Most local restaurants and coffee shops are open on Christmas Eve. If you want to know who’s open on Christmas Day, however, it’s absolutely impossible to find a complete list so last week I made 694 phone calls in search of the answer. Accomplishing this required two things:
- An iPhone 4S with advanced voice recognition for 99% accurate voice dialing so your hands & wrists don’t go numb.
- Insanity (I’ll be staying home that day so making nearly 700 phone calls to find out who’s open is a bit crazy).
In the process of gathering the data I discovered an interesting rule of thumb. If you can’t remember which restaurants are open on December 25th you have a 99% chance of finding one if you think “hotels” or “Chinese.”
It is important to note that each location’s holiday hours will likely be different from their regularly schedule hours so you might consider calling to be sure they are open during the time you plan to be there.
So here it is, after 5 years of requests, a list of all restaurants & coffee shops across the South Coast that are on Christmas Day.