These Are the 46 Stores Open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Save this list of retail and grocery stores open on Christmas.

Most shoppers choose to hit the retail stores on Black Friday — but last-minute shopping is a big source of sales. A recent study by Sensormatic Solutions found that the days before Christmas are expected to be nearly as busy as Black Friday. Many stores open on Christmas Eve (and even Christmas Day) for this reason. If you need a last-minute Christmas gift or prefer to pick up your holiday dinner supplies while they’re fresh, you’ll find a variety of retailers and grocery stores open on Christmas.

Keep this list of stores open on Christmas for quick reference. It could come in handy if you need some items in a hurry.

Grocery Stores Open on Christmas Eve 2019

All these convenience and grocery stores are open on Christmas Eve:

  • 7-Eleven: Most 7-Eleven stores are open 24 hours 
  • ACME Market: Select stores open 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
  • Albertsons: Stores open but holiday hours vary by location 
  • Aldi: Depending on location, stores open at 8 a.m. or 9 a.m. All stores will close at 4 p.m. 
  • Big Saver Foods: Stores open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. 
  • Bristol Farms: Stores open but hours vary by location 
  • Circle K: Most Circle K stores are open 24 hours
  • Costco: Normal business hours, which vary by location 
  • Cumberland Farms: Most Cumberland Farms stores are open 24 hours
  • CVS: All locations including 24-hour stores will open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Edwards Food Giant: Stores open 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. or 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. depending on location 
  • Family Dollar: Many stores open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. 
  • Food 4 Less: Some stores open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m but hours vary by location 
  • Food Lion: Most stores open 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. or 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. 
  • FoodLand: Many stores open 5:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. 
  • Fred Meyer: Store hours vary by location
  • Giant Food Stores: Most locations will be open Christmas Day between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
  • Kmart: Many stores open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. 
  • Kroger: Some stores open 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. 
  • Pavilions: Stores open but holiday hours vary by location. Some stores open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. 
  • Publix: Closing early at 7 p.m.
  • Ralphs: All 24-hour locations will be open but close at 10 p.m. 
  • Rite Aid: Nearly all Rite Aid locations will be open although limited hours may vary
  • Safeway: Most locations will be open until 8 p.m.
  • Super King Markets: Some stores open 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Trader Joe’s: Open until 6 p.m. 
  • Vons: Hours vary by location
  • Walgreens: Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. for regular and 24-hour stores 
  • Wawa: A chain of 24/7 convenience stores that’s always open, that doesn’t close for Christmas
  • Whole Foods: Open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Check Out: Restaurants Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

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Retail Stores Open on Christmas Eve 2019

If you need to get some last-minute gifts, here’s a list of retail stores open on Christmas Eve:

  • Bed, Bath & Beyond: Open 8 a.m. until 6 p.m.
  • Best Buy: Hours might vary by location but some stores open 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods: Stores open 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. but may vary by location
  • Dollar General: Stores open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. or 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. depending on location
  • Dollar Tree: Most stores open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • DSW: Some stores open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • H.E.B.: Stores open 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • The Home Depot: Open from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • IKEA: All locations are open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Kohl’s: Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week from Dec. 21 until 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve, hours may vary by location
  • JCPenney: Open 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Lowe’s: Open until 6 p.m.
  • Macy’s: Open 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Old Navy: Open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Target: Open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m
  • Walmart: Open until 6 p.m.

See More: Walmart’s Holiday Hours for Christmas and New Year’s

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Grocery Stores Open on Christmas Day 2019

Here’s a list of convenience and grocery stores open on Christmas Day 2019:

  • 7-Eleven: Most stores open 24 hours
  • Albertsons: Open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Big Saver Foods: Stores will generally be open from 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Bristol Farms: Select locations open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. or 11 p.m.
  • Circle K: Most Circle K stores are open 24 hours
  • Cumberland Farms: Most Cumberland Farms stores will be open 7 a.m. to midnight Christmas Day
  • CVS: All locations including 24-hour stores will open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Family Dollar: Some stores open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m 
  • Giant Food Stores: Most locations will be open Christmas Day between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
  • Pavilions: Select stores open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. 
  • Ralphs: Although the majority of stores will be closed, a few will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
  • Rite Aid: All 24-hour Rite Aid locations will be open 
  • Safeway: Some locations will be open until 8 p.m.
  • Super King Markets: Stores open 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Vons: Some stores will be open but will be closing earlier than normal 
  • Walgreens: All 24-hour Walgreens locations open Christmas Day
  • Wawa: Open 24/7

Check Out: Find Out When Starbucks Will Be Open Over the Holidays

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Retail Stores Open on Christmas Day 2019

Few retailer locations will be open on Christmas Day. If you need some last-minute gifts, your best bet is to head to a larger grocery store, pick up a mug or gift cards from a local Starbucks or visit the following drug stores:

  • CVS: All locations including 24-hour stores will open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Rite Aid: All 24-hour Rite Aid locations will be open
  • Walgreens: Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. for regular and 24-hour stores

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Shopping Smart Game Plans for the Holidays

Americans spend at least one paycheck during the holidays. Make good use of your hard-earned money by shopping smart. Here are some tips to save you money — and time — this holiday season:

Make a Budget — and Stick To It

It’s easy to go overboard spending during the holidays. Creating a budget ahead of time keeps your finances on track for the best possible start to 2020.

Pay Your Cards Off in Advance

Avoid expensive finance charges and late fees by paying your credit cards as soon as possible after you make your holiday purchases. It’s easy to forget with all the holiday festivities and limited banking hours of the holidays.

Use Money-Saving Apps

Download coupon and money-saving apps from your favorite retailers like Target, Walmart and more. Money-saving apps often have exclusive savings opportunities not publicly available elsewhere.

Save Time and Hassle by Knowing a Retailer’s Return Policies

Do a little research on your favorite retailer’s return policies and shop at stores with convenient warranties and return policies. Clear and simple return policies take a lot of the guesswork out of refunds and exchanges, saving you from the hassle of holiday returns.

Treat Yourself, Too

The holiday season can be hectic. Don’t forget to include some funds in your holiday budget to treat yourself, too. Something as simple as a massage — or a bit more ambitious like a short vacation — is a great way to close out the year and recharge for 2020.

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Shopping For Last-Minute Purchases on Christmas

The holiday season can be hectic — it’s perfectly normal to forget a few necessities for your holiday meal or gift exchange. Luckily, many stores open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day to make last-minute shopping convenient. An advantage of visiting grocery stores open on Christmas Day is they may be less crowded than the days earlier, making your shopping experience quick and easy.

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