Whether you forget an ingredient for the Christmas meal, a gift or want to go out to eat, your options will be limited Wednesday.
Christmas is the one day of year that the nation's largest retailer, Walmart, closes all of its locations and several regional and national stores also follow suit.
According to Womply, a small business software provider, 92% of local retailers are closed on the holiday and four out of five restaurants are closed.
But all hope isn't lost.
Your mileage may vary on how far you'll have to drive for any forgotten items but drug stores including CVS and Walgreens will be open on the holiday. So will several convenience stores including 7-Eleven, Wawa and Cumberland Farms.
Many major restaurant chains also will be closed Wednesday but many Starbucks, McDonald's and Dunkin' locations will be open, along with IHOP, Denny's and Waffle House.
Delivery services including Postmates, Grubhub, UberEats and DoorDash will be delivering food orders Christmas for participating local and national restaurants. Check the apps or websites Wednesday to find available options.
What stores are open Christmas Day?
Hours can vary and not all locations will be open. In some cases, store websites have not been updated to reflect holiday hours, so calling your closest location is advised.
- 7-Eleven: Most locations open 24 hours
- Albertsons: Hours vary.
- Bravo Supermarkets: Some locations open special hours Wednesday.
- Casey's General Store: Stores open at 10 a.m.
- Circle K: Hours vary, some open 24 hours.
- Cumberland Farms: Hours vary, some open 24 hours.
- CVS: Most open regular hours though many pharmacies will be closed.
- Duane Reade: Hours vary.
- goPuff: The digital on-demand convenience retailer is open Christmas in its 150-plus markets.
- Love's Travel Stops: Open 24 hours.
- Pilot Flying J: Most open 24 hours or regular hours.
- RaceTrac: Hours vary.
- Rite-Aid: Most locations open but hours vary.
- Safeway: Hours vary but many are open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Sheetz: Open 24 hours.
- Speedway: Hours vary.
- TravelCenters of America: Find holiday hours at www.ta-petro.com/holiday-hours.
- Walgreens: Most open regular hours though many pharmacies will be closed.
- Wawa: Most open 24 hours or regular hours.
More: Additional gas stations and convenience stores also are expected to be open.
Retailers with 30 or more locations that are open on Christmas can submit holiday information here.