Edmontonians have many more options for eating out around Christmas this year, with more restaurants opting to stay open on Christmas eve or Christmas.
Whether you're looking for a break from the traditional home cooked meal or just want to break the trend, Edmonton has a few options to pick from.
The trend is also growing in Calgary, where the Fairmont Palliser's Christmas dinner is fully sold out this year and they say it is not surprising.
From pizza and steak to a traditional turkey dinner, Edmontonians looking to eat out on Christmas have a variety to choose from.
Does your family have a Christmas tradition of eating out? Have any suggestions to add to the list? Tell us in the comments below or on Twitter @HuffPostAlberta.
Buffet Royale Carvery
Looking for slow roasted turkey with all the trimmings? Check out Buffet Royale Carvery that is open on Christmas and Boxing Day. Suggestion by user Bradley "Greyeyes" M., Yelp.
Jumbo Dim Sum
When Jumbo Dim Sum say they're open everyday, they mean it. Suggestion by user Ben D. on Yelp.
New York Famous Steak and Pizza,
"<a href="http://www.yelp.ca/topic/edmonton-any-restaurants-open-on-christmas-eve">New York steak and Pizza is open on christmas EVE and DAY!!!! </a>with city wide delivery, user aly l. said on Yelp. This restaurant is only <em>closed</em> from 4-10 a.m. on Christmas morning.
Golden Rice Bowl
Golden Rice Bowl is open on both Christmas eve and Christmas. <a href="http://www.yelp.ca/topic/edmonton-any-restaurants-open-on-christmas-eve">Suggestion by user Ken W., Yelp.</a>
Tropika Malaysian Cuisine
This restaurant is open on Christmas Eve. An option for an early takeout meal or break before the big Christmas dinner. "<a href="http://www.yelp.ca/topic/edmonton-any-restaurants-open-on-christmas-eve">Usually open on Christmas Day - fan-friggin'-tastic food</a>," said user Jamie "Sumo" T. on Yelp.
Urban China is open on Christmas eve and Christmas. Suggestion by user Ken W. on Yelp.
Tired of looking for the right restaurant? It may just be worth your time to put together a quick meal and enjoy it in the warmth of your home.
Let's not underestimate your neighbourhood grocery store. From turkey and mashed potatoes to any dessert you're craving, one can always pick it up a few hours early.
Whether you plan to enjoy a home cooked meal or one cooked with love for your family, we wish you a splendid time with friends and loved ones.
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