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Hafnarfjörður Christmas Festival on Friday nights?

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Lyon, France
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Hafnarfjörður Christmas Festival on Friday nights?

I am wondering if the Hafnarfjörður Christmas festival is happening on Friday nights leading up to Christmas. Specifically wondering about this Friday night.

I searched their city website and it talks about Saturdays and Sundays, but not Fridays. I was wondering if things are still going on, but maybe not as organized?

If it isn't, what does everyone recommend for getting into the Icelandic Christmas spirit this Friday night?

Thanks in advance.

Reykjavik, Iceland
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1. Re: Hafnarfjörður Christmas Festival on Friday nights?

The Christmas Village in Hafnarfjörður is open only on Saturdays and Sundays (last weekend 18-19 December) from 13:00-18:00 and on Thursday 23 December (the big Christmas shopping evening in Iceland) from 18:00-22:00. You'll find some information on it here visitreykjavik.is/desktopdefault.aspx/…

For the Friday evening you could consider "Let's Talk Christmas" at Restaurant Reykjavik also described here visitreykjavik.is/desktopdefault.aspx/…

Another possibility would be to eat at one of the many "jólahlaðborð" (Christmas buffet), a very popular Icelandic tradition, where all sorts of Christmas foods are on offer. There's a listing of restaurants offering this here http://www.veitingastadir.is/Jolahladbord/ - it's only in Icelandic but if you click on each restaurant in turn you'll go to the Icelandic information page for that restaurant, which includes a link to the restaurant's own Web site, which should be available in English for them all. A word of warning, you MUST book in advance - these are very popular and simply turning up on a Friday evening won't do - call or email them to book.

Lyon, France
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2. Re: Hafnarfjörður Christmas Festival on Friday nights?

Thanks for the recommendations. Those all sound great. I think we'll try one of the Christmas buffets and just walk around Reykjavik enjoying the lights and displays. I've heard that some neighborhoods have great lights displays. We'll have a rental car, but does anyone have any suggestions of neighborhoods or areas to check out.

Thanks again.

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