The Daily Independent wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and the happiest of holiday seasons.

The following places will be serving meals on Christmas:

• The Knights of Columbus and the Catholic community are sponsoring a free Community Christmas Dinner on Christmas Day from noon to 4 p.m., at the Knights of Columbus Hall at 725 W. Ridgecrest Blvd. Call 760-375-8901 between noon and 3 p.m., Christmas Day to arrange for meal delivery if you are homebound. Or call the same number for more information.

• Ephen Tacos will be hosting a free Christmas Dinner at 221 E. Ridgecrest Blvd., from 3 to 6 p.m., on Christmas Day. For more information call 760-371-1737.

• Schooners Patio Grille, 1400 N. Norma, will be open on Christmas Day from 2 to 9 p.m. The regular menu will be available for purchase, as well as a special Christmas dinner. Call 760-446-2700 for more information.

• Kristy’s Family Restaurant, 430 S. China Lake Blvd., will be open from 6 a.m. – 2 p.m., on Christmas Day. Their regular menu items will be available for purchase. For more information call 760-375-9132.

• Roxanne’s Cafe, located inside the Clarion Inn (901 N. China Lake Blvd.) will be open for its regular hours from 6 a.m. – 2 p.m., on Christmas Day. Call 760-446-7910 for more information.

• Lugo’s Grill, 908 N. Norma, will be open on Christmas Day. Call 760-446-6960 for hours.

• Denny’s, located at 104 S. China Lake Blvd., will be open for 24 hours on Christmas Day. Call 760-375-5572 for more information.