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Is Safeway Open on Christmas? What You Need to Know

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‘Tis the season to ask about stores and their holiday hours — because if you need some last-minute groceries for your holiday feast and it’s Christmas Day, what can you do? Is your neighborhood Safeway going to be open on Christmas?

Of course, if you’re not crazy about making Christmas dinner to begin with, you can preorder a ready-made Christmas dinner from Safeway. Or you could skip the grocery store altogether by going out to eat at a restaurant on Christmas or grabbing some fast food on Christmas.

However, if you insist on making a quick (more like very long) run to the store on the year’s biggest holiday, be warned. Many stores close for Christmas, including major retailers like Walmart and Target. Despite that, knowing the stores that are open on Christmas can get you back to celebrating the holiday faster.

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Is Safeway Open on Christmas?

A paper Safeway bag next to the checkout scanner at Safeway.
Yes, all 909 Safeway grocery store locations are open on Christmas Day, Dec. 25. But if you’re shopping on the big holiday, there’s some extra helpful info you should know.

Safeway Christmas Hours

Safeway store hours on Christmas vary and may be limited. You’ll want to check with your local store for specific holiday hours.

Holiday Deals at Safeway

Did you know Safeway carries plenty of non-food items that can make great last-minute gifts? Here are a few 25% off holiday deals Safeway offered in 2021:

  • Holiday wraps, bow bags, decor, trim, card holders, and gift bottle bags
  • Holiday outdoor inflatable decor
  • Mandalorian games and gifts

A few other sales we found last year:

  • Debi Lily Design Large Reindeer $19.99
  • Engel 3-Station SS Buffet or Magic Bullet Mixer Set, 50% off

Is Safeway Pharmacy Open on Christmas?

While Safeway grocery stores are open on Christmas, Safeway pharmacies close for the holiday. If you need something from the pharmacy, see if your local Walgreens or CVS has Christmas hours.

Related: Is CVS open on Christmas? We’ve got the details.



Safeway DriveUp & Go – Grocery Pickup and Safeway Delivery Hours on Christmas

Christmas hours for Safeway DriveUp & Go Grocery Pickup and Safeway Delivery are from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

What are Safeway Christmas Eve Hours?

Although Safeway is open on Christmas, you may want to do your last-minute shopping on Christmas Eve. But store hours may vary with early closing times, so contact your local Safeway to verify their specific timetable.


When does Safeway holiday clearance begin?

A person holding a packages of Sweetart candy canes.

Starting Dec. 26, the day after Christmas, look for seasonal markdowns of 50% off or more on holiday items like candy and decorations. Safeway isn’t the only store with after-Christmas sales — check out our ultimate guide to the Christmas clearance sales schedules by stores.


Is Safeway open on New Year’s?

Yes, Safeway stores are open on New Year’s Day and New Year’s Eve. However, hours may vary. Last year Safeway had a 3-day sale on mangos, avocados, lobster tail, salmon, crackers, pizza, and wine — so keep an eye out for something similar in 2022.



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