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Advent Feast at the Basilica Wins Best Christmas Market in Europe Title

Fanni Kaszás 2019.12.11.

The Advent Feast at the Basilica, Budapest’s most festive Christmas market, has been voted first on the list of Best Christmas Markets in Europe in 2020, organized by European Best Destinations. More than 280,000 people have voted for the best Christmas markets in Europe, and Budapest finished first, preceding Vienna, Gdansk, and Brussels.

photo: Advent Feast at the Basilica

The 5-week long Christmas market with almost 200 programs, the handicraft of 80 vendors, a rich international food and drink selection, complete with ice-rink in the center of the fair, bringing the greatest joy to children who can use it free of charge. The Advent Feast at the Basilica welcomes its visitors with a spectacular visual attraction as colorful short movies come to life in 3D on the 1000  m2 façade of the Basilica, the biggest 3D light show in Europe, while the festive lights of the square and the Inner City provide a magical setting for a winter walk.

photo: Advent Feast at the Basilica

In addition to being the most beautiful Christmas market in Europe, the Advent Feast at the Basilica deserves the title of Best Christmas market with the spirit of Christmas, but also the title of Best eco-friendly Christmas market. According to the portal, the “Advent Feast at the Basilica is held with a community spirit in mind: guests can enjoy charity-boosting concerts, and preserve the environment by using eco-friendly cups and cutlery, while leftovers are recycled.”

photo: Advent Feast at the Basilica

The Best European Christmas title came on the heels of the Best European Destination title, where Budapest was voted first in the contest back in February.

Budapest Wins Best European Destination 2019 Title

Budapest finished first from a list of 20 locations that made up the finalists, preceding Braga, Portugal, which took second place, and Italy’s Monte Isola, which took third place, and also the trendiest destinations, including Athens, Florence, Bratislava, Metz and Paris.

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