Advent – Xmas Fair – Budapest – 2015.


In just less than a month, the Advent spirit  with entertainment  in Budapest!

Locals and foreigners living, staying in Budapest may get into the mood of Advent at the Xmas Fairs around in Budapest.

Downtown will be dressed up for the Season of Advent from November, 13. 2015 at the Vörösmarty Square and can be visited until January, 6. 2016. Those individuals who are curious of what is going on, will discover a huge range of fine gastronomy and applied art products along with seasonal programs. Over the past few years visitors to the Advent Fair were around 400.000. Each year numerous transformations, new ideas are adopted to enrich the quality entertainment and leisure for both foreign guests and locals rolling by.

While the Fair is on, there will be on stage cca. 200 programs during the 47 days, such as: Folk music, jazz, crossover, alternative, blues and soul concerts. The shows will be on week-days coming through between 5 p.m.- 8.p.m. and on weekends from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. on the main stage.

Families arriving with young ones are not forgotten, they might be going out not just for one day but on several days to enjoy in the chilly weather shows just for them as: puppet theater, dance performances from 11 .am. – 4 p.m. on weekends. Groups from kindergarten and primary school kids are also awaited to the handicrafts  playhouse where at the heated wooden cabin may join in candle making, gingerbread baking, beading, basket weaving and so forth.

The adult visitors will certainly feel cool hanging around with long non seen friends and family members enjoying stopping by at the number of  catering pavilions, whereas these units will be serving traditional hot food. Also  for the sweet tooth  the “kürtőskalács” – chimney cake, cottage cheese cakes and roast chestnuts, traditional poppy-seed and walnut rolls – Hungarian named “Beigli”, cinnamon fruit compote, home-made honey spiced biscuits, chocolate and marzipan delights made in limited quantities … and of course the event can not be without the scented mulled wine … just to name a few delights.

For those individuals who don’t mind being outdoor through the Advent period and wish to celebrate the coming New Year’s Eve as well, then the Vörösmarty Square is an open venue to do so, where there will be for eyes, ears, mouth  culinary, cultural and music programs at the main stage beginning on December, 31. 2015. from 6 p.m.  … and as the clock’s both hands get near to each other the countdown begins to the New Year, thereafter followed  by music and dancing through the night until dawn on  January, 1. 2016.

Update: Aggie Reiter


3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Chris on 01/11/2015 at 02:21

    Wonderful to know the traditional spirit of Christmas is still being celebrated without fear of offending people of other beliefs.

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