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Christmas Day... where?!
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Where is a good city to spend Christmas? Preferably somewhere that is very likely to be snowy, and somewhere that not everything will be closed (restaurant to eat a nice big christmas dinner)…

My partner and I are heading over to Europe for Christmas time and we want to experience our first white christmas!

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Stockholm?
St Petersburg?
Salzburg?
Would Amsterdam have snow?
I picture frozen canals, but I don’t know about the reality.

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I spent a Christmas years ago in London and a lot of places were closed, but we did find a nice restaurant for dinner. Edinburgh can be very festive and Hogmanay (New Year’s) is quite the street party.

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I wanted to do the same thing last year. I emailed hostels in Salzburg, Prague, Scotland, etc and they all said they couldn’t guarantee snow. It doesn’t happen like it used to.

Try emailing some hostels in the areas that you are interested in.

Eat the food, use the wrong verbs, and end up getting charged double.

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Head to Switzerland

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In hardcore catholic countries most everything will be closed on Christmas day. The restaurants that won’t be closed are Chinese restaurants…they never close (Ask any Jewish friend and they’ll tell you that its a Jewish tradition to eat Chinese on ChristmasDay cuz they’re the only places open).

My choices would be Innsbruck or Salzburg. These cities are big enough to have at least one chinese restaurant (I’m guessing). If not they have large enough hotels that they’ll have some cook staff on duty. Also both these cities have Chritsmas Markets in the main square(I haven’t been to them personally but i have been to the xmas market in Munich and it was magical…littel wooden stalls set up in the main square selling christmas toys, food, hot drinks, etc.).

“I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list”

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I would suggest….St Goar,Interlaken and Innsbruck!!

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