Published: November 30 2023
Experience the festive delights of the Christmas Fair in Budapest Castle, organized by the Association of Hungarian Folk Artists and the Sándor Márai Cultural Public Foundation. This three-week event offers a range of activities and programs for visitors to enjoy.
- Stage performances and craft activities
- Folk art nativity scene and Hungarian folk gastronomy
- Craft traditions from twin towns of the district
- Free gift-making workshop for children
- Advent candle-lighting ceremony
Craftsmen and Exhibitors
The Christmas Fair will feature renowned craftsmen, including blue-dyeing dynasties and ceramists. Jewelers and textile makers from Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan will also be present, showcasing their craft. The fair provides an opportunity to learn about the craft traditions of the district's twin towns from Slovakia, Romania, and Serbia.
In addition to mulled wine and hot tea, visitors can indulge in Hungarian dishes such as chimney cakes and 'pozsonyi kifli'. The fair will also offer Tokaj wines for gastronomy lovers to enjoy.
With a festive atmosphere, the fair aims to create a joyful and celebratory ambiance for visitors. Stage performances on weekends and the Advent candle-lighting ceremony on Saturdays further enhance the festive spirit.
Don't miss out on this wonderful Christmas Fair at the Budapest Castle, where you can immerse yourself in a world of crafts, gastronomy, and holiday cheer.
Questions & Answers
What is the Christmas Fair at Budapest Castle? The Christmas Fair at Budapest Castle is a festive event organized by the Association of Hungarian Folk Artists and the Sándor Márai Cultural Public Foundation. It takes place between December 1-24 on Szentháromság Square at Buda Castle.
What can visitors expect at the Christmas Fair? Visitors can expect a wide range of programs and activities, including stage performances, craft activities, a folk art nativity scene, Hungarian folk gastronomy, candle lighting, and a festive atmosphere. Renowned craftsmen will showcase their products, and there will be workshops where children can make Christmas gifts.
Who will be attending the Christmas Fair? The event will be attended by the most outstanding masters of the Association of Hungarian Folk Artists. Craftsmen from various disciplines, such as blue-dyeing, ceramics, enamel, and gingerbread making, will be present. There will also be jewelers and textile makers from Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan.
Will there be activities for families? Yes, there will be activities for families every day. Children can participate in making advent calendars, beeswax candles, door and window decorations, greetings cards, and Christmas tree ornaments. There will also be gingerbread baking and decorating.
Which towns will be represented at the event? The event will feature craft traditions from the district's twin towns of Lendava, Slovakia (Lendva), Komárno, Slovakia (Révkomárom), Odorheiu Secuiesc, Romania (Székelyudvarhely), and Senta, Serbia (Zenta).
What kind of food will be available at the Christmas Fair? In addition to mulled wine and hot tea, visitors can enjoy various Hungarian dishes. Some of the highlights include chimney cakes, 'pozsonyi kifli,' and Tokaj wines.
When will the Advent candle-lighting ceremony take place? The Advent candle-lighting ceremony will take place on Saturdays from December 2 on Szentháromság Square. Each week, a denomination from the 1st district will participate in the ceremony.