I would very much appreciate your advice
I'm considering either i) staying in Quito for 3 nights during the holiday or ii) immediately going to the rain OR cloud forests.......or something like that.
My question depends on whether Quito shuts down for Christmas. Does everyone stay in doors with their grandma and all the bars/restaurants/music venues close....OR does everyone go out and celebrate (although not party) Christmas because most people have work off? The idea of experiencing a unique Christmas in a predominate Roman Catholic city is appealing...but I don't want to be stuck in my hotel after the Christmas parade because all the more unique sites (either touristy or off-the-beaten-path) are closed. I would also like to find a soccer game / bullfight / live music....etc.
Sorry if this seems like a stupid question...
Also, does anyone know if any tours/attractions are open during the holidays.
High level advice would be great.