The 10 Best Christmas Markets in Budapest (2023 Holiday Season)

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Wrap up warm and embrace the mulled wine when you’re exploring the best Christmas markets in Budapest because it’s going to be cold outside.

With so many amazing Christmas markets to visit in Budapest, you might not know where to begin. That’s why we decided to compile our list of the best Christmas markets in Budapest to help you plan your Christmas getaway.

Vorosmarty Square is one of Budapest’s most famous public squares, so it’s no surprise that this historic location hosts one of the most popular Budapest Christmas markets during the festive season!

Budapest Christmas Fair on Vorosmarty Square

St Stephen’s Basilica is one of the most famous landmarks in Budapest, and at Christmastime, this historic 19th-century Catholic church is spectacularly lit up by festive projections and animations.

St Stephen’s Basilica Christmas Market

Brush up on your Hungarian because compared to other parts of the city, District III (as it’s officially known) doesn’t see quite so many tourists. That’s great at Christmastime because it gives Obuda’s Christmas market a much more local feel!

Advent Obudan

At Christmastime, Castle Hill is beautifully decked out with festive lights, Christmas trees, and Advent decorations that bring the often-snowy streets to life in the dead of winter.

Castle Hill Christmas Markets

You’ll smell the sweet scent of baked gingerbread and the spicy aroma of grilled paprika sausages long before you reach the Christmas Market at Varoshaza Park.

Varoshaza Park Christmas Market

Deak Ferenc Street is one of Budapest’s central shopping streets. It’s often called “Fashion Street” for its extensive range of clothing shops, so it’s the perfect place to pick up some high-end Christmas wear during your stay in the city!

Deak Ferenc Street

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