Extended Store Hours for Last Minute Shoppers

The Final Pre-Holiday Rush

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Have you run out of time and you still need to do some shopping? You may be in luck. Some of the large and national retail stores are extending hours Christmas Eve. Most of the stores will be opening earlier than normal rather than staying open late into the night.

Note:  Many of the store hours will differ depending on the location. Call before you go.

Big Box and Department Stores Christmas Eve Hours:

  • Babies ‘R’ Us - 12 a.m. - 9 p.m.

    National Specialty Retail Chains Christmas Eve Hours

    Most of the retail chains located in malls will follow the hours of the mall. Stores that are outside of the mall often close based on location.

    Stores Closing at 5 p.m.:

    • Cabela's
    • Home Depot
    • IKEA
    • Jos. A. Bank
    • Menards
    • Talbots (Open at 8 a.m.)
    • Tuesday Morning

      Stores Closing at 5:30 p.m.

      • Hobby Lobby

      Stores Closing at 6 p.m.

      • Academy (Opens at 7 a.m.)
      • Barnes & Noble
      • Bass Pro Shops
      • Dick’s Sporting Goods (Opens at 7 a.m.)
      • Jos. A. Bank
      • Lowes (Opens at 6 a.m.)
      • Office Depot
      • Office Max
      • Pier 1 Imports (Opens at 8 a.m.)

      Stores Closing at 7 p.m.

      • Gordmans (Opens at 7 a.m.)
      • hhgregg
      • IKEA - Atlanta, Ga
      • Rite Aid  (Pharmacy - 5 p.m.)

      Stores Closing at 8 p.m.

      • Dollar General (Opens at 7 a.m.)

      Stores Closing at 10 p.m.

      • Walgreens (24-hour stores will remain opened) Check local hours.

      Grocery Stores Christmas Eve Closing Times

      Grocery store hours vary depending on location. The times listed below represent the hours for most of the stores.

      • Acme -
        Christmas Eve - Close at 6 p.m.
        Christmas Day - Most stores open 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
      • Albertsons -
        Christmas Eve - Close at 9 p.m.
        Christmas Day - Most stores open 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
      • Fry's Food Stores
        Christmas Eve - Close at 9 p.m
        Christmas Day - Closed
      • Harris Teeter
        Christmas Eve - Close at 7 p.m
        Christmas Day - Closed
      • Kroger
        Christmas Eve - Close at 7 p.m.
        Christmas Day - Closed
      • Price Chopper
        Christmas Eve - Most stores close at 6 p.m.
        Christmas Day - Closed
      • Publix
        Christmas Eve - Close at 7 p.m.
        Christmas Day - Closed
      • Wnn-Dixie
        Christmas Eve - Close at 9 p.m.
        Christmas Day - Closed

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