Hours before Christmas, with Santa already busy making deliveries, plenty of last-minute shoppers hit the stores on Christmas Eve Monday, Dec. 24, and retail employees were there on the holiday to guide them through what can be a stressful experience.
Denny's: Open 24-hours on Christmas Day.
What stores are open on Christmas Day?
Along with their Christmas Dinner On The Go, most Cracker Barrels will be open on Christmas Day 2018.
Calgarians can also head to the mountains to ski at Mount Norquay, Lake Louise and Banff's Sunshine Village. Movie theaters are open, for the most part, and there are restaurants open on Christmas Day too.
But Christmas Day is different as it is treated as a bank holiday and allows workers to get the day off. Some Old Navy stores are closing at 9 p.m. Both stores are set to open at 6 a.m. and close at 9 p.m.
Phoenicia Specialty Foods (Downtown): Open on Christmas Eve. Some locations will have reduced hours of 8 a.m.to 6 p.m.
Bright Lights Windsor at Jackson Park will be open each night from 5:30 p.m.to 10 p.m.
"Of course, opening hours were curtailed last year as Christmas Eve fell on a Sunday, but the week-on-week results speak for themselves: Christmas Eve delivered strong growth this year".
While some businesses - like Sheetz - are running promotions on Christmas Day, other businesses that are ordinarily open around the clock - like Walmart - will actually close.
Cumberland Farms. The convenience store will be open Christmas Eve.