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Is Starbucks Open on Christmas Day? Here's The Holiday Schedule

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Sure, you’ve been slurping down Starbucks holiday drinks in your fancy Starbucks winter cups, but is Starbucks going to be open on Christmas Day to give you a caffeinated present?

Good news, coffee lovers — Starbucks is open on Christmas Day, and you can use all of our various hacks to get free Starbucks and cash in your Starbucks Rewards points all day long. Starbucks is one of the more notable chains of fast-food restaurants open on Christmas.

You will be able to get a peppermint mocha, Starbucks secret menu items, and new Starbucks gift cards — all while your Starbucks purchases earn you Delta SkyMiles for that New Year’s trip.

We’ll tell you all about Starbucks holiday hours — including what’s happening at Starbucks on Christmas Eve and New Year’s — plus share what we know about the Starbucks For Life end of the year game.


Is Starbucks open on Christmas?

A person holding up a drink carrier holding some holiday drinks in front of a Starbucks. You can get these drinks on Christmas because Starbucks is open on Christmas.

Yes, all stand-alone Starbucks locations are open on Christmas. That said, Starbucks locations that are inside grocery stores or malls will be open depending on what their host is doing. For example, the Starbucks inside the Woodfield Mall in Schaumberg, Illinois will be closed on Christmas, since the entire mall will be closed. And since Kroger is closed on Christmas, any Starbucks inside a Kroger will also be closed.

Likewise, Starbucks inside Albertsons will be open with limited hours since Safeway is one of the stores open on Christmas. (Now, since Kroger is buying Albertsons, it’ll be interesting to see what happens in future years.)


What hours is Starbucks open on Christmas?

Regular stand-alone Starbucks locations may have limited hours, although some will be open their regular hours. (It all depends on the store and the areas, so you’ll have to check out your local Starbucks for their hours of operation.)

Generally though, most Starbucks locations are open 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. on normal days (but some cafes open as early as 5 a.m. and stay open until 11 p.m. or later).

Starbucks Christmas Eve hours

Many Starbucks locations are open regular hours on Christmas Eve, but again — if they’re inside a mall or another store with limited hours, the cafe’s hours will match. You’ll want to check with your local Starbucks because yours may close early.

Starbucks New Year’s hours

The vast majority of Starbucks locations will be open regular hours (roughly 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.) on both New Year’s Eve (Dec. 31) and New Year’s Day (Jan. 1). Again though, check with your local Starbucks and pay attention to whether it’s inside of a mall or larger store.



What are Starbucks Black Friday hours for your Christmas shopping?

Expect Starbucks to be open regular hours on the day after Thanksgiving, Black Friday. So if you’re hitting the stores for your Christmas and holiday shopping, you’ll generally be able to get coffee between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. (although hours vary by location).

But is Starbucks open on Thanksgiving? Yes, and we’ve got more to say about it.


You could win ‘Starbucks For Life’ with their online game.

The Starbucks for Life online game graphic for the 2021 holiday season

Starting at the end of November, Starbucks releases their “Starbucks for Life” game. You can enter the raffle at least twice a day by playing the game twice daily. Plus, you can enter more times when you complete the daily challenge by ordering specific menu items.

Winners will be announced at the beginning of 2023, so make sure to check your Starbucks Rewards account to find out if you’re a winner.

Prizes include free Starbucks for life, free Starbucks for a year, 15,000 bonus “Stars,” and even an exclusive “Starbucks for Life” tumbler.

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