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You’ve trimmed the Christmas tree, wrapped gifts, and mailed the holiday cards on time. Yet somehow you forgot stocking stuffers and mom’s favorite dinner rolls. For those last-minute must-haves, you need to know, “Is Walmart open on Christmas Day?” And if not, what about other stores open Christmas Day?

We rely on retailers like Walmart for the necessities, and it feels like the store is always open. To help prevent any holiday panic (and a fruitless drive to your local Walmart), we have the scoop on Walmart’s 2022 holiday hours.

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Is Walmart open on Christmas?

Empty Walmart parking lot.

CVS, Walgreens, and many convenience stores remain open on Christmas for all the procrastinators out there in need of holiday essentials. Walmart, however, is not one of them. Walmart stores, Walmart Supercenters, and Walmart Marketplaces will be closed all day on Christmas. Their team members deserve time to enjoy the holiday with their loved ones, too.

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Walmart Hours: Day After Christmas

A rack of ugly Christmas sweaters at a Walmart store.

If you still feel the need to shop, the day after Christmas begins seasonal clearance sales. Walmart year-end closeout deals are ones you don’t want to miss.

The day after Christmas, Walmart will return to normal operating hours from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. While after-Christmas clearance sales rule the last and first few weeks of the year, it’s also your chance to return any Christmas gifts you aren’t crazy about. Luckily, Walmart has an extended return window for holiday purchases all the way to Jan. 23, 2023.

If you dread return lines (we sure do), Walmart offers a handful of return options, like free curbside returns for all Walmart customers and free home pickup for Walmart+ members.


Walmart Hours: New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day

Wondering if Walmart is open on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day? Yes to both. The retailer will be open regular hours for both. Departments and services like Walmart Pharmacies, Vision Centers, and Walmart Health Clinics will also be open but with limited hours. Since hours may vary by location, we always recommend you call your local Walmart to verify their holiday hours.

As we ring in the new year, you’ll find other retailers like Target, Kohl’s, and Best Buy also open on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day for any of your celebratory needs. Just keep in mind their store hours may be limited.

Is Walmart Open on Christmas? What to Know Before Heading Out