December is a time for calm and intimate togetherness at the end of the year. There is no better time to get dressed up and take a serene wander with your partner, a friend or family members in the beautifully decorated city. The Christmas lights and the sweet scents wafting through the air create a wonderful backdrop to a lovely conversation. If you stumble across an Advent market on the way, throw yourself into the hustle and bustle, taste the street food, drink a spicy punch or hot tea with honey, and look around to see if you can find a nice gift to put under the Christmas tree.
In the heart of the city centre
Vörösmarty tér is an iconic spot in Budapest where you can always get in the mood for the winter festivities. It’s worth coming by underground, as Vörösmarty tér is the last stop of Budapest’s historic metro line 1, which was the first on the European continent and is still in operation today. You can also visit the legendary Gerbeaud Café, admire its impressive facade and its peaceful interior while tasting French-style desserts. Stepping out onto the square, you will see the fair, which regularly offers craft activities and a mini train for children as well as traditional shows for adults.