What’s Going On: Things to Do This December in Budapest

by Virag Eszter Toth and Joe McCann
Winter in Budapest.

The weather may be freezing but we are still in for a hell of a time this month. From dance, comedy, food & more please check out the Pulse guide to your must-do Budapest December events list.


The Nutcracker @ Erkel Színház – All December

Let’s get nuts. Photo: AP.

This classic cannot be missed around Christmas time. Even if you are not in the mood yet Tchaikovsky’s music takes you there and the visuals choreographed by Wayne Eagling and Tamás Solymosi are sensational.

It is on during all December long, check here for tickets.

English Language Theater by Asterion – December 14th

On the stage. Photo: Asterion.

For all your English language theater needs in the capital look no further than Most Budapest. This play is a comedy about life as an ex-pat in the city & so far they’ve had seven sold-out runs. If you haven’t had a chance to see it yet then what are you waiting for?

The event info is here.

The Winter’s Tale by William Shakespeare @ Uránia – December 10th

Winter is here. Photo: RSC

If you can’t wait until December 14th for your theater fill, then why not check out a live cinema broadcast of William Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale. Uránia will be streaming this performance which stars Kenneth Branagh & Judi Dench from London.

Buy tickets here.

Cage @ Trafó  – December 10th & December 11th

Incredible scenes. Photo: Trafo

The latest creation of Pál Frenák. 4 dancers looking into social questions about how men and women live next to each other as individuals.

All the info you need is here.


Return of The Craft Brew Legends, Csupor – December 4th

The night starts now. Photo: Csupor.

Ask any real craft beer head in the city who their favoruite Hungarian brewery is and most will say Csupor. Csupor do brews like no other & Pulse are delighted to have them back in town. We adore what they do. Thank God we can catch up with them at Neked Csak Nyolc for a few beers.

Click here for all the details.

Vegan Sunday Market @ Anker’tDecember 15th

At the vegan market. Photo: Vegan Market.

One of the first articles Pulse ever penned was about this market. We are glad to see it is still going strong. Vegan fun for all the family awaits you at Ankert.

The event details are here.

Monyo Terroir Tour #2 @ Beerselection – December 5th

Check it out. Photo: MONYO Facebook.

Beerselection is fast becoming one of Pulse’s favourite places to hang out in the city. With wall to wall of top-class brews, Beerselection is a must-visit for every craft brew fan. On December 5th they welcome MONYO brewery to the store for the brewery’s terroir tour.

Click here for more info.


The Scottish League Cup Final @ Davy Byrne’s Pub – December 8th

I wanna be Edouard. Photo: SPFL.

It ain’t easy finding a place to watch Scottish football in Budapest, but Davy Byrne’s is looking to put that right. Davy’s has become something of an unofficial Celtic Supporters club in the last few weeks and it is a cracking spot for sport. Come down grab a beer and savour the atmosphere of a Glasgow derby final. Celtic take on Rangers in a game that is sure to go down in history. Don’t miss it.

Keep an eye on Davy Byrne’s Facebook page for event details.


Louis CK is BackDecember 3rd

Louis in action. Photo: HBO.

Louis, Louis, Louis, Louis. One of America’s greatest ever stand up comedians, Louis Ck is in Budapest for one night only at Budapest Kongresszusi Központ. Pulse tried our best to get an interview. Sadly Louis ain’t doing press on this tour. As for his act, expect the unexpected. This show is not for the easily offended & it promises to be an unforgettable night.

Click here for all the info.


Bite The Nite! – Volume 5December 7th

House all night long. Photo: Bite the Nite!.

A live DJ set by Budapest’s best house DJ’s is sure to get the juices flowing. James DVS, Francesco Remigio & Boka will set the Budapest night on fire. Free entry for all.

Find out more here.

Mikulás Bringás ReggeliDecember 6th

Breakfast with Santa. Photo: I Bike Budapest.

Here at the Pulse offices, we have a few-cycle enthusiasts so we would not miss this free Breakfast event by I Bike Budapest. These guys do excellent work for the cycling community in BP. Grab some free food and buy yourself a bike Budapest t-shirt. In the meantime check out Pulse’s cycling in the city guide.

Find info for the breakfast event here.

Mineral Fair at Lurdy Ház

Kryptonite. Photo: AP.

From caves to fossils & gems you can see them all & more on over 3000m2 of mineral mayhem.

Click here to find out more.

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