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65+ Stores Open on Christmas Day 2023 for Last-Minute Shopping

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Looking for stores open on Christmas Day? We found some grocery stores, pharmacies, restaurants, and convenience stores that will be open for your last-minute holiday needs — or for Christmas dinner if need be. Sorry, you won’t see many favorites like Target, Walmart, and Kohl’s on this list, but you can always shop online on Christmas Day and place an order for pickup on the day after Christmas. Be sure to check back here, as we’ll continue to update this list as we get closer to Christmas.

Note: Most of the stores on this list will have limited holiday hours or their hours may vary, so be sure to call ahead before you head out.

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Open on Christmas Day 2023:

Grocery Stores

Albertsons storefront with some people walking into the entrance.

If you find yourself needing some fixings for your holiday meal, you may find your local grocery open, most likely with limited hours. A handful of major grocery stores will be open on Christmas Day. However, hours will vary, so call ahead before heading out. If you find your store shuttered, try a convenience store. We have plenty of those already on this list.

  • Albertsons will be open with limited hours
  • Bravo Supermarkets (select locations)
  • Giant Food (select stores) will be open Christmas Day from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Foodtown will close a few hours early local time
  • Morton Williams will be open until 7 p.m. (some locations are open until midnight)
    Pavilions will be open from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Randalls will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Safeway select stores will be open 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Tom Thumb (Florida) will be open 24 hours
  • Vons (select stores) will be open 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Restaurants Open on Christmas Day

A Dunkin storefront during the day time in Florida.

Would you rather go out to eat on Christmas Day? You shouldn’t have too much trouble finding a few restaurants open near you, but calling ahead or doing a quick search via or can show which are open — and whether they have limited hours or require reservations.

Related: Check out our restaurants open on Thanksgiving.



Pharmacies Open on Christmas Day

CVS pharmacy store front

Although the three biggest national chain pharmacies will be open on Christmas Day, they’ll likely have reduced hours. Check with your local store to make sure.


Convenience Stores Open on Christmas Day

A 7-eleven storefront with cars parked in front.

If you need any last-minute snacks, drinks, or other essentials, 24/7 convenience store locations will remain open 24 hours on Christmas Day. Other locations will be open on Christmas Day with limited hours. Call ahead for local times.



Other Fun Places Open on Christmas Day

An AMC movie theater entrance with people walking by on the sidewalk.

We’ve all been there, done that. You finish eating and then sit around wondering what you’ll do for the rest of the day when most retail stores like Target and Walmart are closed. We found quite a few bowling alleys and movie theaters that open on Christmas Day. These national and local activities will most likely have limited hours and, in the case of theaters, limited showings.

Bowling Alleys

Movie Theaters

Skating Rinks

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