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Hopefully you didn’t find this article in the midst of holiday desperation — you know, due to a burnt dinner, a missing ingredient, or some kind of seriously last-minute gift. But you’re here to find out if Kroger is open on Christmas Day.

Let’s cut to the chase — it’s not. But we’ve also got the full lineup of Kroger holiday hours on hand here, and if that’s not good enough for ya, you’ve got options; there are lots of grocery stores open on Christmas like Albertsons and Safeway. But then again, you might consider recipe substitutes or dropping by one of the fast-food places open on Christmas.

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Is Kroger Open on Christmas?

Actually, no — Kroger is one of the many stores closed on Christmas. While you can’t shop at Kroger on Christmas Day, you could find a CVS, Walgreens, or convenience store that’s open on Christmas for what you need. Kroger — the largest grocery store chain in the country — joins the nation’s largest retailer, Walmart, in being closed on Christmas.

Something to watch: Kroger is buying Albertsons — and at least for now, Albertsons is open on Christmas Day.

Related: If you tend to put off your holiday gift buying, check out our procrastinator’s guide to last-minute shopping.


Kroger Christmas Eve Hours

Kroger grocery store exterior

Generally speaking, Kroger hours on Christmas Eve are from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Since store hours may vary by location, you’ll need to contact your nearby Kroger for more details. If you do make it to Kroger on Christmas Eve and you’re looking for some deals on gifts while there, here are a few they had last year:

  • 40% off holiday toys
  • 40% off As Seen on TV Pixicade and Balloon Zoom
  • 40% off 10-piece Goodcook cookware set, sale price $39.99
  • 40% off Holiday Home ribbon and bow kits

Kroger also had a digital coupon you could clip for their Double Fuel Points promotion going on the week of Christmas. You could earn twice the fuel points on items from the floral, produce, meat and seafood, and deli and bakery departments.



What are Kroger Pharmacy hours on Christmas Eve?

Kroger Pharmacies will open at regular time (8 a.m. in most cases) and will close at 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve. Kroger Pharmacies will remain closed on Christmas Day.

Christmas Eve Hours for Kroger Gas Stations

You can fill up at a Kroger gas station on Christmas Eve. However, stations will close early, although hours may vary between locations. Like the main stores and pharmacies, Kroger gas stations will be closed on Christmas Day. Don’t worry about running out of gas on Christmas, though if you can’t make it to Kroger on Christmas Eve because we found plenty of gas stations open on Christmas Day.

Kroger Curbside Pickup or Delivery Hours on Christmas Eve

Hours for Kroger curbside pickup or delivery will vary on Christmas Eve, but expect cutoff times to be around two hours before closing (in most cases, 4 p.m.).

Kroger Sales and Deals on Dec. 26

Starting the day after Christmas, Dec. 26, you can find seasonal clearance items, such as holiday decor, gift sets, and small kitchen electrics at your nearby Kroger, with items marked up to 70% off. The good news is Kroger accepts paper and digital coupons for clearance items. Here are two after-Christmas clearance prices we found last year on kitchen appliances:

  • Presto Poplite Hot Air Popper, $14.99 (reg. $39.99), 63% savings
  • Elite Programmable Bread Maker, $51 (reg. $169.99), 70% savings


Kroger Hours New Year’s Eve

Kroger will be open on New Year’s Eve until 10 p.m. and will have normal hours on New Year’s Day, while Kroger Pharmacy will close at 6 p.m. New Year’s Eve and reopen at 8 a.m. on Jan. 2. On New Year’s Eve in 2021, Kroger offered $20 off their Now Delivery with partner Instacart, which delivers grocery orders in as little as 30 minutes.



Is Kroger Open on Christmas? The Answer May Surprise You