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Buenos Aires 25th December

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Buenos Aires 25th December

Dear fellow Tripadvisers,

I would like to know any recommendations for a day out in Buenos Aires on the 25th December. I read on many places, that most attractions will be closed on that day. We are a family with 4 teenagers. I wonder if the restaurants and excursions at el Tigre will be closed? Or will Parque de la costa be opened? We are open to any suggestions. Thanks.

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1. Re: Buenos Aires 25th December

Most things will be closed, it is a national holiday and most people just stay at home you'll see that the city feels empty with almost no traffic.

I checked on Parque de la costa's webpage but it doesn't specify if it'll be open or not, it usually opens during national holidays so it might. Most small stores and that kind of stuff will be closed.

The only thing known for being always open on both christmas and new yeas eve is the Barrio Chino (chinatown)

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2. Re: Buenos Aires 25th December

Having spent Christmas Day in Buenos Aires it is true that many attractions are closed, however, we used the day just to wander around and enjoy looking at the city. There were cafes and some restaurants open. I must admit we really enjoyed the relative quiet and lack of traffic and being able to sit outside in the sun eating lunch - so different from a North European Christmas! I think we ate our main evening meal in our hotel.

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3. Re: Buenos Aires 25th December

In all the years we lived in BA ... Christmas was the one day that there was absolutely no traffic noise from the streets :)

Everyone who can, leaves town. It is a family holiday, everyone closes up shop and goes home .. in the touristy areas, there may be a few cafes open, unless things changed drastically since I lived there .. For a tourist, it can be annoying but at the same time, look at it as a day that you have the city more to yourselves, since the residents are with their families. Just be sure you know where your meals will be ...

Edited: 8:45 am, October 22, 2016
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4. Re: Buenos Aires 25th December

Thank you! Tha sounds like a great idea.

5. Re: Buenos Aires 25th December

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