Moreover just a short walk over to the Christmas fair on St Stephen’s Square, right in front of the Basilica you'll get a chance to see all the lovely handmade gifts too.
The nostalgia Christmas fair is encompassed by the spectacular surrounding buildings on Vorosmarty square as most of them are dated back to the 19th century, like the popular Cafe Gerbeaud.
The Christmas market is a delightful sensory experience with full of colours, festive sounds, and enticing smells. Dozens of cottage-style buzzing wooden market stalls and outdoor stages, the concert stage take over the most attractive spots during this couple of weeks preceding the end-of-the-year holidays. Visitors are welcomed with outstanding quality products and plenty of high standard cultural and children’s programmes. Discover a huge range of fine gastronomy and applied art products together with seasonal programmes!
Folk music, jazz, crossover, alternative, blues and soul concerts are arranged on the main stage late afternoon on weekdays, and between 4-8 pm on weekends. Children are invited to attend puppet theatre and music-dance performances, Varázskert (Magic Garden) playhouse for kids in the middle of the square with heated wooden cabin offers various occupations for small ones like candle making, gingerbread baking, stringing beads, felt making and basket weaving. Santa Claus makes a visit on 6th December at 15.00-16.00. Besides the usual fair delicacies (kürtös kalács, bread pizza baked in clay oven, roasted chestnut) you can taste traditional Hungarian Christmas dishes such as stuffed cabbage, roasted goose thigh, roasted pork leg, grilled sausages and meat and street snacks like langos. Or just take a walk holding onto your mulled wine in a festive gift mug between the handmade christmas crafts, ceramics, christmas tree decorations.
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