Things to Do in Budapest in November 2016

Budapest Event Guide November 2016

Things to do in Budapest in November 2016 brings you a wide list of events and fun things to do during the last month of Autumn. In November, Budapest offers you its colorful Autumn charm, with colder and shorter days days but still with lots of interesting events for all kind of tastes.

Indoor activities are getting in full swing with concerts, theater, opera and exhibitions.

Check out our Budapest Events Calendar for November to find Christmas markets, attractions, classical music concerts, local and international art exhibitions and other fun things to do in Fall in Budapest.

Budapest Christmas Market

When: November 11 – January 01, 2017

Where: Vörösmarty Square.

From mid November until the end of December, Vörösmarty square houses Budapest’s main Christmas Market. A charming place where you can enjoy mulled wine, grilled chestnuts and delicious Hungarian specialties (from pastries to meats).

Beautiful handmade traditional gifts are on display, as well as cozy and cute crafts to fall in love with made from wood and organic materials and following the standards of the Hungarian Society of Folk Arts.

xChristmasMarketBudapest.jpg.pagespeed.ic.vdtObVMk-9Vörösmarty square is the perfect place to hang around in winter, either to look for a unique Christmas gift or to enjoy a charming atmosphere accompanied by live music and cultural programs.

The traditional and popular Gerbeaud Confectionary, located at Vörösmarty Square, displays on its windows an Advent calendar that opens a new window everyday at 5:00 pm until Christmas.

Are you coming to Budapest in November? then stop by Vörösmarty’s Square Christmas market, you won’t regret it!

How to get there: The best way to get to Vörösmarty Square is is taking the Yellow metro line 1 and getting off at Vörösmarty square. Alternatively, you can take M2 or M3 and get off at Deák Tér Station, then walk some meters towards the river side.

Night Spa at Rudas Baths

When: Every Friday and Saturday Night of November, 2016. From 10:00 pm to 4:00 am.

Where: Rudas Baths – Budapest 1013, Döbrentei tér 9.

Price:  4,600 ft.

xrudasbathnightspa.jpg.pagespeed.ic.ktFFmDlxyiRudas Baths is one of the remaining Turkish baths in Budapest. It was built during the 16th century and still preserves the unique architecture, its Ottoman interior and Turkish character.

It opens its doors every Friday and Saturday night to enjoy a quiet spa experience. Visiting Rudas baths at night can be a unique thing to do in Budapest in November. Currently, renovation works are taking place but services are open to public.

How to get there: The best way to get to Rudas Baths is taking trams 18 or 19 (from Bathyanyi tér Red Metro Line) as well as buses 5, 7, 8 and 86 to Dobrentei tér. (at the foot of Elizabeth Bridge on the Buda side).

Dinning Cruise with Live Music

When: Every day in November, 2016

Where: Meeting Point. Danube Palace, Zrinyi u. 5.

A romantic dinner cruise with live music on the river Danube is a wonderful thing to do in Budapest in April. These cruises offer a great 4 meal course of traditional Hungarian food created by the well known Hungarian chef, Klöter Gregor-Grex.

The musicians, members of the Rajko Orchestra, as well as the famous violinist Zsigmond Vidák entertain guests with melodies of classical and traditional Hungarian music as they witness fabulous night views of Budapest at the background.

Do not miss the opportunity to get enchanted by the spectacular night views of Budapest world cultural heritage panorama. From a river tour like this, you see Budapest from a different perspective: the illumined bridges, the Parliament,the Buda Castle and Citadella are simply stunning at night.

More information: Check the Dinner Cruise Website for detailed information on dates, menu and prices.

Cultural Night at the Budapest Opera House

Where: Hungarian State Opera House. Andrassy út 22

Erika Miklósa as the Queen of the Night in Mozart’s “Die Zauberflöte.” Photo: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

When: November, 2016

More information: Check the Hungarian Opera House website for detailed information and prices.

WAMP Arts and Crafts Festival

When: November 20, 2016.

Where: 1024 Budapest Millenaris Park, Hall B. Kis Rókus utca 16–20.


WAMP is a local design festival that takes place at least once a month, usually on Sundays where young Hungarian designers and craftsmen exhibit their creations. This is the perfect place to get to know Hungarian Fashion, authentic organic fresh produce, emerging Hungarian designers and to buy unique colorful and authentic gifts.

If you happen to be in Budapest at this time, don’t miss this festival!

How to get there: The best way to get to WAMP in Millenaris Park is taking Red Metro Line (M2) and getting off at Moszkva Tér station. Alternatively, you can take trams 4 and 6 and get off at Mammut shopping center’s stop.

Palace of Arts Budapest

When: November 2016.

Where: Komor Marcell u. 1, Budapest IX District

xPalaceofArtsofBudapest.jpg.pagespeed.ic.f1R-zwJkfcThe Budapest Palace of Arts offers an amazing variety of cultural events all year round. Musical concerts from diverse genres, opera, dance performances, art exhibitions and art workshops among many other kind of events take place in the Palace of Arts.

If you are interested in any type of art, visit Budapest’s Palace of Arts and enjoy Hungarian’s rich cultural life.This is truly one of the things to do in Budapest in July you shouldn’t miss.

How to get there: The best way to get the Palace of Arts is taking tram number 2 and getting off at Közvágohíd (Millenium Kulturalís Központ)

More information: Check Palace Arts Events for detailed information on current programs.

Classical Music Concerts in St. Michael’s Church

When: November 11, 18, 25,  7:00 pm.

Where: St. Michael’s Church. 1056 Budapest, Vaci utca 47/B.

Cost: From 33 Euro

Saint Michael’s Church was built in mid 1700’s by the Dominican order. Its simple exterior contradicts its marvelous interior, the beautiful main altar and the antique furniture make of it a little gem in the vicinity of Váci utca.

The temple is blessed with excellent acoustics what makes possible a great series of classical music all year round.

More information: Check the St. Michael’s Church concerts website for detailed programs and ticket prices.

How to get there: The best way to get to st. Michael’s Church is to take the Blue Metro Line 3 to Deák tér and look for Vaci utca. Alternatively, you can take Yellow metro Line and get off at Vörösmarty tér stop.

Buda Hills by Budapest chairlift

When: November, 2016.

Where: Zugligeti út 97.

János Hégy is a wonderful place located in one of the most beautiful areas of Buda Hills from where you can admire the entire city of Budapest.

You can reach János Hill by chairlift (libegő).

The ride takes about 15 minutes through a leafy green forest with fantastic views of surrounding neighborhoods and Budapest.

János hégy is the highest point in the Buda Hills where you can walk up to Elizabeth lookout and enjoy 350°breathtaking views of the city and surroundings, have a relaxed walk or even take a ride back to the city on the children railway.

The chairlift to János hegy (John’s hill) works daily from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday to Sundays and Public Holidays.

The chairlift runs depending on weather conditions ( It doesn’t operate on windy, stormy, foggy or rainy weather)

Opening hours in November: Mondays through Fridays from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm.

Cost: 800 ft per adult per ride. And 500 ft per child per ride.

Return Ticket: 1,300 ft for adults and 750 ft for children. Children under 3 years old can travel free of charge.

How to get there: The easiest way to get to Zugligeti Libegő station is to take bus number 291 at Nyugati Station, get off at the last stop and walk up about 200 mt. On the right side you will find the Zugligeti Libegő station (Next to Zugligeti campsite where there is a yellow tram car that works as a campsite shop).

Classical Music Concerts at Budapest Basilica

When: Every Sunday and Tuesday in November 2016. 7:00 pm.

Where: St. Stephen Basilica

Cost:  from 30 Euro

xBudapestBasilicaConcerts.jpg.pagespeed.ic.c5UrjENfP9Saint Stephen Basilica is one of the most stunning Neo-classical buildings of Budapest.

Its great acoustics makes it the perfect place to enjoy a series of beautiful classical music concerts where the organ and the flute are the main players together with outstanding performers.

The ensemble performs works by famous composers including Vivaldi, Bach, and Händel.

If you are a classical musical lover don’t miss the opportunity to attend to one of these great concerts in one of the most beautiful buildings of Budapest.

More information: Check the Budapest’s Basilica concerts website for detailed programs and ticket prices.

How to get there: The best way to get the Basilica of Budapest is taking Blue Metro Line 3 and getting off at Arány János station.

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