Christmas Day in Houston brings dinners with family, gift giving with friends and last-minute runs to the grocery store when you’ve forgotten the cranberry sauce. Some people prefer going out to enjoy special prix fixe menus created by Houston’s celebrated chefs while others strategize how to hit the best sales as soon as possible. Knowing which stores and restaurants are open and closed on Christmas Day in Houston can eliminate guesswork and make going out less stressful.
Whether you want to know which Houston restaurants are open on Christmas Day or when your bank will close on Christmas Eve, the following list of store, bank and restaurant information should help you make your plans for spending an enjoyable Christmas in Houston.
Houston Restaurants Open and Closed on Christmas Day
Turkey dinner is the tradition for most people on Thanksgiving and Christmas, but meals can end up burnt by accident, and the amount of dishes to clean up is enough to make many people question whether the meal is worth the trouble. If you are looking for exciting cuisine to enjoy with the whole family or an easy option to save hassle and money, dining out on Christmas Day could be the answer to having a relaxing meal.
Whether you are looking for an entire holiday meal or food on the go, the following list tells you which Houston restaurants are open or closed on Christmas Day.
Houston Restaurants Open on Christmas Day
- Aladdin’s Mediterranean Cuisine — normal hours
- Kiran’s — brunch 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Quattro at Four Seasons — dinner
- Ruth’s Chris Steak House — open 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
- Turquoise Grill and Bar — Christmas Day menu at 7:30 p.m.
Popular Chain Restaurants Open on Christmas Day in Houston
- Burger King
- Denny’s — open until 12 a.m.
- Dunkin’ Donuts
- Panda Express
- Pizza Hut
- Sonic Drive-In
- Starbucks Coffee
- Steak ‘n Shake — open at 7 a.m.
- Taco Bell
Houston Restaurants Closed on Christmas Day
- Buffalo Wild Wings — open until 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve
- Olive Garden
- Panera Bread
Other Houston Stores Open and Closed on Christmas Day
Sometimes you need to make a run for cough medicine for your visiting aunt or get the special whipped cream your son loves, and, fortunately, finding stores open on Christmas Day in Houston doesn’t have to be a challenge. Here is a list of stores that are open and closed on Christmas Day in Houston so that you know where to go and which places to avoid.
Houston Grocery Stores Open on Christmas Day
- Safeway/Randalls — open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- 7-Eleven — open 24 hours
- Walgreens — open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Popular Stores Closed on Christmas Day
- Best Buy — closes at 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve
- Big Lots — closes at 7 p.m. on Christmas Eve
- Costco — closes at 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve
- JCPenney — Christmas Eve hours vary by location
- Kohl’s — closes at 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve
- Macy’s — closes at 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve
- Nordstrom — closes at 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve
- Target — closes at 9 p.m. on Christmas Eve
- Trader Joe’s — closes at 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve
- Walmart — closes at 8 p.m. on Christmas Eve
- Whole Foods — closes at 7 p.m. on Christmas Eve
Houston Banks Open and Closed for Christmas
Getting gifts for everyone in your life can be overwhelming at times, especially when it comes to remembering all of your relatives, friends, co-workers and the people you rely on for services, such as your babysitter, dog walker and housekeeper. Giving extra cash as a holiday bonus to service providers is a great idea if you can remember to get to the bank on time. Going to a branch can help you avoid ATM fees and enable you to cash your own Christmas bonus check or conduct other business at the bank that you might not be able to do online. While some banks offer limited Christmas Eve hours, no Houston banks are open on Christmas Day.
Holiday Hours for Houston Banks on Christmas Eve
- Bank of America — 3 p.m.
- Chase — 3 p.m.
- Citibank — 2 p.m.
- SunTrust — 2 p.m.
- Wells Fargo — 2 p.m.
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