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Is McDonald's Open on Christmas? Everything You Should Know

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Listen, everybody’s got a different ideal for what they want for Christmas dinner. And some of us would rather eat a McDonald’s Big Mac or some Chicken McNuggets on Christmas than some Thanksgiving-level meal. But is that even possible? Is McDonald’s open on Christmas?

Yes, McDonald’s is open on Christmas — and is open just about every day of the year (yep, McDonald’s is open on Thanksgiving, too). And like any other day, you can take advantage of all the McDonald’s specials we’ve uncovered.

Here’s everything to know about McDonald’s Christmas hours, how to get McDonald’s breakfast on Christmas, and ways to save at McDonald’s no matter what season it is.


Is McDonald’s open on Christmas?

person holding mcdonalds crispy chicken sandwich in front of restaurant

Yes, McDonald’s is open on Christmas. That means you can take advantage of all your favorite McDonald’s specials on Christmas Day.

But since most McDonald’s locations are franchises, they might have shortened hours, so be sure to contact your local McDonald’s to find out when they open an close on Christmas.

24-hour McDonald’s should be open all day, but for regular McDonald’s, you can expect them to open around 7 a.m. and close at 10 p.m.

Some McDonald’s ARE closed on Christmas, though. McDonald’s locations inside Walmarts aren’t open on Christmas since Walmart is one of the stores closed on Christmas.

Looking for more fast-food restaurants open on Christmas? We’ve also found every fast-food restaurant that’ll be open on Christmas.


What are McDonald’s breakfast hours on Christmas?

person holding mcdonalds breakfast items at table

The McDonald’s opening Christmas hours will depend on your local McDonald’s, but we can expect the McDonald’s breakfast hours to end at regular time, 10:30 a.m. If you’re not sure when your McDonald’s breakfast hours end, you should always check the McDonald’s app to see all your information about your local McDonald’s.

TIP: If you order between 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., you might be able to make yourself a Mc10:35 Burger from the McDonald’s secret menu. All you have to do is combine an Egg McMuffin and a McDouble.


How can I get a McDonald’s discount on Christmas?

person holding phone with mcdonalds app next to happy meal

Want to give yourself one last Christmas present? The best way to get a discount at McDonald’s is by joining the McDonald’s Rewards program. When you download the McDonald’s app, you’ll gain access to the best McDonald’s coupons. We’ve seen deals for free fries, BOGO free breakfast sandwiches, and even a free Happy Meal with any purchase.

Every location offers different deals, but every deal is worth downloading the McDonald’s app. It’s one of the most consistent ways to get a McDonald’s discount on Christmas.


When can I get a McDonald’s holiday discount?

McDonald's Mariah Carey Menu for December

Since 2020, McDonald’s has given deals and freebies at the end of the year. Last year, they debuted the Mariah Menu which got you a free McDonald’s menu item with any purchase.

These are the most valuable McDonald’s deals you can get throughout the year, and it’ll even get you free Big Macs and Chicken McNuggets. Unfortunately, there were no discounts on the McDonald’s Peppermint Mocha or Holiday Pies.



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