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No matter how much planning you do for the holidays, there's always that one thing you forget. Whether it's a white elephant gift for the family gift exchange or a turkey baster for your holiday dinner, these stores are open on Christmas Eve and available for your last-minute needs. (Oh, and in case you're wondering, these stores are open on Christmas Day).
Though the chains below have faithfully stayed open in years past for eleventh-hour shoppers, we'd highly recommend calling your local store to double-check specific holiday hours before heading out — and we'll be sure to update this list with any changes as they arise.
Stores With Christmas Eve Hours
- Apple: Apple stores have previously remained open until at least 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve.
- Barnes & Noble: Most stores should stay open with reduced hours so you can buy last-minute gifts for your favorite book worm.
- Best Buy: The majority of Best Buy locations have opened their doors from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the past, and you could even order online for in-store pickup on Christmas Eve. Orders are usually ready in an hour.
- Bed, Bath & Beyond: These stores will be open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Big Lots: These stores regularly stay open until 9 p.m., but last year's Christmas Eve hours were extended from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
- Costco: These stores will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- CVS: Most stores open regular hours but pharmacy hours will vary.
- GameStop: Last year, most of the video-game stores stayed open until 6 p.m.
- JCPenney: Most JCPenney stores were open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. last year.
- Kmart: Many Kmart stores operate on regular schedules on Christmas Eve, and most locations welcome customers from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
- Kohl's: Kohl's has been known to have holiday shopping marathons where stores stay open 24/7 leading up to Christmas, until they finally close their doors around 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve.
- Macy's: Most Macy's locations open early on Christmas Eve and close around 6 p.m., according to previous years' hours.
- Old Navy: While Old Navy will have some holiday hours, the specifics depend on the location. Stores were typically open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Christmas Eve last year.
- Target: Last year, all Target stores opened at 7 a.m. and closed at either 10 p.m. or 11 p.m., depending on the location. For the 2018 holiday season, customers in 46 states can also get same-day delivery with Shipt, and nearly 1,000 stores will feature drive-up service with orders ready within an hour.
- Walmart: Many Walmart stores are normally open 24/7, but certain locations might close early on Christmas Eve and remain closed on Christmas.
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