Are the shops and restaurants open on New Year’s Day??
It's a small town. I imagine many, if not most, shops will be closed. Paula's Pancake House and the Mustard Seed should be open that day, but I'm just assuming that. Best to Google Solvang restaurants and maybe call a few to confirm.
IMO... Solvang isn't as interesting as it was back in the 80's and early 90's. Outlet stores took over a lot of the store fronts and it lost a lot of appeal for me. Not that it isn't a cute town to check out for an hour or two, but beyond that, no. Again, MO.Edited: 29 December 2017, 15:46