As a college town, Davis can be a fairly empty place on holidays. Many businesses close early, or do not open at all. Restaurants often close early, although some do stay open quite late (and thus pick up quite a bit of business.) The following is a list of restaurants and other businesses, and their typical holiday hours.

See also Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Day, and 4th of July for other businesses that may not be listed here.

  • Black Bear Diner — open on Christmas Day 2009, 2010.
  • Crepeville — open on Thanksgiving until about 2 PM (observed in 2008, 2009)
  • The Davis Food Co-op is closed on December 25 (Christmas Day) but has open hours the other 364. They close at 1 PM on Thanksgiving (11/22/12), and early Fourth of July, Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve; they open late (Noon) and close early (6 PM) on New Year's Day.
  • Kathmandu Kitchen — open until 5 PM on Thanksgiving (2009); open all day until 10 or 11 PM on Christmas day 2010. Rumored to be open Christmas 2011. Looked open on Christmas Day 2013.
  • Little Prague — A sign indicated that they were open until 2 PM, however, their open sign was lit at close to 5 PM (Thanksgiving, 2009). Open as of 5 PM Christmas 2010. Open as of 6 PM Christmas 2011.
  • Mustard Seed — Thanksgiving dinner served from 3 to 6 PM. (2010)
  • Quickly — Labor Day (2012)
  • Redrum Burger — open until 6 PM on Thanksgiving and Christmas (observed in 2008-2011). Open Labor Day (2012).
  • Redwood Barn Nursery is open on all holidays except Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day. It closes early on New Year's Eve and the Fourth of July, usually about 3:30 pm
  • Safeway — The north Davis Safeway reported that it would remain open until 6 PM on Thanksgiving, 2009
  • Save Mart — open until 5 PM on Thanksgiving (2009)
  • Taste of Thai — Open Christmas Day 2010 and 2011, until 10 PM. Also 2013 (possibly 2012 too).
  • Thai Nakorn — Open Christmas Day 2013.
  • Tucos — Open Christmas Eve (2009)
  • Westlake Market — Open New Year's (Eve and Day), Easter, Memorial Day, Fourth of July: Normal Hours; Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve: 7am-4pm; Closed Christmas
  • Yeti Restaurant — Open Christmas Day 2013