35 Stores Open on Christmas Eve for Last-Minute Shoppers

Last-minute shoppers, take note of these stores open on Christmas Eve!

Planning for Christmas can be really stressful. Once you make your list and check it twice, you might find that you still need some last-minute Christmas gifts, stocking stuffers, ingredients for your famous mashed potatoes, or even just some cold medicine for a runny nose. But have no fear, because there are plenty of stores open on Christmas Eve for whatever you may need. Make sure to always call your local store to confirm since hours may vary by location. And also note that this list differs slightly from the stores open on Christmas Day.

Grocery stores open on Christmas Eve

ALDI: Stores will be open, but hours will vary by location.

BJ’s Wholesale: Most stores will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Costco: Stores will be open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

The Fresh Market: Stores will open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.

Harris Teeter: Stores will open at their regular time and close at 7 p.m.

Publix: Stores will open all day and close at 7 p.m.

Sam’s Club: Stores will open at their regular time but will close by 6 p.m.

Stop & Shop: Stores will close at 6 p.m.

Trader Joe’s: Stores will close at 6 p.m.

Wegmans: All stores will close by 6 p.m.

Whole Foods: Hours will vary by location.

You’ll need to head to one of these stores to pick up some ingredients for these mouth-watering Christmas appetizers.

Pharmacies open on Christmas Eve

Walgreens Pharmacy in Ocala, FloridaMichael Warren/Getty Images

CVS: Stores will be open normal hours, but the pharmacy hours may vary depending on your location.

Walgreens: Most stores will operate on their regular 24/7 hours.

Rite Aid: They will be open during their usual hours on Christmas Eve.

When you run out to one of these stores open on Christmas Eve, keep in mind these gifts for her that every woman in your life will enjoy.

Restaurants open on Christmas Eve

Applebee’s: Most locations will be open their regular hours on Christmas Eve.

Benihana: Have some hibachi this year for Christmas Eve dinner. Hours will vary depending on location.

Boston Market: Open for dining on Christmas Eve, Boston Market will also be doing their annual heat-and-serve take-home dinners.

Buca di Beppo: Head over for some pasta starting as early as 11 a.m.

Buffalo Wild Wings: Most locations will be open, but make sure to call your local one ahead of time just to be sure.

Chili’s: Hours vary by location.

Denny’s: All locations will be open, but hours may vary depending on location.

Dunkin’: Hours vary by location.

IHOP: Restaurants should be open regular hours, but call ahead just to be sure.

Panda Express: Restaurants will be open regular hours.

Starbucks: All locations will be open, but hours may vary depending on location.

Shopping stores open on Christmas Eve

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Apple: In previous years, Apple stores have remained open on Christmas Eve until 6 p.m.

Bed, Bath & Beyond: Stores will be open from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Home Depot: Stores will be open from 6 a.m. until 5 p.m.

IKEA: Stores will be open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Kmart: Many Kmart stores will operate on a regular schedule this Christmas Eve.

Macy’s: According to their previous history, Macy’s opens early on Christmas Eve and closes around 6 p.m.

Old Navy: Store hours vary depending on your location, but most will be open Christmas Eve even if they are on reduced hours.

Sears: Stores are open between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Target: Depending on the location, Target stores open at 7 a.m. and close at 10 p.m.

Walmart: Some stores may operate on their normal 24/7 hours, but many will close early on Christmas Eve and remain closed through Christmas Day.

Now that you know which stores are open on Christmas Eve, check out these gift ideas for everyone you know. Then, read up on the best day-after Christmas sales to shop.

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