Chain Bridge and the Lions in snow – winter Budapest – photo by Neil Howard
Budapest is buzzing even in the chilly months, but you need to research a bit on the current January events. Except for the long awaited Budapest New Year Concerts on or around January 1.
Our handpicked list for things to do in Budapest in January only enlists the annually recurring festivals and fairs, for the January current events, please take a look at our Top Budapest Event Calendar / Event Guide, consult your Budapest concierge, or private tour guide, the hotel receptionist, ask locals in pubs, etc. You will definitely find something interesting to do even if there are not many events promoted towards tourists in English.
Szechenyi Bath Winter: minutes before snowing – photo by Andrew Hall
Here are some winter photos of Budapest, Hungary – snowy, windy and chilly weather can be a challenge for taking good photos, but not a true obstacle:
The Christmas Market on Vorosmarty square, Budapest (the Xmas Fair at the Basilica is open until Jan 2)
Christmas Market Budapest photo by Budapest Moments
Views from the Citadel on Gellert Hill in January winter time Budapest:
Winter views over Budapest from the Citadel (photo by Neil Howard)
The Liberty Bridge, Budapest in January winter time:
Liberty Bridge – Budapest winter (photo by Frantisek Fuka)
The St Stephen’s Basilica, Budapest in January winter time:
Photo at the top: the Lions in a snowy cap at the Chain Bridge in Budapest, Hungary.