What Is Open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day? Stores and Restaurants with Holiday Hours

The following store hours are listed in local time, based on the best available data and using 2017’s store hours. It’s important to note that in 2017, Christmas Eve was a Sunday, so hours may be different in 2018. Hours will be updated as stores announce their official 2018 hours, and are otherwise drawn from their 2017 hours. Please note that many stores open on Christmas Eve have hours varying by location. We have noted where possible opening and closing hours, but have provided links to store locators for you to double-check your local store’s hours.

There are three categories: Stores and retailers for general and specialty stores, in case you need to do last minute or day-of shopping; Grocery stores, convenience stores, and pharmacies for your food and drug needs; and restaurants, many of which are open but with reduced hours or vary hours by location due to franchising.

An important note about pharmacies in retail stores: While listed in both categories, many pharmacies in retail stores have reduced hours, or in the case of CVS pharmacies in Target, are not open on Christmas, despite Target being open. Be sure to call ahead, a few days if possible, to ensure your pharmacy will be open, as locations may also vary.

Stores and Retailers Open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

If you find yourself still needing to buy something on Christmas Eve, have no fear: Many retailers are open but with reduced hours. Nearly all retailers are closed on Christmas, but some may briefly open. When shopping during the holiday season, it’s important to plan how you will use your credit cards, stick to a budget, and avoid credit card debt.

Store Christmas Eve Hours Christmas Hours
Academy Sports & Outdoors 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Closed
Ace Hardware Open, some locations may have reduced hours Closed
AC Moore Open, reduced hours Closed
Aeropostale Open Closed
American Eagle Open Closed
Apple 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed, except flagship stores
Ashley Furniture Open Closed
Ashley Stewart Open Closed
At Home 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed
AT&T Open Closed
Banana Republic Closed Closed
Barnes & Noble 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed
Bass Pro Shops Open Closed
Bath & Body Works Open Closed
Bed Bath & Beyond 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed
Belk 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed
Best Buy 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed
Big 5 Sporting Goods Open Closed
Big Lots 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Closed
BJ’s Wholesale Club 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed
Blain’s Farm & Fleet Closes at 4:30 p.m. Closed
Bloomingdale’s Open Closed
Boscov’s Open Closed
Burlington 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Closed
Cabela’s Open Closed
Carter’s Open Closed
Christmas Tree Shops Open Closed
Costco 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed
Cost Plus World Market Open Closed
Crate & Barrel Open Closed
Dick’s Sporting Goods 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed
Dillard’s 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed
Dress Barn Open Closed
DSW 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed
Dunham’s Sports Open Closed
Express Open Closed
Finish Line Open Closed
Five Below 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed
Fry’s Electronics Open Closed
GameStop Varies, close at 6 p.m. Closed
Gap 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed
GNC Open Closed
Gordmans Open Closed
Guitar Center Open Closed
H&M Open Closed
Half Price Books Open Closed
Harbor Freight Tools Closes at 5 p.m. Closed
Hobby Lobby Closed Closed
Home Depot Close at 5 p.m. or 6 p.m. Closed
HomeGoods 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Ikea 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed
JCPenney 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed
Jo-Ann Fabrics Open Closed
Jos A. Bank Extended hours vary by location Closed
Kmart Close at 5 p.m. or 6 p.m. Closed
Kohl’s Close at 6 p.m. Closed
Lowe’s Varies, close at 8 p.m. Closed
Macy’s 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed
Marshalls 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Mattress Firm Open Closed
Menards Closes at 5 p.m. Closed
Men’s Wearhouse 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed
Michael’s 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Closed
Microcenter Open Closed
Microsoft Open Closed
Mills Fleet Farm 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed
Music & Arts 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed
Neiman Marcus 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed
New Balance Closed Closed
New York & Company Open Closed
Nike Open Closed
Nordstrom 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. but varies Closed
Northern Tool 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed
Office Depot and OfficeMax 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed
Old Navy 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Closed
Pac Sun Open Closed
Party City Open Closed
Patagonia 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed
Payless ShoeSource Open Closed
Pep Boys Open Closed
Petco 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed
PetSmart 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed
Pier 1 Imports 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed
Pottery Barn Open Closed
RadioShack Open Closed
REI 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed
Saks Fifth Avenue Open Closed
Sam’s Club 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed
Sears Close at 5 p.m. or 6 p.m. Closed
Sephora Open, extended hours vary Regular hours
Shoe Carnival Open Closed
Shopko 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Closed
Sierra Trading Post 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed
Sportsman’s Warehouse Open Closed
Sprint Open Closed
Stage Stores Open Closed
Staples 9 a.m .to 6 p.m. 7 a.m. to varying
Stein Mart 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed
Sur La Table Open Closed
T-Mobile Open Closed
Target 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. or 11 p.m. Closed
T.J.Maxx 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Tommy Hilfiger Open Closed
Tractor Supply Co. Open Closed
True Value Open Closed
Ulta 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Verizon Open Closed
Victoria’s Secret Open Closed
Walmart Close at 6 p.m. Closed

Grocery Stores, Convenience Stores, and Pharmacies Open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Some grocery stores, such as Fred Meyer/Kroger or Albertsons/Safeway, are both retailers and grocery stores. You may be able to get some Christmas shopping done at these retailers, as well as pick up dinner. In an emergency, or for small items, convenience stores are also mostly open on both Christmas and Christmas Eve.

Grocery/Pharmacy Christmas Eve Hours Christmas Hours
7-Eleven 24/7 24/7
AAFES 6 a.m. to 12 a.m. Closed
Albertsons/Safeway Open Closed
Aldi Open, times vary by location Closed
Bristol Farms/Vons  Open Closed 
Circle K 24/7 24/7
Cumberland Farms 24/7 24/7
CVS Closes at 9 p.m. 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Dollar General 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Closed
Family Dollar Open 2/47, but varies; some open until 5 p.m.
Fred Meyer/Kroger Close at 7 p.m. Closed
H-E-B 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Closed
Meijer Close at 7 p.m. Closed
Publix 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Closed
Ralphs Open Closed
Rite Aid Open Most stores open normal hours
Sheetz 24/7 24/6
Speedway 24/7 Open normal hours
Target 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. or 11 p.m. Closed
Trader Joe’s Close at 6 p.m. Closed
Walgreens/Duane Reade Open to midnight 24/7, or 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. in some locations
Walmart Close at 6 p.m. Closed
Wawa 24/7 24/7
Wegmans Close at 6 p.m. Closed
Whole Foods 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed

Restaurants Open on Christmas Day and Christmas Eve

A good number of chain restaurants are open on both Christmas Eve and Christmas should you not want to cook. However, many locations are franchises, and owners will set their own schedules. We have included a number of larger chains, but be sure to call your local location to see if it is open or has different hours. Also be sure to see if kids eat free, or if only a holiday menu is offered.

Restaurant Christmas Eve Hours Christmas Hours
Benihana Open Open
Bonefish Grill Open, times vary Closed
Boston Market Open Open, times vary
Buffalo Wild Wings Open, times vary Some locations open, times vary
Buca di Beppo Open, times vary Open, times vary
Carraba’s Open Closed
Cracker Barrel Close at 2 p.m. Closed
Denny’s 24/7 24/7
Golden Corral Open, times vary Open, times vary
IHOP Open, times vary Open, times vary
Flemings Open, times vary Select locations open, times vary
Legal Seafood Open, times vary Open, times vary
Marie Callender’s Open Open, times vary
McCormick & Schmick’s Open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
McDonald’s Open Corporate/non-franchise locations open, times vary
Morton’s Steakhouse Open Open
Old Country Buffet Open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Outback Steakhouse Open Closed
Panda Express Open Open, times vary
Perkins Open, times vary Mostly open, times vary
Romano’s Macaroni Grill Open Noon to 8 p.m.
Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse Open Noon to 8 p.m.
Shoney’s Open Most locations open
Sonic Open, times vary Open, times vary
Starbucks Open, times vary Open, times vary
Waffle House 24/7 24/7