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Budapest Is One Of The Top Christmas Destinations

Updated on October 12, 2011

Budapest Christmas Market Photos

Budapest Christmas Market

If you want to take your family to a fun and original Christmas vacation, you should give Budapest a shot. I'm about to go on this trip with my family for the third time and we have always had an amazing time. The Christmas market that is located in Budapest is a long running tradition as well as a high quality event and is very popular to Hungarians and tourists alike.

If you want a place that exudes Christmas spirit you should take in Budapest's official Christmas Market that is held every year; no matter where you're from you'll be impressed at the level of Christmas spirit all around you. The main tourist event in Budapest is the Market and is a popular event for Hungarians and foreign travelers to travel to and often most visit specifically in order to visit the Christmas Market. The Christmas Market is one of the largest events in Budapest and has become internationally well-known and respected due to the ever changing high quality programs that it boasts. The location in which the Christmas Market is held in is the very beautiful square known as Vorosmarty square and is situated right in the center of Budapest.

Only the very best of the Hungarian craftspeople are invited to Budapest's Christmas Market to sell their handmade products. The traditional Hungarian craftsman showcase their talents by handcrafting the products they sell and only use materials of the highest quality such as intricate porcelain, cut glass and leather goods. Quality is assured by the Hungarian Society of Folk Arts.

And don't forget about the culture and food of Hungary and if you're at the Christmas market in Budapest, you will not be able to miss it. Almost everywhere you look, you'll be able to find traditional food and baked goods such as strudel, grilled meats and sausages, Christmas cookies, kurtos kalacs (hollow, cylinder-shaped pastry with different coatings; these are absolutely delicious); be sure to try out the amazing food while you're there. The day could begin to become long so stop by the Gerbeaud Cafe and grab a cup of Hungarian Coffee and slice of scrumptious Hungarian cake.

The 2009 Christmas program is also going to showcase the real Santa Claus who is specifically flown in from Finland. Surely your children will be interested while visiting the square, because now they can personally tell Santa what they would like for Christmas! The Advent Calendar is an important aspect of the Budapest Christmas series of programs and will be featured also.

This spectacular fair is located in the heart of the city, in Vorosmarty Square and is said to be amongst the ten best Christmas Markets in Europe. Indeed, many visitors make the trip to Budapest specifically to come to the Market.

And as with any popular tourist city, you are not going to have any difficulty locating a cheap Budapest hotel if you check online sometime before your holiday.

Whether you're a tourist or a local of Budapest, the Christmas fair is an event that is adored by all. If you are looking for something that is very special and can't be found anywhere else for your loved one, come find it at the Budapest Christmas fair.


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      4 years ago

      I can't believe you're not playing with met-ah-t was so helpful.

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      Daniel Christian 

      7 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      I don't know about the summer Kate. This is specifically a winter event. They do have plenty of markets around town though. Will just have to ask a local or check with your hotel.

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      7 years ago

      hey festersporling1 , where can one find those things in Budapest during the summer? do you know?

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      Daniel Christian 

      8 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Thanks Habee. More hubs to come. I have been in the Philippines.

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      Holle Abee 

      8 years ago from Georgia

      This sounds awesome! Who knew?

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      Daniel Christian 

      8 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      By the way, my friend who is Hungarian happened to have spent December at home and went to the Christmas market. She doesn't have internet so I printed this out and she said it was "spot on". :)

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      Daniel Christian 

      8 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      I suppose everyone does! Thanks for the comment.

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      8 years ago

      i like christmas and i like the present hahahaha.....

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      Daniel Christian 

      9 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      So sorry Cavey. I dropped the ball here. It's open 9am to 9pm 20th Nov - 29th Dec. Hope you enjoyed it!

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      9 years ago

      I'll be heading there early December. Can you tell me what time does the Christmas Market opens during the weekdays? Thanks :)

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      9 years ago from Somewhere in this exciting world.

      Christmas in Budapest sounds wonderful!


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