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Advent Feast At Budapest’s Saint Stephen’s Basilica Opens This Friday – Gallery & Video!

By Tamás Székely // 2015.11.24.

The square in front of Budapest’s Saint Stephen’s Basilica, which made CNN’s Top 10 list of the most photographed places in the world last year, is going to be an eventful meeting point between 27 November to 2 January once again. During the Advent fair visitors may enjoy festive ambiance of the 5-week long Christmas preparation with almost 200 programmes, the handicrafts of 80 vendors and rich international food and drink selection.

This year the Advent Feast at the Basilica is welcoming its visitors with a spectacular visual attraction as colourful short movies will come to life in 3D on the 1000  m2 façade of the Basilica, while the festive lights of the square and the Inner City will provide a magical setting for a winter walk. The popular 200 m2 ice rink will also remain the centre of the fair for the greatest joy of the children who can use it free of charge or even participate in the skating courses at the weekends.

At the fabulous wooden houses in front of the Basilica the fair’s visitors may choose between countless carefully pre-selected, great quality handcrafted gifts and the design items of talented young artists. This year the craftsmenʼs stalls will occupy a larger area including the way connecting Bajcsy-Zsilinszky and Hercegprímás Streets next to the Basilica, to offer even more products than in the previous years.

As for the even more popular street food producers, they will take over the whole Zrinyi Street this year, and fill it with exotic food, Advent delicacies and the flavours of international cuisine. From Sas Street to Széchenyi Street the coolest Hungarian food trucks and street food vendors will be present as more than 30 exhibitors will provide food such as pancake, grilled sandwich, soup, “new wave” flat bread, lángos, pljeskavica, Italian sweets and salty titbits, etc.