We're reader-supported and only partner with brands we trust. When you buy through links on our site we may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Learn More. Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date and time indicated and are subject to change.

The holiday shopping season doesn’t end on Christmas Eve, people. Christmas clearance sales on holiday decor offer some of the biggest discounts of the entire year. And the deals get better and better until everything’s gone.

When do Christmas clearance sales start? How do you find good Christmas decor clearance or Christmas tree clearance sales? We’ve got your favorite stores’ schedules for after-Christmas clearance.

If you’re interested in all our clearance secrets, download the free KCL app and check out these articles:


Walmart Christmas Clearance

A blue and white gift wrap set in store with a 50% clearance sign nearby

When does Walmart Christmas clearance begin?

In 2021, Walmart Christmas clearance started online at 25% on Dec. 10. The biggest savings start the day after Christmas in stores and online.

A graphic showing Walmart clearance schedule

The best Walmart Christmas clearance in store and online begins at 50% off on Dec. 26, and will climb to 75% off between Dec. 31 and Jan. 10. Eventually, by about January 11th, Christmas clearance will hit 90% off.

Although Walmart will let online shoppers buy holiday/seasonal clearance, they’ll have to get those items shipped; Walmart wasn’t offering pickup for online clearance orders in 2020 and we expect the same this year. In the past we’ve seen 75% savings a week after Christmas online.

Find Walmart Christmas tree clearance, decorations, toys, books, and holiday gift sets.

Last year Walmart Christmas clearance included $11 6-ft. Christmas trees (reg. $22), and a variety of popular toys like an L.O.L. Surprise! OMG House for just $30 (reg. $189) the day after Christmas. In the following weeks, even more items were discounted like grilling and hot cocoa sets that could easily be used as gifts throughout the year.

Don’t just shop in the Walmart Christmas clearance section, though. Find great deals throughout the store, where potential giftable items are located. For example, books. Walmart will increase their inventory for holiday shoppers, and will later offload the excess as clearance merchandise.

Walmart deals on Krazy Coupon Lady


Target Christmas Clearance


When does Target Christmas clearance begin?

Dec. 26, in store, and select clearance prices available on Target.com the same day.

A graphic showing Target's clearance schedule

Target clearance discounts will jump from 30 to 50 to 70% (depending on the category), eventually getting to 90% off. But by the time that happens, most of the popular items will have been cleared out. The pace of the markdown jumps will vary by store based on inventory. Food items and candy will only ever reach 70% off, and start at 30% off on Dec. 26.

Find Target Christmas decor clearance, toys, party supplies, wrapping paper, and a variety of holiday gift sets.

The day after Christmas is the time to start scoring skincare gift sets from brands like Burt’s Bees, Lip Smacker, Native and more for up to 50% off. Bust open those sets and use individual products in gift baskets (or on yourself) for months after the holiday. Smart shoppers should also stock up on gift wrap and decor for next year.

By the second week of January, Christmas clearance items will look a little sad and sparse, but prepare yourself for Target’s semi-annual toy clearance around Jan. 13.

Target deals on Krazy Coupon Lady


Hobby Lobby Christmas Clearance

hobby lobby after christmas clearance in store for 66% off

When does Hobby Lobby Christmas clearance begin?

Two weeks before Christmas, in store and online.

A graphic showing the Hobby Lobby Christmas clearance schedule

Hobby Lobby is one of the first stores to mark down Christmas decor each year, historically clearancing holiday items the Monday of the week before Christmas. Expect 66% off decor and 50% off party items & holiday kitchenware. On Dec. 26, everything holiday will be 66% off, and one week later, the discount will increase to 80% off, according to our local Hobby Lobby. Expect 90% off clearance prices within the first week of January if inventory’s still around.

Find Hobby Lobby sales on ornaments, stockings, accessories, and Christmas lights clearance.

If you wait it out, you can score Christmas ornaments for under $0.50 each and even holiday accessories like slippers for $2 during Hobby Lobby’s 90% off clearance sale in January. But of course, inventory will be very limited. Don’t forget to check clearance prices online as well, but you’ll have to pay shipping. Purchases up to $15 will cost you a $6.95 shipping fee and it only goes up from there, depending on your order.

Hack Hobby Lobby with these sale hacks and markdown schedule.

Hobby Lobby sale hacks from Krazy Coupon Lady.



Michaels Christmas Clearance

A Michaels grab bag box with holiday clearance contents on a table

When does Michaels Christmas clearance begin?

The day after Christmas in store and at Michaels.com.

A graphic showing the Michaels holiday clearance schedule

Michaels Christmas clearance happens directly after Christmas with discounts starting at 60%, depending on location. Just a few days later, expect more price drops until inventory starts to clear out. By mid-late January, the real deals start going down when Michaels begins offering their $5 grab bags, which are filled with seasonal items — all around 90% off.

Find clearance Michaels grab bags filled with holiday floral items, ribbons, cards, ornaments, and seasonal baking products.

Sometimes 90% Michaels clearance comes in boxes, but either way these major sale items are known as Michaels grab bags. Head to the store as soon as your location offers them because they’re filled with holiday clearance treasures that can be worth hundreds. No, really.

If you’re lucky, your store may continue Christmas clearance through January and even February. Last year, we found $4 grab bags with over $200 worth of holiday goodies.

Michaels deals on Krazy Coupon Lady


Home Depot Christmas Clearance

A woman shopping for after Christmas clearance at The Home Depot.

When does Home Depot Christmas clearance begin?

A few days before Christmas, in store and online at HomeDepot.com.

A graphic showing Home Depot's Christmas clearance schedule

Home Depot Christmas clearance starts a few days before the holiday at 50% off, with inventory often running low by the day after Christmas. Whatever’s left on Dec. 26 will be 50% off, and just before the new year, expect 75% off clearance on whatever’s left. By the time 90% clearance rolls around in mid-January, the pickings will be slim. Shop early for the best selection.

Find Home Depot sales on artificial pre-lit Christmas trees, lights, holiday decorations, and Christmas inflatables clearance.

$99 Animated Christmas inflatables clearance prices dropped to just $25 during Home Depot’s holiday clearance sales last year. And artificial pre-lit Christmas tree clearance was also heavily discounted (down to $32 from $129) among other holiday decor items.

Home Depot deals on Krazy Coupon Lady


Lowe’s Christmas Clearance

3 pack of window candles on sale in store at Lowe's christmas clearance

When does Lowe’s Christmas clearance begin?

In 2021, Lowe’s Christmas clearance started at 25% off around Dec. 9. For the best discounts, look for sales one week before Christmas, in store and online at Lowes.com.

Lowe’s starts their best Christmas clearance a week before the holiday with up to 50% off holiday decor, ornaments, and lights, along with Christmas tree clearance at 25% off. Bigger markdowns happen right after Christmas with items discounted by 75%. Don’t wait much longer to shop, though. Lowe’s 90% clearance will happen in early-mid January, but the selection will be slim.

Find Lowe’s outdoor Christmas decoration clearance deals on Christmas lights, decor, inflatables, and storage totes.

After-Christmas clearance is a great time to stock up on storage totes, specifically those red and green ones that go on mega sale at Lowe’s after the holiday. Expect to save at least 50% on them starting Dec. 26, but don’t wait too long to shop. Inventory may be non-existent by January.

Lowe’s deals on Krazy Coupon Lady


Kohl’s Christmas Clearance

Santa embroidered throw pillow on shelf at Kohl's store

When does Kohl’s Christmas clearance begin?

Two weeks before Christmas at Kohls.com and Dec. 26 in store.

A graphic showing Kohl's holiday clearance schedule

Kohl’s Christmas clearance comes in waves and begins on Dec. 26, the day employees come back to work after the holiday. Christmas clearance markdowns begin at 50-80% and usually sell out before getting an additional price drop. If you’re in a hurry to get the deals, Kohls.com discounts seasonal items sooner, with items at up to 80% off before Christmas. 80% Kohl’s clearance will rarely be seen before mid-January in stores.

Find Kohl’s Christmas decor clearance, apparel, beauty items, and holiday storage.

It can take a few days for every item to receive a markdown. If you find a Santa pillow on Dec. 26 that isn’t marked down, ask an associate to see if they can check it for a qualifying discount.

Keep in mind, you can also stack Kohl’s coupons and promo codes on top of clearance prices. For example, last year I used a 15% off Kohl’s coupon code on a clearance Christmas tree storage bag on sale for $15 (reg. $30). With the coupon, it was just $10 with free in-store pickup!

Kohl’s deals on Krazy Coupon Lady



Macy’s Christmas Clearance

Macys clinique gift set

When does Macy’s Christmas clearance begin?

Dec. 26, in store and online at Macys.com.

A graphic showing Macy's Christmas clearance schedule

Macy’s Christmas clearance discounts vary by department, but you can expect to see Christmas decor and ornaments 80% off starting Dec. 26, while supplies last, as well as a special online coupon code that takes an additional 15-20% off clearance prices. Even beauty items go on clearance for at least 50% off the day after Christmas. 80% is likely the highest discount you’ll see during Macy’s after-Christmas clearance sale.

Find Macy’s clearance prices on beauty items, holiday decor, Christmas trees, cookware, and apparel.

Year after year I see holiday beauty gift sets go on Macy’s Christmas clearance for around 50% off — even for the good stuff like Philosophy, Clinique, and Urban Decay. Macy’s also marks down their Christmas decorations as soon as Dec. 26 rolls around, and you can find pre-lit Christmas tree clearance for as low as $20 (reg. $100).


JCPenney Christmas Clearance

artificial tree and christmas decor clearance at JCPenney store

When does JCPenney Christmas clearance begin?

One week before Christmas, in store and at JCPenney.com.

A graphic showing JCPenney Christmas clearance schedule

JCPenney discounts their seasonal items 50-60% during the week leading up to Christmas. In 2020, clearance started on Green Monday, which is always the second Monday in December. On Dec. 26, that discount jumps to 80% off — even more when you use a coupon code on top of the Christmas clearance sale price.

Find JCPenney clearance on holiday decor, bedding, baby clothes, toys, and apparel.

I’m talking about baby clothing sets for around $4 (reg. $19), and even holiday bedding clearance quilt sets for just $42 (reg. $140) the day after Christmas.

At JCP.com look for special offers and coupon codes that make their JCPenney’s sizable collection of Christmas clearance even cheaper. Last year, they offered a coupon for an extra 30% off purchases over $75.


Bath & Body Works Christmas Clearance

woman looking at holiday stuff at bath and body works

When does Bath & Body Works Christmas clearance begin?

Dec. 26, in store and online at BathandBodyWorks.com

A graphic showing Bath & Body Works Christmas clearance schedule

There’s not an official Bath & Body Works Christmas clearance sale — it’s actually known as their Semi-Annual Sale, which always starts the day after Christmas and lasts three weeks into January. All seasonal scents will be included in the sale along with others. Don’t expect additional price drops; 75% is the ceiling. Shop early for the best selection.

Find Bath & Body Works clearance on body care, 3-wick candles, hand soap, Wallflowers, Aromatherapy, and men’s care products.

Even though candles will be on clearance, prices are actually better during Bath & Body Works Candle Day Sale. Everything else will be a great price, especially if you shop in store vs. online. Online sale prices aren’t as good as in store during the Semi-Annual Sale, plus you’ll have to pay for shipping.

Bath & Body Works deals on Krazy Coupon Lady


Walgreens Christmas Clearance

walgreens christmas clearance

When does Walgreens Christmas clearance begin?

Starts Dec. 26, in store only.

A graphic showing Walgreens Christmas clearance schedule

Find Walgreens Christmas lights clearance, ornaments, candy, toys, gift wrap, and holiday decor.

Walgreens Christmas clearance officially begins on Dec. 26, but can take a few days for all items to be properly marked. For the last two years, in addition to 50% off or more, holiday items were also on sale, Buy 4 Get 1 free. By mid-January, Christmas clearance will be in the 75-90% off range.

Holiday candies and gift wrap are just a couple things you can find for $0.50 or less at Walgreens the day after Christmas. And never underestimate drugstores for giftable items, because I’ve seen Marvel, Melissa & Doug, and Trolls toys all for $5 or less at my local Walgreens during their holiday clearance sales.

Walgreens deals on Krazy Coupon Lady



CVS Christmas Clearance

cvs christmas clearance

When does CVS Christmas clearance begin?

Starts Dec. 26, in store only.

A graphic showing the CVS Christmas clearance schedule

Find CVS clearance on holiday cards, gift wrap, Christmas decor, Christmas lights, and socks.
Half-off seasonal items is the norm on Dec. 26, and by mid-January, CVS increases the discount on Christmas cards, ornaments, and other holiday products to 90% off.

CVS is a stellar place to shop after the holiday, especially for $5 and under deals. You’ll find loads of quality chocolate, boxed cards for next year, and even Christmas decorations you can add to your collection.

CVS deals on Krazy Coupon Lady


Rite Aid Christmas Clearance


When does Rite Aid Christmas clearance begin?

Starts Dec. 26, in store only.

A graphic showing Rite Aid Christmas clearance schedule

Find Rite Aid clearance on candles, plush toys, ornaments, holiday socks, and Christmas decorations.
Rite Aid has one of the deepest discounts we see right out of the gate; it pretty much stays at 75% until items are out of stock. If supplies last by the new year, you may see Rite Aid 90% clearance deals at your store.

Toys and stuffed animals are massively discounted right after the holiday. I’m talking about $20 and $30 toys like Barbie, dollhouses, and craft kits on clearance for around $5. The time to stock your kids’ gift closet is now using these Rite Aid clearance sales.

Rite Aid deals on Krazy Coupon Lady


What stores do you shop for after-holiday clearance? Please share in the comments below!


UP NEXT: The Best Freebie Deals Available Now

close up of full cart in clearance aisle


Your Ultimate Guide to Christmas Clearance Schedules by Store