Breakfast, lunch or dinner, Dine-in or carryout: Where to eat on Christmas in Champaign-Urbana
Maybe making reservations sounds more compelling than making a turkey or ham (or anything else) this Christmas Day. Perhaps you want to eat at home or don’t celebrate the holiday. Regardless of the reason, we have the guide for you. Here’s our 2021 list of where to eat on Christmas Day in Champaign-Urbana (not including fast food or coffee shops).
We have verified all of these restaurants will be open in Champaign-Urbana on Christmas Eve and/or Christmas Day in 2021. Please pay attention to detailed information in the post below. Chambanamoms is not responsible for changes in holiday hours, so it is always best to call ahead and verify that no changes have been made since the date of publishing. Additional restaurants may be added as we are aware so be sure to check back.
Arrowhead Lanes, 1401 N. McKinley Ave., Champaign: Craving some bowling-center pizza? Open 2-10 p.m. on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Chinatown Buffet,713 W. Marketview Dr., Champaign: Open regular hours Christmas Eve 11 a.m.-9 p.m. and Christmas Day, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Denny’s, 702 W. Town Center Blvd., Champaign: Open 24/7, every day.
I Wok, 113 W. Calvin St., Savoy: Open from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Christmas Eve. They will be closed on Christmas Day.
Merry Ann’s Diner, 1510 S. Neil St., Champaign: Merry Ann’s will close at 1 p.m. on Christmas Eve and re-open at 6 a.m. on Christmas Day.
Oishi, 2501 N. Prospect Ave., Champaign: Open regular hours Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Peking Garden, 206 N. Randolph St., Champaign: Open regular hours Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Perkins Restaurant & Bakery, 1214 W. University Ave., Urbana: Perkins will be open from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Christmas Eve and 6 a.m.–3 p.m. on Christmas Day.
Rainbow Garden, 1402 S. Neil St., Champaign: Open until 8 p.m. on Christmas Eve, and from 4-7 p.m for carryout only (dining room is closed) on Christmas Day.
Super Wok, 1737 W. Kirby Ave., Champaign: Open from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
Order ahead options (note ordering deadlines and pickup times):
Baldarotta’s Porketta & Sicilian Sausage, 300 S. Broadway Ave, Lincoln Square Mall, Urbana: Baldarotta’s Christmas dinners can be purchased as a full meal but there are also a la carte options. Orders can be placed online or over the phone at (217) 800-5726 during normal business hours. Holiday dinners are bake at home meals to be picked up Dec. 24 between 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Orders must be placed by Dec. 19 at 2 p.m.
Big Grove Tavern, 1 E. Main St., Champaign: Choose from turkey, al pastor-style ham, or bone-in ribeye roast. Pre-order now on their website.
Industrial Donut, 501 Commerce Dr., Savoy: A special Christmas-themed box will be available by preorder only. While supplies last. Donut delay.
Modern Family Dinners, 3308 Mission Dr. (The Fields), Champaign: Offering a Christmas ham feast for four people or 12 people. A la carte options also available. Desserts and appetizers available. Check out the full offering at www.modernfamilydinners.com. Orders are due Dec. 13 by 2 p.m. for pickup dates of Dec. 18, 20 and 23.
New Sweet Indulgence, 2149 S. Neil St., Champaign: Now accepting pre-orders for a lengthy list of Christmas items, including cookies, cakes, pies, tarts, Yule logs, take-and-bake rolls or scones, coffee, and hot chocolate. Orders for Christmas must be placed by December 21 at noon. (217) 352-2433
Pekara Bakery & Bistro, 811 W. Springfield Ave., Champaign: Holiday baked goods — including babka and stollen — can be pre-ordered until 12/20 for pick up on 12/23. Visit their website for menu and ordering information.
Piato Catering, 804 E. Main St., Urbana: Holiday meals are available and fully customizable. Visit piatocafe.com for menu and ordering information. Orders need to be placed by Dec. 21 at 4 p.m. Pick up or delivery is done on Dec. 24 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Tasty Tart, 405 S. Neil St., Champaign: Offering a Christmas box in a 4-pack holiday-themed box (preorders only) which includes Candy Cane Oreo, Strawberry Frangipane, Caramel Chocolate, and Raspberry Chocolate. Available for pickup on Dec. 23 (10 a.m.-6 p.m.) and Dec. 24-25 (10 a.m.-3 p.m.).
Ye Olde Donut Shoppe, 1401 s. Neil St., Champaign: Accepting pre-orders for Christmas-themed donuts. Get all your favorite Christmas donuts now until December 24th (order before December 23rd). $30 for a Christmas box of 12 assorted stockings/presents/trees/stars. Call 217-359-3311 to order.
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