- 11 Dec 2014 2:04 AM
This year also, the Winter Festival, organized by the Szabad Tér Színház Nonprofit Kft. on behalf of the Municipality, has prepared a number of surprises and novelties to make this season even more festive and more meaningful.
In addition to the unique handcrafts and delicious snacks on offer at the Christmas Bazaar, cultural programs have been organized at the Glass House set up in the Square.
This year, a 200-square-meters skating rink for children will be open every day between the hours of 11 and 19 o’clock free of charge.
The City Hall Park (Városháza park) is located in the immediate vicinity of Deák Square and is transformed into Budapest’s most beautiful park in lights during this holiday season. T
he main attraction this year is the huge advent wreath, whose first candle were lit by Mayor István Tarlós on the first Sunday of Advent at the opening ceremony. At the same time the holiday lights of Budapest will be turned on throughout the city by the Budapesti Disz-és Közvilágitási Kft.
The heated Glass House is located in the central part of the Square and is arranged as a Christmas story room. On weekday evenings, art schools, music schools and amateur groups will perform their Christmas shows here, on weekends, children’s programs, nativity plays, handcrafts, sport presentations, puppet theatre, festive candle lighting, public meetings, jazz and world music concerts will be held here.
This year also they’re preparing to wait for St. Nicholas, on 13th and 14th of December the across the border students weekend will be held, and candle donations will be collected on site on the fourth Sunday of Advent when the candle of Hungarians will be lit. Among other charity activities, a teddy bear collection will be held for underprivileged children.
At the invitation of the FŐKERT Nonprofit Zrt., as a public art installation next to the Glass House, kindergarten and school children’s groups will decorate close to 100 stylized pine trees in an environmentally friendly way. Every Friday new works will be added to the pine forest.
The organizers will photograph the works and upload them to the Festival’s Facebook page where the work that receives the most audience votes will win valuable prizes.
Source and more information: adventbudapest.hu