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Budapest Weekend Guide 5-7 January

Shows, concerts and cultural attractions – Budapest is always buzzing. Each week, we gather all of the important happenings taking place in our favourite city so you can plan ahead.

Friday, 5 January

Hop on a Christmas Tram

The Christmas tram is about to finish its journey, but you can still catch a festive ride on several lines until January 7th. There is no extra charge for boarding a decorated carriage; you can simply hop on with your regular pass or ticket. The schedule is as follows: Tram 47 on January 5th, Tram 14 on January 6th, and Tram 14-41 on January 7th.

More details here.

Lands of Dome: Domes Electroniques

Ready for a pretty special audiovisual adventure? Delve into the mesmerising Arctic world with 'Domes Electroniques' – a new project that unfolds unreal scenes of Greenland. Get lost in the beauty of glaciers and the northern lights, accompanied by an electronic mix of the sounds recorded on-site. The creator of the film, Molecule, is a French music producer, who captured these unique sounds during his travels.

Get tickets here.

Mörk concert: In the midnight hour

Curious about local bands? Head to Akvárium Klub on January 5th! Mörk, an alternative R'n'B and psychedelic soul group, will be hitting the stage, promising an energetic vibe that will have you dancing all night. Special guests will be joining them too.

Get tickets here.


Saturday, 6 January

Veganuary - vegan market

If you are a vegan, a wanna-be or just an open-minded soul, K11 Cultural and Art Centre will be a great place to be on January 6th (3:30 pm - 7 pm). The space on downtown Király utca is hosting a vegan market, filled with cruelty-free products. Discover a variety of handmade local products that are not only plant-powered but also eco-friendly. While the talks will be in Hungarian, the atmosphere is international, and entry is free.

More details here .

Renoir – The Painter and his models

The exhibition is slowly drawing to an end, but with an extended opening until January 21st, you still have time to see Renoir's work. In the majestic building of the Museum of Fine Arts, you can pay respect to the iconic French figurative painter, with his oeuvre in focus, you can explore Renoir's relationship with the models who inspired his art through paintings, graphic works, and sculptures.

More details and tickets here.

Bowie party

All David Bowie fans should gather at downtown club (and cinema) Toldi this Saturday night. Doors swing open at 11 pm for a tribute party curated by the Hungarian DJ, Tesco Disco. Get ready for a nostalgic journey as Tesco Disco spins Bowie's greatest hits. But his fellow legends will make an appearance too, such as the Rolling Stones, Blondie, Roxy Music, Pink Floyd, Lou Reed, Iggy, Sparks, Devo, Gary Numan, Kraftwerk, Joy Division, or Talking Heads. So put on those dancing shoes!

Get tickets here.


Sunday, 7 January

Brunch and champagne

What could be a better reason for a seriously good breakfast and fizz than a vacation? A lazy, luxurious brunch paired with a glass (or bottle) of champagne can make any morning extra specia. And from the rooftop bar Solid and the adorable Villa Bagatelle to laidback Kaptafa, we have rounded up the best spots to go.

See our recommendations here.

Kids' Party at the Ice World

Budapest Park – usually an open-air concert venue but currently an Ice World with a massive ice rink – turns into a kids' paradise for Sunday. It focuses on little ones by hosting skating and many interactive games, which sound like a fun day for the whole family. Children can even snag an ice skating aid in the form of a penguin, join workshops, get glitter tattoos, and complete an obstacle track.

Get tickets here.

Visit the baby armadillo at the Budapest Zoo

We have recently reported thatBudapest Zoo introduced a new resident: a one-month-old armadillo. The baby boy, yet to be named, emerged from his shelter on January 1st. So with a bit of luck, you can catch a glimpse of this adorable mother-son duo at the Palm House at the Zoo. And while in the Zoo, pop into the Biodome too, where you can wander among hundreds of lanterns and installations in anticipation of the Year of the Dragon. 

Get tickets here.

(Cover photo: Budapest Zoo / László Mudra - We Love Budapest)


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