There are several reasons that you might find yourself wondering about Christmas Eve store hours. Sure, you might be a procrastinator who always buys gifts at the last minute. However, you might also just be busy with your own job and not have off to shop until Christmas Eve. Or perhaps you suddenly think of the perfect gift and you want to make sure that it ends up under the tree on Christmas Day. Whatever the reason, it’s helpful to know Christmas Eve store hours.
Christmas Eve Store Hours for Retail Businesses
In our previous articles we’ve shared a variety of resources for what’s open and closed on Christmas Eve. However, we didn’t list all of their store hours. So, we’ll do that for you here, as a handy reference. Do note that sometimes the store hours vary by location. Therefore, it’s always best to double check with your particular store location in advance. Generally speaking, though, these are the regular Christmas Eve store hours for some of the most popular businesses:
Do you know someone who loves Apple products? If so then it makes sense to stop by there on Christmas Eve to pick up some last minute gifts. Whether it’s stocking stuffers like ear buds and screen protectors or bigger purchases such as tablets and laptops, Apple has a lot to offer. Their stores are typically open until 6 pm on Christmas Eve.
Barnes & Noble
The popular book store opens at 8 am on Christmas Eve, closing its doors at 6 pm.
Bed, Bath and Beyond
You can purchase a lot of lovely gifts at this store on Christmas Eve. Begin shopping here at 8 am and wrap it up by 6 pm when they close for the holidays.
You can start shopping at Best Buy at 7 am. They close at 6 pm on Christmas Eve. Note that you can order online and pickup in store on Christmas Eve during those hours. This is true for many of the stores that we’ve listed here. However, in some instances, you need to order days in advance for Christmas Eve pickup so check with your store to find out the rules there this year.
Big Lots is one of the stores that typically doesn’t have special Christmas Eve store hours. Instead, they’re just open regular hours. For most locations, you can shop from 9 am – 9 pm at this store.
Most locations are open 9 am – 6 pm on Christmas Eve.
You can expect your Costco to open regular store hours on Christmas Eve. That said, some locations close as early as 5 pm on Christmas Eve. Check with your local store.
Most CVS stores offer normal shopping hours on Christmas Eve. However, some stores do close early. This is an instance of where you’ll need to check with your specific location to find out their holiday hours. Note that pharmacy hours in particular vary a lot from store to store at this time of year.
Dick’s Sporting Goods
Shop from 7 am to 6 pm on Christmas Eve.
Dillard’s stores open at 8 am on Christmas Eve. Then they close at 6 pm.
Dollar General os open until 10 pm on Christmas Eve. If you’re late to do your shopping then this is a great place to get a lot for a little.
Dollar Tree is open from 7 am – 7 pm on Christmas Eve. Like Dollar General, this is a great place to pick up stocking stuffers.
Most GameStop locations are open until 6 pm on Christmas Eve.
Get started shopping early on Christmas Eve since Home Depot opens at 6 am. The store closes early, too, though. Expect Home Depot to close at 5 pm on Christmas Eve.
Get something for everyone at IKEA. They’re usually open from 10 am – 5 pm on Christmas Eve.
JCPenney typically opens at 8 am and closes at 6 pm on Christmas Eve.
Most Kmart locations keep regular store hours on Christmas Eve. For the majority of them, this means that they open at 8 am and close at 10 pm. Therefore, this is one of the places where you can often shop late on Christmas Eve. Of course, don’t plan on it without checking your store location, though.
Kohl’s stores typically close at 6 pm on Christmas Eve. Then they re-open in the morning on December 26, 2021. That’s true for many of these stores, which stay closed throughout Christmas Day after they have shut down on Christmas Eve evening.
Lowe’s stores typically have regular hours on Christmas Eve. For most locations, that means 6 am – 9 pm. Unlike Home Depot, they don’t close early on Christmas Eve.
Like many of the other stores on our list, Macy’s stores typically close at 6 pm on Christmas Eve.
Typical Christmas Eve store hours are 10 am – 5 pm.
Nordstrom and Nordstrom Rack
These stores will open at 9 am or 10 am and close at 5 pm or 6 pm, depending on location.
Old Navy’s Christmas Eve store hours are typically 7 am – 7 pm.
Rite Aid is open regular hours on Christmas Eve. Their pharmacy is also open, although you should check in advance about hours if you do need to pick up medication.
Saks 5th Avenue and Saks Off 5th
These stores both open at 9 am on Christmas Eve. The main store is open until 5 pm whereas Saks Off 5th is open until 6 pm on Christmas Eve.
Sears usually opens at 8 and closes at 6 on Christmas Eve.
Target stores will open at 7 am on Christmas Eve at most locations. However, they’ll close a couple hours earlier than normal. Expect most locations to close around 8 pm. However, call to confirm with your specific store location before you head out to do your last minute Christmas shopping at Target.
Most Walgreens stores have regular hours on Christmas Eve. Yes, even the 24 hours locations. Check with your specific location in advance, though, especially if you need to know pharmacy hours.
Most Walmart stores will open at 7 pm. They will close at 6 pm. As you can see, this means that Walmart Christmas Eve store hours close earlier than usual on Christmas Eve.
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