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What Stores Are Open on Christmas?

by Amanda Glover
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 13: Pedestrians walk by a Walgreens store that is set to be closed in the coming weeks on October 13, 2021 in San Francisco, California. Walgreens announced plans to close five of its San Francisco stores due to organized retail shoplifting that has plagued its stores in the city. The retail pharmacy chain has already shuttered 10 stores in the city since 2019. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Has everyone finished their Christmas shopping this season? No? Okay, that’s what we’re here for. We’re here to help you find what stores are open on Christmas.

While some holiday shoppers try their hardest to get their Christmas shopping done before the festivities begin, there are still those last-minute shoppers who shop best when under pressure. Whatever works best for them.

A recent tweet on Tennessean’s Twitter page highlights a few popular stores and their holiday hours. It reads: “Catering to the true procrastinators, the majority of stores and malls across the nation are opening early Friday and will close by dinner time, with a few exceptions.”

According to the popular couponing website, RetailMeNot, 74% of shoppers are planning to do a little last-minute Christmas shopping this year. 57% are fine with waiting until the last minute to purchase gift cards. 51% of shoppers are planning on doing their shopping the day after Christmas.

So, if you’re a part of that 74 or 51%, you’re probably wondering what stores are open on Christmas? Although most stores are traditionally closed on Christmas Day, such as Walmart and Target, a few choose to keep their doors open for customers.

Through today, Target and Kohl’s will be open from 7 a.m. until midnight. After today, their hours will be shorter. They will be closed on Christmas Day.

List of What Stores Are Open on Christmas

We’ve outlined your emergency stores for last-minute shoppers in alphabetical order. You’re welcome.

7-Eleven, Acme, Albertsons, Cumberland Farms, CVS, Dollar Tree (select stores), Family Dollar (select stores), Giant Food, Instacart, Love’s Travel Stops, Maverick, Pilot Flying J, QuickChek, Save A Lot, RaceTrac, Safeway, Sheetz, Speedway, Travel Centers of America, Vons, Walgreens, and Wawa will be open.

So whether or not you can find your dream gift at one of these stores, remember the thought is what counts. You might be able to get away with handmaking a special gift.

Ideas for Handmade Christmas Gifts

Now, you may or may not be a crafty person, but that doesn’t mean you can’t come up with something creative for a present. Many of the stores listed above are also likely to have what you need to get the job done on time.

If you enjoy baking, you can put together a sweet goody bag. There’s no one option. You can do cookies, brownies, candies, or cake-pops!

You can make someone’s Christmas tree extra special by making them their own ornament. Or, if you’re handy with yarn, you have the option of knitting or crocheting something unique.

Remember, not everything special has to come with batteries, chargers, or expensive jewels!