Family Dollar, Denny's, CVS and iHop are some of the places open on Christmas Day.

By Talia Avakian
December 08, 2017
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Whether you’re looking to find an ingredient to complete your meal this holiday season, or in need of a last-minute gift, there are stores and restaurants that are open on Christmas Day this year.

While many major outlets will be closing for the holiday, shoppers can still find stores open across the country on Dec. 25, though hours will vary depending on location.

Here's a list of some of the major stores open on Christmas Day 2017, from supermarkets to convenience shops and food stops.

Convenience Stores Open on Christmas Day: 

From snacks to household items, convenience stores can also come in handy when you’re in a rush. Here are some of the major convenience stores that will be operating on Christmas day.

  • Most Cumberland Farms locations will be open this Christmas. Some stores, scattered across the Northeast and Florida, will be operating on regular hours, while others will open later in the day; check for hours at your local shop.

 

  • Family Dollar stores will also be open on Christmas so you can get food, electronics, household products and even toys in one stop. Some locations will be open 24 hours, while others will be operating with limited hours.

 

  • You can also stop into 7-Eleven locations across the country, which will be open 24 hours.

Pharmacy Store Chains Open on Christmas Day:

Most major chain pharmacies will be open for customers to stock up on medication – and also pick up  alcohol, snacks, groceries, and household items and last-minute gifts.

  • CVS will be open on Christmas day, with 24-hour locations open for the entirety of the day. Some locations will be operating with regular hours, while others will be closing early. Check with your local store for exact times.

 

  • Most Walgreens will be operating on regular hours, with 24-hour locations staying open throughout the day. 

 

  • Rite Aid locations will also be open. Some will close in the early afternoon, while 24-hour locations will not close at all for Christmas.

Grocery Stores Open on Christmas Day: 

  • Bristol Farms, which is located on the west coast, will be open on Christmas day for last-minute grocery needs, though some locations will be closing early.

 

  • Select Albertsons locations will be open, though some may close as early as 4 p.m., so you’ll want to check with your local store.

 

  • Some Vons locations will also be open across Southern California and Nevada, though some stores will be closing earlier and opening later in the day based on location.

 

  • For those on the east coast, Morton Williams will also be open on Christmas Day, though most stores will be closing in the early evening.

Restaurants Open on Christmas Day: 

For those who don't celebrate Christmas – or just don't want to cook – there are also a variety of restaurants open. Some are even offering special festive treats.

  • IHOP locations will be open on Christmas Day, though hours will vary based on location. Christmas Day diners can try Fluffy the Snowman Pancakes – buttermilk pancakes shaped like a snowman and adorned in a bacon scarf, chocolate chip buttons, a strawberry nose and whipped cream snow all around.

 

 

  • Denny’s locations will also be open on the Christmas, though hours will vary by location. Most 24-hour Denny’s will remain open all day. Diners can create their own Jr. Frosty pancakes or go for a Frosty shake topped with a chocolate hat, chocolate chip eyes, and carrot nose made of white chocolate.

 

 

  • Anyone looking to spice up their Christmas Day meal can try Buffalo Wild Wings. Select locations will be open, though hours of operation vary based on location.

 

  • For a hearty meal, head to Morton’s Steakhouse, where you can enjoy selections like porterhouse and filet mignon, along with fresh seafood specialties like jumbo lump crabmeat and lobster.

 

  • Don't skip the coffee just because it's Christmas. Most Starbucks locations will be open, though hours will vary. 
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