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Budapest Christmas holiday tips - 4 must see things

As Christmas is coming, Budapest transforms into a magical winter wonderland, so you surely are at the best place to catch the festive spirit. There are  tons of places that are worth visiting during December, that’s why we created a list to help you organize your program plan. Here are the ultimate tips for your Budapest Christmas holiday!

Don’t miss the Christmas Markets in Budapest!

The Christmas Market near Basilica is pretty famous, therefore it may be crowded too - still it is an engaging program to feel the Christmas spirit, so you will totally regret not visiting it. However there are less-known Christmas Markets in Budapest, where you can immerse yourself in the festive spirit without the crowd. Check out our map:


Try out the ice rinks of the city

City Park's Ice Rink, located in the heart of Budapest, will surely provide the ideal winter activity. Surrounded by the majestic Vajdahunyad Castle, the ice rink is perfect for families, friends and couples. And once you feel like taking a rest, you’ll find several delightful cafés, restaurants and bars around. The City Park has everything to enjoy the Christmas holiday in Budapest. 
Travel with the Christmas light trams

Decorated trams are a thing in Budapest, and this year there are plenty of routes that you can travel via Christmas lighted tram or bus. These unique trams and buses are covered with more 2000 LED-lights and 150 tiny crochet patterns.

Here are the list of Christmas light trams in Budapest:

  • Tram number 2: on the 2nd, 4th, 6th, 11th, 13th, 18th, 20th, 25th, 27th december and the first and 3rd of January
  • Tram number 14: on the 2nd and 6th December
  • Tram number 14-41 on the 7th January
  • Tram number 19 on the 7th, 14th, 21th, 28th December and 4th January
  • Tram number 42 on the 9th December
  • Tram number 42-50 on the 17th December
  • Tram number 47 on the 8th, 15th, 22th, 29th December and 5th January
  • Tram number 49 on the 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th December and 2nd January
  • Tram number 50 on the 3rd December
  • Tram number 56A on the 16th December
  • Tram number 59 on the 23th December
  • Tram number 69 on the 10th and 30th December

Beside the light trams, there are Christmas light buses too: number 91 and 105. Traveling on the light trams or light buses will get you a unique festive experience, and also our favorite thing to do during a Budapest Christmas holiday.

Hop On to our sightseeing buses too during your Budapest Christmas holiday!

The city offers a lot of festive programs, but commuting among the destinations might be a crucial point in the chilly weather. The best thing you can do is to hop on to the Hop On Hop Off buses and enjoy a special sightseeing tour around the city, while admiring all the festive lights and decorations!

With the Hop On Hop Off buses you can reach the Ice Rink in the City Park from the Basilica Christmas Market, while sitting in a cozy, warm bus with a beautiful view to the whole city. Sounds good, right? Book your ticket now!
 

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Hop On Hop Off

  • Red and Green route
  • 21 stops at the major sights
  • Audio Guide on 16 languages
  • Free Boat ride of Danube
  • Free walking tour
  • Valid for both red and green routes

Discounted online price:
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  • Explore the Buda Castle District
  • Eco-friendly buses
  • 5 stops throughout the Castle District
  • Departs in every 10 minutes
  • More discounts

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Budapest card

  • Free entrance to baths
  • Free entrance to museums
  • Free public transport
  • Free walking tours
  • Great discounts

Discounted online price:
from 39 €

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Hop On Hop Off

  • Red and Green route
  • 21 stops at the major sights
  • Audio Guide on 16 languages
  • Free Boat ride of Danube
  • Free walking tour
  • Valid for both red and green routes

Discounted online price:
from 38 € 36 €

Castle Bus

  • Explore the Buda Castle District
  • Eco-friendly buses
from 15 €

Budapest card

  • Free entrance to baths
  • Free entrance to museums
from 39 €

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Budapest Christmas holiday tips - 4 must see things

As Christmas is coming, Budapest transforms into a magical winter wonderland, so you surely are at the best place to catch the festive spirit. There are tons of places that are worth visiting during December, that’s why we created a list to help you organize your program plan. Here are the ultimate tips for your Budapest Christmas holiday!

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Budapest Christmas holiday tips - 4 must see things

What to do at night in Budapest? Here are the best ideas!

1. Choose among the ticket types!

Adult

15 €
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Student/children

10 €
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0-5 years: free

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