What to do in Budapest in January?
Discover the numerous events and activities we have selected for your visit to Budapest in January. The Budapest calendar for January is regularly updated as soon as new events are announced that attract our full attention.

MATTHIAS CHURCH CONCERT – January 2nd and 4th
Matthias Church

In the magnificent Matthias Church in the historic old town of Buda classical music concert are held at 19:00 on January 2nd and 4th with the Budapest Duna String Orchestra performing compositions by Bach, Handel, Mozart and Vivaldi, among others (from €41 in category B).

Information and tickets – click here

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


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In the majestic setting of St. Stephen’s Basilica in the center of Pest an unique organ concert is offered adapted by Miklós Teleki. The arias of the program are performed by Kolos Kováts, one of the most famous singers of oratorio concerts in Hungary, and you can also listen to the flutist, Eleonóra Krusic.

Concert on January 3rd at 8:00 pm with program (subject to change): Amadeus Mozart: Fantasy in F minor K 608, Antonio Vivaldi: 4 Seasons – Winter (Largo), Alessandro Stradella: Pieta Signore, Tomaso Albinoni, Ferenc Liszt, Bach,…
Duration: about 70 minutes. Tickets from 28 €.

 Information on Organ Concert and tickets – click here

Address: ST. STEPHEN’S BASILICA, Szent István ter 1, 5th district, Pest – map

Ice Rink of Budapest

ice rink

The ’Városliget’ ice rink in Budapest is the largest open-air skating rink in Europe located on the edge of the city’s woodland, the largest green space in the capital with a magnificent view of Vajdahunyad Castle!
This unique ice rink in Budapest is open from mid-November to the end of February.

Open hours: Monday to Friday from 9h to 13h and from 17h to 21h; Saturday and Sunday from 09h to 13h and 16h to 21h (20h on Sunday).
Price: 1500 Ft (≈5 €) the entry on weekdays until Friday noon, then 2000 Ft on weekends (≈7 €). Skate rental: 1800 Ft (≈6 €) – Website – Map.
Address: Olof Palme sétány. 5, XIVth district.

LISZT ACADEMY OF MUSIC – January 10th and 11th

Liszt academy of music budapest

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 15 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 picture above).

Information and tickets – click here

Address: Liszt Ferenc ter 8, 6th district, Pest – plan
Discover the Budapest Academy of Music in video on this link.

Rubens, Van Dyck and the splendor of Flemish painting
from October 30, 2019 to February 16, 2020.

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This new exhibition of the Museum of Fine Arts will focus on the beautiful days of painting in Flanders marked by Rubens, Van Dyck and Jordaens.
The exhibition is built on the Flemish rich material of the Museum of Fine Arts and presents 120 works from some fifty prestigious collections, including the Hermitage, the Prado, as well as the national galleries of Washington and London. In addition to the works of other masters, visitors will be able to see some 30 works by Rubens and more than ten by Van Dyck.

This exhibition is held from October 30, 2019 to February 16, 2020 at the Museum of Fine Arts in Budapest.
Address: Dózsa György út 41, XIVth district, Pest – website.
Open hours: Tuesday-Sunday: 10:00 to 18:00, closed on Mondays.

Budapest Cruises on the Danube River

budapest cruise tour sightseeing

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.

Cruises information in Budapest: click here

You also have the opportunity to dine during your cruise while admiring Budapest by night!
cruise on budapest on Danube

cruise on the DanubeIn the evening departing at 19:00, 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.

Information and booking – dinner cruise – click here

Discover also opera, classical concerts and shows in Budapest in our dedicated article on this link.