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2021 Champaign County Christmas Restaurant Openings and Catering Options

December 17, 2021

The holidays mean a lot of things, including great eats! If you’re not planning on cooking this Christmas, the greater Champaign County area is full of options for dining out! Whether you’re visiting the area, 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 Visit Champaign County!

Please note: we spend time collecting all the info we can on these openings, but sometimes we miss a local restaurant from our initial list. We're happy to add your business to the list - please email taylorb [at] visitchampaigncounty [dot] org to get added!


Arrowhead Lanes

1401 N McKinley Ave, Champaign

Hours Open: 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve and Christmas

Baskin Robbins & Dunkin' Donuts

404 W. University Ave., Urbana


Hours Open: 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Bunny’s Tavern

119 W. Water St., Urbana


Hours Open: 9:00 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Courier Café

402 N Race St., Urbana

Hours Open: 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve

Chinatown Buffet

713 W. Marketview Dr., Champaign


Hours Open: 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.


702 W. Town Center Bld., Champaign


Hours Open: 24 Hours

Golden Harbor

505 S. Neil St., Champaign


Hours Open:  11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.


(Only open to hotel guests)

1900 S. First St., Champaign


Jupiter’s at the Crossing

2511 Village Green Pl., Champaign


Hours Open: 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve Only

Merry Ann’s

1510 S. Neil St., Champaign


Hours Open: 6:00 a.m. on Christmas Day to normal hours


2501 N. Prospect Ave., Champaign


Hours Open: 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Peking Garden

206 N. Randolph St., Champaign


Hours Open: 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.


121 University Ave., Urbana


Hours Open: 6:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Pia’s Sports Bar

1609 W. Springfield Ave., Champaign


Hours Open: 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Rainbow Garden

1402 S. Neil St.., Champaign


Hours Open: 4:00 p.m - 8:00 p.m.

South China Restaurant

25 E. Springfield Ave., Champaign


Hours Open: 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Steak ‘n Shake

1709 S. Neil St., Champaign

2010 N. Prospect Ave., Champaign

Hours Open:  24 hours (Drive-Thru only)

Super Wok

1737 W. Kirby Ave., Champaign


Hours Open 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Urbana Garden Family Restaurant

810 W. Killarney St., Urbana


Hours Open: 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

2021 Christmas Catering Options for Champaign County

There are some great options for a meal at home that involves no kitchen stress! Here are the catering options around Champaign County for Christmas 2021. 

Baldarotta’s Porketta & Sicilian Sausage

300 S. Broadway Ave, Lincoln Square Mall, Urbana:

Let Baldarotta's cater your Christmas Dinner! Orders must be placed by Dec. 19 at 2:00 p.m. Order on their website.

Big Grove Tavern

1 E. Main St., Champaign

Turkey, ham, and roast options are available for a holiday meal everyone will love! Call (217) 239-3505 to order.

Hopscotch Bakery + Market

802 W. John St., Champaign

You can pre-order Christmas baked goods for pickup on December 24th from 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Place orders online here.

New Sweet Indulgence

2149 S. Neil St., Champaign

Pre-order sweet treats like cookies, cakes, pies, tarts, Yule logs, take-and-bake rolls or scones, coffee, and hot chocolate. Orders for Christmas must be placed by December 21 at noon. Call (217) 352-2433 to order.

Piato Catering

804 E. Main St., Urbana

Holiday meals are available and fully customizable. Orders need to be placed by Dec. 21 at 4:00 p.m. for pick up or delivery on Dec. 24. Order here.

Tasty Tart

405 S. Neil St., Champaign

Two options are available for pickup on Dec. 23, including a 4-pack of the normal-sized tarts or a special 9-inch tart that equals to about 15 of the regular ones in  servings. Place your order online. 

Ye Olde Donut Shoppe

1401 S. Neil St., Champaign

Accepting pre-orders for Christmas-themed donuts up until December 23. Pick-up is set for Christmas Eve, and it's $30 for a Christmas box of 12 assorted donuts. Call 217-359-3311 to order.

As a reminder, we're happy to add anyone we missed to the list above - just email taylorb [at] visitchampaigncounty [dot] org to get added!


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