Be part of the miracle of Advent This holiday season dreams will come true at the Advent Feast on Saint Stephen's Square

Dreams come true this year during the Advent Feast At the Basilica!

Open on Christmas Eve (until 14.00) and Christmas Day

M T W T F S S
11:30 – 20:00 11:30 – 22:00 10:00 – 22:00 10:00 – 20:00

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Advent Feast at the Basilica

dreams come true on Saint Stephen's Square – for the sixth time this year Year by year, on the first Sunday in Advent Budapest is getting dressed in festive garments, the Basilica displays a monumental light painting, and there is a cheerful buzz all around Saint Stephen's Square. In our fairy-tale fair we recreate the ambience, the lights, the scents and the community-forming power of Christmas. The Advent Feast at the Basilica is the main meeting point in Budapest downtown from 25th November to 2nd January. Let's meet up there!

Our primary goal was to create with huts, selection of exhibitors and events an adorable meeting point where it is pleasant to stop and relax for a while in the Christmas bustle and where each minute is a real treat.

Programmes

Every single day the ice rink is waiting for children under 14 years with ice-skate renting option at hand and skating courses during the weekends – all free of charge. Every evening after dusk the façade of the Basilica is gleaming in splendid lighting, and visitors may admire one of the largest 3D light paintings of Central Europe. For the fair's visitors we also provide a unique series of cultural events, handicraft workshops and surprise concerts.

Each day of the Feast we will decor the facade of the Basilica with majestic video mapping worthy of Advent after dawn. A unique selection of programmes is prepared as well.

Plan your activities in Advent!

All the programmes are listed here so you can easily and effectively make arrangements when you find the time to experience the festivities at the Basilica together with family and friends.

A great program for each day!

November 25.
Az Adventi Ünnep a Bazilikánál rendezvénysorozaton minden pénteken és szombaton 20 perces néptánc produkcióval szórakoztatják a közönséget.
November 26.
Az Adventi Ünnep a Bazilikánál rendezvénysorozaton minden pénteken és szombaton 20 perces néptánc produkcióval szórakoztatják a közönséget.
December 2.
Az Adventi Ünnep a Bazilikánál rendezvénysorozaton minden pénteken és szombaton 20 perces néptánc produkcióval szórakoztatják a közönséget.
December 3.
Az Adventi Ünnep a Bazilikánál rendezvénysorozaton minden pénteken és szombaton 20 perces néptánc produkcióval szórakoztatják a közönséget.
December 4.
Magyar Ökumenikus Segélyszervezet – „Szeretet.éhség. Adománypont és Sütöde”
December 6.
December 10.
Az Adventi Ünnep a Bazilikánál rendezvénysorozaton minden pénteken és szombaton 20 perces néptánc produkcióval szórakoztatják a közönséget.
December 16.
Az Adventi Ünnep a Bazilikánál rendezvénysorozaton minden pénteken és szombaton 20 perces néptánc produkcióval szórakoztatják a közönséget.
December 17.
Az Adventi Ünnep a Bazilikánál rendezvénysorozaton minden pénteken és szombaton 20 perces néptánc produkcióval szórakoztatják a közönséget.
December 23.
Az Adventi Ünnep a Bazilikánál rendezvénysorozaton minden pénteken és szombaton 20 perces néptánc produkcióval szórakoztatják a közönséget.
January 2.
All Events

Charity

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.

Details

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

Every year one of the most beautiful moment 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 just the inhabitants of the quarter, but all the visitors may witness and participate this moving and cheerful event.

Details

Taste of advent atmosphere.

Images of last years Feast.

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