Is Walgreens Open on Thanksgiving?

Shelby, NC, USA-9 August 2019:  A Walgreens Pharmacy, building and parking lot.
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Navigating the holidays requires some planning, especially when it comes to store visits. Walgreens, known for its nationwide presence and 24-hour locations, serves as a convenient option for many during the festive season. Understanding Walgreens’ holiday hours can be crucial for your holiday preparations, ensuring you have access to essentials whenever you need them. Keep reading to learn about Walgreens’ Thanksgiving hours.

Is Walgreens Open on Thanksgiving?

Most Walgreens locations will be closed on Thanksgiving Day to give their staff a well-deserved break. However, stores that operate 24 hours will remain open to cater to customer and patient healthcare needs. It’s advisable to check with your local Walgreens for specific hours if you plan to visit on Thanksgiving.

Walgreens Holiday Hours

To help you plan your visits effectively, here’s a breakdown of Walgreens’ holiday hours. Remember, while Walgreens is committed to being accessible, hours may vary by location, particularly on holidays.

Holiday Date Is Walgreens Open or Closed?
New Year’s Day Sunday, Jan. 1 Open
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday, Jan. 16 Open
President’s Day Monday, Feb. 20 Open
Good Friday Friday, April 7 Open
Easter Sunday Sunday, April 9 Open
Memorial Day Monday, May 29 Open
Juneteenth Monday, June 19 Open
Independence Day Tuesday, July 4 Open
Labor Day Monday, Sep. 4 Open
Columbus Day
Indigenous Peoples’ Day
Monday, Oct. 9 Open
Veterans Day Saturday, Nov. 11 Open
Day Before Thanksgiving Wednesday, Nov. 22 Open
Thanksgiving Day Thursday, Nov. 23 Most locations will be closed but 24-hour locations will remain open
Day After Thanksgiving Friday, Nov. 24 Open
Christmas Eve Sunday, Dec. 24 Open
Christmas Day Monday, Dec. 25 Open
Day After Christmas Tuesday, Dec. 26 Open
New Year’s Eve Sunday, Dec. 31 Open
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When Is Walgreens Open?

Many Walgreens stores are open 24 hours a day, though some locations might have varying hours depending on where you live. For stores that aren’t open 24 hours, typical operating times might be from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. though, again, will vary from store to store. Be sure to check with the Walgreens location near you.

When Does Walgreens Close?

Even on major holidays, Walgreens keeps its doors open, though might reduce its usual hours. If you need to do some last-minute shopping or need to grab something quick when other stores might not be available, Walgreens might be your best bet.

Walgreens Holiday Return Policy

Because holiday gifts don’t always hit their mark, Walgreens offers its customers extended holiday return periods. Many items in the store qualify for return within 30 days as long as you have the original purchase receipt. If you don’t have the original receipt, you’ll get the lowest-advertised price returned as store credit to your W Card.

Items that cannot be returned include Birchbox BYOB products, sexual wellness products and seasonal items.

Final Take

The holiday season often brings unexpected shopping needs, and knowing Walgreens’ holiday hours can be a lifesaver. With most locations maintaining accessibility even on days like Christmas and New Year’s Day, you can rely on Walgreens for your last-minute holiday essentials.

Holiday Hours

Lydia Kibet contributed to the reporting for this article.

The article above was refined via automated technology and then fine-tuned and verified for accuracy by a member of our editorial team.

Schedules are subject to change and may vary by branch. Information is accurate as of Nov. 22, 2023.

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