What’s Open On Christmas Day In Orlando? Here’s Where To Shop and Eat!

Merry Christmas!

If you need to go out on Christmas day to eat, get some last minute groceries or gifts, or to get a coffee, there are a handful of stores that will be open.


  • Many Starbucks are open on Christmas daybusiness open sign red 300x226 Whats Open On Christmas Day In Orlando? Heres Where To Shop and Eat!
  • Buca di Beppo opens at 11 am on Christmas day
  • Most Denny’s are open on Christmas day
  • Most IHOP locations are open on Christmas day
  • Some Subways may be open on Christmas day
  • Some McDonalds may be open on Christmas day
  • Some Burger Kings may be open on Christmas day

Drugstores/Convenience Stores

  • All Walgreens locations will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    24 hour Walgreens locations will be open all day.
    Select Walgreens pharmacies will be open.
  • More than 4,000 of the 6,200 CVS locations will be open on Christmas day.
    You can call 1-800-SHOP-CVS to find a nearby CVS location that will be open.
  • 7-11 stores are open on Christmas Day

Grocery Stores

  • Orlando area Winn Dixie stores will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Orlando area Albertson’s stores will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Publix stores will be closed on Christmas day

Warning: Inspirational Story Below

On Christmas Eve I was out shopping at Target with my  youngest son. He was purchasing a 3 pack of $10 Starbucks gift cards for his big brother. When we were checking out, I told the cashier that he was buying them for his brother. She responded, “Wow, that’s a great gift. I wish someone was getting me a Starbucks gift card!”

After we checked out, and were leaving the store, he told me he wanted to give one of the cards to the cashier. He opened up the 3 pack, pulled out one of the $10 cards, and walked back to the nice lady and said, Merry Christmas!

This made her day. She beamed as she told her co-workers and customers about the generous gift from a little boy.

If you do need to go out on Christmas, why not take your cue from a 10 year old, and treat your cashier, waitress, or clerk to a plate of cookies, a gift card, or simply a wad of cash. Maybe these workers are sacrificing time with their family in order to earn a few extra dollars, or perhaps their co-workers are the only family they have. A thoughtful gift from a stranger would make their day and it just might make yours too.


  1. Cali says:

    Awwwww…how sweet…I was a lil down becausevi can’t be with my family for the first time ever due to my financial situation recently layed off from work…and I stumbled upon this website because my friend asked me if walmart was opened…I knew they weren’t so I googles what’s open on Christmas Day…anyway it turned my sadness into happiness…just to know people are still allowing God to use them to bless others…and children are so sincere and pure hearted …awww so wonderful…thank you for adding that story…it blest me…thank you…have a beautiful Christmas and a perpetual blest and joyous new year…Peace:)

  2. OBD says:

    Merry Christmas Cali! Thanks for your comment.

  3. Val says:

    Merry xmas Cali,, hope 2012 is a better year for you!

  4. Kathy Gard says:

    Oh my goodness! What a sweet story … what a sweet boy! Please tell him that my heart is full of love for him right now and that there is no doubt that his actions are VERY pleasing to God. Love, Kathy

  5. Kathy Gard says:

    Merry Christmas, Cali. God bless you today and every day. Try not to be down. I’m alone today too but making the best of it (as I’m sure you are). Still in my PJs and just read some sacred scripture. Planning to give myself a pedicure, look through my family photos and print some out to frame, write letters, etc. It’s kind of nice having a quiet Christmas! God bless you, ~ Kathy

  6. Jennifer says:

    I am far from my family and my husband has to work on Christmas day. I wish we could all be together, but at least we have family to be thankful for. That little boy made that cashier’s day…God bless him and everyone on this wonderful day!

  7. Michelle says:

    Winn dixie is closed this year. The company decided to do something nice for its associates for the first time in 10 years

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