Istanbul at Christmas and New Year
  • Hi - provided I can get there, I will be in Istanbul over Christmas and New Year. Do they celebrate Christmas in Istanbul? And what happens at New Year, is there a party / fireworks etc? Also, anyone got some good restaurant suggestions for Istanbul, somewhere really good but no too stuffy?
  • Well, it is late I know but for the next years...

    Christmas is not celebrated in Istanbul, I mean not everywhere .. of course there are some places people celebrate but generally no. And new years day is something like a festival.. fireworks, tv programs, shows ,etc.. there are plenty of places having new years parties but too expensive or too touristy..
    As for restaurants, I would say Zeyrekhane, Asitane,Dar

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