Nearly Every Starbucks Will Be Open for the Holidays — What About Yours?

Get the scoop on Starbucks' holiday hours.

    Starbucks needs no introduction — the ubiquitous coffee franchise can be found all over the world. With its seasonal rotation of themed products heralding the oncoming holiday season, you might be wondering if your nearest Starbucks will be changing its hours for the holidays.

    Here’s what you’ll find in this guide to Starbucks’ hours on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Years as well as seasonal beverages and products:

    Starbucks Holiday Hours

    Although some Starbucks locations are open 365 days a year, not all are. For those locations that are open year-round, the company does not keep a universal holiday schedule. So if you’re asking yourself, “Is Starbucks open on Christmas Day?,” the answer is that Starbucks’ holiday store hours vary by location. As the holidays approach, stores will update their hours, a rep confirmed through a customer service chat. Call your local Starbucks store directly to find its exact holiday hours.

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    Starbucks Holiday Help

    Starbucks help is available seven days a week, from 4 a.m. to 10 p.m. PST. You can reach customer service at 800-Starbuc (800-782-7282). Live chat is also an option. But note that the customer contact center will be closed on Christmas and New Year’s Day. Even so, that doesn’t mean your local store won’t feature its very own Starbucks Christmas hours.

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    Starbucks Store Locator Link

    You can also find specific hours stores are open by using the company’s store locator tool. All you have to do is type the city and state into the tool and submit. Then, click on the information symbol to view hours for your local Starbucks store or another location you’re interested in.

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    Starbucks’ Popular Holiday Season Drinks

    Starting on Nov. 7, Starbucks locations will begin serving up popular holiday season drinks with options of hot, iced or frappuccino versions, depending on the beverage. Here’s a look at what will be available to order when you’re in the mood for a treat instead of your regular cup of coffee.

    Peppermint Mocha

    This holiday classic is returning for the 17th season. If you’ve never tried a Peppermint Mocha, you’re in for a treat. Imagine a delectable combination of Starbucks signature espresso, sweet mocha sauce, steamed milk and peppermint syrup — garnished with dreamy whipped cream and decadent dark chocolate curls.

    Caramel Brulée Latte

    Don’t miss this seasonal treat of espresso, steamed milk and rich caramel brulée sauce, topped with whipped cream and caramel brulée topping. It’s available hot, iced, or as a Frappuccino blended beverage.

    Toasted White Chocolate Mocha

    If peppermint or caramel aren’t your thing, opt for this Starbucks creation: a combination of espresso, steamed milk and caramelized white chocolate mocha sauce. Whipped cream, candied cranberry sugar and white pearls top off this holiday delight.

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    Chestnut Praline Latte

    Steamed milk and espresso accompanied by the delicious flavor of caramelized chestnuts and various spices are what make Starbucks Chestnut Praline Latte a holiday sensation. Whipped cream and praline crumbs give this winter beverage a sweet finish.

    Eggnog Latte

    This is a true holiday classic made into a latte. Order this beverage and you’ll be treated to espresso mixed with creamy eggnog, finished off with a light sprinkle of ground nutmeg.

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    Starbucks’ Popular Holiday Season Products

    You probably have at least one Starbucks fan on your Christmas list. If not, create some by giving one or more of these items as holiday season gifts. Just be sure to call ahead if you’re doing last-minute gift shopping. Some locations will be open, but some might close on Christmas Eve.

    Iridescent Cold Cup

    Available in Bling Platinum or Neon Pink, these 24-ounce cups have a unique look, thanks to their textured surface. And instead of featuring the Starbucks name like other cups on the list, this item sports the company’s well-known logo.

    Mirror Glitter Gold Cold Cup

    This classy cold cup features a gold mirror finish accented with white glitter — perfect for the holiday season.

    Glitter Gradient Pink Cold Cup

    If pink is a favorite color, this 24-ounce cold cup is perfect to keep your person’s favorite drinks refreshingly cool. The subtle sparkle is an added bonus.

    Pink Cold Cup

    If super flashy is preferred to the glitter gradient style, this 24-ounce pink cold cup with mirror foil accents is sure to please.

    Green Confetti Tumbler

    Bring on the holiday cheer. Any time a recipient of this 12-ounce tumbler reaches for a sip, visions of colorful lights, festive trees and brightly wrapped packages will likely come to mind.

    Gold Water Bottle

    This 20-ounce water bottle is anything but ordinary. Its smooth gold finish is perfect for anyone on your list who likes a bit of flair.

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    Starbucks Christmas Blend

    Christmas comes but once a year, and that’s also true for Starbucks coveted Christmas Blend. Stores sell one-pound bags of regular or decaf versions of this full-bodied coffee made with the rarest of Sumatran beans.

    Starbucks Gift Cards

    What coffee lover wouldn’t be happy to receive a Starbucks gift card? Cards are available in amounts of $5 to $500 and Starbucks recommends pairing one with a bag of coffee or a mug.

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