Trash and recycling will not be collected on Christmas. For people with Monday collections, it will be collected Tuesday, Dec. 26.

The Smithsonian Institution will not be open Christmas day.

Metrorail and Metrobus typically run on normal schedules during the holidays, but check WMATA's website closer to Christmas to confirm.

All city government facilities and the DMV will all be closed from Dec. 23-25.

LIST: National chain stores, restaurants open on Christmas day

Grocery stores: some Giant and Safeway locations will open (and close early) on Christmas day. Whole foods, Harris Teeter, Trader Joe's and all other chains will be closed.

Retail stores: Walmart, Target, Rite Aid and Best Buy will all be closed Christmas Day. CVS, Walgreens and 7-Eleven have been open in years past.

Restaurants open on Christmas day:

10 Thomas at the Washington Plaza Hotel

14K Restaurant & Lounge - The Hamilton DC

1947 Indian Restaurant

219 Restaurant

703 bar + kitchen



Ambar - Arlington

Article One - American Grill

Avenue Café & Lounge - Holiday Inn Central

Avenue Grill


Barrel & Bushel

Bellissimo Restaurant

Benihana - Bethesda

Benihana - Dulles

Bistro Bistro

Bistro L'Hermitage

Bistrot Lepic & Wine Bar

BLT Prime by David Burke

Bond 45 - National Harbor

Bourbon Steak - Four Seasons Washington DC

Buca di Beppo - DC

Buca di Beppo - Gaithersburg

Cabinet - Grand Hyatt Washington DC

Cafe Berlin

Cafe Deluxe - West End

Cafe Du Parc

Cafe Dupont

Cafe of India

Cafe Renaissance

Café Milano

Carmine's - Washington DC


Chart House Restaurant - Alexandria

Chima Steakhouse - Washington


City Perch Kitchen + Bar - North Bethesda

Coopers Mill at Bethesda


Cure Bar & Bistro

Degrees Bistro at The Ritz-Carlton, Georgetown

Delia's Mediterranean Grill & Brick Oven Pizza

EDGAR Bar & Kitchen at The Mayflower Hotel

Elements On Level One

Entyse Bistro at Ritz Carlton Tysons Corner

Essy's Carriage House

Et Voila

Farmers & Distillers

Farmers Fishers Bakers

Finn & Porter

Fiorella Italian Kitchen

Fire & Sage

Firefly - DC

Fish by Jose Andres - MGM National Harbor


Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Tyson's

Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Washington DC

Founding Farmers - DC

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County

Founding Farmers - Tysons

Freddie's Beach Bar & Restaurant

Fyve at The Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City

Georgia Brown's

Ginger - MGM National Harbor

Golden Samovar - Rockville

Grace's Mandarin

Houlihan's at the Hilton Springfield


Ichiban Sushi Asian Bistro

Ici Urban Bistro

Il Porto

J. Paul's - Georgetown

Jackson 20 - The Alexandrian


Juniper Restaurant

K Town Bistro

Kingbird at The Watergate Hotel

Kith / Kin


La Bettola Italiano

La Piquette

La Tasca - Alexandria

La Tasca - Arlington

La Tomate

Lansdowne Coton Tavern

Legal Sea Foods - 7th Street

Legal Sea Foods - Crystal City

Lena's Wood-Fired Pizza + Tap

Lup Verde

M & S Grill - Reston

Mackie's Bar and Grill

Madrid Spanish Tapas

Mala Tang

Marcus - MGM National Harbor


Marriott Westfields - Fairfax Dining Room

Masala Art - Waterfront

Masala Art DC

Mastro's Steakhouse - DC

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Crystal City

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - McLean

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - National Harbor

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Reston

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Washington DC (K Street)


Mele Bistro (formerly Village Bistro)

Meritage Restaurant at Bethesda North Marriott

MoHo Kitchen + Cocktails

Morrison-Clark Restaurant

Morton's The Steakhouse – Arlington

Morton's The Steakhouse - Bethesda

Morton's The Steakhouse - Downtown DC

Morton's The Steakhouse - Georgetown

Morton's The Steakhouse - Reston


Oceanaire Seafood Room - DC

Old Angler's Inn

Old Hickory Steakhouse

Old Maryland Grill

Olives - Hilton Rockville


Palette 22

Pasha's Kitchen

Passage to India - Bethesda

Phoenicia Resto & Lounge

Pienza - Gaylord National Harbor

Pinea at W Hotel

Ping by Charlie Chiang's

Pinzimini Restaurant and Lounge at The Westin Arlington Gateway

Q by Peter Chang

Queen Amannisa NEW


Rasoi Indian Kitchen

Ri Ra Irish Pub - Georgetown

Ristorante Bonaroti

Ristorante Piccolo

Riverside Hearth - Lansdowne Resort

Roberts Restaurant at the Omni Shoreham


Rosa Mexicano - DC

Rosa Mexicano - National Harbor

Royal Thai Cuisine & Bar

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Arlington

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Bethesda

Ruth's Chris Steak House - DC - Connecticut NW

Ruth's Chris Steak House - DC - Convention Center

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Fairfax

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Gaithersburg

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Tyson's Corner

Sauciety - The Westin Washington National Harbor

Savio's - Alexandria


Sette Osteria

Sette Osteria - 14th St


Skydome Restaurant

Soi 38

Sonoma Cellar

Station 4

Succotash - National Harbor

Succotash - Penn Quarter DC

Sushi Gakyu

Sushiko - Chevy Chase

Taj of India

TAP Sports Bar - MGM National Harbor

Tavern 64

Teddy & The Bully Bar


TGI FRIDAYS - District Heights

TGI FRIDAYS - Greenbelt

TGI FRIDAYS - Rockville

The Alex Craft Cocktail Cellar & Speakeasy

The Bench - Gaithersburg Marriott

The Common - College Park Marriott

The Goodstone Inn & Estate Restaurant

The Grill Room

The Majestic

The Melting Pot - Fredericksburg

The St. Regis Restaurant

The Tavern at the Henley Park

Trademark Drink + Eat

Trio Bistro

Urbana Dining & Drinks

Vantage Point at Holiday Inn Rosslyn

Virtue Feed & Grain

Vola's Dockside Grill

Voltaggio Brothers Steak House - MGM National Harbor

Waraku Japanese Restaurant

Yekta Kabobi Restaurant