Most Americans expect stores like Walmart won’t be open Christmas Day, Dec. 25, but is Walmart, Best Buy, Kmart and Target open Christmas Eve, Dec. 24? Yes, Walmart is open on Christmas Eve, reported Huffington Post Sunday, Dec. 23. Just don’t expect them to be open on Christmas Day, Dec. 25.
Considering the backlash Walmart and Target faced last month with being open on Thanksgiving, Huffington Post said Sunday, Dec. 23, most retailers said they will be closed on Christmas Day this year.
If you waited until Monday, Dec. 24 to do your last minute Christmas shopping, don’t worry, you’ll still be able to get Christmas gifts for your friends and relatives at Walgreens on Christmas Day reported News for Shoppers Monday, Dec. 24. You’ll just have to do it earlier on Christmas Eve at Walmart as store hours vary.
According to Patch, Walmart is open Christmas Eve, Dec. 24 until 8 p.m. in Coventry, Rhode Island.
- CVS on Tiogue Ave, Coventry, R.I. will continue be open 24 hours every day
- Walgreens will be open from 7 a.m. midnight on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24; 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Christmas Day
- Rite Aid will be open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Christmas Eve, Dec. 24; closed on Christmas Day
- Stop & Shop is open 6 a.m. – 6 p.m. Christmas Eve, Dec. 24; closed Christmas Day
Keep in mind, many stores, although open on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, will have shortened hours and close early. Many pharmacies like Walgreens will also be open Christmas Eve, with some even staying open for a limited time on Christmas Day, with the exception of CVS in Coventry who seems to be open 24 hours.
Christmas Eve, Dec. 24 Store Hours
- Best Buy: 7 a.m. -5 p.m.
- IKEA: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Kmart: 6 a.m. – 10 p.m.
- Macy’s: 12 a.m. – 12 a.m. (select locations)
- Marshalls: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
- Michaels: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
- Target: 7 a.m. – 9 p.m.
- Toys-R-Us and Babies-R-Us: 12 a.m. – 10 p.m.
- Walmart: Most stores close at 8 p.m.
Christmas Day, Dec. 25 Store Hours
- Best Buy: Closed
- IKEA: Closed
- Kmart: Closed
- Macy’s: Closed
- Marshalls: Closed
- Michaels: Closed
- Target: Closed
- Toys-R-Us and Babies-R-Us: Closed
- Walmart: Closed
Christmas Post Office and Bank Closures
Wondering if the post office is delivering mail Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, or even Christmas Day? Read the article Read the article Christmas 2012 USPS post office holiday: Mail delivery Christmas Eve and 12/25? for more details. for more details. Are banks open late on Christmas Eve? Read the article Christmas 2012 bank holiday: Are banks open Christmas Eve Day, Dec. 24, 25? for more information including bank locations and hours.
Sources: Huffington Post; Patch; News for Shoppers
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