What to do and see in Budapest in November ?
Discover the numerous events and activities we have selected for your visit to Budapest in November.
This calendar ‘Budapest in November’ is regularly updated as soon as new events are announced that attract our full attention.
Budapest Christmas Markets
Budapest lights up from November 18th with its many Christmas markets in Pest. It’s an opportunity to discover Budapest in November in a festive atmosphere with beautiful decorations. Among the main Christmas markets in Budapest are the Vörösmarty square market and the Christmas market of St Stephen’s Basilica in Pest. Find complete information (opening hours, plans, photos, tips, etc.) in our article, ‘The best Xmas markets of Budapest’ on this link.
Also enjoy our article, ‘What to Eat at Budapest Christmas Markets’ on this link.
CONCERTS ST. STEPHEN’S BASILICA
every Sunday and Tuesday
In the center of Pest enjoy 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.
Concert every Sunday and Tuesday at 8:00 pm
Duration: about 70 minutes. Information on Classical Music Concerts in St Stephen’s Basilica
and tickets – click here
Address: ST. STEPHEN’S BASILICA, Szent István ter 1, 5th district, Pest – map –
Budapest open-air skating rink from mid November
The Városliget ice rink in Budapest is Europe’s largest outdoor rink located on the edge of the city’s woodland, with a magnificent view of the Vajdahunyad Castle!
Enjoy this unique ice rink from mid November to the end of February.
You can rent skates and enjoy a coffee or hot chololate in the restaurant located aside the main building.
Open hours: Monday to Friday from 9h to 13h and from 17h to 21h; Saturday and Sunday from 9h to 13h and from 16h to 21h (20h on Sunday).
Price: ≈ 6 € entry on weekdays until noon Friday; on weekends ≈ 8,5 €. Skate rental: ≈ 7,5 € – Website – Map.
Address: Városliget ice rink, Olof Palme sétány. 5, XIVth district- Pest.
MATTHIAS CHURCH CONCERT – every Friday
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 Gyula. Concert every Friday:
Information about Matthias Church Concerts and tickets – click here
Address: Matthias Church, Szentháromság tér 2, 1st district, Buda – map –
Cruises on the Danube River – Budapest in November
Discover Budapest with a cruise on the Danube (45mn-1h), day and night, to admire Buda Castle, Matthias Church, Hungarian Parliament, Citadel, Hotel Gellért, and more!
For Cruise information in Budapest – click here
There is also the possibility of a dinner cruise every evening (two hours and forty five)!
In the evening departing at 19:45, you can enjoy a two and a half hour cruise on the Danube accompanied by a four-course dinner and the musical performance of local Hungarian artists:
For information and booking a dinner cruise – click here
Hungarian Folk Performance – every Saturday
Discover the art of folk dance in Hungary during a 90-minute show (including an intermission) in the unique setting of the Danube Palace in Pest in the city center.
True testimony of the Hungarian heritage, the show will present the tradition of the costumes, music and dance of Hungary and its former empire.
Duration: about 90 minutes.
Folk dance show information and tickets – click here
LISZT ACADEMY OF MUSIC – Budapest in November
The Liszt Academy of Music is a jewel for its unique architecture and classical concerts. Located in the center of Pest on the Liszt Ferenc Square, it is one of our favorites and a unique experience even if you are not a music lover. (Tickets from 9 euros for some concerts). The Academy has several concert halls, so check that your concert is in the ‘Great Hall’ (the one shown in the photo).
For information and tickets – click here
Address: Liszt Academy of Music, Liszt Ferenc ter 8, 6th district, Pest – plan –
Discover the beautiful Budapest Academy of Music in video on this link.
SPARTY bath parties at the Széchényi baths
The Széchenyi Baths host the Sparty parties on Saturday evenings in their outdoor baths. In this impressive setting you will experience animations, dancers, 3D projections and DJs live sets for a unique winter evening party !
Information SPARTY and tickets – click here
Video of the Sparty event:
The Széchenyi baths can be reached by public transport via the Metro M1 – Széchenyi fürdő station – and the trolley bus 72 – Széchenyi fürdő station.
Address: Széchenyi baths, Állatkerti krt. 9th – 14th district, Pest.