Things to do in November – Budapest Winter Events
Fridge Festival Budapest
Fridge Festival Budapest – autumn things to do
Fridge Festival is a winter sports festival and fair in Budapest with snowboard events, rock, hiphop concerts, and more. The autumn festival is held sometime in October – November in Budapest. Spectacular, lively, a cool thing to do for the lovers of winter sports, snowboards and hiphop parties. The location is usually the City Park with its huge and popular artificial ice rink (outdoor).
Budapest Christmas Market: the Christmas Market in Budapest, which has become a big hit amongst the European Christmas markets is the most centrally located and most traditional Xmas fair. It opens in mid November each year and is called the Vorosmarty square Christmas Market. The recently launched Basilica Christmas Market usually opens in late November or at the beginning of December (the newer one on St Stephen’s Square, right in front of the tall building of the Basilica – you cannot miss it, as the church tower gives perfect orientation on the flat Pest side). One of the best things to do in Budapest from mid November (opening ceremony around Nov 16-18).
Art Market Budapest
The Budapest Art Market is a freshly launched contemporary art festival sometime in autumn (October – November). If you are interested in the peculiarities of Central Europe and its contemporary art, this one week art fiesta is a must thing to do in Budapest. There are numerous art galleries, art projects (Igor Metropol, Krinzinger Projekte, Johan van Dam, etc.) participating in Art Market Budapest. The location is also contemporary, the exciting and Europa Nostra awarded former industrial complex called Millenaris Park on the Buda side (a 15 min walk downhill from the Buda Castle, close to the Mammut Shopping Mall and the Feny street Market Hall with its nice Langos, the Hungarian savoury snack)
Royal Fair on Kiraly Street
Royal Fair on Kiraly Street Budapest – Kiralyi Vasar
The Royal Fair is in the old Jewish quarters of Budapest in the happening street called Kiraly street (literally King street, hence the name of the November fest). The fair at Gozsdu Courtyard in Kiraly street is informal, more like a fusion of a freestyler flea market, a local festival and an artisan crafts fair. Even if you are not into gift shopping, you can visit the fair for the food stalls and the live music. The Budapest Royal Fair is a one month event (and is not in the Royal Palace but in Kiraly street close to Deak square.). The Royal Fair at Gozsdu is open daily, from noon to 8 pm on weekdays and from 10 am to 8 pm at weekends. The dates of the fair may change, there were fairs in May or September too. Check their FB site for upcoming fairs in Kiraly street.
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