What to do on Christmas in the Twin Cities, for Jews!

Christmas can be sort of a bummer for us Jewish folk. Friends head home for grandma’s famous holiday ham, stores are closed, the excitement of gift unwrapping was weeks ago, but there is a silver lining. The city is ours!!! Mwahahaha!

TC Jewfolk has your Christmas go-to guide for all the best restaurants, Chinese joints, parties (check out the awesome Christmas Eve Jewbilee at First Avenue 7th Street Entry) and movies open on X-mas. Plus, head over to our calendar for the low-down on the holidays.

Ho, ho, ho! Merry (Jewish) Christmas!

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  • Little Szechuan (304 Oak Street SE, Minneapolis OR 422 University Ave W, Saint Paul)
  • Shuang Cheng (1320 4th St SE, Minneapolis)
  • Tea House (2425 University Ave SE, Minneapolis)
  • Great Wall (4515 France Avenue S, Minneapolis)
  • Quang is actually Vietnames, but hey.  (2719 Nicollet Ave S, Minneapolis)
  • There’s so much more! Tell us your favorite in the Facebook comments.

Not feeling Chinese? Here are some other restaurants open on Christmas:

Hitting up the movie theater:

Now Playing:

  • Star Wars: Episode VII — For the fantasy-loving teenage boy in you. Or for your teenage boy and his friends.
  • Sisters — Amy Poehler meets Tina Fey and the SNL duo make a beautiful baby out of 120 minutes of screen time.
  • The Hunger Games: Mocking Jay, Part 2 — Catch the action of part 1 at home, then head to the theater for the second half.
  • Macbeth — In which Michael Fassbender beautifully recites, “Fair is foul, and foul is fair.”

Opening Christmas Day:

  • Joy — Based on a true story, this movie shows the truths behind becoming a powerful and independent woman.
  • Daddy’s Home — Will Ferrell acts as the step-dad in this family comedy about being a parent… and a step-parent.
  • Concussion — It’s all in the title: the nasty truth behind sports-induced concussion.

Looking for more? Check out this list of fun things to do on Christmas, and celebrate on!