Christmas Day 2021 is Saturday, December 25.
It is a sacred religious holiday around the birth of Jesus, while also being a cultural phenomenon. Popular traditions include the story of Santa Claus, exchanging gifts, decorating Christmas trees, and attending church.
The vast majority of shops and services are closed.
Here’s everything you need to know about what’s open and what’s closed on Christmas Day 2021.
Is Christmas a Federal Holiday?
Christmas is both a federal holiday and a national holiday. Christmas has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1870. It is the last federal holiday of the year.
Is there a mail delivery on Christmas Day 2021? Will the mail go through?
There will be no regular Christmas delivery, UPS or FedEx delivery (except FedEx Custom Critical and UPS Express Critical).
However, the United States Postal Service website notes that Priority Mail Express mail will be delivered on Christmas Day.
Is the post office open on Christmas Day 2021?
U.S. Postal Service offices will be closed, although self-service kiosks will still be available in some locations for deposits.
Are banks open on Christmas Day 2021?
No. The following banks are expected to be closed on Christmas Day:
Are the scholarships open on Christmas Day 2021?
No. The exchanges will be closed on Christmas Day. The Nasdaq stock and bond markets will also be closed.
Which stores are open on Christmas Day 2021?
Most major retail stores will be closed, including big box retailers such as Walmart, Target, Kohl’s and Costco.
Some convenience stores and pharmacies will be open, including:
Will grocery stores be open on Christmas Day 2021?
Most supermarkets will be closed, but some are open with reduced hours if you need to grab ingredients for the holiday dinner. Buyers should ultimately check with their local supermarket for specific information.
The following large supermarkets will be open on Christmas Day:
- Acme (hours may vary by location)
- Giant (times may vary depending on location)
The following large supermarkets will be closed on Christmas Day:
Are there any offers on Christmas Day 2021?
We scoured the internet and found that the following retailers have deals on Christmas Day:
Which restaurants are open on Christmas Day 2021? Is McDonald’s open? Is the Boston market open?
It varies depending on the establishment. Some restaurants may be closed, while others may sell ready-to-go holiday meals. Customers should check with specific restaurants for information.
The vast majority of local restaurants and chain restaurants are closed on Christmas Day to allow workers to spend time with their families. But there are a few limited options.
Some McDonald’s stores will be open on Christmas Day. The fast food chain only describes this as a “handful” of its restaurants and recommends checking its store locator for local times.
Some Dunkin ‘spots may also have limited hours, and Dunkin’ recommends checking your store locator for hours.
Some Starbucks stores will also be open.
The Boston Market opened several of its stores across the country on Christmas Day. You can also try restaurant-style chains like Denny’s and IHOP.
TODAY.com has compiled a list of 21 restaurants open on Christmas Day, some varying by location.
Are malls open on Christmas Day 2021?
Most, if not all, malls and major shopping malls in New Jersey will be closed on Christmas Day.
Are New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission locations open on Christmas Day 2021?
All offices of the Motor Vehicle Commission will be closed. In addition, all offices and courts in the State of New Jersey are closed for the holidays.
Online processing of certain documents is available on the Motor Vehicle Commission website.
Do NJ Transit, PATH and SEPTA operate on a regular schedule?
NJ Transit and SEPTA will operate on a Sunday schedule, while PATH will operate on a Saturday schedule. For NJ Transit, passengers should use NJ Transit’s online trip planner to check arrival and departure times.
When is the next federal holiday?
The next federal holiday is New Years Day on Saturday January 1, 2022. However, it will be observed on Friday December 31, 2021, as New Years Day falls on a Saturday.
For more information on the history of Christmas Day, watch the video below:
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