The most popular Christmas Market in Budapest is on Vörösmarty Square, right in front of Café Gerbeaud. It’s one of my favourites—I’ve been there more than a dozen times, by day and by night. Day visits are a joy, and nights are even better.
Repeat visits are easy, since the market is open every day from early November through New Year’s Day, usually from 10 AM – 9 PM.
Like most Christmas Markets, this one has booths selling anything and everything even vaguely related to the holidays, or to winter in general, or to the seasonal decoration of houses, preferable in shades of red and green. Where it really excels, though, is in the quality and variety of its food offerings.
If you aren’t currently in Budapest, Look on these Booths, ye Hungry, and despair!*
*Shelley wrote “Ozymandias” in 1818, so this year is its 200th anniversary. My trivia fact du jour.