Christmas Market in Vorosmarty Square - Budapest, Hungary
Posted by: marcius
N 47° 29.780 E 019° 03.050
34T E 353193 N 5262163
Quick Description: Budapest hosts one of the most popular Christmas markets in Europe every year. 143 wooden pavilions await the visitors at the prominent Vorosmarty Square in Budapest downtown with great food, quality products and gift ideas and Christmas decoration.
Date Posted: 4/24/2012 1:24:58 PM
Waymark Code: WMEA01
More than market food
There is always a large variety of Hungarian food and drinks at the fair, you can get mulled wine and all kinds of pálinka at the pavilions to drink. And the food? You won’t be able to choose from the baked gees liver (delicious Hungarian specialty), kenyérlángos (oven baked flat bread with sour cream, red onion and bacon cubes) and other great food.
You can also find staffed cabbages, Fisherman’s soup, catfish stew and baked carp at the food stands. If you get appetite for something sweet, do not miss the dried fruits, the honey cookies and the kürtoskalács (roasted sweet pastry).
Quality gift ideas for Christmas
The quality of the merchandise in each pavilion is ensured by the jury of the Hungarian Craftsman Association who worked for months to decide which products are the most useful and of quality, so only these could get to the shelves of the small wooden houses.
You can find hand-crafted articles from authentic and classical Christmas decorations through woven, leather and iron made articles and wooden toys through candles, jewelry, home-made bathing products, ceramics, glass works and much more.
Cultural events at the Market
Take a cup of mulled wine in one hand, a slice of kenyérlángos in the other and watch folk dance groups, Christmas choirs, string orchestras and other performers brighten the holiday atmosphere.
The market is open from November 18 to December 30, every day from 10AM to 8PM, however, on December 24 it closes at 2PM and will remain closed on December 25 and 26. On any other day, you are welcome for some shopping, mulled wine drinking or just walking around and enjoying the Christmas market atmosphere.