2020 is a year that does not need a repeat. Because of the coronavirus epidemic, people spent months in quarantine, and all the major festivals, events, and even summer holidays have been cancelled. Recently, it has been announced that the epidemic reached the holiday season, and Christmas markets will not be held this year, including the well-known Hungarian ones at Vörösmarty Square and St. Stephen’s Basilica. To stay motivated, we would like to share five alternatives to replace visiting Christmas markets this year.
Magyarországom reported that making your delicious chimney cake is not an impossible task for a start. Many people visit Christmas markets to taste the incredible Hungarian delicacy that comes in flavours like vanilla, coconut, chocolate, and cinnamon. It is also a very popular sweet in Hungary as well as worldwide.
Christmas markets will not be the same without mulled wine. Besides chimney cake, this is the other ingredient of a perfect Christmas market in every country that should not be missed. Mulled wine can be prepared at home easily, so if you would like to try it, this is your chance.
Winter does not mean that visiting Lake Balaton is not a possibility. The mountains, vineyards, the lake, the shore, and other natural features of Central Europe’s biggest lake are the most beautiful scenery you have ever seen during the winter season.
Decorating the house and Christmas tree together is also a program you should do with your family or loved ones at home. You can come up with ideas and have fun at the same time while creating your mesmerising Christmas environment that feels just like being at a market during winter.
After you have decorated the house and baked your chimney cake, you just have to sit down with a nice, warm cup of tea or hot chocolate and watch Christmas movies or listen to Christmas music to be completely ready for the celebration.