Eight Places You Didn't Know Were Open on Christmas
What to do and where to go when (nearly) the whole town is closed.
Then, there are the not so joyous moments; the LOUD new toys, the kooky distant relatives and the endless reruns of A Christmas Story.
Really, it's enough to send anyone running out of the house. But where to go and what to do when (almost) everything is closed? Cranberry Patch has the answers. Read on to discover a list of the places that keep their doors open on Christmas Day.
Starbucks – The venerable coffee chain knows how to perk up parents in need of some caffeine after being woken early by offspring eager to see what Santa left under the Christmas tree. While the two Starbucks locations in Cranberry are closed Christmas Day, the Starbucks in nearby Franklin Park will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Marty's Suburban Bar and Grill – It's no joke when this well-established Cranberry hangout advertises itself as open 365 days a year. Christmas is no exception. The restaurant plans a feast with all the fixings for Christmas Day. Waitress Andrea Warrick said the restaurant already has reservations from hungry patrons.
"Most of the restaurants are closed, so a lot of people come here who don't have family or who don't have a place to go," she says.
And no special hours for this bar and grill. Jus like any other Saturday, the bar opens at 7 a.m. on Christmas Day.
Cranberry Cinemas – There's nothing quite like a darkened movie theater to let one relax and leave the real world behind for a bit. Those looking for a way to be entertained on Christmas Day can head over to Cranberry Cinemas.
Convenience stores – Hey, they're called convenient for a reason. The Sheetz on Freedom Road is open for travelers in need of gas to get them over the river and through the woods to grandmother's house. It also might not be a bad idea to grab some grub for the trip from the inside store. Also open on Christmas Day is the Co-Go's on Route 19, the Giant Eagle Get-Go station (also on Route 19) and 7-Eleven, which has locations on Glen Eden Road and Route 228.
"All of us will be open 24 hours a day," says Bob Manning, a clerk at the 7-Eleven on Glen Eden Road.
Japanese steakhouses – Much more entertaining than having mom slave away in the kitchen. Instead, watch as your yuletide dinner is cooked right in from on you. Saga and Ichiban Steakhouse – both located on Route 19 -- are open Christmas Day.
Public Safety – Christmas is just another day in the office for those at the Cranberry Township Police Department.
Denny's – the chain restaurant is open 24 hours, seven days a week. Christmas Day does not change that.