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Things to do on Christmas in Bucharest

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Things to do on Christmas in Bucharest

We planed a vecation from 24.12.17 to 28.12.17, we dont celebrate Christmas, what can we do on Christmas eve and Christmas day?

Is therme open at those dates?

And the malls or the zoo? Anything interesting to do or best change the dates to after Christmas?

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Bucharest, Romania
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1. Re: Things to do on Christmas in Bucharest

Everything will be open on the 24th, 27th and 28th. If you want to go out for dinner on the evening of the 24th book a few days ahead.

On the 25th only malls will be open, in the afternoon; Therme may also be open in the afternoon.

On the 26th some tourist sites may be closed, but overall things will be picking up.

On another note, 4-5 days is way too long just for Bucharest, especially around Christmas when other parts of the country are considerably more interesting.

Spend 1-2 days in Bucharest and the rest, for instance, in the Brasov or Sibiu areas.

Bucharest, Romania
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2. Re: Things to do on Christmas in Bucharest

Christmas day (Dec. 25th) and to a certain extent the following day ( Dec 26th) are usually pretty dead in Bucharest. Museums, shops, restaurants are mostly closed.

My advice to you would be to take the opportunity to take a 1-day or preferably 2-day trip to either the Prahova Valley mountain resorts (Sinaia, Busteni or Predeal) or to the medieval city of Brasov. They are easily reachable by train (trains do run on Christmas) and you get beautiful, snowy mountain scenery as a bonus. As they are tourist hotspots, they are likely to be livelier than Bucharest. In the mountain resorts you can ski as well if it's your sort of thing.

Lyon, France
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3. Re: Things to do on Christmas in Bucharest

On the 24th we usually get that fever, that rush, crazy traffic and everyone is making last preparations. The 25 and the following day is pretty much dead as this is a family celebration. For staying on Prahova valley / Brasov during these days do bring your full wallet -- provided you are lucky to find a room in good advance.

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