Christmas time is in the air, and people are getting ready to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ and to spend the holidays with their loved ones. Budapest would not be in the real Christmas spirit without its famous and beautiful holiday markets. In this article, we would like to show you in detail what you can see and do when you visit the Christmas market of Városháza Park, Budapest.
The Városháza Park is located in the heart of Budapest and can be reached by a five-minute walk from Deák Ferenc Square where metro lines one, two and three stop. The so-called Advent and Winter Festival welcomes visitors for the 7th time in 2019. The five-week festival usually starts around mid-November, on a Friday and is on till the end of December. It is a smaller event than the official Christmas fair of the city on Vörösmarty Square but offers similarly rich cultural and family programs for both locals and tourists.
The tallest Christmas tree of the city – of 16 meters height – together with a giant Advent Wreath measuring 10 meters in diameter will also stand here in Városháza Park.
The festival also hosts numerous charity events to raise money for various purposes. Programs of the market include reading from the Bible, musical performances by grammar school students, magician shows, concerts, puppet theatre and much more exciting and festive Christmas experiences. The festival not only conquers Városháza Park but this time it has been broadened to Deák Ferenc Square.
For the first time, organisers created a segment at the festival called “environmentally friendly Christmas” which means that children and everybody who would like to can make Christmas ornaments and gifts out of recyclable garbage.
Of course, the market features the mandatory elements of every Christmas market as well: foods and drinks, souvenirs, music, a magical environment, and an unforgettable experience for every visitor.
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Source: Daily News Hungary