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SS last week of Dec?

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SS last week of Dec?

I'm considering a 3 day side trip from paris to SS and the Basque region but the dates will be 12/26 - 12/29. Will SS and surrounding towns be completely shut down then? Not as worried about the weather, but want to be sure there are plenty of options for eating our way through the area. Any insight from those who have been there at this time of year would be greatly appreciated.

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1. Re: SS last week of Dec?


I haven't been to San Sebastian at this time but I'd bet that you'll find plenty of places open for business. Locals like to eat too, lol.

If I were you, I would target a few establishments and send them an email to inquire. Some places are quite good at responding to emails.

Hotel Niza has a cafe/restaurant (Narru) which is open all day.


A Fuego Negro (look for jan's email address at the bottom of page)


Astoria 7 Hotel has a cafe/restaurant too with decent pintxos, I'm told.


If you do contact these places, pls come back to this thread and share your intel.

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2. Re: SS last week of Dec?

Christmas is also a good time to come to San Sebastian and the Basque Country.

It will be quite cold but the cities look pretty with Christmas decoration, and everything is open and ready to receive visitors.

Do not worry on regard places to eat or visit, as all of them are open on that time of the year. Plenty Basques go for a pintxo or to restaurants on those days, or to make visits to museums with their kids. It might be interesting for you visiting the Nativity in Vitoria: aitordelgado.net/2011/12/nativity-scene-for-…

Let me know if you require more information or details. I will be around here on those days (as I did most of my life :-) )

Enjoy the Basque Country!

Aitor Delgado

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