Here are some restaurants, shops that are open on Christmas Day

Many shops are closed on Christmas Day, but some are keeping their doors open, albeit for limited hours, to accommodate anyone with last-minute grocery shopping or wanting to eat out for the holidays.

Many big box stores including Costco, Walmart, Best Buy, Lowe’s, Home Depot and Target were open for last minute shopping on Christmas Eve but are closed for the holiday.

Options are sparse for those who need to grab a few last-minute Christmas dinner ingredients, although some grocery chains will have some stores open.

  • SUMMIT: Some of the 161 Acme stores in the Northeast will be open, but customers are encouraged to call their local Acme before heading out.
  • Vons, Pavilions: Some Vons and Pavilions stores are open until 3pm, however customers are also asked to check local opening hours.
  • Ralph: Some Ralphs locations remain open until 5:00 p.m
  • Safe way: Some Safeway stores remain open until 7:00 p.m
Exterior view of the retailer Walmart Store in Salinas, California

Walmart stores are closed on Christmas Day. (iStock / iStock)

Safeway logo

Safeway grocery store corporate logo above store entrance. ((Photo by: Don & Melinda Crawford/Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)/Getty Images)

Pharmacies that remain at least partially open include:

  • Walgreens: Most Walgreens stores will have reduced hours, but Walgreens will remain open 24 hours a day, according to USA Today.
  • CV: Many shops have reduced Christmas opening hours, with opening hours varying by location.
  • RiteAid: RiteAid stores are normally open, but hours vary by location.
Walgreen's Boston

Most Walgreens stores have reduced hours, but Walgreens remains open 24 hours a day. (Lane Turner/The Boston Globe via Getty Images/Getty Images)

Many Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts locations are open for those wanting a cup of Christmas coffee, but hours may vary.


Some restaurants will also be open. Chain restaurants that will serve guests while on vacation include Applebee’s, Waffle House, Domino’s, IHOP, Red Lobster, Golden Corral, and Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse.

Exterior of Applebee's Times Square

General view of the Applebee store in Times Square in New York City on October 30, 2020. (John Nacion/Cover Photos/Reuters Photos)


Most McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Taco Bell, and Pollo Campero locations are also open, but hours vary.

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