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From 19th November 2021 to 2nd January 2022.

(to be confirmed)

 

 

The Advent Basilica, the most beautiful Christmas fair in Europe, will open on November 20

 

In love, and safety - with this slogan, the Advent Basilica, Budapest's uniquely beautiful Christmas fair, opens its doors. Last year, in the online voting of the European Best Destinations, the series of events chosen as the most beautiful Christmas market in Europe awaits its visitors from November 20 until the first day of the new year in front of St. Stephen's Basilica in one of the most impressive squares of the Hungarian capital.

 

True to the tradition of this year's 10-year-old Advent Basilica, it promises an unparalleled festive atmosphere, quality pastimes, a special gastronomic offer and a more colorful program than ever before - all with safety measures that allow for cloudless celebrations during a coronavirus epidemic.

 

More than 100 artisan and gastronomic vendor offers its portico, the latter in addition to the popular fair food, as well as many delicacies available only here.

 

The spectacularly decorated atmosphere of the fair itself is completed by the highly successful lightshow projected on the Basilica in recent years.

 

The organizers will once again set up the interactive self-point, which debuted with great success last year. Entrepreneurial shoppers can conjure a unique pattern on the facade of the Basilica to then take a photo and post the work they have created themselves.

 

In addition to a number of family and children's programs, a free ice rink with skates can be set up for children from 20 November.

 

Organizers place great emphasis on coronavirus epidemic prevention. Mandatory use for hand sanitizers and masks which willbe available at several exhibitors, disposable socks for rink users, a thermal camera to monitor the fair as a whole, and qualified medical staff and a covid tent are planned for a safe stay.

 


Best hotels for Christmas

in Budapest

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Hotel Clark Budapest ★★★★

From €112 / night

Close to popular attractions

Offering spectacular views of Budapest 

 

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MEININGER Budapest ★★★

From €36 / night

One of the best-rated locations in Budapest

Family rooms, great location, friendly staff

 

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Kempinski Budapest ★★★★★

From €151 / night

Situated in the real heart of Budapest,

Location, city view, spa and wellness centre

 


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Maison Bistro & Hotel ★★★★

From €92 / night

400 m from Matthias Church

Great breakfast, perfect location

 

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Moments Budapest ★★★

From €112 / night

 3-minute walk from St.Stephen's Basilica

Family rooms, great location, friendly staff

 

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Hotel D8 Budapest ★★★

From €80 / night

400 m from Chain Bridge

Location, modern hotel, friendly staff

 


Tours & Activities

in Budapest

Christmas in Budapest

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Top things to do

in Budapest during the Advent feast at the Basilica

Buy Selected Handcrafted Items

Advent feast at the Basilica
Advent feast at the Basilica

In the fairy-tale huts Square visitors can browse through the remarkable products of almost eighty craftsmen, and will find unique, hand-crafted works of folk and applied art, textile and leather goods, pottery and jewellery along with designer clothes and accessories, or works of photographers and graphic artists. 

 

Eat and Drink with Ecological Consciousness

Advent feast at the Basilica
Advent feast at the Basilica

You can have a glass of mulled wine with your partner, friends, or colleagues, while tasting the unique culinary selection. Anyone can find nibbles of his or her preference: enthusiasts of the traditional style can taste hand-made chocolate, honey cake or chimney cake, while gourmands may choose from a wide range of unique and surprising versions of street food classics such as hot dogs, sandwiches and burgers. Waste will be collected for recycling, and only special biodegradable cups, plates and cutlery will be used.

 

Enjoy 3D Artistic Video Mapping

Advent feast at the Basilica
Advent feast at the Basilica

Each day of the Feast we will decor the facade of the Basilica with majestic video mapping worthy of Advent after dawn. Every 30 minutes a visual experience: a new, monumental 3-dimensional video mapping will charm the admirers of the festive Christmas atmosphere. 

 


 

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