What to do in Budapest in January?
Discover the numerous events and activities we have selected for your visit to Budapest in January 2021. The Budapest calendar for January is regularly updated as soon as new events are announced that attract our full attention.

MATTHIAS CHURCH CONCERT – 2021January 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 –

Robert Doisneau: From Paris to Palm Springs.

Doisneau Budapest
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This superb exhibition takes place at the Hungarian House of Photography (Mai Manó Ház) in the centre of Pest until 10th of January 2021.
In 1960, the American magazine Fortune asked the French photographer Robert Doisneau (1912-1994) to report about the city born in the middle of the Californian desert: Palm Springs. The photographer created his own American dream there, not in black and white but in an explosion of colour. These images from the album, Palm Springs 1960, reveal a little-known side of this great photographer.

The exhibition “From Paris to Palm Springs” presents about a hundred original prints, famous images alongside images that the public has never seen, most of them selected from his studio and from important private collections in France. This vast selection, further enriched by documents and personal testimonies lovingly collected by the photographer’s daughter, offers us an up-to-date critical rereading of the work.

Address: Mai Manó House, Nagymező u. 20, 6th district, Pest – mapwebsiteFB.
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 12:00 to 19:00. Closed on Mondays and public holidays.

CONCERT  ST. STEPHEN’S BASILICA – JANUARY 1st, 3rd and 5th

ST STEPHEN BASILICA
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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.

Concerts on January 1st, 3rd and 5th 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.

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.