Eight restaurants in Denver want to take the stress out of the holidays by remaining open on Christmas Day. Start a new family tradition!

Christmas is already stressful enough -- don't let cooking a large meal for your family be one of the reasons why. Instead of working away in the kitchen this year, and ultimately missing out on quality family time, take your loved ones out for a nice brunch, lunch, or dinner at one of these eight restaurants in the Denver area that will be open on Christmas Day (and some on Christmas Eve, too).

The Nickel

Address: 110 14th Street, Denver (Located in Hotel Teatro) Hours: Christmas Day -- 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Every year The Nickel hosts a Christmas Dinner, complete with prime rib, smoked ham, figgy pudding, and more! Call (720) 889-2128 to make a reservation. To view the full menu, click here.


Address: 909 17th Street at Champa, Denver Hours: Christmas Day -- 2:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. For the first time in its history, Panzano will be opening its doors on Christmas Day. No word on if the menu will be tweaked in celebration, but you can view the restaurant's regular menu to help give you an idea of what to expect. Book your reservation here.

Range Restaurant

Address: 918 17th Street, Denver Hours: Christmas Day -- 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Range offers a delicious three-course meal, including a roasted beet and spinach salad, prime rib, arctic char, and peppermint mocha pot de creme. To reserve a table, please call at (720) 726-4800. More information can be found here.

The Corner Office Restaurant + Martini Bar

Address: 1401 Curtis Street, Denver Hours: Christmas Eve and Christmas Day -- 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. A stacked menu of holiday specials awaits you, like toasted coconut and butternut squash soup and a spiced cheesecake with a gingerbread crust. Call (303) 825-6500 to make a reservation. View the Christmas menu here.

ViewHouse Ballpark

Address: 2015 Market Street, Denver Hours: Christmas Eve and Christmas Day -- 11 a.m. to close Join the ViewHouse on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day for a lunch and dinner extravaganza! The menu includes slow-roasted brisket, twice-baked white-cheddar potatoes, asparagus almandine, all-spiced caramelized baby carrots, and so much more. Book your reservation by calling (720) 282-1588.

Urban Farmer Denver

Address: 1659 Wazee Street, Denver Hours: Christmas Eve -- 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. | Christmas Day -- 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. The Urban Farmer steakhouse will be hosting family-friendly service on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Please call the restaurant at (303) 262-6070 for more information. You can place your reservation online.

Fogo de Chão

Address: 1513 Wynkoop Street, Denver Hours: Christmas Eve -- 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. | Christmas Day -- 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Fogo de Chão will be offering new holiday menu options on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day! Between Vegas Cut New York Strips, Sweet Potato Casserole, Cowboy Ribeye, and more delectable cuts, you'll have plenty of options to choose from. Reserve your table online.

Ruth's Chris Steak House

Address: 707 15th Street, Denver Hours: Christmas Eve -- 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. | Christmas Day -- 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. Ruth's Chris Steak House will be extending its hours in celebration of Christmas. Enjoy various selections of steaks, lamp chops, lobster tail, and so much more. To book a table, click here.   Are there other restaurants around the Denver area that will be open on Christmas Day? Let us know in the comments below, and maybe we'll make a Part II of our list!

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