Lumina Christmas Park

Lumina Park is a fantastic place to be in Budapest. It first opened in October 2022 and remained open until March 2023. Since you see constructions with beautiful light decorations the concept only works during the winter months, meaning that it is only available in this period of the year. Due to the success, Lumina Park recently announced that it will return in the coming year(s). But, they will also come with even more, because as of 2023/24, a new addition is the Lumina Christmas Park.

Lumina Christmas Park will remind visitors of the original Lumina Park, only that the focus will be on Christmas and on bringing the Christmas atmosphere to the visitors. While Lumina Park is at Margaret Island in the Palatinus Bath, Lumina Christmas Park is in Romaifürdő, a little bit further outside the city center of Budapest (in the direction towards Szentendre).

In Lumina Christmas Park there will be a postal office, a Christmas village, an ice world, the Aurora Borealis (northern light), Christmas tree forests, Santa Clauses, and everything needed for people of all ages to have a good time.

Lumina Christmas Park 2023/24

Dates: November 15, 2023 – January 15, 2024
Location: Romaifürdő

How can I get to Lumina Christmas Park?

It isn’t very complicated. The easiest way is to travel by metro to Göncz Árpád Városközpont (blue metro) and then to travel by bus number 34 from there until the stop Rómaifürdő. The same method can be used to travel back to the city center of Budapest after you have visited the Christmas park.

How much does it cost to visit Lumina Christmas Park?

We don’t know yet, but it is expected to be a little bit cheaper than the normal Lumina Park. Until we get the exact information, our guess is that the entrance fee will be between 3000-4000 HUF per person.

Will there be a Christmas market in the Christmas Park?

Lumina Christmas Park is not a place for shopping. There will be some stalls where you can buy something to eat and drink, but it is not meant to be a Christmas market. If you want to do Christmas shopping or enjoy hot wine and all the things you can expect at a Christmas market, read about the traditional Christmas markets in Budapest instead.

Do you want to read more about other programs and activities in Budapest? Take a look at our Budapest calendar to find out what’s going on in the city.

Lumina Park

Lumina Park is a magical world full of illuminated decorations and buildings. It offers a fairy tale walk that will bring some light into a dark season (autumn/winter). The project first launched in Poland and has now arrived in Budapest where it was first arranged in 2022/23. Lumina Park Budapest is arranged at Palatinus Beach, romantically located at Margaret Island.

Budapest is known for its beautiful buildings. As you walk along the Danube at night (or enjoy a boat trip on the Danube), you can witness the true beauty of the city while looking at the beautiful Chain Bridge, the Parliament, the Castle, the Fishermen’s Bastion, the Gellert statue, the other bridges, the National Theater, and many other buildings. But, if you come between the end of October and early March, you can enjoy even more lights if you visit the Lumina Park at Margaret Island.

Lumina Park opens in the evening (when it gets dark), meaning that it varies between 16:30 and 18:00 (depending on when you decide to visit the park). The last time for entry to the park on any given day is 20:00.

As you walk inside the park, you can see beautiful buildings, animals, characters, and more that will make you marvel. Below you can see some pictures from the first Lumina Park ever arranged in Budapest.

All pictures originate from the official website of Lumina Park Budapest. The exhibition changes every year, meaning that you will not see these objects (which were exhibited in 2022/23) if you decide to visit Lumina Park this year.

Margaret Island is a fantastic location in Budapest worth visiting for all tourists coming to Budapest. It is a quiet location without traffic where you can walk for hours, go for a run, get a SPA treatment in a hotel, or just bring a book to relax and enjoy life.

Lumina Park 2023-24

Dates: October 19, 2023 – March 4, 2024
Location: Palatinus, Margaret Island

How much does it cost to visit Lumina Park in Budapest?

It is cheaper to visit the park on weekdays than during weekends. The entrance fee for an adult varies between 4000 and 4500 HUF. There are family tickets available for families deciding to visit the park together.

Can I bring my dog to Lumina Park?

Even though Margaret Island is a perfect place to walk your dog, you are not allowed to bring the dog to Lumina Park. This is, most likely, because dogs might cause harm to the decorations within the park.

How much do I need to walk in the park?

If you walk around the entire park at the recommended route you will walk approximately 1,5km. Depending on how many photos you take and how fast you walk, you will most likely spend 1-2 hours in the park.

How can I get to Lumina Park?

The easiest way to get to the park is by using bus number 26 which leaves from Nyugati Palyaudvar and Arpad Hid. This stops by the entrance to Palatinus. If you arrive by car, there are some parking lots available at Margaret Island by the Grand Hotel Margitsziget, but these are limited. It is also possible to travel by tram 4 and 6 to the stop at the middle of the Margaret Bridge and walk from there.

Can I buy something to eat and drink in the park?

It can get quite cold in October, November, December, January, and February in Budapest. As a result, it is nice to know that there are stalls in the park where you can buy hot drinks and small snacks to enjoy while looking at the wonders of the park.

We hope you will enjoy your stay in Budapest and in Lumina Park. If you have further questions, write them in the comment field below. To read more about other concerts, events, festivals, and markets in Budapest, look at our Budapest calendar.