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34 Stores Closed on Easter Sunday 2023: Here's the Scoop

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Easter is here! It’s happening on Sunday, April 9, and this weekend, you’ll be dyeing eggs and dressing up for another family get-together. Wondering what stores will be closed on Easter Sunday 2023? We found dozens of retailers that will close their doors and give their employees the day off. Here’s the full list — and here’s a list of stores open Easter Sunday, too.

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Grocery Stores Closed on Easter Sunday

Front of an Aldi grocery store.

You shouldn’t have any trouble finding a larger chain grocery store like Albertsons open on Easter. Many of the larger grocery chains are open for regular hours on Easter Sunday. However, we found a few grocery stores closed on Easter. As always, hours may vary, so you’ll need to contact your nearby grocery to confirm specific holiday hours.

These grocery stores will be closed on Easter:


Restaurants Closed on Easter

Easter is one of the busiest days of the year for restaurants — outside of Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Valentine’s Day, and New Year’s Eve.

Most fast-food and dine-in restaurants will be open for Easter, including chains like Applebee’s, Chili’s, Denny’s, IHOP, Olive Garden, and Red Lobster. With that said, you may find your location closed or open for limited hours. Smaller family-owned restaurants may also be closed for Easter.

Contact your nearby restaurant for details on their holiday hours and whether you’ll need a reservation in advance.

Related: Stores Open Easter Sunday


Pharmacies Closed on Easter Sunday

While Walgreens, CVS, and Rite Aid will open for Easter, you may find grocery store pharmacies and smaller independently owned pharmacies shuttered on Easter Sunday.


Here are some pharmacies that are closed on Easter:

  • Good Neighbor Pharmacy
  • Health Mart Pharmacy
  • The Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy

Related: Want to save money? We did the digging on CVS vs. Walgreens.



Retail Stores Closed on Easter Sunday 2023

The exterior of a Target store

Courtesy of Target

If you are wanting to shop for something specific for Easter — like these Easter craft supplies or egg hunt goodies, you need to shop in advance of the holiday. Many major retailers will be closed, including:


Warehouse Stores Closed on Easter Sunday

A woman from behind, pushing a Costco shopping cart through a crowd of other shoppers also pushing carts.

Shop your nearby warehouse club before Easter because the following two wholesale clubs will be closed on the holiday:


Stores Open on Easter With Regular or Reduced Hours

A car full of items from BJ's wholesale club.

Unlike the above retailers that shutter for the Easter holiday, we found several stores open on Easter Sunday with regular or limited hours for in-store shopping:

Related: Get ready to save 90% on candy during Target Easter clearance sales.

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