It's official: you couldn't find any better Christmas fair than the one at St. Stephan's Basilica, Budapest.
Europe has countless beautiful Christmas fairs: every bigger and smaller city has their own version. That's why it's a huge honor that this year, one of Budapest fairs became the best in Europe! The Christmas event held before St. Stephan's Basilica received more than 39,448 votes on the voting of European Best Destinations Independent Travel Portal, which means breaking all voting records so far. The online voting lasts ten days each year, this year 289,714 votes came from 116 countries, which is twenty thousand more than last year.
“Like every year, this year we organized the Feast with the intention of contributing to the tourist attraction of Budapest and Hungary. Our participation in the competition also served to raise awareness to the capital, beside the Advent at Basilica, of course. We are proud of the result and it is a great pleasure to receive such strong feedback from our visitors.”- said the organizers after the results announcement.
Over the years, the Advent Feast at Basilica has become one of Budapest's major tourist attractions in December. For many travelers the Advent Feast at the Basilica has been their favorite Christmas market in Hungary for a long time with it's the ice rink and unmistakable atmosphere. Do not miss the lights show at night either: it's the biggest 3D light show in Europe! Advent Feast at the Basilica is held with a community spirit in mind: guests can enjoy charity concerts, and the event series also take care of the environment by using eco-friendly cups, and cutlery, while leftovers are being recycled.
And one last thing: did we mention that in addition to being the most beautiful Christmas market in Europe, the Advent Feast at the Basilica deserved the title of Best Christmas market with the spirit of Christmas and also the title of Best eco-friendly Christmas market?