We’re sure you’ve made your list and checked it twice, but if parenting has taught us anything, it’s to be expect the unexpected. In the hustle of holiday preparation, we have you covered whether you need a last-minute ingredient or a change of scenery this year. Our list below is filled with attractions, stores and restaurants that are open on Christmas Day 2022 to take any last-minute stress out of your holiday.
Local Attractions Open on Christmas 2022
Morton Arboretum is open for free on Christmas Day. Although buildings, the Children’s Garden, and Illumination are closed, the grounds are open for a nice Christmas Day stroll or hike.
Skating in the Park at Rosemont’s Parkway Bank Park will be on Christmas from 4:00pm to 10:00pm. Visitors can skate under beautiful lights to enjoy a beautiful festive experience. It’s free if you bring your own skates; skate rental is also available for $8.
Movie theaters and select bowling alleys are usually open on Christmas Day. Please check your local spots for more details, which vary by location.
Grocery, Convenience, and Retail Store Christmas Hours
- Jewel-Osco, ALDI, Mariano’s, Trader Joe’s, and Whole Foods Market are all closed on Christmas Day. While grocery-store chains likely have company policies to close on Christmas Day, some smaller, independent grocery stores may be open. Call ahead to confirm hours.
- CVS: Select stores will remain open on Christmas Day, but are likely to reduce their hours of operation. Those located within Target stores will be closed. Call ahead before you go.
- Walgreens: Most stores will be open on Christmas Day.
- Nearly all 7-Eleven stores remain open on Christmas Day.
- All Target, Walmart, and Costco stores will be closed on Christmas Day.
Most of these stores remain open on Christmas Eve. Get a head start on that cooking or just double check your recipes to make sure you have all your ingredients the day before.
Local Restaurants Open on Christmas Day
Open Table is a great way to find restaurants that are open on Christmas Day 2022, along with the restaurants below:
- Christmas Day Holiday Buffet at Villa Oliva in Bartlett
- Bar Louie in Bolingbrook and Oakbrook Terrace
- Eddie Merlot’s in Burr Ridge and Warrenville
- Avanzare in Lombard
- Bucca di Beppo in Lombard, Orland Park and Wheeling
- Benihana in Lombard, Wheeling and Rosemont
- Harry Caray’s Italian Steakhouse in Lombard and Rosemont
- RA Sushi Bar Restaurant in Lombard
- Fogo de Chao in Naperville, Rosemont and Oak Brook
- Morton’s the Steakhouse in Naperville and Northbrook
- Zuka Sushi and Hibachi in Naperville
- KiKu Japanese Steakhouse in Naperville
- Sullivan’s Steakhouse in Naperville
- Rosebud in Naperville, Deerfield and Lemont
- Lucille at Drury Lane in Oak Brook
- Kona Grill in Oakbrook
- McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood in Oak Brook and Rosemont
- Texas de Brazil in Schaumburg
- Chicago Prime Italian in Schaumburg
Looking to see holiday lights on Christmas? Check out our 2022 Best Christmas Lights in Chicagoland guide. Or, check out our 2022 Kidlist Holiday Guide for Chicago’s western suburbs.