101 restaurants and stores open on Christmas Day and Christmas Eve

Are you planning on shopping this holiday season? How about taking the family out to eat? If so, you're not alone. More Americans shop and eat out on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day than ever before, with millennials driving the trend on both fronts. To accommodate this shift, many stores and restaurants are open on Christmas and Christmas Eve.

Restaurants Open on Christmas Eve: Applebee's, Starbucks and More

Whether you just want some coffee from Starbucks or have a pre-Christmas family outing planned, there are many restaurants open on Dec. 24. Restaurants open on Christmas Eve include:

  • Applebee's: Most locations open until 8 p.m.
  • Arby's: Open until 4 p.m.
  • Bahama Breeze: Most locations open 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Bennigan's: Most locations open until 5 p.m.
  • Black Angus Steakhouse: Open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Boston Market: Most locations open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Buca di Beppo: Most locations open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Burger King: Most locations close at 6 p.m.
  • Carl's Jr.: Depends on location. Los Angeles locations are open 24 hours Christmas Eve.
  • Chart House: Most locations open 4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen: Open until 9 p.m.
  • Claim Jumper: Open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Cracker Barrel: All locations close at 2 p.m.
  • Culvers: Most locations close at 2 p.m.
  • Denny's: Open 24 hours
  • Domino's: Open until 8 p.m.
  • Dos Caminos: Closes at 9 p.m.
  • Fogo de Chão: Open 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
  • The Habit Burger Grill: Open every day except Christmas Day, regular hours
  • Hardee's: Depends on location. Closes 3 p.m. Christmas Eve
  • Hooters: Open until 6 p.m.
  • IHOP: The majority of locations are franchised and determine their own hours
  • Maggiano's Little Italy: Open 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • McCormick and Schmick's: Open, hours TBA
  • McDonald's: Hours vary by location; many locations open 24/7
  • Old Country Buffet: Open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Olive Garden: Hours vary, call ahead
  • Outback Steakhouse: Most locations open 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • PF Chang's: Most locations open 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Panda Express: Most locations open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Panera Bread: Most locations open until 6 p.m.
  • Papa John's: Open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Papa Murphy's: Open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Pei Wei: Open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Qdoba: Most locations close early at 7 p.m.
  • Red Hot & Blue: Regular hours
  • Red Lobster: Open, hours vary by location
  • Red Robin: Most locations open until 6 p.m.
  • Romano's Macaroni Grill: Most locations open until 9 p.m.
  • Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles: Open, hours TBA
  • Round Table Pizza: Most locations open until 7:30 p.m.
  • Ruby Tuesday: Most locations close at 9 p.m.
  • Ruth's Chris Steakhouse: Open 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Sbarro: Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Shakey's Pizza: Open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Smith and Wollensky: Main dining room open 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Starbucks: Most locations open 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Steak 'n Shake: Open until 5 p.m.
  • Subway: Open until 6 p.m.
  • Taco Bell: Hours vary by location; many open until 6 p.m.
  • TGIF's: Most locations open 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
  • Texas Roadhouse: Most locations open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Whataburger: Open until 6 p.m.
  • Village Inn: Open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Yardhouse: Open until 4 p.m.

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Costco: Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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JCPenney: Open at 7 a.m. Closing hours vary by state.

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Kmart: Open around the clock from 6 a.m. Thursday until 8 p.m. Saturday.

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Stores Open on Christmas Eve: Target, Macy's and More

Despite Black Friday deals and sales that seem to extend for the month of December, three out of four shoppers are waiting longer to buy their gifts. Of that 75 percent, almost half do at least some shopping on Christmas Eve. Stores open on Christmas Eve include:

  • Barnes and Noble: Open 8 or 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., depending on location
  • Bed Bath & Beyond: Open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • BJ's Wholesale: Open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Costco: Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • CVS: Open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Dollar Tree: Open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Family Dollar: Open, hours TBA
  • Ikea: Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Kmart: Most locations open until 10 p.m.
  • Kroger: Open 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Macy's: Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Publix: Open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Sam's Club: Open until 6 p.m.
  • Sheetz: Open 24/7
  • ShopRite: Most locations open until 6 p.m.
  • Target: Tentatively open, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Walgreen's: 24/7 locations retain normal hours, non-24/7 stores close at midnight
  • Wegman's: Most locations open until 6 p.m.
  • Whole Foods: Most locations open until 7 p.m.
  • Winn-Dixie: Open 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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Restaurants Open on Christmas Day: Baskin Robbins, Denny's and More

Whether you're traveling and need to stop for a bite or want to take the family out for dinner, many restaurants are open on Dec. 25 this year. Restaurants open on Christmas Day include:

  • Applebee's: Most locations closed, Times Square, NY location open regular hours
  • Boston Market: Most locations open noon to 6 p.m.
  • Buca di Beppo: Most locations open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Chart House: Most locations open 11 a.m to 9 p.m.
  • Denny's: Open 24 hours
  • Fogo de Chão: Open 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • IHOP: 99 percent of locations are franchised and determine their own hours
  • McCormick and Schmick's: Open, hours TBA
  • Old Country Buffet: Open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Papa John's: Open from noon to 11 p.m.
  • Ruth's Chris Steakhouse: Open noon to 8 p.m.
  • Shakey's Pizza: Open noon to 9 p.m.
  • Smith and Wollensky: Main dining room open 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Starbucks: Most locations open 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Steak 'n Shake: Locations re-open at 11 a.m.
  • TGIF's: Most locations open 3 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
  • Village Inn: Open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Waffle House: Open 24/7

Stores Open on Christmas Day: CVS, Walgreen's and More

Although 58 percent of Americans refuse to shop on Christmas Day, according to research from shopping analytics firm LoyaltyOne Consulting, nearly one in five U.S. shoppers want stores to be open on Dec. 25. Stores open on Christmas include:

  • 7/11: Open 24 hours
  • Albertsons: Most stores open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • CVS: Open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Family Dollar: Open, hours TBA
  • Pilot Flying J: Open 24/7
  • Rite Aid: Open regular hours, but call your local store to verify
  • Sheetz: Open 24/7
  • Walgreen's: 24/7 locations retain normal hours, non-24/7 stores open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day are all about giving, celebrating and enjoying time with friends and family. But for many Americans, it's also a great time to finish up some last-minute shopping and maybe grab a bite at a restaurant. If that's you, it's smart to call your local store or eatery to double check their hours on Christmas or Christmas Eve before you head out.

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