Where to Get Christmas Dinner To Go This Year

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Holidays are best celebrated at the table, enjoying delicious foods with those you love. Some people love the hustle and bustle of the kitchen, along with the adventure of getting everything to the table at just the right time.

However, that certainly is not the only way to do it. If you love to cook, by all means, make the entire meal (or your favorite dishes!) from scratch. 

If cooking is not your thing, or you would rather just relax during the holidays, there are many supermarkets and restaurants that make entire Christmas dinners. Additionally, if you need to get some of the critical sides, consider using one of these sources.

*Prices reflected as of December 06, 2023 and subject to change.

Why Get A Christmas Dinner To Go?

We’re talking about everything from the main protein to sides, sauces, and drinks. You can get the entire thing catered if that is what you are looking for this year.

The best part about getting Christmas Dinner to go is that there are many options to get it ordered. You can place the order online, over the phone or in person. 

Talk through what you want and don’t want and create a customized Christmas dinner your whole family will love! 

Some locations offer packages of entire meals and others can be purchased individually. You can also order for 1, 4, 10 or whatever your needs are!

If you are looking for the perfect Christmas dinner to take home to your family, you have come to the right place. 

We’ve rounded up all the best options so let’s dive in!

Supermarkets with Ready Made Christmas Dinner To Go

1. Albertsons

Albertsons Supermarkets are available in

  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Idaho 
  • Louisiana
  • Montana
  • Nevada
  • New Mexico
  • North Dakota
  • Oregon
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Washington
  • Wyoming

Albertons is currently offering four Heat and Serve dinner options to take home. Keep in mind they do come cold, so be sure to plan enough time to pop in the oven and bake before dinnertime.

The Protein options this year are as follows:

Christmas Traditional Turkey Dinner $74.99

• 10-12 lbs. Fully Cooked Turkey 

• 32 oz. Mashed Potatoes 

• 28 oz. Homestyle Stuffing 

• 24 oz. Turkey Gravy 

• 14 oz. Cranberry Sauce 

12 ct. King’s Hawaiian Rolls 

Serves 6-8 

Christmas Spiral Ham Dinner $79.99

• 7-9 lb. Fully Cooked Spiral Ham 

• 32oz. Baked Scalloped Potatoes 

• 24oz. Mashed Sweet Potato

• 30oz. Green Bean Casserole 

• 16oz. Spiced Apples 

• 12 ct. King’s Hawaiian Rolls

Serves 6-8 while supplies last.

All dinners are fully cooked. Please allow 2 to 3 hours at home for heating.

You can order and pay online, or call to order, pay and pick up in the store. Christmas dinners will be available to pick up on or after December 16, are subject to availability and do require a 24 hour notice, so be sure to call if you want to get your order in.

2. Sprouts

Sprouts is offering fully prepared meals that include organic and natural turkeys as well as USDA Choice or 100% grass fed rib roasts.

Sprouts are available in these states:

  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Kansas
  • Louisiana
  • Maryland
  • Missouri
  • Nevada
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • North Carolina
  • Oklahoma
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee 
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Virginia
  • Washington

This year, they are offering four meal options:

1. Natural Turkey Meal (around 11lbs) for 6-8 people for $69.99

  • Homestyle Stuffing (30 oz.)
  • Creamy Mashed Potatoes (48 oz.)
  • Homestyle Gravy (24 oz.)
  • Creamed Kale and Spinach (24 oz.)
  • Cranberry Sauce (14 oz.)
  • Authentic French Brioche Petite Rolls (1 dz.)

2. Roasted Turkey Breast Meal for 2-3 people for $39.99

  • Homestyle Stuffing (30 oz.)
  • Creamy Mashed Potatoes (24 oz.)
  • Homestyle Gravy (24 oz.)
  • Cranberry Sauce (14 oz.)
  • Authentic French Brioche Petite Rolls (1 dz.)

3. USDA Choice Boneless Beef Rib Roast Meal for 6-8 people for $89.99

  • Scalloped Potatoes (32oz.)
  • Mashed Sweet Potatoes (32oz.)
  • Creamed Kale and Spinach (24oz.)
  • Creamy Cauliflower (24oz)
  • Authentic French Brioche Petite Rolls (1 dz.)

4. Fully Cooked Spiral-sliced Ham for 6-8 people for $69.99

  • Scalloped Potatoes (32 oz.)
  • Mashed Sweet Potatoes (32 oz.)
  • Creamed Kale and Spinach (24 oz.)
  • Spiced Apples (23 oz.)
  • Authentic French Brioche Petite Rolls (1 dz.).

These meals come refrigerated and simply need to be baked. Be sure to account for the time it takes to bake when deciding when to pick it up.

3. Publix

Publix is located in the Southeast states:

  • Alabama
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Virginia

Publix has many options for fully cooked (heating required) dinners that include all sides as well as hams, turkeys, sides and more that you can order on their own.

The full meals this year are as follows:

  1. Fully Cooked Turkey Dinner for 7-10 people $69.99
  2. Boar’s Head Small Sweet Slice Ham Dinner for 2-4 people $49.99
  3. Boar’s Head Sweet Slice Ham Dinner for 7-10 people $79.99

Turkey dinners come with these sides:

  • Holiday Dressing
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Publix gravy
  • Publix marshmallow delight
  • Publix cranberry orange relish

Ham Dinners come with these sides:

  • Sweet Potato Casserole
  • Green Bean Casserole
  • Publix Marshmallow Delight

You can also swap sides out and change quantities online or in person. Don’t forget to order dessert from the bakery as well! Order by December 22.

Note you can customize your order by selecting each item individually.

4. Whole Foods

Whole Foods Market is available across 44 states in the Nation, so many people across the country have access to this store. It is pricier than most, but the quality is outstanding.

They offer various packages, depending on what your needs are. They do have a 48 hour turnaround time so be sure to order with enough time to get what you want. Make sure to check to see what the last day to order is from your local store. Most stop taking orders 3 days prior..

These are some of their most popular offerings:

  1. Classic Roast Whole Turkey Meal for 4 ($89.99), 8 ($169.99), or 12 ($249.99)
  2. Maple Bourbon Ham Meal for 8 ($179.99)
  3. Cider Brined Bone In Smoked Turkey Meal for 4 ($109.99)
  4. Prime Rib Meal for 8 ($249.99)
  5. Beef Tenderloin Meal for 8 ($299.99)
  6. Holiday Feast for 12 ($429.99) Includes Turkey and Ham

All the dishes come with a minimum of four sides. The turkey meal comes with the classics: Green Beans with Roasted Shallots, Creamy Mashed Potatoes, Traditional Herb Stuffing and Cranberry Orange Stuffing along with Turkey Gravy.

The rest have side dishes to match and are equally delicious. The best part is that Whole Foods Holiday Meals are known for having large portions so you will have plenty for your guests and family!

Orders available December 6 to December 24. Must order 48 hours ahead of time.

Restaurants And Specialty Stores That Offer Meals To Go

1. Boston Market

Boston Market offers traditional Christmas dinners in to go packages. They come hot and ready to eat so if you do not even want to deal with an oven on Christmas day, this is the meal for you!

They have a $150 minimum for pick up orders and $500 for delivery orders on Christmas Day. So if you are planning to cater a large meal, definitely take advantage of the delivery option!

Boston Market does not price their meals by package, but instead per person. You let them know how many people you are hosting and they will tell you what each meal costs per person. 

This year you can get Premium, Deluxe or Create Your Own options. All meals come with dinner rolls and slices of Apple Pie. The side options are:

  • Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
  • Mac and Cheese
  • Steamed Broccoli 
  • Sweet Corn
  • Vegetable Stuffing

For Premium, you can choose between Rotisserie Chicken for $17.49 per person, or Turkey or Honey Glazed Ham for $18.49 per person. You can choose three sides and it includes a Cranberry Walnut Relish.

For the Deluxe, you can choose between Rotisserie Chicken for $15.99 per person or Turkey or Honey Glazed Ham for $16.99 per person. You can choose two sides. 

The last option is to talk to Boston Market directly to Create Your Own option for dinner. The price per person, sides and fees are different so be sure to contact your local Boston Market for the most updated information.

2. Cracker Barrel

Cracker Barrel is the epitome of homestyle comfort food. That is what most families are craving on Christmas Day so this is the perfect meal if you are on the road, away from your home, or simply want to enjoy a homestyle meal in your home!

Their Heat n Serve dinners are the perfect ending to any Christmas day. They have two options this year.

  1. Holiday Ham Heat n’ Serve Feast for 8-10 people ($159.99)

This meal includes 

  • Sugar Cured Ham
  • Dressing
  • Gravy
  • Cranberry Relish
  • Mac n Cheese
  • Two Sides
  • Dinner Rolls
  • Apple Streusel Pie
  • Pecan Pie

This meal also comes in a Family Dinner style serving 4-6 people for $109.99. It comes with:

  • Sugar Cured Ham
  • Dressing
  • Gravy
  • Cranberry Relish
  • Mac and Cheese
  • One Side
  • Dinner Rolls
  1. Prime Rib Heat n’ Serve for 4-6 ($129.99)

This Prime Rib meal is served with

  • Au jus and horseradish
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Gravy
  • Two sides
  • Dinner Rolls

There is also an a la carte menu where you can add sides, extra proteins, dessert or anything else you’d like!

3. Golden Corral

Golden Corral hasn’t always done a to-go holiday meal, but they definitely are this year and at great prices, too!

They have 3 Holiday Favorites on their site right now:

  1. Whole Roasted Turkey Meal for 6-8 ($109.99)
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Gravy
  • Stuffing
  • Cranberry Sauce
  • Yeast Rolls
  • 2 Sides
  • Pecan Pie or Pumpkin Pie
  1. Holiday Beef Roast Meal for 6-8 ($119.99)
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Yeast Rolls
  • Au Jus Sauce
  • Gravy
  • 2 Sides
  • Pecan Pie or Pumpkin Pie
  1. Holiday Glazed Ham Meal for 6-8 ($109.99)
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Gravy
  • Ham Glaze
  • Stuffing
  • Cranberry Sauce
  • Yeast Rolls
  • 1 Side
  • Pecan Pie or Pumpkin Pie

These meals come warm and ready to enjoy so be sure to place your orders early to ensure you get your delicious meal on Christmas Day!

Note, you can also pick and choose a-la-cart to make sure everyone gets what they want.

4. Harry & David

If you simply want to place an order for a delicious dinner and have it come directly to your doorstep, Harry & David is the place for you!

They will have a gourmet dinner for 8-10 guests delivered to you for $269.99. It comes with:

  • Roasted Turkey
  • One Appetizer Assortment
  • Two Sides
  • One dessert

This is a heat and serve meal that cannot get any easier. Everything comes packaged in things that can go directly into the oven. Minimal mess for you as well!

5. Ruth Chris’ Steakhouse

The Holiday Celebration Menu at Ruth Chris’ is one of the fanciest to go options out there at the moment! 

It is priced at $195 and serves four people. The menu is as follows:

  • Roasted Beef Tenderloin with Horseradish Sauce
  • Choice of Salad
  • Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Creamed Spinach
  • Personal Cheesecakes

You can also add on additional sides at $28 each.

  • Creamed Spinach
  • Sweet Potato Casserole
  • Au Gratin Potatoes
  • Cesar Salad
  • Steakhouse Salad

You can choose to pick up these options hot and ready to serve or cold to keep refrigerated until ready to reheat at home.  They do require a 48 hour notice when you order and you can pick up 12/5-12/23 between 4pm-6pm daily. 

6. Williams Sonoma

Here is another option for placing an order online and having it delivered to your doorstep. Williams Sonoma’s Christmas dinner arrives frozen and you can keep it that way until you are ready to cook.

The Complete Christmas Beef Wellington Dinner serves 4 for $179.99. It comes with:

  • 4 Individual Beef Wellingtons
  • Classic Mashed Potatoes
  • Smoked Gouda Creamed Spinach
  • 6 Chocolate Soufflé

This meal is exceptional and you would never know it arrives at your house frozen in a package. It is absolutely delicious.

The website says to allow 2-7 business days for processing and delivery so keep that in mind before placing your order. If you like this option, go ahead and purchase already so you have the peace of mind!

Summary

It is important to note that menu items, prices and locations may have changed this year. We are gathering the most updated information for this post, but some of these offerings are from last year to give you an idea of what is available.

If you have any doubts, definitely call the location you are wanting to order from and request an updated menu with prices. That will allow you to plan accordingly and get what you absolutely love for the holidays!

We hope you find the perfect place to pick up your Christmas dinner this year and thoroughly enjoy it with whoever surrounds you at your dinner table.