Almost all stores used to close on holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas, but some stores have started opening on Thanksgiving Day to start the holiday shopping season. To make store hours even more confusing, many major retailers are open extended hours the week before Christmas. When planning your week to finish shopping and get ready for the holiday, you might be asking what stores are open and their hours. Is Walmart open on Christmas Day?
Is Walmart open Christmas Day?
Walmart will be closed on Christmas Day. Christmas Day is the only holiday that all Walmart stores close. They do not open for limited hours like on Thanksgiving Day.
When will Walmart stores be open Christmas Week?
Many retailers are open for extended hours the week before Christmas to give everyone a chance to finish their last-minute shopping before Christmas Day. Most Walmart stores are open 24 hours so they will not be open for extended hours, but they will be operating on a different schedule Christmas week. Check with your local store, but most Walmart stores will be open the following hours:
Sunday, December 18, 2016: Regular hours
Monday, December 19, 2016: Regular hours
Tuesday, December 20, 2016: Regular hours
Wednesday, December 21, 2016: Regular hours
Thursday, December 22, 2016: Regular hours
Friday, December 23, 2016: Regular hours
Saturday, December 24, 2016: Closing at 8:00 PM
Sunday, December 25, 2016: Closed
Monday, December 26, 2016: Regular hours. Check with your local store for the time they will reopen.
Can I shop on the Walmart website?
If you can’t make it to your local Walmart store, there are plenty of delivery and pick up options available through the Walmart website. It’s always a good idea to place your online orders early so they will be delivered in time for the holiday. Here are some options available at Walmart.com:
- Order by December 20th for free standard shipping with delivery by Christmas
- Order by December 21st for expedited shipping with delivery by Christmas
- Order by December 22nd for rush shipping
- Order by December 23rd for in-store pick by Christmas
Not all stores have same day in-store pickup. You will be able to see when your item will be available for in-store pickup when placing online orders. Since service varies by location, you may not want to wait until December 23rd and risk not receiving your item in time for Christmas.
If you are having a hard time finding the perfect gift for someone and running out of time, consider purchasing them a gift card. A gift card to the recipient’s favorite restaurant or spa would be greatly appreciated as a way to treat themselves after the stress of the holiday season. If you’re not sure of their favorite store or restaurant, American Express, Visa and MasterCard prepaid cards are a great gift idea. The recipient can treat themselves wherever they like.