My husband and I are thinking about travelling to Budapest this December 2016*. We are contemplating whether we ought to have Christmas there.
Any experiences in this city or area of Europe around Christmas? We both like snow and as we live in Austin, TX we probably won't get any of that. We tend to be loners anyway - just quiet-ish festive times with other family but not hoards of rellies and friends. So the lack of friends is fine. But on the other hand I've read warnings that some tourists may find too many restaurants and cafes etc closed around that time. I don't fancy sitting in our hotel room watching Scrooge or whatever...
What do you think? I have very little idea apart from what I can guage on the internet (and it tends to be lists of 10 Best Places to BLAH BLAH BLAH). Don't know what to imagine.
*explanation as to why we must go this year:
My husband and I were about to travel to Budapest, Prague, Krakow, Vienna in May/June this year but my mother fell ill (she is now recovering nicely). We rushed down to NZ (we're I'm from) instead. As we managed to obtain a refund from various airlines and hotels (all non-refundable so my faith in humanity is very high at the moment), we have decided to travel in the winter especially because we need to use up a credit with a hotel in Budapest before Dec 31st this year and we could go in Oct or Nov - but we fancy the snow.
many thanks if anyone can help.