Budapest Event Calendar – December, 2011

Budapest Event Calendar – December, 2011

Budapest Event Calendar for December, 2011

What events are worth a visit in chilly Budapest: events in December to cheer you up on your holiday on freezing winter days in Budapest, Hungary. The list only touches the surface of Budapest’s versatile cultural life, so when in Budapest, check current events with your tour guide, receptionist, programme booklets, etc. Alternatively, You can contact us for personalized Budapest visit planning.

Festivals & Fairs – Budapest Events December 2011

Christmas Market - Xmas tree on Vorosmarty square Budapest

Christmas Fair Budapest (photo by Norman Walsh)

  • Christmas Market – Budapest, December 2011 The Christmas markets make Budapest Christmas Festival unforgettable. Traditional handcrafts, mulled wine, skating rink, warm Xmas pastries, sizzling sausages…
  • WAMP Christmas Design Fair of Hungarian Contemporary Artists & Designers at Budapest Millenaris Park, Hall B – Dec 4, Dec 11, Dec 18
  • Design to Go – Christmas Fair at the Museum of Applied Arts – annual Budapest Xmas market at the Iparmuveszeti Muzeum, Budapest. Jewelleries, accessories, clothes etc. from the hands of the most talented contemporary Hungarian designers

Exhibitions – Budapest Art Events December 2011

Gastronomy – Budapest Culinary Events December 2011

Concerts – Budapest Music Events December 2011

  • Christmas Market – Budapest, December 2011 – various concerts from mid November till the end of Dec
  • Liszt 2011 – Christmas Concert at the Palace of Arts. Franz Liszt, the Hungarian celeb of classical music was born 200 years ago – this year is mostly about Liszt (born Ferenc Liszt in 1811) when it comes to classical music concerts in Budapest, Hungary. From piano competitions and concertos through Liszt exhibitions in the Liszt Memorial Museum to grandiose concerts all over Budapest. More Budapest Christmas Concerts here.
  • Budapest Christmas Boat Trips and River cruises: Budapest boat trip on December 24Budapest boat tour at Christmas
  • Concert of the 100-Member Hungarian Gypsy Band just a day before New Years’ Eve on Dec 30, the world famous Gypsy Band gives a spectacular and absolutely unique gala concert at the Budapest Congress and World Trade Center (on the menu: Liszt, Brahms, Strauss etc.)
  • Budapest Opera Gala on New Year’s Eve one of the most beautiful opera houses in the world, the Opera House in Budapest will host the posh gala to say farewell to the old year. Usually sold out fast.
  • Budapest New Year Cruises on the river Danube: you can enjoy New Year’s eve on a boat trip too. Quite a touristy thing, but what the hell, it can be fun!
  • Rihanna Concert – Budapest Dec 8 at 8pm, venue: Budapest Sportarena
  • 3D Building mapping and VJs at Szechenyi Furdo ‘Water Circus’ Spa Bath Party  every Saturday

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