Is Walmart, Target Open on Christmas Day? Store Opening Hours During Holiday

Some businesses are open on Christmas Day but Walmart and Target are among the major retailers that are closed on the day. However, some pharmacies, such as CVS, as well as food stores are open on Christmas. Stores that are open may be on a reduced schedule on December 25.

Below are some venues that are open on Christmas. Some branches of these chains are open on December 25 but their opening and closing times may vary from normal hours. Contact your local branch before visiting these shops to confirm their exact hours of operation on Christmas Day.

Most stores have also implemented several safety protocols amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Be sure to check store policies on face coverings and other requirements before traveling.

Pharmacies

  • CVS: Store hours typically range from around 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. local time, seven days a week.
  • Walgreens: Normal hours of operation are from around 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. local time every day.
  • Rite Aid: Opening and closing times are usually from around 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. local time from Monday to Saturday. On Sunday, typical hours are from around 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. local time.

Groceries/supermarkets

  • Albertsons: Some branches are open on Christmas Day from around 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. local time. Normal hours are from around 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. local time.
  • Giant: On December 25, the hours are from around 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. local time at select branches that are open. Typical opening and closing times range from 6 a.m. to 12 a.m. local time every day.
  • Safeway: A selection of Safeway shops are open on Christmas but the hours will vary on the day. Typical opening and closing times are 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. local time, seven days a week.

Convenience stores and coffee shops

  • 7-Eleven: Typically 7-Eleven stores are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. But the hours may be reduced on Christmas Day.
  • Cumberland Farms: Typically, Cumberland Farms branches are open from around 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. local time. But the hours vary on Christmas Day.
  • Dunkin' Donuts: Most locations are open on December 25 but the hours vary by branch.
  • Family Dollar: Typical hours are from around 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. local time, seven days a week. But the hours may vary on Christmas Day.
  • Starbucks: Most branches of Starbucks are open on Christmas but the opening times may vary from normal hours of operations. Most stores are typically open every day from around 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. local time.
  • Wawa: Wawa stores are usually open 24 hours every day but the hours may vary on Christmas Day.

Major retailers that are closed on Christmas

CVS pharmacy New York City August 2020
People wearing masks walk past a CVS pharmacy in New York City on August 26 amid the ongoing pandemic. Some stores, including CVS, are open Christmas Day but the hours may be different from normal opening and closing times. Alexi Rosenfeld/Getty Images