These Stores Will Be Open on Christmas Day 2021 in Case You Need Anything Important

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These Stores Will Be Open on Christmas Day 2021 in Case You Need Anything Important

By the time Christmas Day rolls around, you've likely tried your best to get all of your shopping completed and lists checked off. You've searched the web for great Christmas gifts for Mom, visited every toy store to find the perfect Christmas gift for your kids, and you've stocked up on the ingredients you need for a memorable Christmas dinner. You've already sent out your Christmas cards and shared Christmas wishes with friends near and far.

Seriously, you've got this handled. Until, suddenly, you realize you need something.

No matter how much we plan, sometimes a "Christmas emergency" creeps up on us. Whether the Christmas dinner menu isn't working out as planned, your little one needs something for an unexpected runny nose, or you realize need just one more egg for your oh-so-impressive holiday dessert lineup, there's always a chance you'll need to run out and get a few basic ingredients, household products, or even some cute last-minute Christmas gifts.

It's at moments like these when you start to wonder: Is Walmart open on Christmas...or any of your other favorite grocery stores open on Christmas Day? How about restaurants open on Christmas Day? And while you're at it, can you expect to get your holiday caffeine fix with Starbucks' Christmas hours?

Luckily for you, we're here to save the day, long before you can frantically Google "stores open on Christmas near me." We've done some of the heavy lifting and gathered a list of stores open on Christmas, as well as the pharmacies and convenience stores that might be able to bail you out in a pinch.

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According to The Balance, many times the decision to stay open on Christmas day is left up to managers and franchise owners. We'd suggest double checking your local stores by calling before you head out the door.

Is Walmart open on Christmas Day?

Hate to break it to you, but Walmart is indeed closed on Christmas Day. They resume store hours December 26. The store recently decided to close on Thanksgiving Day too.

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Photo credit: Tim Boyle

Is Target open on Christmas Day?

Similar to Walmart, Target will also be closed on Christmas Day, but the store will be open on Christmas Eve until 8 p.m. for last-minute shoppers.

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Is Starbucks open on Christmas Day?

Some Starbucks locations will be open this Christmas, but store hours can vary depending on location. Before you rush out to get a gingerbread latte, make sure you check that your local store is open using the Starbucks Store locator.

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Is Rite Aid open on Christmas Day? How about Walgreens or Duane Reade?

Most Rite Aid locations will be open for Christmas, but hours can vary by location. You can also expect to pick up prescriptions, over-the-counter medications, and other basics at Walgreens and Duane Reade. Again, it's safest to check the holiday hours with your particular branch as these can change.

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Is Whole Foods open on Christmas Day?

Grocery stores are especially tricky, as chains such as Whole Foods and Trader Joe's shut their doors on December 25. However, both Trader Joe's and Whole Foods will be open with limited hours on Christmas Eve, so make sure to get your shopping done early.

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Is The Home Depot open on Christmas Day?

Any pressing home improvement needs that arise on Christmas Day will have to wait. But the day before, The Home Depot's open with its regular hours.

Here's the list of stores open on Christmas Day:

  • 7-Eleven

  • Albertsons (with holiday hours)

  • Casey's (It may open after 10 a.m. on Christmas Day)

  • Circle K/Couche-Tard

  • Cumberland Farms (You might even get a free cup of coffee)

  • CVS (Expect shortened hours)

  • Rite Aid

  • Starbucks (Hours will vary by location)

  • Sheetz (Most locations are open, but not necessarily all)

  • Safeway (Hours will vary by location)

  • Wawa

  • Walgreens/Duane Reade

  • QuickChek

Here's the list of stores closed on Christmas Day:

  • Ace Hardware

  • Aldi

  • Barnes and Noble

  • Bass Pro Shops

  • Bed Bath & Beyond

  • Best Buy

  • Big Lots

  • Burlington

  • Cabela's

  • Costco

  • Cost Plus World Market

  • Cracker Barrel

  • Dollar General

  • Dollar Tree

  • Dick's Sporting Goods

  • Dunkin' Donuts

  • Family Dollar

  • Hallmark

  • H-E-B

  • HomeGoods

  • JOANN

  • Kohl's

  • Kroger

  • Lowe's

  • Macy's

  • Marshalls

  • Michaels

  • ModCloth

  • Party City

  • Publix

  • Sam's Club

  • Sephora

  • Stonewall Kitchen

  • Target

  • The Home Depot

  • T.J. Maxx

  • Trader Joe's

  • Walmart

  • West Elm

  • Whole Foods

  • World Market

But of course, as they say, the best defense is a good offense. Make sure you have everything you need for the holiday season prior to Christmas Day. Shop locally, or take advantage of some of these instant delivery services:

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