This Weekend in Lowell: Christmas Shuts Down the Town

The presents have been purchased – maybe even wrapped! – the tree has been trimmed and the plans have been made. Yes, Christmas is mere days away.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year for many people, but it might not be so jolly if you wake up on Christmas morning and realize you’re out of eggnog. That’s because Christmas is the one day of the year in which most business close their doors to allow employees to spend the day at home.

If you know of a Lowell business that will be open on Sunday, please leave a comment below. We’ll update this article with that information. In the meantime, our advice is to gas up the car and get all your shopping done on Saturday because there’s no guarantee anyone will be open on Christmas day.

When does the Lowell Meijer close for Christmas?

This is the big question many people have. Meijer is usually the go-to store 24/7 for whatever you need, but Christmas is the one day of the year its lights go dim.

The Lowell Meijer will close at 7pm on Christmas Eve and remain closed until 6am on Monday, December 26.

By closing at 7pm, we mean they will likely be shooing everyone out at the time. Don’t expect to show up at 6:55pm and take a long and leisurely stroll through the aisles. The employees will thank you for wrapping up your trip ASAP because the quicker you are out the door, the quicker they get to go home and finish their own holiday preparations.

Lowell Christmas Church Services

While everyone else is shutting down for Christmas, Lowell churches will be flinging their doors open, hoping you’ll come celebrate the day with them. If church is on your agenda, here’s a list of Lowell Christmas church services. If you know of one we missed, please leave a comment, and we’ll add it to the list.

Alton Bible Church — Sunday 11am

Calvary Christian Reformed Church of Lowell – Sunday 10am, 6pm

Christian Life Center — Sunday 10am

Evergreen Missionary Church – Sunday 11am

First Baptist Church of Lowell – Saturday 7pm, Sunday 10:30am

First Congregational Church of Lowell – Sunday 10am (Informal worship with Christmas songs followed by brunch.)

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church – Saturday 7:30pm

Impact: A Wesleyan Church – Saturday 3pm, 4:30pm and 6pm

Lowell Riverside Fellowship of Seventh-Day Adventists – Saturday 10:30am

Lowell United Methodist Church – Saturday 5pm (Family service featuring drama “A Superhero Christmas”), 7pm (Traditional service), 11pm (Young adult service). Child care available at 5pm and 7pm. Refreshments available after each service.

St. Mary Great Mother of God Catholic Church – Saturday 5pm and Midnight, Sunday 10:30am

St. Patrick Catholic Church – Saturday 5pm, 8pm and Midnight (Caroling before each service, refreshments after Midnight Mass), Sunday 11am

Vergennes Church – Saturday 5pm and 7pm, Sunday – 11am

A Very Merry Christmas from Lowell’s First Look

If celebrating Christmas isn’t for you, we hope you have a fabulous weekend.

For everyone else, we here at Lowell’s First Look wish you a very Merry Christmas!


Note: An earlier version of this article included incorrect service times for Impact church.


  1. Impact has been corrected, and Christian Life Center and Alton Bible Church have been added. Thank you all!

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