What stores and restaurants are open in L.A. on Christmas 2019

Christmas trees
Whether cooking at home or eating out, you need to know what’s open on Christmas Day.
(Genesia Ting / Los Angeles Times)

Christmas traditions vary across the U.S., and everyone has a favorite. Some love tamales; others celebrate with mistletoe and candy canes.

My picks are:

To avoid getting caught in that last one, it’s important to know whether your go-to supermarket is open Dec. 25. If you want to avoid holiday cooking entirely, restaurants stay open on the big day, but you have to know which ones. Check out our handy list to arrange your plans accordingly.



  • Banks
  • U.S. and county courts
  • Federal government offices
  • Garbage collection
  • Libraries
  • U.S. post offices and mail delivery (though some Priority Express as well as UPS Express Critical Service and FedEx Custom Critical will be delivered)
  • Schools
  • U.S. stock market

Closed grocery stores

  • Aldi
  • Costco
  • Gelson’s
  • Ralphs
  • Sam’s Club
  • Sprouts
  • Target
  • Trader Joe’s
  • Walmart
  • Whole Foods

Open grocery stores

  • Albertsons
    • 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Vons
    • 6 a.m. to midnight


    Open retailers

    • 7-Eleven
      • 24 hours
    • CVS
      • 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
    • Rite Aid
      • 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Walgreens
      • 24 hours

      Open restaurants

      (Sites and hours may be limited; check before you go.)

        • Benihana
        • Boston Market
        • Buca di Beppo
        • Buffalo Wild Wings
        • Chart House
        • Denny’s
        • Dominos
        • Dunkin’ Donuts
        • Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse
        • Fogo de Chão
        • IHOP
        • Macaroni Grill
        • Marie Callender’s
        • McDonald’s
        • Morton’s The Steakhouse
        • Panda Express
        • Ruth’s Chris Steak House
        • Sizzler
        • Sonic
        • Starbucks

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