Advent Feast at the Basilica

For the seventh time this year, dreams will come true at our Advent Feast, recognized as one of the most beautiful Christmas markets in Europe. On November 24 - January 1, Budapest's Saint Stephen's Square will turn into a festive meeting point, full of buzz evoking the ambience and community-forming power of Christmas. We offer countless programs including monumental 3D mappings at night.

We've made every effort to present a prime selection of gifts and delicacies, gourmet food and spirits. Do stop and relax a little in the hustle and bustle, and make the most of the holiday season. Bring your friends and colleagues too, grab your family - see you at the Basilica!


Every single day an ice rink will be waiting for children under 14 years with ice-skate renting option at hand and skating courses during the weekends – all free of charge. Also, you may admire one of the largest 3D light paintings in Central Europe. The monumental 3D mapping show will start every half an hour after dusk, every day. Watch the facade of the Basilica and let yourself enchanted!

Also, prepare for a number of cultural programs including flash-mobs, charity concerts, workshops and more!

Plan your programs!

All programs are listed here so you may easily and effectively make arrangements, together with family and friends.

A great program for each day!

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Hungarian Inter-Church Aid – “Hunger for Love” donation point and bakery

To the great joy of the team organizing the Advent Feast, the Hungarian Inter-Church Aid has joined the fair again. The internationally recognized charitable organization, which is one of the biggest in Hungary, is going to launch its nationwide fundraising campaign for the 21st time this holiday season. Every year for tens of thousands of people the “Hunger for Love” honey-cake heart as the symbol of this initiative stands for one of the most important messages of Christmas: active love and support of people in need. This year the charity will form a festive communal space in the Christmas fair in front of the Basilica. At the donation point volunteers will kindly welcome everyone with a honey-cake heart who is willing to contribute to the support of people living in severe conditions. Next to the donation point, in the “Hunger for Love” bakery volunteers and celebrities supporting the charity will make the honey-cakes together with visitors.

Joint charitable event of the Inner City (Belváros–Lipótváros) and the Advent Feast at the Basilica

Every year one of the most beautiful moments of the fair is when the mayor of the Inner City invites dozens of children from the quarter to spend a cozy and joyful afternoon together. They will find toys and delicacies under the Christmas tree, and together with their parents they will be treated with special cakes. To the greatest joy of the group they can take over the ice rink as well. Not only the residents of the district, but all the visitors may witness and participate this moving and cheerful event.

Taste of the Advent

Images from the past year

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