Are you going to visit Budapest at the end of the year? You will enjoy an unique atmosphere during Christmas and the New Year celebration! This is also an opportunity to attend concerts in Budapest in December 2023 when many high quality programs are offered.

To help you choose and book them in time, here is our selection of Budapest Concerts and Shows in December!

each Sunday and Tuesday

budapest basilica

Treat yourself to an organ or a string concert in St. Stephen’s Basilica, one of the most beautiful neo-classical buildings in Budapest. Take your pick from 3 concerts, each with 4 seating classes, to tailor your experience to your taste and budget:

Duration about 70 minutes.
Information Concerts in St Stephen’s Basilica and Tickets – click here

Discover this video of the beautiful St Stephen’s Basilica on this link.

A night at the National Opera
budapest opera

After more than 4 years of renovation, the Hungarian National Opera reopened its doors in March 2022! With a capacity of 1200 seats, the National Opera of Budapest inaugurated in 1884 is an iconic place of the Hungarian capital. Discover its architectural beauty and the quality of its representations!
Take advantage of your stay in Budapest to attend a performance !

Information about the Budapest Opera, programmes and tickets on this link.

Budapest Opera House Guided Tour

Discover the second largest stage in Europe on this guided tour of the Hungarian State Opera House, a must-see on your trip to Budapest!
A tour of the Opera House of about 60 minutes starts daily at 13.30, 15.00 and 16.30 in English, including a 10mn concert! Booking at least 1 week in advance strongly recommended:

Information Opera House Guided Tour
and booking – click here 

MATTHIAS CHURCH Concerts – 1st, 8,15,20 and 29 December 2023 and January 2nd and 3rd 2024.

The beautiful Matthias Church in Buda’s Old Town holds classical music concerts several times a month with the Budapest Duna String Orchestra.
Spend an evening in this unique venue and enjoy a magical classical concert performed by the Duna String Orchestra and violin soloist Gabora GyulaConcert at 7pm:

Information Concerts Matthias Church and tickets – click here

Matthias Church

Address: Matthias Church, Szentháromság tér 2, 1st district, Buda – map

New Year Concert of the 100 Gypsy Violins Orchestra on December 30.

The 100 Gypsy Violins Orchestra performs a gala concert at the Budapest Congress Center. On Saturday December 30, 2023, a two-part concert will be held, as well as folk dances, a wine tasting and a gala dinner (depending on the category of ticket chosen).
Works by Brahms, Strauss, Bizet, Rossini and Liszt will be performed at the Budapest Congress Center and its large modern hall with a capacity of up to 2000 people.
The program of this unique event of December 30, 2023:

Tickets from 45 € in category VI.
Information Concert 100 Gypsy Violins Orchestra and tickets – click here

– Tickets sold out –

Address: Budapest Congress Center, Jagelló u. 1-3. XIIth district, Buda – map

Concerts at Saint-Michael’s Church – VIVALDI’s 4 SEASONS 2,6,9,13,16,18,23,27 and 30 DecemberDuna String Orchestra Budapest

Enjoy an evening of classical music in Budapest’s city centre with a concert of Antonio Vivaldi’s 4 Seasons by the Danube String Orchestra at St. Michael’s Church. Performances at 7.00 pm lasting around 70 minutes. Choose from 3 seating categories to tailor your experience to your needs and budget:

Information Concert Vivaldi’s 4 Seasons and Tickets – click here

Address: St Michael’s Church, Szentháromság tér 2, 1st district, Buda – map –

Christmas and New Year’s dinner cruise on the Danube
New Year cruise

Celebrate the festive season in Budapest with a festive dinner cruise on the Danube!
Enjoy a meal and a festive atmosphere while admiring the most beautiful monuments of Budapest (Parliament, Buda Castle, Matthias Church,…):

Information Special Dinner Cruises and booking – click here

We will regularly update this article to keep you informed about Budapest Concerts and Shows in December.