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Vörösmarty Classic Xmas Christmas Fair18 November - 31 December, 2022

Vörösmarty squareBudapestPhoto by: Hungarian Tourism Agency

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Vörösmarty Classic Xmas will open its doors in the heart of Budapest, at Vörösmarty Square

The Christmas market, which will run until New Year's Eve, will welcome guests with gastronomy and craft exhibitors centred around the twin themes of traditional Hungarian values and a peaceful Christmas.


This year, Vörösmarty Classic Xmas has undergone a makeover in terms of both appearance and quality, featuring new and unique activities and events centred around a visual theme of classic Christmas decorations. Arriving from Váci utca, visitors will already be able to feel the festive vibes as they are greeted in the square by a grandiose, beautifully decorated Christmas tree, and this year they will also be able to admire the giant Christmas decorations on the Harisnyaház, one of the highlights of the fair and a new addition to the event. Meanwhile, the Vörösmarty poet’s statue will feature a new cover to render it more visible to fair goers, in the form of a life-sized image of the original statue accompanied by poetry extracts. Not only will these appear in Hungarian, but also in German and English, so that the many foreign tourists visiting the fair can also enjoy the show.

For children, the most popular attraction in the square is likely to be the funicular railway, which can be enjoyed for free, giving families the chance to enjoy the festive decorations of the Vörösmarty Square Lion Fountain up close.


And, alongside all these wonderful attractions, the new-look food stalls and handicraft chalets will be open for business around the square, with gastronomy and craft exhibitors offering visitors a wide range of traditional Hungarian Christmas products. 


Finally, for those interested in a more hands-on approach to typical Hungarian handicraft culture, the craft house will be set up as an interactive, educational venue, where visitors can take part in different crafting activities every day.


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