Christmas 2022 is Sunday, December 25.
It is a holy, religious holiday around the birth of Jesus, but it is also a cultural phenomenon. Popular traditions include the story of Santa Claus, exchanging gifts, decorating the Christmas tree and going to church.
The vast majority of shops and services are closed.
Here’s everything you need to know about what’s open and closed on Christmas Day 2022.
Is Christmas a federal holiday?
Christmas is a federal and state holiday. Christmas has been a federal holiday in the US since 1870. It is the last federal holiday of the year.
Is there mail delivery on Christmas Day 2022? Will the post office work?
There will be no regular mail delivered on Christmas Day, nor will there be UPS or FedEx deliveries (except FedEx Custom Critical, FedEx Same Day City and UPS Express Critical).
However, the United States Postal Service website notes that Priority Mail Express will be delivered on Christmas Day.
Is the post office open on Christmas 2022?
The United States Postal Service will be closed, although self-service kiosks are still available at some locations for returns.
Are banks open on Christmas Day 2022?
No, the following banks should be closed on Christmas Day:
Are the stock markets open on Christmas Day 2022?
No, the stock markets will be closed on Christmas Day. Stock trading and bond markets will also be closed.
Which stores are open on Christmas Day 2022?
Most major retailers will be closed, including major retailers such as Walmart, Target, Kohl’s and Costco.
There are some shops and pharmacies that will be open, including:
To see the full list of store opening hours on Christmas Day, click here.
Will grocery stores be open on Christmas Day 2022?
Most supermarkets will be closed, but some are open with reduced hours if you need to pick up some ingredients for a holiday dinner. Ultimately, customers should contact their local supermarket for specific information.
The following major supermarkets will be open on Christmas Day:
- Acme (hours may vary by location)
The following major supermarkets will be closed on Christmas Day:
Are there any offers for Christmas 2022?
We’ve scoured the web and found these retailers offering Christmas sales:
Which restaurants are open on Christmas Day 2022? Is McDonald’s open? Is Boston Market open?
It varies depending on the establishment. Some restaurants may be closed, while others sell prepared holiday meals. Patrons should check with specific restaurants for information.
The vast majority of local and chain restaurants are closed on Christmas Day so workers can spend time with family. But there are some limited options.
Some McDonald’s locations will be open on Christmas Day. The fast food chain describes these as only a “handful” of its restaurants and recommends checking the store locator for local hours.
Some Dunkin’ spots may also have limited hours, and Dunkin’ recommends checking the store locator for hours.
Some Starbucks stores will also be open.
Boston Market has many locations across the country open for business on Christmas Day. You can also try chain restaurants, such as Denny’s and IHOP.
TODAI.com has compiled a list of 31 restaurants that are open on Christmas Day, and some vary by location.
Are shopping centers open on Christmas 2022?
Most, if not all, malls and major shopping centers in New Jersey will be closed on Christmas Day.
Are New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission locations open on Christmas Day 2022?
All Motor Vehicle Commission offices will be closed. In addition, all state offices and courts in New Jersey are closed for the holiday.
Online processing of some documents is available on the website of the Motor Vehicle Commission.
Are NJ Transit, PATH and SEPTA operating on normal schedules?
Nj Transit and SEPTA will operate on a weekly schedule, while PATH will operate on Saturdays. For NJ Transit, riders should use NJ Transit’s online trip planner to double-check arrival and departure times.
When is the next federal holiday?
The next federal holiday is New Year’s Day on Sunday, January 1, 2023. However, it will be observed on Monday, January 2, 2023, because New Year’s Day falls on a Sunday.
For more information on the history of Christmas, watch the video below:
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