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Some stores open on Christmas Day

Posted December 24, 2013
Updated December 25, 2013


Most stores have modified hours on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Make sure you know what's open in case you have an ingredient emergency! Basically, the grocery stores are closed and the drug stores are open, at least part of the day.

Open on Christmas Day

Malls and most big box stores and boutiques are closed on Christmas Day, but 24-hour pharmacy chains CVS and Walgreens will be open. Some locations have limited hours.

For those who work up an appetite, many locations of Dennys, IHOP, McDonald's and Starbucks are open on the holiday.

After-Christmas shopping hours

The Streets at Southpoint and Crabtree Valley Mall are closed Christmas Day. Both malls re-open Thursday at 8 a.m. and are open until 9 p.m. that evening. Mall hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Triangle Town Center and Cary Town Center are closed Christmas Day. The malls are open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 26, 27 and 28.


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  • Obamacare for America Dec 25, 2013

    caniac315, there's a McDonald's in Wilson with an unobstructed view of the sky while you dine.

  • Made In USA Dec 25, 2013

    There is a sports bar open in the shopping center behind the Kangaroo Convenience Store on N Harrison near I-40, and for those of you who end up drinking and driving the jailhouse is open 24/7.

  • Made In USA Dec 25, 2013

    The Waffle House on Walnut St near US 1 is always open.

  • Made In USA Dec 25, 2013

    There is a pizza place and a Chinese restaurant open in the Northwoods shopping center located at the SW corner of the intersection of N Harrison Ave and NW Maynard Ave in Cary.

  • Made In USA Dec 25, 2013

    I know the McDonalds on N Harrison Ave in Cary near I-40 was open a few minutes ago.

  • Nanee Lion Dec 25, 2013

    Anyone know what time WalMart opens tommorrow?

  • caniac315 Dec 25, 2013

    Does anyoneknow of a McDonalds that is open? Preferably in the Garner area? I sure can't find any that are open.

  • keeprightexcepttopass Dec 25, 2013

    I'm just grateful that my Chinese Take-out is open today! Me and hubs are both working today and have no time to cook a fancy Christmas dinner. So on the way home from work tonight I'm gonna swing by and get some take-out for our dinner. Yum! I think a lot of y'all seem to forget just how many of us work 24/7/365 careers (nurses, fire, police, news folks, corrections, etc...)and it's nice to have a few things open for us as we come and go to our jobs.

  • lilybell Dec 25, 2013

    Boston Market is open. Movie theaters. Gas stations. And if you live in Miami or parts of New York City or other places with large Jewish populations, its just another day and everything is open.

  • Obamacare for America Dec 25, 2013

    Meth labs never take a day off so why should pharmacies?