My husband and I (both retired, but lively) want to spend Christmas in Malta. We would like a very nice hotel (even 5 star) but nothing starchy. We don't even know which town would suit us best. We would like to make friends etc during our week. Any suggestions? Also any ideas on concerts or operas? and will there be a complete 'shut-down' of shops, theatres etc for Dec 25, 26, 27? All help very welcome.