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What's open and closed on Christmas Day

Banks, malls and transportation are all covered.
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All branches of Bremer, TCF, Wells Fargo and U.S. Banks in Minnesota will be closed, including those in grocery stores.

Post office

Closed, with no regular mail service on Christmas Day.


The Metro Transit website says there will be a Holiday/Sunday service operating in the Twin Cities, which includes buses and the Blue and Green light rail lines.

There won't however be any services from the Minnesota Valley Transit Authority, Maple Grove Transit, Plymouth Metrolink and SouthWest Transit, the Star Tribune reports.

Stores and malls

Most major retailers, including Target, Walmart and Best Buy, will be closed on Christmas Day, according to

The same goes for malls too, with the Mall of America re-opening at 9 a.m. on Monday and the Rosedale Center opening at 8 a.m.

Public buildings/schools

All closed.

Restaurants and coffee shops

The Pioneer Press has compiled a list of restaurants that will open for Christmas Day, which includes McCormick and Schmick in Minneapolis and Mickey's Diner in St. Paul.

Some coffee shops could be open, but it really depends on individual stores.

The New York Times reports that Starbucks is hoping to have most of its stores open on Christmas Day, while Dunkin' Donuts says some of its stores will open too.


Walgreen's will be open. It's 24 hour locations don't change their hours on Christmas Day, while its non-24 hour stores will open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.


The Star Tribune notes parking meters won't be enforced in Minneapolis or St. Paul, though there may be some enforcement for anyone parking at Minneapolis parks.

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