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2022 Champaign County Christmas Restaurant Openings and Catering Options

December 16, 2022

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

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



Arrowhead Lanes

1401 N McKinley Ave, Champaign

Hours Open: 12:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. on Christmas Eve

12:00 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Christmas Day

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 3:00 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

Esquire Lounge

106 N Walnut St., Champaign


Hours Open: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve Only

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.

Himalayan Chimney

134 W Church St., Champaign


Hours Open: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 10 p.m on Christmas Eve Only

Kohinoor Indian Restaurant and Lounge

6 E Columbia Ave, Champaign


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

12 p.m to 3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m to 9:30 p.m. on Christmas Day

KO Fusion

30 E Main St., Champaign


Hours Open: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Christmas Eve Only

Lao Sze Chuan

608 E University Ave Suite 105, Champaign


Hours Open: 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m on Christmas Eve

11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Christmas Day

La Bahía Grill

132 W Church St., Champaign


Hours Open: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Christmas Eve Only

Merry Ann’s

1510 S. Neil St., Champaign


Hours Open: Closed at 1pm on Christmas Eve, Opens 6:00 a.m. on Christmas Day 


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.


1214 W University Ave, Urbana


Hours Open: 6:00 a.m. - 4:00 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: 11:00 a.m to 8:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve Only

Slim Chickens

2037 S Neil St., Champaign 


Hours Open: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Christmas Eve Only

Steak ‘n Shake

1709 S. Neil St., Champaign

2010 N. Prospect Ave., Champaign

2009 N Kenyon Rd, Urbana

Hours Open: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve Only

Sunny China Buffet

1703 Philo Rd., Urbana


Hours Open: 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

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: Christmas Eve TBA, Christmas Day 6 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Catering options in champaign county

From desserts to three course meals, 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 2022. 

Baldarotta’s Porketta & Sicilian Sausage

300 S. Broadway Ave, Lincoln Square Mall, Urbana:
Let Baldarotta's cater your Christmas Dinner! Pick ups will be on Saturday, Dec 24th any time between 11am - 4pm. Order on their website here!

New Sweet Indulgence

2149 S. Neil St., Champaign

A robust menu of Christmas items includes: cakes, cookies, tarts, Yule-log cakes, pies, rolls & scones, hot chocolate, and coffee! Order ASAP for Christmas by calling (217) 352-2433.

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. Call (217) 352-2433 to order or stop by the shop!

Prairie Fruits Farm & Creamery

Prairie Fruits Farm is taking online pre-orders for cheese platters for Saturday, Christmas Eve, and New Years Eve, farm pickup. They are also open Christmas Eve and New Years Eve from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for last minute holiday shopping. To shop, click here.

Piato Catering

804 E. Main St., Urbana

Holiday meals from Apple baked Ham to Apricot Stuffed Porkloin. All orders must be placed by 4pm on Tuesday, December 20th.. Order here.

Tasty Tart

 405 S. Neil St., Champaign

Tasty Tart is offering a 4-pack holiday-themed box (preorders only) which includes Marshmallow Oreo, Strawberry Santa, Triple Chocolate, and Berry Lemon! Available for pickup on Dec. 23, 24, or 25. To order online, click here.

Ye Olde Donut Shoppe 

1401 S. Neil St., Champaign

Christmas-themed donuts are available every Friday, Saturday and Sunday throughout the holidays! Pre-ordering is available until the night before Christmas. Please call to check before placing your order. You can call (217) 359-3311 to order, or order online here.


As a reminder, we're happy to add anyone that we've missed above. Please email for it to get added!


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