Six Places Open on Christmas in Lexington

Though many places up for the holiday, there are a few around town that will stay open.

Need to start Christmas morning with a cup of coffee, grab a meal or pick up a few essentials for the day? No worries -- not all of Lexington shuts down for the holiday.

A few restaurants, at least one coffee shop and two local pharmacies/conveniences stores will be open Sunday, Dec. 25 to provide a meal, miscellaneous items or the caffine jolt you need to get over the river and through the woods -- or whatever else you've got planned for the day.

Here's a few spots that will be open for business next Sunday. We're sure there are more, so if you know of one, please add it in the comment section below.

1. , the Italian restaurant at 20 Waltham St., is open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and is no accepting reservations for Christmas dinner. If you're interested, Buca staff recommends you make the call soon, because they fill up quick for holiday meals.

2. will open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. And it might be busy, since Lexington Center spots , and are all closed for the holiday.

3. , the Chinese restaurant in Depot Square, will open -- although possibly a little later than ususal, for its traditional Sunday dim sum buffet. Normal Sunday hours are 11:30 a.m. to 9:15 p.m.

4. , located at 60 Bedford St., will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

5. Ruyi Restaurant, a Waltham Street that restaurant serves lunch, dinner and brunch, and offers a Hibachi grill, Chinese and Japanese cuisine and sushi, will be open from noontime to 10 p.m. on Christmas Day.

6. CVS Pharmacy, at 1735 Massachusetts Ave., will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Patrick Ball December 18, 2011 at 11:02 PM
Hi Sheila, Thanks for reading and commenting. If that's what you take away from this post, then I'm glad we could help. But I also hope this is helpful for the people who want to grab a cup of coffee as they hit the road to visit loved ones or head to work at a fire department or emergency room somewhere, or for the couple living 3,000 miles from their family who burns their turkey dinner and wants to grab a bite to eat nearby. And I hope it's helpful for anyone who realizes too late that they're running short on napkins, plastic cups, ice or anything one might find at a convenience store. I wholeheartedly agree with you that there is nothing wrong with everyone, regardless of faith, taking a day to sit back and enjoy time together. For some, that day will be Dec. 25, but I also recognize that for others, that day might be April 8 or Oct. 22. And I think that's OK, too.
Linda December 19, 2011 at 03:32 AM
Patrick, you are missing the point. It is Christmas Day. Is nothing sacred anymore? I pity the poor employees who are made to give up their day with their families so they can ring up someone else's forgotten items, or provide coffee to someone who couldn't be bothered to make it at home. Neither is it necessary to have restaurants open. If one's turkey dinner burns, so be it. There will surely be vegetables to eat. No worries, you say, but I beg to differ. I do worry about a community that forgets it's roots. Merry Christmas, and I hope you can enjoy the day at home with your family.
Denise J. Dubé December 19, 2011 at 11:14 PM
Hmmm, there are three Temples in Lexington, so quite a few people don't celebrate Christmas. Those folks just might want a cup of coffee, a nice dinner out or sundries from the pharmacy. Yes, Christmas is sacred to some, Hanukkah is important to others. I don't see anyone complaining when, on the annual and oh-so-sacred day of Yom Kippur, stores and restaurants are open. Some people chose to work on Christmas -- and usually for double pay. Finally, our dedicated police officers and firefighters work every single holiday and no one questions that or feels bad for them.
Linda December 19, 2011 at 11:41 PM
Hmm........my reply was not a commentary on the many diverse faiths that we celebrate in Lexington. It was only a statement of displeasure that businesses are choosing to open to make money on a National Holiday.
Jamiy December 25, 2011 at 07:11 AM
I so understand & agree w/Linda and Sheila about business being open just to make money. However, both of you need to think about what the men have stated. The next time you call 911, need to go to the ER or just reg. hospital. stop and think... THEY DON'T/CAN'T SHUT DOWN ON CHRISTMAS OUR NATIONAL HOLIDAY OR PEOPLE WILL DIE!!! What about those people who just found out they have to go say there goodbyes to a family member, what about the Military men and women who we're able to win the Christmas lotto to come home for the holidays and come in LATE Christmas eve, or what about what my clients are going through right now... The state cut some funding, so they don't get a Christmas dinner... NO TRUKEY NO NOTHING... and we social workers just found out tonight!!! NOW there is no place to go get a turkey for them... Do you think these people deserve not to have a few places to get something they need??? I don't!!! I only wish there was ONE place open tomorrow... even if it was from 12:00 - 4:00 where I could go get a turkey for their dinner... You try looked into a 4 year old's eye and have them ask you why santa won't bring them a turkey to eat then talk to me about places staying open for a few hrs on Christmas day is wrong... or walk into the local hospital, cop-shop, or fire department and tell them they don't deserve to have some place open for them to get better coffee or a quick something to eat, or pick up something they need while on duty... Merry Christmas


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