The programs of the first weekend of Advent in Debrecen

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On Saturday, the Advent fair opens, outdoor programs begin, and on Sunday, the first festive candle lighting will take place in the downtown area of ​​Debrecen, dressed in Christmas lights.

Fair opening Dixieland

Debrecen’s permanent and defining band is the Debrecen Dixieland Jazz Band, which has been operating, creating and giving concerts for 38 years. On November 26 at 4:00 p.m., Dixieland will open the whirlwind of the fair, accompany the audience all the way through the ninety wooden houses, and then show them the skating rink, where they will turn their attention to the Ice Age dance performance of Jégkarc.

Go for the ice!

Dávid Szabó, i.e. Dew Tailor, will provide the ice-skating session with a selection of the hottest music from the 60s and 70s. In addition to light sports, the participants have the opportunity to get to know each other and dance for almost two hours, a great opportunity for the participants to experience the festive atmosphere in a fresh, free, fun and sporty way. The organizers encourage as many people as possible to come in the style of the 60s and 70s, unleashing creativity! Bring on the sequins, fringes, stripes, polka dots and A-line pants!

Figure it out, dude!

Saturday evening discovery game in the Advent whirlwind with the Havervagy team! The teams of 5 will take in Debrecen’s Advent, discover not only the hidden beauties of downtown architecture, but also the fair. The path to victory and new friends takes you through playful tasks and puzzles! Meeting: at 18:30 in ‘Adventi Kuckó’, in front of the Golden Bull. After the game, optional mulled wine and, for the braver ones, dance lessons with the cooperation of the Happy Time Dance School. The participation fee is HUF 1,500

Tinkerbell and Pepe the elf

On Saturday, between 16:30 and 17:00, balloon folding, followed by an interactive children’s concert by Pepe Manó awaits the little ones and the adults who are toying with the idea of ​​balloon folding. On Sunday, you can take part in a craft session from 2 p.m., and then from 3 p.m., a musical program with the evocative name Hangbújócska. From 4 p.m., the hand-made wonders will once again be on the stage, which will be complemented by the face painting loved by the children. The first weekend organized by DEMKI in ‘Adventi Kuckó’ ends with a children’s concert starting at 5 p.m.

Nostalgic Advent tunes

Dénes Pál, the winner of The Voice – Hungary in 2013, is visiting Debrecen to tune the audience for the upcoming holiday with real Advent hits. He has covered wonderful compositions by Hungarian and foreign artists, so the music of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Chris Rea and Gábor Presser will also be heard, and in addition to them, the catchy tunes “Winter Wonderland” and “If Christmas Passes Away” can also be expected.

The holiday lights come on

On Sunday at 5:00 p.m., during the first Advent candle lighting, Debrecen’s Christmas decorations fill the downtown squares, streets and the hearts of the public with light. Visitors can enter a magical Christmas atmosphere, the unique background of which is provided by the wonderful buildings of the city center of Debrecen, while the lights and light installations of the city promenade – the sphere, the deer, the sleigh or the light tree, as well as the huge, living pine tree contribute to the excitement of the onlookers. from everyday life and tune in to the upcoming, intimate holiday.

Programs of the first Advent weekend in Debrecen


Advent fair

15.00-19.00 Ring István verklis

16:00 Fair opening Forgatag – Debrecen Dixieland Jazz Band


Advent Nook

16.00-20.00 Opening hours

16.00-18.00 DEMKI Advent Playhouse

18.30-20.30 Are you a friend – Discovery game


Dósa nádor square

17.00-18.00 Vintage Dolls

18.00-18.20 Phoenix Fire Juggling Group

18.30-19.15 Debrecen Big Band – Guest: Gábor Majsai


Kossuth square / Ice rink

16.15 – 16.30 Ice scratch – ice rink opening

20.15-22.00 60s, 70s Ice Party



Advent Nook

10.00-20.00 Opening hours

14.00-18.00 DEMKI Advent Playhouse


Advent Fair

14.00-18.00 Ring István verklis

15.00-15.45 Langaléta Garabonciák – Squirrel Street Theater

Dósa nádor square

15.00-15.30 Panificio il Basilico gastronomic presentation

16.00-16.30 University of Debrecen Monteverdi Choir

18.00-18.45 Dénes Pál: Nostalgic Advent

19.00-19.45 The kidney stones


Kossuth Square

16.45 Traditional parade (Old Town Hall)

17:00 First Advent candle lighting (Reformed Great Church of Debrecen)


Kölcsey Center

19.00 HoneyBeast (Great Hall)


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