Saturnalia: The roots of Christmas in Antiquity

Saturnalia in Aquincum on Sunday, 9 December 2018 from 11:00 until 16:00. During the event: fee admission to the museum!

The Aquincum Museum is reviving a predecessor of modern Christmas, the joyful feast of Saturn, the lord of time with a colourful event filled with ancient games, arts and crafts workshops, children’s games, a play and interactive musical performance.


11:00-12:00 Musical activities for children with Trappolka (in Hungarian)

11:00-15:00 Ancient games for children and adults

12:00-13:00 On the trail of constellations – a tour of the Mithras temple (in Hungarian)

13:00-15:00 Present-making arts and crafts workshop

15:00-16:00 Celtic stories for families, adults and children (in Hungarian)

Free admission during the event! There is a small fee to participate in the present-making workshop.

CENA SATURNALIA: The final event of the day, an Authentic Roman dinner – Cena Saturnalia. The Cena Saturnalia has been cancelled for technical reasons. Thank you for your understanding!

The Saturnalia is organised as part of “Advent in Óbuda 2018”.



Széchenyi 2020
Széchenyi 2020