No matter how much you plan and prepare, there's always something on your shopping list that you forget to pick up. It's probably because you're too busy singing along to the Christmas music playing in the aisles. (That's us too.) If you realize you're missing a key ingredient on Christmas morning, check this list of grocery stores open on Christmas Day — twice — before you race to your local store.
Since hours vary depending on location, call your local market before you reach for your keys. If you happen to realize you're missing an ingredient on Christmas Eve (lucky you!), make a quick stop at one of these major chains including Walmart and Target. Plus, Amazon Prime members can get last-minute items delivered to their doorstep thanks to Prime Now. That means you can get everything you need to make a delicious Christmas dinner without sacrificing your cookie decorating time. Or, if you want celebrate Christmas by taking a break from cooking, these restaurants are open too.
Grocery Stores Open on Christmas Day
- Acme: Most stores are open from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.
- Albertsons: Most locations are open from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.
- Bristol Farms: Several locations in southern California were open last year. Hours may vary.
- Giant Food: Most stores are open from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.
- Morton Williams: The chain was open last year from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.
- Pavilions: Most stores were open last year from 6 a.m. until 10 p.m.
- Safeway: Most stores are open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Vons: Several locations in southern California were open last year. Hours may vary.
Grocery Stores Closed on Christmas Day
- BJ's Wholesale
- Food Lion
- The Fresh Market
- Stop & Shop
- Trader Joes
- Whole Foods
Convenience Stores Open on Christmas Day
- 7-Eleven: Open 24/7.
- Cumberland Farms: Select locations are open from 7 a.m. to midnight.
- CVS: Most locations are open from 8 a.m. until 9 p.m.
- Rite Aid: Most locations are open 24/7.
- Sheetz: Open 24/7.
- Speedway: Open 24/7.
- Walgreens: Select locations are open from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m.
- Wawa: Most locations are open 24/7.