• Restaurants and stores that are open on Christmas -- read this to find out which ones.

Stores and Restaurants That Are Open Christmas Day

Not everybody observes or celebrates Christmas, but even if you do, you don’t have to be homebound that day. You can even go out to a restaurant or store.Restaurants and stores that are open on Christmas -- read this to find out which ones.

Here’s a rundown of which stores and restaurants plan to be open on the holiday — but you might want to phone ahead to confirm that the locations nearest you are open.

Restaurants Open on Christmas

  • Applebee’s: Some locations will be open.
  • Boston Market: Select locations of will be open.
  • Buffalo Wild Wings: Some locations will be open.
  • Buca di Beppo: Most locations will be open.
  • Chinese Restaurants: Nearly all are open.
  • Denny’s: Most locations will be open, many of them 24 hours.
  • Golden Corral: Most locations will be open.
  • Hometown Buffet: Most locations will be open from 10:30 am to 6:00 pm, serving a special holiday menu.
  • IHOP: Most locations will be open, many of them 24 hours.
  • Macaroni Grille: Most locations will be open from noon until 8:00 pm.  
  • McCormick & Schmick’s: All locations will likely be open.
  • Old Country Buffet: Most locations will be open from 10:30 am to 6:00 pm, serving a special holiday menu.
  • Panda Express: Many locations will be open.
  • Ruth’s Chris: Most locations will be open but you should probably make reservations.
  • Sizzler: Select locations in Arizona and California will be open.
  • Starbucks: Most locations will be open, but for limited hours.
  • Waffle House: Most locations will be open, many of them on a 24-hour basis.

Stores That Are Open Christmas Day

Although most national retail chains are closed on Christmas day, a few major drug and convenience stores are open that day. But some individual locations might not be, so you’ll want to phone ahead to double check.

Most CVS stores will be open from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm on Christmas, although pharmacy hours will be limited.

Walgreens will also be open on Christmas, although some of the drug store’s locations that are normally 24 hours might only be open from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm. Pharmacy hours will also be more limited.

Some RiteAid locations will be open on Christmas, but not all, so you should call ahead before going over there. Similarly, some 7-11 and Circle K locations will be open, but not all of them. Additionally, you might find that numerous locally-owned convenience stores are also open on Christmas.

If you prefer to avoid stores altogether, there is always Amazon and Groupon Coupons for quick purchases and fast deliveries.

If you think you might want to visit a store or restaurant on Christmas, it’s not a bad idea to find out whether they’re open ahead of time so you can plan accordingly.

Readers, what are your plans for Christmas day, if any?

 

 

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