Is anything open on Christmas Day? Store and restaurant chains whose doors are open today.

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If you still need to find a (very) last-minute gift on Christmas Day or track down an ingredient for your holiday feast, you may need to hunt around for an open store. Most retailers, restaurants, fast-food locations and grocery stores are shut on December 25, although there are a few exceptions. 

Is anything open on Christmas Day?

A few stores open their doors on Christmas Day, but not many. Unlike Thanksgiving, when more retailers, grocery chains and restaurants remain open, Christmas remains a holiday observed by most businesses. 

What superstores and department stores are open on Christmas?

You may be out of luck if you are looking to shop at a superstore on Christmas, as most major chains plan to close on December 25. That includes BJ’s Wholesale Club, Costco, Dollar General, Kohl’s, Sam’s Club, Target and Walmart.

Starbucks locations may be open on the holiday, but hours might vary, so as with CVS, you might want to check ahead online.

What grocery stores are open on Christmas?

You may have better luck finding an open grocery store, although many will be shuttered on the holiday.

OPEN:

  • Acme Markets: Stores are open on Christmas day, although with limited hours.
  • Albertsons: Select locations will be open as of 7 a.m. (Check local hours here).
  • Giant Food: Select locations will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Vons: Stores open with reduced hours.

CLOSED:

  • ALDI: Stores closed on Christmas Day.
  • Big Y: All stores closed on Christmas Day.
  • Food Lion: All stores closed on Christmas Day.
  • Jewel Osco: All stores closed on Monday.
  • Kroger: Stores are closed on Christmas Day.
  • Publix: All stores closed on the 25th.
  • Stop & Shop: All stores closed on Christmas Day.
  • Trader Joe’s: All stores closed on Monday.
  • Whole Foods: All stores closed on Christmas Day.

What fast-food restaurants are open on Christmas Day?

Some popular chains say many of their locations will be open, but it’s best to check to see if your local restaurant is closing early.

CLOSED:

  • Chick-fil-A: The chain’s restaurants are closed.
  • Chili’s: The chain’s restaurants are closed for Christmas.
  • Chipotle: A representative said the chain is closed on the 25th.
  • Cracker Barrel: The chain is closed for the holiday.
  • Olive Garden: The chain is closed for Christmas.
  • Outback Steakhouse: The chain is closed for the holiday.
  • Taco Bell: The chain is closed on Monday.

OPEN:

  • Dunkin’: Many Dunkin’ stores will be open on Christmas, but hours may vary. The chain recommends checking a location’s hours on the Dunkin’ Mobile App before visiting.
  • IHOP: The breakfast-themed chain is open on Christmas.
  • McDonald’s: Most stores are open, but hours will vary. You can check local hours here.
  • Sheetz: Stores are open with regular hours (24/7).
  • Starbucks: Many Starbucks locations will be open, but hours can vary. It’s best to check ahead online

What drugstores are open?

  • CVS Pharmacy: The pharmacy chain is operating its usual hours on Christmas, although some non-24 hour locations may be closed or have reduced hours. Customers are advised to call ahead or double-check local hours online.
  • Rite Aid: All Rite Aid stores are closed on Christmas Day.
  • Walgreens: The chain will operate from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for most stores on December 25. Stores on a 24-hour schedule remain open.

— The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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