There are several Christmas markets in Budapest, with the main ones concentrated in the city center in Pest. A real tradition of the capital, the Christmas market in Budapest is a must for Christmas Eve, creating a magical atmosphere by enhancing the architecture of the Hungarian capital.

We have selected 6 Christmas markets in Budapest for you. Here they are!

The two most important Christmas markets in Budapest are:
– Christmas Market in Budapest at Vörösmarty Square
– the Christmas Market at St. Stephen Basilica
They are located less than a 10-minute walk from each other!

also discover:
– Christmas market on Deák Street called ‘Fashion Street’
– the Christmas market on Erszébet square
– Christmas Fair at ‘Városháza Park’
– Four Seasons Gresham Palace:  the Four Seasons hotel Christmas Market

On this map of the city center, we have indicated the location of these Christmas markets:
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Vörösmarty Square Christmas Market – November 9th, 2018 till January 1st, 2019

Budapest christmas market on Vörösmarty square

The biggest Christmas market in Budapest is located on Vörösmarty Square in the heart of the city at the end of the Váci pedestrian street and opposite the famous and historic Gerbeaud café.
More than 100 wooden lodges of local craftsmen await you.
In the center of the market on 1200m2 are culinary booths that offer a taste of Hungarian specialties. Animations, concerts and activities for children are organized every day on the main stage (weekdays from 17:00 to 20:00, weekends from 10:00 to 12:30 and 16:00 to 20:00). This Christmas market in Budapest has been ranked by the British magazine, Time Out, as among the 5 most beautiful Christmas markets in Europe!

Opening hours 2018:
Stands of craftsmen
Sunday-Thursday: 10:00 to 20:00
Friday-Saturday: 10:00 to 21:00
December 24th: 10:00 to 14:00
25th and 26th December: 12:00 to 18:00
Culinary stands
Sunday-Thursday: 10:00 to 21:00
Friday-Saturday: 10:00 to 22:00
December 24th: 10:00 to 16:00
25th and 26th December: 10:00 to 18:00
31th of December: 10:00 to 04:00

Discover the video of the 2018 edition of the Christmas market in Budapest on Vörösmarty Square:

Address: Vörösmarty tér, 5th district, Pest – Budapest.

Christmas Market St Stephen Basilica – November 24th, 2018 till January 1st, 2019

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Located less than a 10-minute walk from the Christmas Market on Vörösmarty Square, the St Stephen’s Basilica Christmas Market is a must-see with artisan and gourmet stalls, an ice rink at its center and, above all, a unique experience every day with the projection of different animated films on the facade of St Stephen basilica. These magical projections take place every 30 minutes between 16:30 and 22:00.

Opening time:
Monday-Friday: 11:00 to 22:00
Saturday-Sunday: 10:00 to 22:00
December 24th: 10:00 to 14:00

Discover now the superb video of the 2015 edition:

Address: Szent István tér, 5th district, Pest – Budapest. Official website of this Christmas market of St Stephen’s Basilica (‘Adventi unnep’) on this link.

Good Tip: 50m from the Basilica at number 5 on ’Hercegprímás’ street (street perpendicular to the right when you face the basilica), you will discover the majestic view of the neighborhood and basilica from the High Sky Note, the terrace on the roof of the hotel ARIA (full information found in our article, ‘The Rooftops of Budapest’).

’Deak ‘Fashion Street’ – November 18th  till January 2nd, 2019

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Source: wikimedia

After visiting the Christmas market on Vörösmarty Square, just 100m away you will find Deák Ferenc Street, called ‘Fashion Street’. Indeed, this shopping street about 500m long welcomes Christmas crafts and gastronomic stands; above all, it will dazzle you with its impressive and bright Christmas decorations.
Address: Deák Ferenc u. 15th, 5th district, Pest – Budapest

Check out the video of the Christmas market in Budapest from ’Fashion Street’ pedestrian street:

Christmas market Town Hall Park – November 23th, 2018 till December 28th

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In a small park of the Town Hall, you will find a charming little Christmas market with many activities for children and the largest Christmas tree in the capital.
Opening hours: 10:00-21:00.
Address: Déak Ferenc tér, City Park Park, 5th district, Pest-Budapest

Christmas market Erzsébet Square – November 27th until December 23th

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The Christmas market at Erzsébet Square focuses on Christmas specialties that can be enjoyed on the spot or as gifts. It is located at the foot of the Ferris Wheel and is open daily from 10:00 to 23:00. (See the official site of the Budapest Big Wheel on this link). Ticket price of the Ferris Wheel: adult 9 €, child 5 €.
Open hours of the market: every day from 12:00 to 20:00

Address: Erzsébet tér, 5th district, Budapest

Christmas Market in Budapest: Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace – till December 24th

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Located inside the Four Seasons Hotel (Gresham Palace), this Christmas market affords the opportunity to discover the unique Art Deco interior architecture of this palace, ranked among the most beautiful hotels in the world. Its Christmas market is distinguished by luxury goods exhibitors (gastronomy, porcelain, jewelry, perfumes, etc.).

Opening time:

Monday-Thursday: 13:00 to 20:00
Friday-Sunday: 11: 00-20: 00
December 24th: 10:00 to 16:00
The Four Seasons Budapest Christmas Market is open from 24th November until December 24th.
Video of this unique Art Deco hotel on this link.

Address: Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace, Széchenyi István tér 5, 5th district – Pest – map.

Also discover the culinary specialties to be enjoyed at the Christmas markets mentioned in our article, ‘What to eat and drink at the Christmas markets of Budapest?on this link as well as ‘the concerts and shows’ in Budapest on this link!