Day After Christmas Store Hours: When Are Walmart, Target, Kohl's, Best Buy, Macy's Open and Closed?

While the days leading up to Christmas are certainly massive shopping events, the sudden need to return and exchange can lead to a mad dash to stores the day after the stockings were hung by the fire with care.

In an effort to accommodate those who received a gift that didn't fit, a gift that would preferably be in a different color or a gift that just simply does not match their tastes, stores opted to have extended hours. For those packing the power of a gift receipt and an unwanted item, Walmart, Target, Kohl's, Macy's and Best Buy are among the stores that will open up once again after giving employees a break and closing on Christmas.

Walmart December 26 Store Hours

Walmart stores closed relatively early in comparison to others on Christmas Eve, opting to shut their doors at 6 p.m. local time. The stores were closed on Christmas and will reopen on December 26 at the regular time, which is generally at 7 a.m. local time.

Target Day After Christmas Hours

Target also closed on Christmas, but stores were open until 10 p.m. local time or 11 p.m. local time on Christmas Eve. Stores plan to reopen on the day after Christmas at 7 a.m. local time and will close at 10 p.m. local time, 11 p.m. local time or even midnight. With multiple options for closing times, night owl shoppers should consult with their local store before planning to head out near closing time.

Day After Christmas Kohl's Hours

Kohl's is opening for the majority of the day on December 26 and eager shoppers can start their returns and exchanges at 7 a.m. local time. For those who are still sleeping off their Christmas dinner or had to get up to rejoin the real world at work, stores will remain open until 11 p.m. local time. However, store hours may vary based on the individual location, so, as always, it's best to double check before solidifying your shopping strategy.

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A woman looks for shoes at a Macy's store on December 24, 2015, in New York City. On December 26, Macy's is going to be open from 7:00 a.m. local time until 6:00 p.m. local time. Kena Betancur/Getty Images

Best Buy Hours Today

For those who received the gift of technology, which, although wonderful, just wasn't quite right, Best Buy will be open for 12 hours on December 26. Stores will open their doors at 9 a.m. local time and close at 9 p.m. local time, although, hours can vary depending on local ordinances and landlord regulations.

Macy's Store Hours December 26

Macy's opened at 7 a.m. local time on Christmas Eve and remained open until 6 p.m. that night. Similarly to various other stores across the country, Macy's was closed on Christmas and will reopen on December 26. Stores will welcome customers into their stores at 7 a.m. local time the day after Santa came scrambling down the chimney.