Are you still hesitating if you want to spend the Christmas holidays in Budapest? Don’t. The city is beautiful, festive, and there are lots of things to do in Budapest even in winter time, lots of sights to absorb and enjoy. Start to look around for ideas, tips, things to do, concerts and Christmas shows on Budapest Christmas.
Budapest Christmas Light Painting 2012 on Basilica (Kardos Ildiko Foto)
Budapest Christmas breaks will make you feel like a time travel to the warmth of country town Christmases, mixed with the grandeur of a once glorious 19th century cosmopolitan city.
BudapestChristmas.com is the most comprehensive Budapest Christmas Break guide out there with tons of info about the
Budapest Christmas Markets
Budapest Christmas Concerts
Budapest Santa Claus events
Even Xmas opening hours in Budapest are included on the site. Give it a thumb up like on Budapest Christmas Facebook too to help others find their ways around in Budapest at Christmas.
Probably the only thing we miss from this awesome Budapest guide for any December visitors is the list of Budapest Christmas Parties. But you know what? There are some, even if not strictly on Dec 25 or Dec 26.
Just check out some of the cool bars of Budapest and you are bound to bump into a cool Budapest Xmas Party. Or go ahead and taste the winter Cinetrip party: Szechenyi Bath New Year’s Party is an annual event, which should not be missed.
And if you have missed Budapest Christmas one year, definitely put it in your calendar for the upcoming year to enjoy some of the best Christmassy things that can happen to you. Oh yes, I am totally biased. But you will still say it was wonderful!
I don’t like heavy meals. There you have it. I am not a fan of goulash. Boooo. I know. I am a salad kind of girl. Fresh yummy salads any time!
I am glad that Frucola opened up, good light salads and paninis, baguettes, granary etc. Why isn’t there more places like this all over the world? Why isn’t Fruccola bigger?
Budget place to eat? No. But it is made with real fruits and veggies.
Try their juice made with orange carrot and beetroot, and maybe ginger. It is pretty good. Here are some reviews of Fruccola on Tripadvisor.
So I usually eat at places in Budapest, which have good salads, or for a lunch treat I pick some seafood at the best Italian restaurants in Budapest.
So here is my new tip for Budapest things to do:
eat at Fruccola if you are a salad fan like me, and hate greasy oily unhealthy chain foods.
Take a Budapest market tour to get some insights into the Hungarian veggies and fruits, market halls, cuisine, culinary traditions.
Where can you get the best travel tips for Budapest?
Budapest Travel Tips
Luckily there are several sources to use for planning your Budapest holiday and you don’t have to rely only on guidebooks to the Hungarian capital (Lonely Planet, Frommer’s, Fodor’s, Rough Guide, Only in Budapest, TimeOut Budapest, etc.)
Budapest Travel guides – online travel guides with updated travel tips
The advantage of web based travel guides to book guides is that they can be quickly updated and you will get more info about upcoming events in Budapest
BUDAPEST TRAVEL GUIDES
Some of the Budapest travel guides we have found useful are:
Budapest forum for Budapest travel trips
There are two lively communities, Budapest forums:
- TA Budapest: one chatty and helpful forum is on TripAdvisor
- VT Budapest: the other Budapest travel forum is on Virtual Tourist.
- LP Budapest: Lonely Planet also has a Budapest forum, which is useful but its layout currently is not so great.
Visitors with young kids: check out the Facebook group of Budapest moms, their community is strong, fresh, helpful for any parent coming to Budapest with babies, toddlers, small children.
We have started our Budapest travel blog. Things to do in Budapest for all seasons. No matter if it’s winter, spring, summer or fall, you will get some great ideas what to do in Budapest. So hello world and hello Budapest!
Here is Budapest at its best:
Budapest by night - things to do Budapest (photo Zsolt Andrasi)