The Top 8 Things to do in Budapest this January

By Megan Millisky

Budapest Hungary is a lovely city to visit this January. There are so many events to connect visitors to the Hungarian community. Check out a popular New Year's Lacrosse Cup, or take a dinner cruise while enjoying organ music!

1. Cuban New Year Festival

Ring in the New Year with Arrebátate 3.December 28-January 1, join in a workshop or boot camp! A selection of Europe’s best DJs will be playing music for guests to dance to.

Address: F3V6+JQ Budapest, Hungary

2. Organ Concert Dinner Cruise

January 3, enjoy a relaxing dinner cruise and organ concert. Listen to the sounds of Vivaldi, Beethoven, Bach, and more. For dinner, choose from mouth-watering foods like goulash, steak and potatoes, and roasted fish.

Address: St. Stephen's Basilica Budapest Szent István tér 1 1051 Hungary

3. New Year’s Lacrosse Cup

The annual New Year’s Cup is one of the most exciting events to happen in Budapest! Women’s teams face off from January 18-19, and men’s teams compete January 11-12. Ten men’s teams and six women’s teams will go head to head this January.

Address: C5VM+P6 Budapest, Hungary

4. Wedding Fair

Prepare to walk down the aisle at this informative wedding fair. Exhibitors will be showcasing wedding dresses, tuxedos, and jewelry. Find all kind of wedding accessories and resources at this show at Papp László Budapest Sportaréna.

Address: Budapest, Stefánia út 2, 1143 Hungary

5. La Gioconda

Watch the Hungarian State Opera perform this moving four-act opera. January 31, experience a dramatic opera full of love triangles, poisonings, and stirring dance numbers. The show, at the Erkel Theatre, begins at 7 PM.

Address: Budapest, II. János Pál pápa tér 30, 1087 Hungary

6. St. Stephen’s Cathedral Concerts

Listening to a concert at St. Stephen’s Cathedral should definitely be on your bucket list! On January 12, this cathedral will host a concert at 8 PM.

Address: Budapest, Szent István tér 1, 1051 Hungary

7. Pub Crawl through Ruin Bars

Spend a night exploring some of Budapest’s best bars on January 5! Sip mulled wine over this four-hour excursion to Budapest’s infamous ruin bars. Ruin bars are just what they sound like - small bars built into the ruins of old buildings. Enjoy one hour of free drinking and entertaining guides to give you an authentic experience.

Address: Budapest , Magyarország

8. Farsang - Carnival Season

The Carnival Season in Budapest is highly anticipated each year. Carnival Season is celebrated with masquerades, parades, and balls. Festivities are held throughout Budapest from January 6-February 10.

Address: Budapest , Magyarország

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