New Year's Eve in Budapest
Welcoming 2011 in Budapest
If you plan to come to Budapest for New Year's Eve you will definitely not be
bored. There'll be plenty of programs to entertain you wherever you would like
to go and whatever you would like to do.
You have many options if you are wondering where to say good bye to the old
year in the Hungarian capital: from an exclusive ball to elegant restaurants and
trendy bars, or even a boat on the Danube.
Making no specific plans might be a good idea as well: Budapest is beautiful
at night and celebrations on the street are quite common. Three major places are
the focal point of outdoor festivities each year - if you just happen to
drop by, you can be sure something fun will be happening. On Vorosmarty Square,
near the famous Vaci street and the surrounding pedestrian area, winter
celebrations take place from well before Christmas time up until the first days
of January - including, naturally, the New Year's party. Live concerts with
bands from all over the world, theatre performances, and a large arts and crafts
fair with all kinds of local artisans and products will be ready to make your
winter holiday a bright one.
Most Budapest hotels offer special packages for the New Year's period.
Usually you have to stay for at least 2-3 nights and sometimes a festive dinner
and entertaining programs are included in the price as well. Choose a hotel in
the city centre and you'll find many places of entertainment within walking
distance where you can join a colorful and happy crowd.
Things you definitely need to know for a traditional Hungarian New Year's
Happy New Year - or "Boldog Új Évet" (in Magyar)!
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