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Supermarkets' opening hours on 2021 Christmas Eve and Day: Walmart, Costco, Target...

Christmas is looming large with most shops open on Christmas Eve, but only a few on Christmas itself.

An employee arranges bottles of sparkling wine at a supermarket in Moscow on December 15, 2021.
Kirill KudryavtsevAFP

It is mere days to Christmas, but there are still opportunities to pick up late gifts. While the course of the pandemic means the situation is much changed  compared to Christmas 2020, there are still risks of a surge in cases as a new variant has come to America's shores.

But that's by-the-by, and you aren't reading this article to learn more about covid-19; you are here to find where you can shop. So let us get on with it.

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Supermarket opening times Christmas Eve 2021

Despite the disruption this year, most stores are operating similar hours to last year to minimize the risk of crowds. In general, 6pm is the most common closing time on 24 December 2021.

However, there are some exceptions with Best Buy stores closing at 7pm. Target, Most stores will open at 7 am and close at 8 pm, the same as last year, and will reopen at 7 am on December 26, closing with their regular hours.

As for the other major supermarket chains:

Costco: Hours can vary and senior hours may apply, but many stores are open 9am to 5pm.

Walgreens: Most stores open until midnight and open regular hours Christmas Day; pharmacy hours vary.

Walmart: All stores close at 6pm and all locations will be closed Christmas Day.

World Market: 10am to 6pm.

Grocery stores opening on Christmas Day 2021

Christmas Day is a federal holiday meaning, like Thanksgiving, most businesses will be closed. However, there are a few grocery stores that  will be opening for reduced hours on Christmas Day, in case you are missing any vital ingredients for your holiday dinner. Bear in mind that the times may vary in different states so it is always worth checking before you head out.

Albertsons: Most Albertson's locations will be open from 8:00am to 4:00pm on Christmas Day.

Giant: Some Giant stores will remain open on Christmas Day, with hours of 8am to 5pm.

Safeway: Some Safeway's will be open on Christmas Day, contact your local store for more details


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