Here are some restaurants, businesses open on Christmas Day

Many businesses are closed on Christmas Day, but some are keeping their doors open, even if only for limited hours, to accommodate anyone who needs to grab a last-minute grocery or wants to eat out for the holiday.

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

Options are scanty for those who need to grab some last-minute ingredients for Christmas dinner, though some grocery chains will have some stores open.

  • ACME: Some of the 161 Acme stores in the northeast will be open, but customers are encouraged to call their local Acme before venturing out.
  • Vons, Pavilions: Some Vons and Pavilions stores will be open until 3 p.m., but customers are likewise encouraged to check local hours.
  • Ralphs: Some Ralphs locations will stay open until 5 p.m.
  • Safeway: Some Safeway stores will remain open until 7 p.m.
Exterior of retailer Walmart store in Salinas, California

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

Safeway logo

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

Pharmacies that will stay at least somewhat open include:

  • Walgreens: Most Walgreens stores will have reduced hours, but 24-hour Walgreens will remain open, according to USA Today.
  • CVS: Many stores will have reduced Christmas hours, with hours varying by location.
  • RiteAid: RiteAid stores are usually open, but hours will be different based on location.
Walgreens Boston

Most Walgreens stores will have reduced hours, but 24-hour Walgreens will remain open. (Lane Turner/The Boston Globe via Getty Images / Getty Images)

For anyone looking to grab a cup of Christmas coffee, many Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts locations will be open, but hours may vary.


Some restaurants will also be open. Chain restaurants that will be serving patrons for the holiday include Applebee’s, Waffle House, Domino’s, IHOP, Red Lobster, Golden Corral and Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse.

Applebee's Times Square exterior

 General view of Applebee’s Times Square branch in New York City on Oct. 30, 2020. (John Nacion/Cover Images / Reuters Photos)


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

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