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  • Writer's pictureSmridhi Malhotra

Christmas Day Shopping: Store Hours Guide

Before heading out for last-minute gifts or a change of scenery this Christmas, be in the know about store hours. Operating times vary by location, and some stores alter schedules for the holidays. The list here focuses on major chain stores, but if you really need to go out to buy something from a store near you, consider smaller chains and local stores. The possibility is less but some of them might be open on Christmas Day with regular or adjusted hours. Check online or call ahead for precise details in your area.

Major Chains: Christmas Day Operations


Closed on Christmas Day. Reopens at 6 a.m. on December 26.


Many locations operate with normal hours. Non-24 locations may have reduced hours; check online or call ahead.


Most stores closed on Christmas. Reopens at 7 a.m. on December 26.


All U.S. warehouses closed on Christmas Day.


Most locations open on Christmas. Hours vary by location; use the online store locator for confirmation.


Most stores closed on Christmas Day. Variations based on store division and location.


Adjusted hours: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Christmas Day for most stores. All 24-hour locations remain open.


Many locations open on Christmas. Hours may vary; check online for specifics.


Some stores closed; others open with adjusted hours. Select pharmacies may also have different hours.

Stores Closed on Christmas Day

  • Macy’s

  • Home Depot

  • IKEA

  • ALDI

  • Jewel-Osco

  • Trader Joe’s

  • Staples

  • Office Depot

  • TJ Maxx

  • Petco

  • PetSmart

  • Whole Foods

  • Bed Bath & Beyond

  • Best Buy

  • JCPenney

  • Kohl’s

  • Meijer

  • Publix

  • Rite Aid

  • Sam’s Club

  • Sprouts Farmer’s Market

  • Harris Teeter

  • Lowe’s

Other Stores Open on Christmas Day (or select locations)

  • 7-Eleven: Most stores open 24/7, including Christmas; some locations' hours may vary.

  • Denny’s: Open 24/7, including Christmas Day.

  • IHOP: Many locations open on Christmas Day.

  • Waffle House: Open 24/7, 365 days a year.

  • Safeway: Some stores closed, others open with adjusted hours.

  • Sheetz: Stores open with regular hours (24/7).

  • CVS: Some locations may be open; check online for specifics.

  • Walgreens: Some 24-hour locations remain open; check online for specifics.

For a trouble-free holiday, plan to go to a store after checking specific details and locations online or with a quick call ahead.

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