Christmas is Friday, Dec. 25, and many are wondering what’s open.
7-Eleven is open on Christmas 24 hours.
Family Dollar is also open on Christmas. Check for hours.
Rite Aid is also open on Christmas. Check for hours.
Walgreens is also open Christmas. Check for hours. Some are open 24 hours.
CVS is open as well on Christmas. Check hours before going.
Albertsons is open Christmas from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Kroger is closed on Christmas.
Publix is closed on Christmas.
Trader Joe’s is closed on Christmas.
Whole Foods is closed Christmas.
Most Starbucks locations are closed on Christmas.
Big stores like Walmart, Target, and Costco are closed on Christmas.
Also, all banks are closed on Christmas, as are schools, the post office, libraries, and other government buildings.
There will be a full moon on Christmas, NASA said.
“A rare full moon will be an added gift for the holidays,” NASA said. A full moon on Christmas hasn’t taken place since 1977.
“Not since 1977 has a full moon dawned in the skies on Christmas. But this year, a bright full moon will be an added gift for the holidays,” it added. “December’s full moon, the last of the year, is called the Full Cold Moon because it occurs during the beginning of winter. The moon’s peak this year will occur at 6:11 a.m. EST.”
“This rare event won’t happen again until 2034. That’s a long time to wait, so make sure to look up to the skies on Christmas Day.”
Meanwhile, temperatures soared across the U.S. on Christmas Eve.
New Yorkers in shorts and tube tops turned a winter morning into a summer day on Thursday, embracing temperatures that soared into the 70s.
“Sometimes global warming is awesome,” Meg Roedling said as she ran through Brooklyn Bridge Park in shorts and a T-shirt.
A noontime temperature in Central Park of 72 degrees crushed the previous record of 63 degrees, set in 1996. National Weather Service meteorologist Carlie Buccola said 72 degrees was only 3 degrees cooler than it was on July Fourth.
She attributed the warmth to a jet stream keeping cooler temperatures in Canada.
High temperature records also tumbled across upstate New York as Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse topped 60 degrees. Albany’s 58-degree temperature Thursday morning broke the record of 57, set in 1941.
A line stretched out the door in the late afternoon at a frozen yogurt shop on Manhattan’s Upper East Side.
It was hardly traditional Christmas Eve fare, but “the weather made my friend want to get it,” Talia Raven said as she waited in the weird warmth.
“I keep feeling like I’m forgetting something — my coat,” she said.
Dozens of people in shorts and tank tops went running in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park.
Rupert Warwick, of Cornwall in the United Kingdom, said the temperatures were similar to what he was used to in December in the southwest of England.
“I came here with my daughter expecting to have that typical New York Christmas, which would be cold, snow, frosty weather,” he said.
The Associated Press contributed to this article.