What's Open Christmas Day?

Whether you are looking for a nearby restaurant, activity with the family or a store to pick up a last-minute item, here are a few options for you.

Not everyone wants to stay inside on Christmas Day, and some local businesses have recognized that. Here are some options for you and your family decide to venture out whether you don't want to make a big meal or you want to catch the latest flick with some friends.


Hours: Earliest movie starts at 3 p.m. and latest is at 10:15 p.m.

Activity: Movies include The Darkest Hour, War Horse, We Bought a Zoo, The Adventures of Tintin, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Mission: Impossible-Ghost Protocol, Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, New Year's Eve, Arthur Christmas, The Muppets, My Week with Marilyn and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn-Part 1.


Hours: 2 p.m. to midnight

Activity: Have an untraditional Christmas activity and take the family bowling for $5.20 per person per game plus shoe rental.


Hours: 10:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Activity: Whether you want to enjoy a dine-in meal or get a quick takeout, Saigon Cafe will be open with their variety of Vietnamese and Thai dishes.


Hours: 3 to 9:30 p.m.

Activity: This favorite Chinese restaurant will be open for eat-in, delivery and take-out for anyone who needs their fill of Asian cuisine on Christmas Day.

Hours: 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Activity: Grab a quick breakfast or late snack after you finish unwrapping gifts and this duo fast-food joint.


Hours: It's Waffle House, always open 24 hours.

Activity: If your meal burns up or you really just need to get away from family time for something scattered, covered and smothered, count on America's most widely known diner to have your back.

7. Ruth's Chris Steak House

Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Activity: If you don't feel like being a wizard in the kitchen this weekend, the Kennesaw Ruth's Chris will be taking reservations at 770-420-1985 for their regular menu items.

8. Melting Pot Fondue Restaurant

Hours: 9 to 4 p.m.

Activity: Who said you can't have a dessert for a meal? Even if you don't want to eat all your food covered in chocolate, you can enjoy all the regular menu items at the Kennesaw Melting Pot. Reservations can be made at 770-425-1411.


Hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Activity: Between traveling to family dinners or going to see movie, Starbucks will be open with its seasonal blends.


Hours: 24 hours

Activity: You can pick up any last-minute needs while traveling or get your routine prescription from the pharmacy.


Hours: 8 a.m. to midnight

Activity: Whether you are looking for last-minute stocking stuffer or need another case of Dr. Pepper, Walgreens will be open for business.


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