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Budapest Pesti Vigado Gala Event

The Budapest NYE Gala Dinner – as part of the NYE Gala Concert Show and Party – will have a special 5 course menu. The 5 course served dinner includes a cold and a hot appetiser, a soup, the main course with its side dishes and a dessert.

RESERVATION of NYE Gala Event

MENU OF NYE GALA DINNER IN BUDAPEST DANUBE PALACE

NYE Gala Dinner in Danube Palace

NYE Gala Dinner in Danube Palace

APPETISER (cold): Blue Cheese Butter with Chives and Homemade Bread
APPETISER (cold): Smoked Salmon with Orange Fennel Chutney
SOUP: Saffron Duck Soup with Sherrys and Truffled Pancakes
APPETISER (hot): Grilled Goose Liver in Homemade Brioche with Onion Jam and Rukola Salad
MAIN COURSE & SIDE: Veal Steak with Duck Liver, Porchini Mushroom Sauce and French Potato
DESSERT: Baileys Tiramisu with Madagascar Cocoa

Vegetarian Option:

APPETISER (cold): Blue Cheese Butter with Chives and Homemade Bread
APPETISER (cold): Smoked Salmon with Orange Fennel Chutney
SOUP: Honey-Ginger Chickpea Cream Soup
APPETISER (hot): Grilled Scamorsa Cheese in Homemade Brioche with Onion Jam and Fresh Rukola Salad
MAIN COURSE & SIDE: Green Herbs Marinated Eggplant Tower in Spicy Tomato Sauce
DESSERT: Baileys Tiramisu with Madagascar Cocoa

Danube Palace

Danube Palace

Gala Dinner Wines

RESERVATION of NYE Gala Event

Laposa Rizling
Konyari Rose
Heimann Kekfrankos

After Midnight Buffet Dinner Options

Lentil Dish
Stuffed Cabbage

After Midnight NYE Party – List of Unlimited Drinks

Törley Gala Sec dry champagne
Törley Charmant Doux sweet champagne
Laposa Rizling
Konyari Rose
Heimann Kekfrankos
Bottled Beers
NestleAquarel Mineral Water (still / fizzy)
Coca-Cola soft drink products

Booking Ticket for the Gala Event – you can click on the following page to check out and buy your ticket for the event:

RESERVATION of NYE Gala Event

Szechenyi Bath New Year Opening Hours 2019 2020

Szechenyi Baths in Budapest will be open during New Year in Budapest. The opening hours of Szechenyi Baths are a bit shorter than the usual generous opening hours, finishing around 6 – 8 pm.

Szechenyi Bath Budapest New Year

Szechenyi Bath Budapest New Year – James Guppy Photography

Both New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day are quite popular in the thermal bath: book a fast track Szechenyi bath ticket online. If you want a massage in Szechenyi Baths too, reserve it weeks before the NYE holiday, otherwise you will not get a free appointment. You can book a 20 minute aroma massage from approx. 18.3 Euros, or buy your ticket online in advance with a private cabin and fast track entry.

New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day opening hours

  • Dec 31: opening hours from 6am to 6pm (all the facilities in Szechenyi Baths, Budapest)
  • Jan 01: opening hours from 10am to 6pm (all the facilities in Szechenyi Baths, Budapest)

For young tourists under about 40 years of age, the New Year Bath Party in Szechenyi Baths is a must do experience, so if you have nothing to do on December 30, book your NYE Sparty ticket (Dec 30 is not a typo, it is a party before the party)

Szechenyi Bath Spa Party at New Year

Szechenyi Bath Spa Party at New Year

Gellert Spa Hotel by Gellert Hill Budapest

Are you planning to visit the Gellert Spa in New Year Budapest break? Yes, you can. Even the outside pools are open at Gellert Baths (if the weather stays above the freezing point).

Gellert Bath at Christmas

Gellert Bath Budapest – You Flavio Photography

Many Budapest travel guides say that Budapest is quiet or dead on New Year’s Day or at Christmas Budapest is silent, but this is not true any more. Budapest Baths are actually open, and are a lot of fun and relaxation for any Budapest tourists in Hungary. Do not miss the Gellert baths in December or January either!

Gellert Bath is open throughout the New Year holiday, you can buy Gellert Spa tickets online in advance or even book a massage in Gellert Spa. See the current NYE and NYD opening hours:

New Year’s Opening Hours

Please check the actual opening hours before making a visit.

  • Dec 31: on New Year’s Eve the opening hours of Gellert Baths are as follows: Gellert Bath is open from 6 am to 6 pm. Great way to get some strength for the New Year’s Eve parties in Budapest! Dec 30 Budapest Bath Party will be held in Szechenyi Baths, not in Gellert Spa.
  • Jan 1: on New Year’s Day, the opening hours of Gellert Bath are as follows: the baths are open from 10 am to 6 pm. What a perfect way to cure any hangover and welcome the new year with healthy resolutions! You can even listen to a concert on New Year’s Day to make January 1 in Budapest really beautiful.

Massage from 21 Euros at Gellert Bath

Luxury Manager Massage Gellert Bath Budapest

Luxury Manager Massage Gellert Bath Budapest

Did you know that you can book a massage at Gellert Bath from approx. 21 Euros (20 minutes aroma massage at one of the best thermal spas of Hungary! With a bath ticket from 43 Euros! Budapest can be cheap, but this is a really a superb Christmas Deal, we think!) Do not miss out on this fabulous opportunity. Book now in advance, or others will instead of you (Christmas and New Years can get really booked in Budapest, this applies to many New Year’s Eve Parties in Budapest, or Budapest New Year cruises, or massages at Gellert Bath too).

Romantic VIP Bathing at Gellert Baths Budapest

Are you in a mood to splurge with your love of life? You can even book a private bath at the beautiful Art Nouveau complex. The champagne and fruit bowl is included in the price (which is more in the luxury category). See the details of the private bath hire at Gellert Spa here.

Cinetrip New Year Party Budapest Szechenyi Baths

Cinetrip New Year Party Budapest Szechenyi Baths

In general Gellert Bath is also open during the Christmas holidays, i.e. Dec 24, 25 and Dec 26 too, but the opening times are modified.

Related: Budapest Bath Parties

Budapest New Year Bath Party in Szechenyi Baths

Budapest Christmas Market 2019 2020

Budapest winter festivals range from cultural to food, music, or sports festivals in the winter season of November, December, January and February. Even though the weather is cold, the spacious festival venues and beautifully decorated squares allow locals to indulge in winter festivities to conquer the gloom of the cold and short days.

January Festivals

January Festivals in Budapest

Check the exact dates before attending.

International Circus Festival Budapest

Midnight Music Festival

Gluttonous Thursday

Stage Diving Metal Festival

Solo Duo Contemporary Dance Festival

February Festivals

February Festivals in Budapest

Check the exact dates before attending.

Budapest Mangalica Pork Festival

Magic Bath Party Festival

Budapest Carnival Parties

 

National Gallery Budapest

The Hungarian National Gallery, which takes up most of the space of the Buda Castle in Budapest is a very nice place to visit to see some of the best Hungarian fine art pieces, especially the 19th century Hungarian paintings.

Hungarian National Gallery

Hungarian National Gallery – redteam Photography

If you wonder what the Buda Castle might be from the inside, or what the views are from its windows, it is also worth visiting the National Gallery, even if you are not a museum fan or gallery goer. The entrance fee to the National Gallery in the Castle is very cheap, it has a nice cafe, and the exhibitions will not bore your for an hour. More about the National Gallery in Budapest here: Hungarian National Gallery

New Year Opening Hours 2019 – 2020

Dec 31 TBC
January 1 TBC

In general, the National Gallery (Nemzeti Galéria) opening hours during December (except for Xmas and NYE, see below) are as follows:

the general opening times of the National Gallery are as follows (almost all days in December)

Monday: Closed
Tuesday – Sunday: 10 am – 6 pm

National Gallery Budapest

National Gallery Budapest – Jaime Silva Photography

Budapest Christmas Market Advent Days TopBudapestOrg 2019 2020

Budapest has several fantastic Christmas markets. One of them, which stands out as the top, is the Budapest Christmas Market by the Basilica (aka St Stephen’s Cathedral), see the photo below.

Basilica Christmas Market Budapest

Basilica Christmas Market Budapest – Ildiko Kardos Photography

In 2019 / 2020, the Budapest Christmas market is open on Dec 31 and Jan 1 too. There are two nice markets next to each other and despite the Christmas holidays, the markets reopen on Dec 27 to keep open until Jan 1.

Budapest Christmas Market Vorosmarty Square

Budapest Advent Market St Stephen’s Basilica
On Dec 31 besides the usual nice programs, there is usually a charity event.

If you are enjoying your New Year break in Budapest, Hungary, visit the last days of the festive Budapest Christmas Market in the city center of Budapest on St Istvan Square. You can see the domes of the Basilica from far away on the flat Pest side of Budapest.

St Stephen’s Basilica is one of the top Budapest attractions.