Budapest Christmas Fair on Vörösmarty square

19 november - 31 december 2021
On current covid regulations →

Event highlight

Advent projections on the facade of the Gerbeaud House

Every half hour, a magical world of light comes to life at the Budapest Advent and Christmas Fair! Winter still lifes, festive scenes and cityscapes of Budapest are evoked on the facade of the Gerbeaud House. Newer and newer surprises await the visitors of the fair every day, while from the light projections the vivid, cosy and cheerful life of Budapest in wintertime unfolds.

Many thanks for the wonderful spectacle to the team of Maxin10city!


Times: every day between 1-26 December

every half hour on weekdays between 5:00-9:00 pm
every half hour at weekends between 5:00-10:00 pm

Recommended to families

Budapest’s big family will gather again under the huge Christmas tree in Vörösmarty Square to celebrate together.

This year, we will pay special attention to domestic visitors because this holiday is for all of us!

We await children and adults with family discounts, a candle lighting event and surprise programmes because we believe that the biggest present is to experience the joyful and intimate moments of expectant waiting and the preparation for the holiday.

Explore Budapest in wintertime!

Budapest offers countless experiences and places to see in each season but what could be nicer than exploring the city illuminated by festive lights? Buy a BUDAPEST CARD and enjoy more than 30 free services and get discounts at the Christmas Fair, too!

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Várunk a fa alatt!

Covid info:

Dear Visitor,

This year, we pay special attention to the safety of Budapest Advent and Christmas Fair. In order to ensure that visitors’ health is protected during the pre-holiday season, the fair is only accessible for immunity card holders in accordance with the effective law.

To comply with this, the following documents are checked on entry to the fair:

For Hungarian citizens, in accordance with the government decree on certifying immunity to coronavirus, immunity is certified by

  • an immunity card, or
  • an application certifying vaccinated status as described in Government Decree No. 60/2021. (12 February) on certifying immunity to coronavirus.

Whenever a person is required to certify immunity by showing their immunity card or by using the application certifying vaccinated status, they are also required to show their authority-issued ID card as proof of identity.


For non-Hungarian citizens

A person who is not a citizen of Hungary may certify their immunity by showing their European Union digital Covid certificate.

Non-citizens are also deemed to have immunity to coronavirus,

  1. a) if they hold an immunity card issued by a state whose immunity cards are recognised by Hungary
  2. b) certifies their immunity to coronavirus by showing their certificate of immunity to coronavirus issued by the state described in point a).

A list of states mentioned in point 2.2. a) is recorded in the decrees of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade:

7/2021 (IV.29) KKM rendelet

17/2021. (V.22.) KKM rendelet


To ensure compliance with the relevant legal requirements, the effective statutes shall be applicable to our measures taken to ensure a safe visit to the fair.

For further information about a safe visit to the Fair and to read the Rules and Regulations for the Fair, please click here.

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