Macy’s Holiday Hours for Christmas and New Year’s

Find out Macy's Christmas hours and more.

Unless you’re a person who completes all your gift shopping ahead of the holiday rush, you’re going to find yourself among the sea of shoppers who are trying to get it all done before stores close their shutters on Christmas Eve. Although a few retailers might happen to have business hours on Christmas Day, most won’t. So it’s critical to plan ahead to make sure you’re not left with gifts to buy when the doors begin closing on Dec. 24.

Here’s a quick preview of all you need to know about Macy’s from Christmas Eve into the new year:

Macy’s Hours on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Macy’s will be open on Christmas Eve, according to a customer service representative. To find out the specific hours, call your local store. Unfortunately, Macy’s will not be open on Christmas Day, so if you’re planning on doing some last-minute gift shopping at the store, finish it up on Dec. 24.

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Macy’s New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day Hours

Macy’s will be open on both New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. To confirm store hours at your local Macy’s, call ahead or check the store locator on the same day you’re planning to shop.

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Macy’s Holiday Return Policy

Most holiday gifts purchased between Nov. 1 and Dec. 31 are eligible for return through Jan. 31, 2020. Note that some gift items are nonreturnable or must be returned more quickly.

Get the Details: Know Macy’s Holiday Return Policy Before You Shop

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Other Stores Open on Christmas and New Year’s

You’ll be hard-pressed to find retailers that are open on Christmas Day, but most will have hours on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve — with a few closures on New Year’s Day. Of course, these retailers’ websites are always open for business if you happen to want to shop when stores are closed.

Retailers Open on the Christmas and New Year’s Holidays
RetailerChristmas Eve HoursChristmas Day HoursNew Year’s Eve HoursNew Year’s Day Hours
WalmartContact your local Walmart for updated hoursClosedContact your local Walmart for updated hoursAll locations open; contact your local store for hours
Target7 a.m. to 10 p.m. or 11 p.m.; contact your local Target store to confirm exact hoursClosedStores may close earlier than normal; contact your local Target store for detailsAll locations open; regular hours resume
Macy’sCall your local Macy’s store to confirm Christmas Eve hoursClosedContact your local Macy’s store to find out hoursCall your local Macy’s store to find out New Year’s Day hours
Best BuyCheck with your local store for updated Christmas Eve hoursClosedCheck with your local Best Buy store for updated New Year’s Eve hoursContact your local store for updated New Year’s Day hours
CVSAll locations open with possibility of extended hours; check the CVS store locator for updated hoursAll locations open except for those in Target stores; check store locator for specific hours for your local CVSAll locations open; check store locator for specific hoursAll locations open; check store locator for specific hours
CostcoCheck Costco’s warehouse locator or call your local Costco for hours on Christmas EveClosedCall your local Costco store or check Costco’s warehouse locator to confirm New Year’s Eve hoursClosed
Information is accurate as of Nov. 25, 2019. Holiday schedules are subject to change and may vary for individual stores. 

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Visiting Macy’s During the Holidays

Before you head out to Macy’s for shopping or returns during the holidays, contact your local store to confirm hours. Although Macy’s won’t be open on Christmas Day, it will have hours on Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. By calling ahead, you can make sure you’ll arrive when the store’s doors are open. Otherwise, you may find you’ve wasted a trip.

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