CVS’ Holiday Hours for Christmas and New Year’s

Plan ahead before you visit a CVS store during the holidays.

    Swing by your local CVS store on Christmas or New Year’s and you’ll be greeted by a well-lit store and a parking lot with at least a few cars in it — as long as you visit during regular business hours. Yes, CVS will be open every day throughout the holiday season — including Christmas Day — with some stores staying open 24 hours.

    What this means for you is that you’ll have a backup plan if you need to buy last-minute gifts, party supplies or snacks. However, hours may vary from store to store, so make sure your nearest CVS is open before you head out.  

    Here’s a quick look at everything you want to know about CVS’ hours this holiday season:

    Is CVS Closed on Christmas and Christmas Eve?

    Unlike many other major retailers, CVS is open on Christmas Day. The only exceptions are CVS locations in Target stores. Because Target is not open on Christmas Day, those CVS stores won’t be, either.

    There will also be CVS hours on Christmas Eve, as well as extended hours at some CVS locations. Check the hours for your local store to confirm the opening and closing times on Dec. 24.

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    Is CVS Open on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day?

    CVS store locations are open on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Check the store locator on the CVS website to find out your local store’s specific hours on Dec. 31 and Jan. 1, 2020.

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    Will MinuteClinic Be Open?

    Many of the MinuteClinic locations will be open as well, according to CVS customer service, but you should call ahead to avoid making a wasted trip. For the phone number and location of the MinuteClinic nearest you, use CVS’ MinuteClinic locator.

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    Other Stores Open on Christmas and New Year’s

    CVS is definitely the exception to the rule when it comes to Christmas Day closures for retailers. Here are details on the holiday hours for CVS and other retailers you may want to shop at on Christmas or New Year’s.

    Stores Open on the Christmas and New Year’s Holidays
    RetailerChristmas Eve HoursChristmas Day HoursNew Year’s Eve HoursNew Year’s Day Hours
    Target7 a.m. to 10 p.m. or 11 p.m.; contact your local Target store for exact hoursClosedStores may close early; contact your local Target store for exact hoursAll locations open during regular store hours
    WalmartContact your local Walmart for holiday hoursClosedContact your local Walmart for holiday hoursAll locations open; contact your local Walmart for holiday hours
    Best BuyCheck with your local Best Buy store to confirm hoursClosedCheck with your local Best Buy to confirm hoursContact your local Best Buy to confirm hours
    Macy’sContact your local Macy’s store for Christmas Eve hoursClosedContact your local Macy’s store for New Year’s Eve hoursCall your local Macy’s store for New Year’s Day hours
    CVSAll locations open with possibility of extended hours; check the CVS store locator to confirm hoursAll locations open except for those in Target stores; check store locator to confirm hoursAll locations open; check store locator to confirm hoursAll locations open; check store locator to confirm hours
    CostcoCheck Costco’s warehouse locator to confirm exact hoursClosedCheck Costco’s warehouse locator to confirm exact hoursClosed
    Information is accurate as of Nov. 26, 2019. Holiday schedules are subject to change and may vary for individual stores.

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    How To Find a CVS Near You

    If you’re not familiar with CVS locations nearest you, all you have to do is use the CVS store locator to get details about the closest store, including its address and phone number.

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    What To Know When Planning a Visit to CVS During the Holidays

    Although CVS will be open on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, that doesn’t mean each store will follow its regular hours. Plus, if you need to use the services of a MinuteClinic on Christmas, you’ll want to confirm that it will be open before you make your way over. Always check the store locator for hours or call ahead to avoid any inconveniences.

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