After a big Christmas Eve feast, the family retires into the living room, the candles are lit on the tree and everywhere else and the presents are opened. Yes, they don't wait till the next day, they'd rather get it over and sleep in the next morning. I would have liked to wait until midnight myself but the Dittrich Family is not so patient. Actually, the real fun is after the presents. With all the lights off and only the many candles glowing, everyone enjoys some glühwein and lots of laughter. The warm feelings ensue; it's really Christmas as you imagine it should be.
I admit I've never been out in Dipps. If we do go out it's generally in Dresden. We tend to have meals and beer at home with the family since our time with them is limited. But if you want to check out the local pubs they seem nice and there are some very nice local beers to try too. Rechenberger makes a great pils and dunkles beer and is very much worth seeking out. Freiberger beers are great and of course, Raderger is a fine pils.