Tuesday, 24 December 2013 14:47

What's Open on Christmas Day?

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According to the man I spoke with at the St. Louis Public Library, all governmental institutions are closed Christmas Day, yet everything else opens at 6pm. Well, that just is not true. So I wanted to provide all you lovely St. Louisans with an accurate list of what is open and closed on Christmas Day (there are some things you wouldn't have guessed!) If hours aren't listed, the location is observing regular business hours. Merry Christmas!

Christmasy things:

Santa's Magical Kingdom: Open!

5:30 pm to 10:30 pm


Steinberg Ice Skating Rink: Open!

10 am- midnight


Hidden Valley Ski Resort: Open!

Christmas Night at 6pm-3am


44th Annual Way of Lights Christmas Display at National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows: Open!


Garden Glow at Missouri Botanical Garden: Open!


Special Christmas Events:

Jefferson Avenue Duo XMAS Afterparty at Venice Cafe

XMAS Stag Night Spectacular


Religious Establishments:

Offices of the First Unitarian Church on Waterman: Closed

Temple Emanuel: Rabbi Joseph Rosenbloom says he will probably be there around 10 am, but call to check first


Other Entertainment:

Larry Flynt's Hustler Club in East St. Louis: Open!

8 pm-4 am or later


Movie Theaters: Open


Movies opening Christmas Day:

The Wolf of Wall Street

Lone Survivor

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Justin Bieber's Believe

Grudge Match

47 Ronin

Labor Day

The Invisible Woman


Other Movies You Can See:

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

American Hustle


The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Saving Mr. Banks

Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire


Lumiere Place, River City Casino & Hollywood Casino St. Louis: Open!


St. Louis Galleria: Closed


Shoe Shiner in the St. Louis Galleria: Closed



Blueberry Hill: Open!

food 6pm-midnight, bar 6-1:30am.


Famous Szechuan Pavilion (Voted by Riverfront Times as one of the best Chinese restaurants in St. Louis): Open!


The Coffee Cartel in the Central West End: Open!


McDonalds: Closed


Denny's: Open!


IHOP: Open!


Walgreens: Open!