Christmas Markets in Budapest

excitement of the winter season
just a stone's throw from Kempinski Hotel Corvinus
Christmas Markets in Budapest

Throughout December, various Christmas markets pop up in the city, with their stalls weighed down under the most diverse goodies, from edibles to collectibles. The goodies are all artisan work, and come in any material, in all functions, offering a whole slew of gift ideas with a Hungarian touch. The markets provide not just food for thought but food to sample and savour. The season’s must-have is fried sausage and meat with pickled vegetables, and the drink to drink is, of course, mulled wine. The market in Vörösmarty Square, a stone’s throw from Kempinski Corvinus, is the most central and grandiose, with the Gerbeaud building, and it also offers a stage with performances and children’s activities.

Christmas market locations nearby:

  • Vörösmarty Square
  • St. Stephen’s Basilica
  • Fashion Street
  • Városháza Park

Browse our "Budapest Christmas Fairs" event for detailed information and opening hours!

Artisan Work - Gift Ideas | Christmas Market Budapest
Seasons' Food Stalls |Christmas Market Budapest
Christmas lights on Vörösmarty Square | Christmas Market Budapest

Kürtös Kalács - Chimney Cake

Kürtőskalács - Chimney Cake


The unmistakable sweet perfume of kürtőskalács, a cylinder-shaped cake, which some call chimney cake, is as Hungarian as it gets – Hungarians insist. A strip of sweet dough is wound around a spit, baked and rolled in sugar, which caramelises on the surface. The resulting delicacy resembles an oversize hollow tube, which you unwind as you tear bits off. Its recent renaissance has seen bakers come up with several varieties – pick your own filling or eat it the way the purists do without further ado.

Nothing compares to the Christmas-infused excitement of the winter season – and the lights seem to shine brighter and brighter every year! A seasonal Budapest staple is LED light-laden trams that illuminate their routes splendidly, bringing instant smiles to passers-by and travellers alike.

All the pedestrian streets and avenues receive the light treatment… going easy on Christmas-themed lights. One step out of the hotel, Fashion Street is lit true to its spirit: glamorously.

Click here for more unmissable winter experiences.

Christmas Tram

Led-light Tram

Fashion Street in festive mood

Fashion Street in festive mood

Spa Party in Winter

Spa Party in WInter

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