Even though you may have to scale back your Easter plans this year, there are still so many ways to celebrate. Several Easter traditions — virtual egg hunts and boozy brunches, for example — can be done right in the comfort of your home, no matter how small the crowd.
As much as you try to plan in advance, there's always at least one item you forget to pick up at the store before Sunday, whether it's an ingredient for your holiday ham or extra candy to fill Easter baskets. That means, you're stuck trying to figure out if your nearest Walmart, Target, or local grocery store is open, so you can pick up the remaining items before the Easter Bunny arrives. While some stores are closed on Easter Sunday, a number of convenience and grocery stores keep their doors open for all of your last-minute shopping needs.
Since many stores around the country are continuing to adjust their policies amid the coronavirus pandemic, be sure to call your local store to confirm hours and shopping protocols before heading out the door. Keep in mind that the CDC's updated guidelines continue to encourage people to limit their grocery store trips and order items for pickup or delivery, if available. In addition to wearing masks and practicing social distancing in grocery stores, the CDC suggests wiping down shopping carts with disinfectant wipes, cleaning reusable shopping bags before each use, and using hand sanitizer before and after each shopping trip.
Keep reading to get the full list of stores open on Easter in 2021, along with their adjusted hours, if applicable.
Grocery Stores Open on Easter
Dollar General: Stores will follow normal operating hours.
Fresh Market: Stores are open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Curbside pickup and delivery are also available.
Harris Teeter: Store hours vary by location, so check your local store hours here.
Kroger: Store hours vary by location, so find your local store hours here. Pharmacies will be closed.
Meijer: Store hours may vary, but many locations are open from 6 a.m. to midnight. Curbside pickup and delivery are available on orders over $50.
Safeway: Store hours vary by location, so check your local store hours here.
Stop & Shop: All stores will be open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. with senior hours from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m. Grocery pickup is available until 4 p.m.
Trader Joe's: Stores are open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Senior hours are from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Walmart: Stores are open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. No-contact pickup and delivery are also available.
Wegmans: Stores are open from 6 a.m. to midnight.
Whole Foods: Store hours may vary, but most locations are open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Grocery Stores Closed on Easter
Aldi (Some California locations will stay open.)
Convenience Stores Open on Easter
Keep in mind that the actual pharmacy within the store may have different operating hours. If you need to consult a pharmacist or pick up a prescription, call ahead to confirm that they're open.
CVS: Stores and pharmacies are operating with normal hours.
Rite-Aid: Stores will follow normal operating hours.
Walgreens: Most stores will follow normal operating hours. Select stores may be following adjusted hours, which can be found on Walgreen's Store Locator.
Additional Stores Closed on Easter
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