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Which Stores Are Open on Christmas?

A 7-Eleven sign is against a blue sky.
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It’s Christmas Day, and you’re preparing dinner and realize you forgot something. Maybe something breaks, and you need a quick repair. What are your options?

There are stores open on Christmas Day, but they are few and far between.

Christmas is a major, national holiday, and as such, it’s one that many major corporations, as well as smaller businesses, give their employees as a day of rest. Major retailers like Walmart and Costco are close for the day, but you might still be able to get those last-minute or emergency goods somewhere.

Just as a backup —or if you don’t celebrate Christmas and need a few items—here are the stores open on Christmas Day:

  • 7-Eleven
  • Acme
  • Dollar Tree
  • BJ’s
  • Albertson’s
  • CVS
  • RaceTrac
  • Rite Aid
  • Giant Food Stores
  • Safeway
  • Vons
  • Circle K
  • Walgreens
  • Sheetz
  • Wawa

While you should check your local store’s hours as some franchises could close locally, if you need a few extra Christmas necessities, these are the store you can try. Need food? Check out the restaurants that will also be open.

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Shea Simmons is an Atlanta-based writer who has written about everything from whether Crisco is a good moisturizer to how to KonMari your space. Her work has appeared in Bustle, My First Apartment, and Make It Grateful. Read Full Bio »
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