With the vast majority of stores and restaurants closed for Christmas Day, where can you go for emergency supplies or entertainment? Patch found some options in and around Piedmont that will be open:
For breakfast, you can head to , which will be open from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Or for the guilty pleasure of fresh donuts (it's not time for New Year's resolutions yet, right?) is open 24 hours a day.
Coffee drinkers can get their fix at from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., or the from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Note that the Starbucks on Mountain and Piedmont will be closed.)
Rethinking those donuts? will be open 9 a.m. to noon with half-hour "blitz" classes from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Of course, you can always just take the dog for a walk if the weather cooperates.
In case of rain, a movie might be a better option. box office opens at 10:30 a.m. and the is also open all day. If you want to catch up on all those movies you've been meaning to watch but haven't gotten to, both Blockbuster locations ( and ) are open from noon to 10 p.m.
If you or one of your guests is feeling a little under the weather, you'll be able to get over-the-counter remedies at from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Unfortunately, all their pharmacies are closed so make sure any vital prescriptions are filled in advance or you may be taking an unexpected drive to a neighboring town.
Cooking a big meal for family and friends? Don't panic if you run out of milk or some other must-have ingredient for that once-a-year treat. is open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mulberry's, Piedmont Grocery, and Village Market, however, will all be closed.
And finally, if a merry Christmas for you means not having to cook at all, there are several restaurants that will be happy to serve you. will be open from noon to 10 p.m. opens at 11:30 a.m. for lunch and will remain open until 8:30 p.m. for dinner. is open from 11 a.m. to midnight. opens its doors from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., and is open from noon until 11 p.m.