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Restaurant Openings During Christmas in the Champaign-Urbana Area (2023)

December 18, 2023

The holidays are known for many things, and we can all agree that it's the most wonderful time for good eats and tasty comfort food! If you’re not planning on cooking, the Champaign-Urbana area is full of options for dining out! Whether you’re visiting, passing by, or a resident who is need of an open restaurant on Christmas Day - we have you covered! Happy Holidays from your friends over at Experience Champaign-Urbana!

Please note: This list is likely to grow and we would love your feedback! If you know of any establishment that will be open for Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, please email marcusf@experiencecu.org

One more note: We recommend calling in advance to confirm holiday hours, as bad weather may affect the restaurants listed.

 
Ambar India

605 S. Wright St., Champaign | 217-344-1500
Hours Open: 11:00 a.m. - 03:00 p.m., 04:30 p.m. - 09:45 p.m.

 

Blind Pig Co.

120 N. Walnut, Champaign | 217-398-1532
Hours Open: 3:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. on Christmas Eve, 8:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m on Christmas Day

 

Blind Pig Brewery

120 N. Walnut, Champaign | 217-398-1532
Hours Open: 3:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. on Christmas Eve, closed on Christmas Day

 

Bob Evans

1813 N. Neil St., Champaign | 217-356-1006
Hours Open: 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

 

Bunny’s Tavern

119 W. Water St., Urbana | 217-367-8175
Hours Open: 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.

 

Cracker Barrel

2101 N. Kenyon Rd., Urbana | 217-344-9087
Hours Open: 6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

 

Denny’s Restaurant

702 W. Town Center Blvd., Champaign | 217-359-7044
Hours Open: 24 Hours

 

Domino’s

1702 W. Bradley Ave., Champaign | 217-398-6900
Hours Open: 4:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
1803 W. Kirby Ave., Champaign | 217-398-6800
Hours Open: 4:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.

 

I Wok

113 W. Calvin St., Savoy
Hours Open: 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve, Closed on Christmas Day.

 

Kohinoor Indian Restaurant and Lounge

6 E Columbia Ave, Champaign
Hours Open: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., 4:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. on Christmas Day

 

The Himalayan Chimney

134 W. Church St., Champaign | 217-552-1834
Hours Open: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  & 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

 

Merry Ann’s Diner

1510 S. Neil St., Champaign | 217-352-5399
Hours Open: 6:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

 

Neil St. Blues

301 N. Neil St., Champaign | 217-531-1150

 

Oishi

2501 N. Prospect Ave., Champaign | 217-398-6888
Hours Open: 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

 

Pia’s Sports Bar & Grill

1609 W. Springfield Ave., Champaign | 217-351-1993
Hours Open: 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.

 

Peking Garden

206 N. Randolph St., Champaign | 217-355-8888
Hours Open: 11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. 

 

Perkins Restaurant & Bakery

1214 W. University Ave., Urbana | 217-328-3000
Hours Open: 6:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve, 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on Christmas Day.

 

Red Wheel Restaurant

741 Broadmeadow Rd., Rantoul | 217-893-0471
Open Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 

Starbucks

2702 N. Prospect Ave., Champaign | 217-398-0821
Hours Open: 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
1712 W Springfield Ave, Champaign | (217) 352-9911
Hours Open: 5:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
102 N Vine St, Urbana, IL 61802 | 217-344-4502
Hours Open: TBD

 
SUPER WOK

1737 W. Kirby Ave., Champaign | 217-398-0111
Hours Open: 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. 

Silvercreek

402 N. Race St., Urbana | 217-328-3402
Hours Open: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve

 

Tienda Guatemala

403-B N. Race St., Urbana | 217-344-2770
Open Hours: 5:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

 
Urbana Family Garden

810 W. Killarney St., Urbana | 217-328-1514
Open Hours: 6:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

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