Get your Budafest on

Staff Report

BUDA — It will be merry and bright for Budafest this year with holiday activities from Friday, Dec. 3 through Sunday, Dec. 5. Residents are welcome to visit the festival grounds, including downtown Buda, Greenbelt and City Park and Amphitheatre.

Below is the activity schedule.

Friday, Dec. 3
6 p.m.                        —      Festival grounds open to the public
6:30 p.m.                  —      Tree Lighting Ceremony
6 – 9 p.m.                 —      Ornament market, performances, and more
Saturday, Dec. 4
Noon                         —      Festival grounds open to the public
Noon – 9 p.m.           —       The following activities are open for the duration of the festival: craft
                                               and food vendors, Santa’s Artisan Workshop, carnival, and children’s
Noon – 5 p.m.            —       Pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus
Noon – 6 p.m.            —       Snow play area (or until snow melts)
6:30 – 8 p.m.             —       Lighted parade and fireworks
9 p.m.                        —      Festival grounds close to the public
Sunday, Dec. 5
Noon                          —      Festival grounds open to the public
2 p.m.                        —      The Reindog Parade – applications may be completed at this link:
Noon – 5 p.m.            —       For the duration of the festival: craft and food vendors, Santa’s Artisan
                                               Workshop, carnival, and children’s activities
Noon – 5 p.m.            —       Pictures with Santa Claus
Noon – 5 p.m.            —       Snow play area (or until snow melts)
5 p.m.                        —      Budafest grounds, except the Amphitheatre, close to the public
5:45 p.m.                   —      Holiday movie: A Christmas Story, Buda Amphitheatre

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