Here’s a list of who’s open for grub and last-minute goodies Christmas Day 2020.
Desperately hunting for last-minute stocking stuffers or a can of cranberry sauce? Your options will be limited.
Until this year, Christmas was the one day that Walmart, the nation’s largest retailer, closed all of its stores. Walmart also kept stores closed on Thanksgiving for the first time since the late 1980s amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Many other retailers including grocery stores also are closed Friday.
But never fear, drug stores including CVS and Walgreens will be open as will several convenience stores including 7-Eleven, Wawa and Cumberland Farms.
If you need to grab a snack or a meal on Christmas Day, most national restaurant chains like Bob Evans, Chipotle and Chick-fil-A are closed, but many Starbucks, McDonald’s and Dunkin’ locations will be open along with IHOP, Denny’s and Waffle House.
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Why so many shuttered eateries? Christmas is historically a slow day for the industry, according to small business software provider Womply. In 2019, only 20% of restaurants were open on the holiday.
The national surge in coronavirus cases is not helping. Womply found 28% of restaurants were closed nationwide as of Dec. 1.
What stores are open Christmas Day?
Hours can vary and not all locations will be open. In some cases, store websites have not been updated to reflect holiday hours, so call your closest location.
More businesses open: Additional stores, gas stations and convenience stores also are expected to be open. Check before heading out.
What restaurants are open Christmas Day?
The following restaurant chains have select locations open in some capacity. Some dining rooms may be closed, and many may be offering a more limited menu or only takeout and delivery.
Check with your closest location before heading out as not all locations are open. Some restaurant websites do not have updated holiday hours so call ahead.
More restaurants: Some locally-owned and regional chains will be open Christmas and restaurants located in hotels often are open on holidays. Find additional restaurants by searching social media and looking on online reservation service OpenTable.
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