What’s open and closed Christmas Day in Niagara Falls, St. Catharines, Welland, Lincoln and


Published December 22, 2023 at 4:23 am

Christmas in St. Catharines, Welland, Lincoln and Niagara Region falls on Monday, Dec. 25, 2023.

Here is a list of what’s open and closed on Christmas Day.


  • Some smaller grocery stores, such as Rabba
  • Most convenience stores and gas stations, including those with convenience stores attached
  • Some Shoppers Drug Marts (call ahead)
  • Many restaurants will be open for dining in, takeout and delivery, especially in Niagara Falls, but call ahead to be sure.
  • Movie theatres will be open throughout Niagara Region
  • Most Niagara Falls family-oriented tourist attractions though call ahead


  • All LCBOs and Beer Stores
  • All major grocery stores, such as Fortino’s, Longo’s, Walmart, Great Canadian Superstores, Metro and Zehrs
  • All 60-plus wineries and 20 craft breweries
  • Government offices
  • All City and Town halls
  • All St Catharines and Welland malls but because Niagara Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake are tourist designated, some of their malls may be open – best to call ahead
  • Banks
  • Libraries
  • Community Centres
  • Community Recycling Centres
  • Arenas


There will be no garbage collection on Christmas Day. All pickups will be delayed by one day. To find out when your garbage and recycling will be picked up, visit here.


  • Transit in St Catharines, Niagara Falls and Welland will be running on holiday hours
  • For the GO Train schedule, visit here
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