Here’s What’s Open On Christmas Today…and it’s Not Walmart

Published on December 25, 2019

If you are hellbent on leaving your family, friends, and loved ones today on Christmas (don’t worry, we aren’t guilt tripping you), you need to know what stores, restaurants, and other locations that are open.

Thanks to USA Today, here is a list of stores that could be open, but please before you go, make sure to call the store first, as many of the store websites have not updated their holiday hours.


Applebee’s: Not all locations will be open as the decision is made by franchisees.

Benihana: Make reservations online for Christmas Day.

Boston Market: Nearly alllocations are open Wednesday but menu selections and hours may vary by location.

Buca di Beppo: Most open regular hours.

Burger KingSelect locations will be open on Christmas Day.

Checker’s: Most open regular hours.

Chinese restaurants: It’s a tradition for Chinese restaurants to be open Christmas. Check with your favorite for hours.

Dave & Buster’sCheck your closest location’s hours online.

Denny’s: Open 24 hours.

Dunkin’Hours vary and not all locations will be open. Check the Dunkin’ mobile app to confirm whether your local store is open.

Fleming’s Steakhouse: Select locations open Christmas.

HootersMany locations open at 4 p.m., but hours can vary.

IHOP: Most locations will be open regular hours Wednesday. IHOP has a limited-time Elf on the Shelf menu and kids eat free promotion through Jan. 1.

Joe’s Crab Shack: Hours posted at

Luby’sSpecial menu available.

Macaroni Grill11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Main EventCheck for entertainment centers’ hours online.

McCormick’s & Schmick’s: The restaurant recommends making reservations.

McDonald’sParticipating locations are open Wednesday, hours vary.

Morton’s The Steakhouse: 2 to 9 p.m.

Panda Express: Hours vary.

Perkins Restaurant & Bakery: Some locations will have special hours Wednesday.

Ruth Chris’ Steak HouseReservations are recommended and can be made online.

StarbucksNot all locations are open and hours vary. Check with your closest location and hours will be updated on the app and website.

STK Steakhouse and Kona Grill: The restaurant chains both owned by The One Group will be open Christmas. Check websites for varying hours.

Steak ’n Shake: Most will be open, call for your closest location’s hours.

TGI FridaysSome locations will be open special hours, which vary.

TooJay’s Deli: Check with locations for special hours.

Tony Roma’sHours vary.

Veggie Grill: Select locations open Christmas.

Village Inn: Hours vary but many close at 4 p.m. Christmas.

Buca di Beppo: Most open regular hours.


7-ElevenMost locations open 24 hours.

AcmeHours vary.

Albertsons: Hours vary.

Bravo SupermarketsSome locations open special hours Wednesday.

Casey’s General Store: Stores open at 10 a.m.

Circle KHours vary, some open 24 hours.

Cumberland FarmsHours vary, some open 24 hours.

CVS: Most open regular hours though many pharmacies will be closed.

Duane ReadeHours vary.

Family Dollar: Some locations are open special hours Wednesday. Call your closest location as this information is not online.

Giant Food: Some stores are open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, while other locations are closed.

goPuffThe digital on-demand convenience retailer is open Christmas in its 150-plus markets.

Love’s Travel StopsOpen 24 hours.

Pilot Flying JMost open 24 hours or regular hours.

RaceTrac: Hours vary.

Rite-AidMost locations open but hours vary.

Safeway: Hours vary but many are open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sheetz: Open 24 hours.

SpeedwayHours vary.

TravelCenters of America: Find holiday hours here.

VonsVaries, check website.

WalgreensMost open regular hours though many pharmacies will be closed.

Wawa: Most open 24 hours or regular hours.

Andrew "Drew" Rossow is a former contract editor at Grit Daily.

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