What's Open, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day

Here's a rundown of the holiday openings and closings around Plainview.

Monday is Christmas Eve, traditionally a day filled with a final flourish of holiday rushing followed by an evening of family and friends.

Tomorrow, Tuesday, is Christmas Day, a national holiday. Here's a rundown of what's opened and what's closed over the next two days in Plainview.

Christmas Eve (Monday, Dec. 24):

  • Retail stores: Most are open, including the nearby Broadway Mall, but until 6 p.m. Most stores will close around then.
  • Supermarkets, liquor stores: Open, but supermarkets may close early.
  • Convenience stores: Most are open.
  • Bars and restaurants: Most open.
  • New York financial markets: Close at 1 p.m.
  • Municipal offices: Town of Oyster Bay offices will close at noon; garbage pickup is normal on Monday.
  • Banks: Most are open, but many close early.
  • Post office: Regular mail delivery will take place but last mailbox collections will be at noon.
  • LIRR: The railroad has added four extra trains on the Port Jefferson line during the afternoon hours beginning just before 1 p.m. Otherwise, the schedule is normal.

Christmas (Tuesday, Dec. 25):

  • Retail stores: Closed.
  • Supermarkets. Many will be open for limited hours on Christmas.
  • Convenience stores: Most are open. 
  • Restaurants: Most Chinese and other Asian-cuisine restaurants in Plainview and the surrounding area are open, part of a long-standing tradition on Long Island. 
  • Banks and financial markets: Closed.
  • All state, federal and local governmental offices, including the post office: Closed.
  • LIRR: Operating a holiday schedule.
  • Movie Theatres: Open. Several major U.S. premiers take place Tuesday.


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