Top 7 + 1 Advent Fairs in Hungary Beyond Budapest

  • 19 Dec 2023 6:06 PM
Top 7 + 1 Advent Fairs in Hungary Beyond Budapest
Hungary boasts a whole host of festive charms outside the bustling capital city - from historic towns with picturesque squares to magnificent cities nationwide, the country comes alive with the spirit of Christmas, offering enchanting experiences at Advent fairs.

Join us on this festive expedition beyond Budapest as we uncover the magic and joy of Hungary's best Advent Fairs outside Budapest where memorable yuletide celebrations await.

1. Esztergom Advent Fair: Open until 24 December

Széchenyi tér, the heart of Esztergom, transforms into a dazzling spectacle during the four weekends of Advent. Delight in cultural, musical, and family programs, explore handicraft fairs, and savor a diverse selection of festive foods.

2. Advent Fair of Szentendre: Open until 7 January

Dumtsa Jenő utca and Fő tér in Szentendre transform into a Christmas whirl, offering roasted chestnuts, chimney cakes, and a showcase of Hungarian artisan craftsmanship. Explore the Christmas Museum and Shop in the Hubay House for a charming holiday experience.

3. Eger Advent Fair: Open until 24 December

Dobó tér and Zalár út in Eger set the stage for Advent festivities, featuring a Baroque city center adorned with beautiful lights and unique visual elements. The Magical Ice Palace offers a delightful experience for children with games, storytelling, and a handicraft workshop.

4. Győr Xmas Fair: Open until 1 January (Dunakapu tér and Baross út) until 23 December

Győr's Advent Fairs on Dunakapu tér, Baross út, Széchenyi tér, and Megyeháza tér showcase a Ferris wheel with a panoramic view, a little train, bumper cars, and a carousel, ensuring a festive experience for visitors of all ages.

5. Pécs Advent Fair: Open until 24 December

Széchenyi tér in Pécs hosts a charming Advent fair in the city center, creating a festive atmosphere enriched with specialties from the Pannon Wine Region.

6. Szeged Christmas Weeks and Fair: Open until 24 December

The Szeged Christmas Weeks, steeped in decades of history, offer more than a traditional Advent fair on Dóm tér. Experience the magic of Christmas lights and scents, and perhaps take a ride on the Ferris wheel for a breathtaking view of the city.

7. Debrecen Advent Fair: Open until 24 December

Known for its exciting December festivities, Hungary’s 2nd city was honored as one of the twenty best small Christmas fairs in Europe. The local events along the Kossuth tér-Piac utca-Csapó utca-Dósa nádor tér-Rózsa utca line feature huts, a skating rink, and the Christmas Ugly Sweater Run, making it a must-visit destination for holiday enthusiasts.

+1. Gödöllő Christmas Fair: Open until 24 December

Gödöllő boasts the Karácsonyház (Christmas House), a unique shop selling holiday decorations and exuding a festive fairy-tale ambiance. Open until Christmas Eve, the Christmas House offers a captivating experience, complete with Christmas weekend programs and occasional visits from the Grinch.

Photos: courtesy of the Facebook pages of the Markets

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