X-mas tradition to bid farewell to the old year with songs and dance, ham hock and mulled wine on every corner came to Budapest only 15 years ago. This year Vörösmarty Square fair has no shame – its stalls block the huge statue of Hungarian poet Mihály Vörösmarty after whom it was named. That's the biggest city fair, always packed, with tourists not locals.
The best time to visit is after four – it's getting dark early in Budapest and lights make everything look magic. Here you can buy interesting dolls, Balaton lavender, dozens of flavors of jams and honey, scarves, hats, gloves, furs,candle holders, pictures, boxes and lots of other souvenirs. If you want more fairs go to Saint Stephen, Deák Ferenc, Kálvin Square and Városliget Park.