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Christmas hours for grocery and drug stores

Posted December 25, 2016

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Just in case you have to make a last minute trip to the grocery or drug store on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, here are the hours for our local stores.

Most stores are closed Christmas Day, other than drug stores, so make sure you plan ahead.

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Stores Open Christmas Day

CVS: Most CVS stores are open on Christmas Day but the hours will vary by store. Check with your specific store for their hours. For instance, the CVS on Hwy. 42 in Garner is open until 8 pm. Select CVS pharmacies will be open on Christmas Day and pharmacy hours will vary.

Christmas Eve: Select CVS stores are open until midnight through 12/23. Many CVS stores will be open until 10 p.m. on Christmas Eve.

Rite Aid: On Christmas Day, many Rite Aid stores are open. Check with your specific store for their hours. The Rite Aid in Garner is open until 5 pm, for instance. Select Rite Aid pharmacies will also be open on Christmas Day.

Christmas Eve: many stores are open 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Walgreens: Most Walgreens stores are open 8 am - 10 pm on Christmas Day. Contact your store for the specific hours of your location. Check your local store for pharmacy hours.

Christmas Eve: Many Walgreens stores will be open until midnight through December 24.

Grocery and Big Box Stores Christmas Eve Hours:

The following grocery and other retailers are closed on Christmas Day.

Aldi will be open from 9 am – 4 pm on Christmas Eve and closed Christmas Day.

Carlie C’s stores are closing at 6 pm on Christmas Eve, 12/24 and will be closed on Christmas Day. The pharmacy will be open until 4 pm on Christmas Eve and closed on Christmas Day.

Dollar General stores are open until 8 p.m. on Christmas Eve (most stores, not all). They will be closed on Christmas Day.

Food Lion is closing at 7 pm on Christmas Eve and they are closed Christmas Day.

Harris Teeter will be open until 7:00 pm on Christmas Eve. They will be closed on Christmas Day. Stores will re-open on December 26 at 8 am.

Kmart stores are open until 10 p.m. on Christmas Eve. They will be closed on Christmas Day.

Kroger stores are closing at 6 pm on Christmas Eve, 12/24 and will be closed on Christmas Day. All stores reopen at 7 am on Monday, December 26, 2016.

Lowes Foods is closing at 6 pm on Christmas Eve, 12/24 and will be closed on Christmas Day.

Publix will close on Christmas Eve at 7 pm and will be closed on Christmas Day.

Target stores will be open until 10 p.m. on Christmas Eve (most stores). Target will be closed on Christmas Day.

The Fresh Market is closing at 6 pm on Christmas Eve, 12/24 and will be closed on Christmas Day.

Trader Joe’s will close at 6 pm on Christmas Eve and will be closed on Christmas Day.

Walmart stores will be open on Christmas Eve until 6 p.m. (most stores). Check with your specific store for their closing time on 12/24. Walmart stores will be closed Christmas Day.

Whole Foods Market is open until 6 pm on Christmas Eve and they will be closed on Christmas Day.

This post was originally published 12/22/16.

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  • hollyh515 Dec 25, 5:55 p.m.

    Thank you for all you do Faye. We all appreciate your hard work. Hope you have had a great day! June, be nice, okay?

  • raesmom1612 Dec 25, 1:09 p.m.

    June-Faye does this to be helpful, at the end of the day we are all adults and if you need to see if a store is open there is such thing as GOOGLE and a phone which I'm sure you know how to use.......instead of being a Grinch how about keep your comments to yourself and look up what YOU need. Merry Christmas Faye and thanks for ALL you do :)

  • junegmcnamara Dec 25, 1:07 p.m.

    All we saw was it was posted this morning early when we actually went looking for it....AND the locations of the open stores.
    We found it on The N and O . Thank you for updating. I am sure a lot of people needed it.

    I know it us hard on those who have to work on Christmas

  • junegmcnamara Dec 25, 1:03 p.m.

    View quoted thread


  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Dec 25, 12:11 p.m.

    junegmcnamara - Thank you for your comment. I did actually just update the post again to put the stores that are open today at the top of the list. Apparently you missed the date on the post. It was originally published on 12/22 to give folks plenty of time to see what was open. Those folks who were shopping yesterday did in fact care what was open then and how late they were open. I hope you have a wonderful and peaceful rest of the day.

    My thanks to the rest of you for attempting to help June understand when the post was originally made. Wishing you all lots of Christmas cheer today. :-)

  • sundown6074 Dec 25, 10:41 a.m.

    JUNEGMCNAMARA must have gotten coal in her stockin

  • tagurney Dec 25, 8:59 a.m.

    This was posted yesterday at 11 A.M. !!

  • straitlover1965 Dec 25, 8:49 a.m.

    JuneGMcNamera, this was originally posted yesterday (12/24), look under the title. It was updated today.

  • piknowles2 Dec 25, 8:48 a.m.

    JUNEGMCNAMARA-Try a little Christmas cheer, please.

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Dec 23, 2:45 p.m.

    ctya - you are welcome!

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