Budapest Christmas Markets

If you are planning on taking a winter break there can be few better options for couples or families than Budapest and one of the highlights of your trip may be spending some time at the Budapest’s Christmas markets.

Budapest Christmas Market

The Christmas markets are magical places to visit, each a hustling, bustling winter wonderland lit up with excitement and festive flavours for you to enjoy.

The main Christmas markets on the Pest side of Budapest are at Vörösmarty tér and Szent István tér (immediately in front of St Stephen’s Basilica). Both are free to enter and very family friendly.


Vörösmarty tér Christmas Market

The Vörösmarty tér Christmas market’s highlights include live music performances, lots of different Hungarian food to try including Hungarian specialities like sausages, cigánypecsenye, sweets like freshly cooked kürtőskalács, and favourite drinks to keep you warm like pálinka. There are lots of stalls selling Hungarian made goods including hats, gloves, scarfs, wooden toys, ceramics and furnishings to walk around and look at.


Szent István tér Christmas Market

The Szent István tér Christmas Market is held in front of St Stephen’s Basilica and like the Vörösmarty tér Christmas market has a gastronomic focus with lots of Hungarian food on offer for you to sample.

There is a small ice skating ring for children and teens and stunning laser illuminations of St Stephen’s Basilica every half an hour from 4.30pm.


Map Showing Budapest Christmas Markets

Below you will find a map showing the Budapest Christmas markets described above.

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Vörösmarty tér Christmas Market: 47.496652, 19.050130
Szent István tér Christmas Market: 47.500856, 19.053058
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Vörösmarty tér Christmas Market
Vörösmarty tér Christmas Market
Budapest, Vörösmarty tér, Hungary
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Szent István tér Christmas Market
Szent István tér Christmas Market
Budapest, Szent István tér, Hungary

Budapest Christmas Market Photos

Below you will find some photos showing what you can expect to see at the Vörösmarty tér Christmas Market and the Szent István tér Christmas Market.

For more information about events taking place and things to do in Budapest see our Budapest guide.


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