edited December 1969
We wish to visit over Christmas and would like to know if local business close for the holiday as they do here. Is it possible to get buses and go to the gardens? Are smaller hotels and guest houses open?
All office type of businesses and many retail stores are closed on Christmas Day. Also, there are no bus service these days. But there are taxies available.All the hotels, guesthomes, and accommodations for tourists would normally be open and operating. Also, the restaurants would be operating. There is a great tradition of having a a special and traditional big meal on the lunch hour.I don't think you will have any problems that day. But shopping for souvenirs will be difficult.