Apart from sightseeing and wondering around the streets of Budapest, the city offers a huge variety of programs so everyone can find something that they would love. From museums, through concerts until outdoor adventures, the number of options are endless. We feel important to mention that most of these programs are not available on 24.-26. December, and some of them have special opening hours between the holidays of December. So buckle up, and let us show you some of the greatest programs that Budapest can offer to you!
100-member Gypsy Orchestra Gala Concert (December 30, 2021)
The 100-member Gypsy Orchestra awaits its crowd with a great musical program, which includes wine sampling and dinner at the Budapest Congress Center on December 30. During this musical show, 100 performers will play some of the most well-known works of art simultaneously, while we can partake in an unrivaled show with magnificent wines and a four-course supper.
If you’re an aviation geek, or would like to know more about the history of Hungarian aviation, this place is definitely a must for you. Located next to Terminal 2B of Liszt Ferenc Airport, this aircraft exhibition presents the most important stages in the history of Hungarian public aviation. The aircraft museum displays the almost complete history of Hungarian public aviation over the past 60 years, from the Li-2 to the Tu-154 at the turn of the millennium, as well as a number of airport service devices and vehicles. There’s also a possibility to purchase an extended ticket as well which includes a visit to the currently functioning Liszt Ferenc International Airport, so you can perfectly see and experience how aviation has changed throughout the past decades.
If you’re about to spend your day at the Buda side of the city, this program is a great way to admire the panoramic view of the city. The chairlift is operated by BKK – the public transportation system of Budapest – and tickets can be purchased at the location. The ride to the top takes about 15 minutes, while you can enjoy the scenic view of the city, and also visit the Elisabeth lookout, from where the whole are of Budapest can be seen
Escape rooms of Budapest
The essence of the escape room is to get out of the room by solving various logical and dexterity tasks, or to complete a special task in one hour. You can easily find many of these escape rooms in the center of the city, and most of them has many different rooms, so no matter if you’re just a beginner or an expert in this, you’ll definitely find one that will bring joy to you and your friends or family.
Free panoramic ice skating rink and amazing panorama at Bálna Terasz
Bálna Terasz is waiting for you before or after on the heated terrace. Hütte atmosphere, hot drinks and sensational food, with an amazing panorama near the Danube Bank.
Skating rink Opening hours:
Sunday – Thursday 10.00-20.00
One hour of free parking is waiting in the underground garage of Bálna Budapest!
Children’s Railway is definitely one of a kind attraction. Like all other functioning railway systems in the world, it has its own workplaces, diesel trains and passenger vehicles, signals, switches and a timetable. The main difference of this railway is included in its name: this railway is run by children. The line extends among the hills of Buda, offering a scenic view of the area.
Budapest Eye is Hungary’s largest Ferris Wheel which is located at the city center, on Erzsébet Square. Thanks to its central location, you can experience how birds see the city from above. Every major sight can be seen from the Ferris Wheel, including the Buda Castle, the Fisherman’s bastion and the St. Stephen’s Basilica as well, but if you’re an expert of recognizing the landmarks of the city, you can easily spot many bridges of Budapest, just as the Heroes Square or the major railway stations.
Budapest has endless options for you even at the last days of 2021, so let’s bring the most out of your trip at the Hungarian capital!
Photos: Norbert Lepsik