This year Christmas Eve and Christmas Day fall on a weekend, which affects the regular hours of government offices, as well as local businesses. Government buildings are normally closed on the weekends anyway, however, the county will observe the holiday on Friday, Dec. 23, and Monday, Dec. 26, and will be closed then as well.
In the meantime, while most businesses are closed on Christmas Day, some have limited hours on Christmas Eve. There are several stores open for your last-minute gift shopping, or meal-preparation needs. If you are looking for a quick getaway from the holiday chaos, the movie theatres are open, and are rolling out several new releases the last week of the year.
The following is a list of what is closed and what is open during the Christmas holiday.
- U.S. Post Office: Eve – 9 a.m. to Noon.; Day – Closed
- UPS Store: Eve – 9 a.m. to Noon; Day - Closed
- FedEx: Eve – Open until 6 p.m.; Day - Closed
- Marple and Newtown Township Municipal Buildings: Closed Sat., Dec. 24, through Mon., Dec. 26
- Delaware County Courthouse: Closed Fri., Dec. 23, through Monday, Dec. 26
- Wine and Spirits: Eve – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Day - Closed
- Bank hours vary through the holiday.
- Marple Public Library: Closed Sat., Dec. 24, through Mon., Dec. 26
- Newtown Public Library: Closed Sat., Dec. 24, through Mon., Dec. 26
Grocery and Convenience Stores
- Gentile's Market: Eve - 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Closed Christmas Day and Mon., Dec. 26
- Giant Foods Supermarket (Broomall): Eve – 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Day - Closed
- Wawa: Open
- CVS: Eve – 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Day – Closed
- Country Squire Diner: 24-hour diner closing at Midnight Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
- Casey’s Pub: Eve – Resturant open until 3 p.m., bar open until 5 p.m.; Day – Closed
- Newtown Grill: Eve – Open for lunch and dinner; Day – Closed
- Winner’s Circle: Eve – Open lunch for and dinner, closing by 8 p.m.; Day - Closed
- Granite Run Mall : Eve – 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Day - Closed
- Springfield Mall: Eve – 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Day – Closed
- Walmart Marple: Eve and Day – 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
- Party Land: Eve - 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Closed Christmas Day and Mon., Dec. 26