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Walgreens Holiday Hours 2022

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Walgreens continues to be one of the most competitive retail drugstores in the United States, with over 9,000 locations in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. 78% of the U.S. population lives within five miles of a Walgreens location as of August 2020, and many are open 24 hours, making it a convenient choice for holiday shopping.

However, Walgreens’ holiday hours are often different throughout each season. Make sure you know what holidays Walgreens closes on so you can get everything you need before it’s too late.

When Is Walgreens Open?

Many Walgreens stores are also 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.

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Here’s a breakdown of Walgreens’ hours and holiday closures. 

Holiday Date Is Walgreens Open or Closed?
New Year’s Day Saturday, Jan. 1 Open; check with local store to confirm hours
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday, Jan. 17 Open; check with local store to confirm hours
Presidents Day Monday, Feb. 21 Open; check with local store to confirm hours
Good Friday Friday, April 15 Open; check with local store to confirm hours
Easter Sunday Sunday, April 10 Open; check with local store to confirm hours
Memorial Day Monday, May 30 Open; check with local store to confirm hours
Juneteenth Sunday, June 19 Open; check with local store to confirm hours
Independence Day Monday, July 4 Open; check with local store to confirm hours
Labor Day Monday, Sept. 5 Open; check with local store to confirm hours
Indigenous Peoples’ Day
Columbus Day
Monday, Oct. 10 Open; check with local store to confirm hours
Veterans Day Friday, Nov. 11 Open; check with local store to confirm hours
Day Before Thanksgiving Wednesday, Nov. 23 Open; check with local store to confirm hours
Thanksgiving Day Thursday, Nov. 24 Open; check with local store to confirm if hours are reduced
Day After Thanksgiving Friday, Nov. 25 Open; check with local store to confirm hours
Christmas Eve Saturday, Dec. 24 Open; check with local store to confirm hours
Christmas Day Sunday, Dec. 25 Open; check with local store to confirm if hours are reduced
Day After Christmas Monday, Dec. 26 Open; check with local store to confirm hours
New Year’s Eve Saturday, Dec. 31 Open; check with local store to confirm hours

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When Does Walgreens Close?

Even on major holidays, Walgreens keeps its doors open, though might reduce its usual hours, such as on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. 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 festive season welcomes its fair share of unexpected shopping emergencies. Knowing Walgreens holiday hours could save Christmas, literally. Now that you know Walgreens keep its doors open on holidays like Christmas and New Year’s Day, you can head to your local store even on holidays with confidence.

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Lydia Kibet contributed to the reporting for this article.

Schedules are subject to change and may vary by branch. Information is accurate as of Aug. 17, 2022.