue on Gellért Hill, the Parliament House, Chain Bridge and the historic Castle District. Opt for a Budapest Christmas Eve Cruise with dinner and live music or celebrate the New Year in style on a glamorous New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner Cruise, complete with a 5-course dinner and a constant flow of champagne, or a New Year’s Day Danube Symphony Cimbalon Concert with Danube river cruise. 

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Budapest Christmas Eve Cruise with Dinner and Live Music

Celebrate Christmas Eve in Budapest with a magical cruise on this 2-hour evening journey along the Danube River. Enjoy a 3-course buffet dinner, and soak up ...  Read more

Location: Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $48.33

Budapest New Year's Eve Gala Dinner Cruise with Live Music and Dancing

Make New Year’s Eve truly magical with this celebratory gala dinner cruise along the Danube River in Budapest. Board your boat in the early evening and admire ...  Read more

Location: Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $248.10

New Year’s Day Danube Symphony Cimbalon Concert with Optional Danube River Dinner Cruise

Celebrate New Year’s Day in true Hungarian musical style at a concert by the Danube Symphony Orchestra featuring the Hungarian cimbalom. Head into the ornate ...  Read more

Location: Budapest, Hungary
Duration:

  • Concert: approx 70 minutes
  • Dinner cruise: approx 1.5 hours

From USD $44.33

Budapest Christmas Markets Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 8 Reviews

Revel in Budapest's Christmas traditions as you visit some of the top city sights such as Andrássy Boulevard, the Opera House and St Stephen’s Basilica. ...  Read more

Location: Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $30.45

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