Restaurants and Stores Open on Christmas Day 2015
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Most people get to spend time with their friends and family on Christmas Day since it is a federal holiday, however those working in the service industry might still have to work through the holiday. If you are looking for a restaurant to eat a nice Christmas meal or a retailer open to purchase last minute Christmas gifts, here is a guide to finding what restaurants and stores will be open on Christmas day.
It’s always helpful to know which stores and restaurants will be open on Christmas Day 2015 because sometimes the unexpected can occur. Crave made this easy by creating a holiday guide noting popular retailers, grocery stores and restaurants open on Christmas day, so you won’t be stuck ordering Chinese food on the biggest holiday of the year.
Restaurants Open on Christmas Day
We have all found it difficult to find a decent restaurant open on Christmas day other than Chinese food in the past. Luckily for us, more and more restaurants are opening up for this special holiday.
Instead of spending hours cooking and making food from scratch, people frequently use these restaurants to do takeout and serve meals at home so they can spend more time with their families rather than their kitchens. Crave has compiled a list of chain restaurants open on Christmas day. Operating hours tend to be different on this holiday so be sure to check with your local restaurant before making your way there first:
|Restaurants Open on Christmas Day 2015||Christmas Day Hours|
|Applebee’s||Some locations will be open. Hours vary by location.|
|Baskin-Robbins||Closes at 5 p.m.|
|Boston Market||Call your local location|
|Buca di Beppo||Opens at 11 a.m.|
|Buffalo Wild Wings||Call your local location|
|Dunkin’ Donuts||Regular hours|
|Golden Corral||Call your local location|
|Jack in the Box||Call your local location|
|McDonald’s||Call your local location|
|Panda Express||Regular hours|
|Perkins||Call your local location|
|Pizza Hut||Call your local location|
|Ruby Tuesday||Call your local location|
|Ruth’s Chris Steak House||Call your local location|
|Sizzler||Call your local location|
|Sonic Drive-In||Call your local location|
|Starbucks Coffee||9 a.m.-6 p.m. But some locations might not be open or have different hours.|
|Subway||Some locations might be open. Call your local location.|
|Waffle House||Open 24/7|
Be sure to leave a nice tip for those working on this special holiday, they are missing time with their families to help those in need.
Grocery Stores Open on Christmas Day 2015
We are all super busy when it comes to the holidays and when preparing Christmas dinner for friends and family it is easy to forget something at the grocery store. The good news is that there are a few major supermarkets and drugstores open on Christmas day to save us when we forget the key ingredient to making our favorite meals.
These major grocery chains and drugstores are expected to be open on Christmas day, but be sure to check the holiday hours of operation as they may vary:
|Grocery Stores Open on Christmas Day||Christmas Day Hours|
|Albertsons||10 a.m.-4 p.m.|
|CVS||Call your local location|
|Kroger||Call your local location|
|Rite Aid||Open 24/7|
|Walgreens||Call your local location|
Publix, Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, Ralph’s and Giant Eagle are expected to be closed on Christmas Day. However, always call your local store to see if they plan to open their doors this holiday season.
Retail Stores Closed on Christmas Day 2015
Hopefully, you have read our guides to Christmas shopping before Christmas day. But if not — or if you need to run to the store to pick up a last-minute Christmas gift — you might have a hard time finding stores open on Christmas day. Most of the retailers that Crave looked at will be closed on Christmas Day 2015.
These retailers are expected to be closed on Christmas Day:
|Stores Closed on Christmas Day|
|Barnes & Noble|
|Bed, Bath & Beyond|
|Dick’s Sporting Goods|
Everyone should save their shopping till the day after Christmas as most retailers will have incredible sales for those looking to use their new gift cards or to exchange their new gifts. If you must find a store open on Christmas day, your best bet would be a 7-Eleven or Family Dollar, as those are the only two stores expected to be open on Christmas Day. Happy holidays from all of us at Crave!
This list will be updated as new information about stores’ and restaurants’ hours becomes available. Holiday hours for 2015 were based on holiday hours in previous years, or they were confirmed with Southern California representatives and locations, companies’ websites, companies’ Twitter accounts, storebusinesshours.com, foodmenuprices.net, holidayshoppinghours.com and/or operating-hours.com.