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Christmas Day and Christmas Eve hours for grocery & drug stores 2018

Posted December 23, 2018 1:10 a.m. EST
Updated December 26, 2018 9:16 a.m. EST

Christmas hours on grocery store ads 2018

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.

Store hours vary even within the same chain. Your best bet is to call ahead or check their website to verify that your closest store is open.

Stores Open Christmas Day

The following drug stores are open on Christmas Day, Tuesday, December 25, 2018.

CVS: Most CVS stores are open on Christmas Day but the hours will vary by store. Check with your specific store for their hours. Select CVS pharmacies will be open on Christmas Day and pharmacy hours will vary.

Rite Aid: On Christmas Day, many Rite Aid stores are open. Check with your specific store for their hours. Select Rite Aid pharmacies will also be open on Christmas Day.

Walgreens: Select Walgreens stores are open until midnight on Christmas Eve. Most Walgreens stores are open regular hours on Christmas Day. Check the Walgreens website for the specific hours of your location. Check your local store for pharmacy hours.

Grocery Store and Big Box Store Hours for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

The following grocery and other retailers are closed on Christmas Day. Following are their holiday hours for Christmas Eve, Monday, December 24, 2018.

Keep in mind that these are the publicized corporate hours. Hours for individual stores may vary. You can verify the hours for your specific location on the websites for most stores.

Aldi is closing at 4 pm on Christmas Eve and will be closed Christmas Day.

Carlie C’s is closing at 6 pm on Christmas Eve and will be closed on Christmas Day. Pharmacies are open until 4 pm on Christmas Eve and will be closed on Christmas Day.

Dollar General is closing at 10 pm on Christmas Eve (most stores, not all). They will be closed on Christmas Day.

Earth Fare is closing at 7 pm on Christmas Eve and they are closed Christmas Day.

Food Lion is closing at 7 pm on Christmas Eve and will be closed Christmas Day.

Harris Teeter is closing at 7 pm on Christmas Eve and will be closed on Christmas Day. Stores will re-open on December 26 at 8 am.

Kmart is closing at 10 pm on Christmas Eve (most stores) and will be closed on Christmas Day.

Lidl is closing at 9 pm on Christmas Eve and will be closed on Christmas Day.

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

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

Sprouts is closing at 7 pm on Christmas Eve and will be closed on Christmas Day.

Target is closing at 10 pm on Christmas Eve (most stores) and will be closed on Christmas Day.

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

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

Walmart is closing early on Christmas Eve. Hours vary so check with your specific store for their closing time on 12/24. Walmart stores will be closed Christmas Day.

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

Convenience Stores in Gas Stations

Many gas station convenience stores will be open on Christmas Day, including most Sheetz locations. In a pinch, you can always grab, snacks, milk, sandwiches, sweets, travel size toiletries, OTC medicines, etc if needed.