7-Eleven, CVS, Starbucks and a Few Other Stores Are Open on Christmas Day

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It's no secret that it’s a struggle to find stores open on Christmas Day because it's a federal holiday. But if you're in need of a last-minute gift, or if you don't celebrate the holiday, there are a few places you'll be able to shop at with no issue.

You can get anything ranging from gift cards to Starbucks mugs at CVS. Or, you can make a quick stop at WaWa or Safeway to do some grocery shopping. Also, don't forget to take advantage if you’re an Amazon Prime memeber because you can get same-day delivery on certain items depending on your area.

As always, before you head out, make sure to call your local stores to double check that they are open!

These are the stores that are open on Christmas:

  • Acme: Need groceries? Acme is typically open on Christmas Day, however hours may vary depending on location.

  • Albertsons: Most stores stay open with reduced hours, usually 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Cumberland Farms: Most stores will be open from 7 a.m. to midnight, and in the past they offered free coffee and other hot beverages to all customers on Christmas morning.

  • CVS: Most CVS locations will be open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., even though many regularly stay open 24/7. Call ahead for pharmacy hours.

  • Family Dollar/Dollar Tree: However, only select stores will open on shortened hours, so check with your neighborhood location.

  • Giant Food Stores: Select locations will be open between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

  • QuickChek: QuickChek stores are typically open on most holidays, but with reduced hours.

  • Rite Aid: Many locations will be open on Christmas, and some even continue to operate 24/7. Call ahead for pharmacy hours.

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Photo credit: leekris - Getty Images


  • Safeway: Some (but not all!) locations are open on Christmas Day, be sure to check with your local store.

  • Starbucks: Coffee lovers can get their fix at Starbucks on Christmas. Most of the chain's locations remain open on all holidays.

  • Walgreens: Walgreens stores that regularly operate 24/7 will be open on Christmas, and most other locations will have reduced hours, typically from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call ahead for pharmacy hours.

  • Wawa: Most Wawa locations are open normal hours (usually 24/7) on all holidays.

  • 7-Eleven: Your go-to convenience store remains open on Christmas, and most locations stay open all day and all night long.

Some stores that are closed on Christmas:

Most grocery stores, malls and other retail stores close up shop for the holiday, including:

  • ALDI

  • Burlington

  • Costco

  • Dollar General

  • Kroger

  • Michaels

  • Publix

  • Sam’s Club

  • ShopRite

  • Stop & Shop

  • Trader Joe's

  • Target

  • The Home Depot

  • Walmart

  • Wegman's

  • Whole Foods

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