The holidays are approaching and if you're like the rest of us who are not traveling this year, here are some options for meals and last minute shopping on the big day. Take a look at the list of stores that will open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day!


The majority of chain restaurants will be open on Christmas Eve, check it out below. We also recommend heading over to opentable.comto see what other local restaurants are open and taking reservations in your area. Book ahead and skip the lines!

Applebee’s:Open on Christmas EveArby’s:Open on Christmas EveBlack Angus Steakhouse: Open until9 p.m.on Christmas EveBuca di Beppo:Open for Christmas lunch and dinner starting at 11am.

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Burger King:Open on Christmas EveCarl’s Jr.:Open on Christmas EveClaim Jumper:Open on Christmas EveDenny’s:Open 24 hours on Christmas Eve and DayDomino’s:Open untilon Christmas EveFogo de Chão:Open on Christmas Eve and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Christmas DayThe Habit Burger Grill:Open 10:30am-4pm on Christmas EveHardee’s:Open for Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner on Christmas Eve and Christmas DayHooters: Open on Christmas EveIHOP:The majority of locations are franchised and determine their own hours (call into your local IHOP for more details)Maggiano’s Little Italy:Open 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.on Christmas EveMcCormick and Schmick’s:Open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Christmas DayMcDonald’s:Most corporate-owned locations will be open but franchises may be closed.Old Country Buffet:Closes at 3pm Christmas Eve. Open 11am to 6pm Christmas DayOlive Garden:Christmas Eve hours vary. Call ahead.Outback Steakhouse:Open Christmas EvePF Chang’s:Most locations open 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.on Christmas EvePanda Express:Open Christmas Eve. Somemaybe open Christmas but it is up to each individual franchise so call ahead.Panera Bread:Open on Christmas EvePapa John’s:Open Christmas EvePapa Murphy’s:Open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.on Christmas EveQdoba:Open8:30 a.m.–9 p.m.on Christmas EveRed Lobster:Open, hours vary by location on Christmas Eve (call into your local Red Lobster for more details)Red Robin:Most locations open until 6 p.m. on Christmas EveRomano’s Macaroni Grill:Open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Christmas Eve (call for reservations)Round Table Pizza:Most locations open until 7:30 p.m.Christmas EveRuby Tuesday:Open on Christmas EveRuth’s Chris Steakhouse:Open Christmas Eve andat noon Christmas DaySbarro: OpenChristmas EveSmith and Wollensky:Open on Christmas Eve & Christmas Day serving winter menu. Call for reservationsStarbucks:Open Christmas Eve. Most Christmas day hours are9:00 am to 6:00 pm (call ahead)Steak ‘n Shake: Open on Christmas EveSubway:Open on Christmas EveTaco Bell:Hours vary by location; many open until 6 p.m.on Christmas EveTGIF’s: Open on Christmas EveTexas Roadhouse: Open on Christmas EveYardhouse: Varies by location so call ahead.

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Waffle House: Open 24/7 on Christmas Day

Note:Many restaurants open on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day will have reduced hours so be sure to call ahead.

Last Minute Shopping?

7/11: Open 24 hoursAlbertsons:Open until 9 p.m. on Christmas EveApple Store:Most stores open9 a.m. to 6p.m. on Christmas EveBarnes & Noble:Open 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Christmas EveBed Bath & Beyond:Open 8a.m. to 6 p.m. on Christmas EveBest Buy:Open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Christmas EveBJ’s Wholesale: Open 8 a.m. to6 p.m. on Christmas EveCostco:Open9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Christmas EveCVS:Open 8a.m. to 9p.m.on Christmas Eve and 8a.m. to 8 p.m. on Christmas DayDollar Tree:Open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Christmas EveFamily Dollar:Open, hours TBA (call into your local Family Dollar for more details)Home Depot:Open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Christmas EveJCPenney:Open 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Christmas EveKmart:Most locations open until 10 p.m.on Christmas EveKohl's:12 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Christmas EveMacy’s:Open 7a.m. to 6 p.m.on Christmas EveMichaels:8 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Christmas EveNordstrom:Open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Christmas EveOld Navy:Open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Christmas EvePublix:Open 8a.m. to 7 p.m.on Christmas EveREI:Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Christmas EveRite Aid:Closing at 7 p.m. on Christmas EveSam’s Club:Open until 6 p.m.on Christmas EveSears:Open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Christmas EveTarget: Open 7a.m. to 11 p.m.on Christmas EveToys R Us:Open 12 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Christmas EveTrader Joe's:Open until 6 p.m. on Christmas EveWalgreen’s:24/7 locations retain normal hours, non-24/7 stores close at midnightWalmart:Closing at 6 p.m. on Christmas EveWhole Foods:Most locations open until 7 p.m.on Christmas Eve

Remember to call ahead or visit retailers' online portal to double check your local store hours before heading out. Happy holidays everyone!