Here’s a List of Stores Open on Christmas Day 2020

If Santa finished your last carton of milk, have no fear—there will be stores open Christmas Day 2020.

In our imaginations, Christmas day always runs smoothly. But in real life—and especially in 2020—things don’t always go to plan. We neglect to buy cough drops, milk curdles in our coffee and we forget to buy the fresh sage for the roasted sage turkey. That’s when the pajamas come off, the yoga pants go on and we run out to the store for cold medicine, fresh coffee and a handful of herbs. Don’t forget these tips for shopping safely during the pandemic.

Fortunately, there are stores open Christmas Day! Here are the ones you’re most likely to visit—but be sure to check your location’s hours before heading out.

Grocery Stores

  • Albertsons: Most locations will be open on Christmas between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • Giant: Most locations will be open Christmas between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
  • Ralph’s: Last year, some locations were open on Christmas, so check your local store for hours.
  • Safeway: Like Ralph’s, some Safeway locations will be open on Christmas, so check your local store for hours.

Gas Stations and Convenience Stores

  • 7-Eleven: Most 7-Elevens continue their usual 24/7 schedule on Christmas Day.
  • Cumberland Farms: Not only are most Cumby’s stores open Christmas Day (between 7 a.m. and midnight), but the locations in the Northeast and Florida like to give away hot coffee and cocoa on Christmas.
  • Circle K: Most should be open 24/7 on Christmas, like every other day of the year.
  • Speedway: Most Speedway locations will stay open 24/7 as per usual.
  • Wawa: This is another 24/7 chain that doesn’t close for Christmas. Here’s why people are obsessed with Wawa.


  • CVS: Many CVS stores are open 24/7, but on Christmas, the hours are shorter. Most will be open between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m.
  • Walgreens: Most Walgreens locations are open on Christmas Day. Some will be open 24/7 as per usual, and those locations that aren’t generally open 24/7 will have limited hours (likely between 8 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.).
  • Duane Reade: The sister store to Walgreens, Duane Reade follows the same holiday hours.
  • Rite Aid: Most Rite Aid stores are open 24/7 and will remain open as per usual on Christmas Day.

Other Essentials

  • Starbucks: Go for a holiday latte or last-minute gifts like coffee mugs. Select Starbucks locations will be open on Christmas Day this year, but you’ll want to double-check your local cafe’s hours.
  • Family Dollar and Dollar Tree: Even on Christmas Day, most Family Dollar and Dollar Tree stores will have normal operating hours.

You should be able to find everything your family needs for a merry Christmas! If you’re still stuck—see what restaurants are open on Christmas Day.

Stores Closed on Christmas Day

The list of retailers closed on Christmas may seem longer than usual—but many major chains have been closing on December 25 for decades. Here’s a partial list of stores that will be closed on December 25, 2020:

  • Aldi
  • Costco
  • H-E-B stores
  • Home Depot
  • IKEA
  • Kohl’s
  • Kroger stores
  • Lowe’s
  • Publix
  • Sam’s Club
  • Target
  • Trader Joe’s
  • Walmart
  • Whole Foods

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Susan Bronson
Susan Bronson is a writer and editor based in Northern Wisconsin.