Whether you're on the road and need to grab a bite to eat or at home with no plans for a big holiday meal, there will be plenty of restaurants open in Northern Utah on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day this year.
Many brick-and-mortar retailers offered deep discounts on merchandise earlier this holiday shopping season as a way to compete with online rivals that have siphoned away customers.
All offices will reopen on Tuesday, Dec. 26 with regular business hours.
If you have any last minute shopping to do for your kids, Toys "R" Us has you covered. All signs are pointing to a good year all around with holiday spending up 3-4% over last year. The company cited "a continued challenging market situation" in its decision to shutter some stores but did not yet identify which stores will close.
It's welcome news if you're a last-minute shopper.
"There will be a lot of self-purchasing of cold-weather products such as coats, hats and boots", Cohen said. On Christmas Day, Metro bus and rail will run on a Sunday/holiday schedule with limited bus lines available, and New Year's Day will follow the same schedule. The outlet mall recently added stop signs at highly congested intersections on its parking lot.
Whole Foods: Open 7 a.m.to 7 p.m. Christmas Eve, closed Christmas Day, open 7 a.m.to 10 p.m. Tuesday.
"Traffic has remained steady ever since (Black Friday)", Bethel said. The Ogden location is open from 7:30 a.m to 7 p.m. Christmas Eve while the Layton location is open from 7:30 a.m.to 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve.
Best Buy: Best Buy locations will be open until 11 p.m. all weekend and until 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve.
Target: Target stores throughout Tampa Bay are open 7 a.m.to midnight through Saturday.
Malls and other retailers: If you're looking to do some last-second shopping, be aware that most retailers - including major spots such as the Halifax Shopping Centre and Mic Mac Mall - will be shutting their doors at 5 p.m. on Sunday and won't reopen until December 27.