Debrecen Christmas Fair 2023

Advent in Debrecen opens its doors on November 25 at 9 a.m. and awaits visitors until December 23 at 7 p.m. During the four weeks, a Christmas market, gastronomy, fair attractions and concerts, as well as an ice rink serve to relax amidst the festive preparations.

The Christmas market in front of the Great Church of Debrecen and in the city center is an unforgettable spot for those who want a festive atmosphere. Both modern and traditional products can be expected at the fair: carpets, textiles, handmade ceramics and wooden toys, gingerbread, medicinal herbs, teas, parlor sweets and sumptuous Christmas ornaments and decorations. 75 stands with a Christmas atmosphere will offer their products, and 23 wooden houses offer a wide selection of culinary delicacies.

Concerts, fair attractions, children’s activities on weekends.

Every Advent weekend, you will be able to meet with outdoor programs, a playhouse and crafts in the Adventi Kucko, dreamed up together with DEMKI, in the downtown pedestrian zone.

The period between December 1st and 6th is all about waiting for Santa Claus: decorated pine trees decorated by kindergarteners will decorate the city center, and Santa Claus will welcome the little ones in the Advent Corner and invite them to sing and have fun together.

Advent programs await visitors at the Kölcsey Center every weekend: the Adventissimo, the Valceremónia, the concert of the Szent Efrém Male Choir and the Hajdú70 gala evening will also guarantee the Advent atmosphere.

On December 3, the lighting of the first candle will be led by a parade of traditional art groups from 4:45 p.m. from the Old Town Hall to the Great Reformed Church of Debrecen, and this is when the city center is covered in festive lights.

On the weekends of the magical fair, a roller-pianist, verklis, fairy-tale characters, dancers, musicians and stilt walkers also appear among the viewing public.

16 -17 December, 14:00 – 18:00 – “Mr.Piano” János Vágó wil playing music with his self-made rolling piano.

16 December, 15:00 – 15:45 – Langaléta Garabonciás’ Christmas show “Shepherds” for kids.

Ice rink and gym disco

This year, a 750-square-meter ice rink will serve as entertainment for winter sports lovers from November 25 to January 7, which can be used with an entrance ticket of only HUF 1,200. On Advent Saturdays, DJs welcome visitors to the choir disco with Christmas-themed music of various themes.

The faces of the city – who inspire the Debrecen community.

During Advent in Debrecen, projected portrait photos of the individuals behind the communities in Debrecen are projected onto a wall several meters high, who perhaps have no idea how much of an impact they have on our lives and our everyday lives. The photos of the candidates are taken by one of the best portrait photographers in Debrecen, Jakkel Rudolf, for the Advent event.

Source: Főnix Rendezvényszervező, Dehir.hu.