11 Stores Open on Christmas for Very Last-Minute Shoppers

Maressa Brown | Dec 22, 2014 Home & Garden

family shopping on ChristmasLast-minute shoppers, rejoice! Retailers want to give you as much time as they possibly can for you to score the perfect gift for your loved ones this holiday season. Hence why many of them are open on Christmas Eve and even a few on Christmas Day.

We wrangled up a list of 11 popular stores open later than usual on Wednesday -- and even some open on Thursday! -- so you can get your shopping done. (You procrastinator you!)

Which of these stores might you be hitting up this year?


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  • Macy's


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    Macy's isn't just running one amazing sale after the next this year. They'realso promising to be open for 24 hours Tuesday, December 23, and on Wednesday, Christmas Eve, from midnight until 6 p.m. Stores are closed on Christmas Day, but will reopen at 7:00 a.m. on Friday, December 26.

  • Target


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    The beloved big box store will be open from 7:00 a.m. to midnight on Christmas Eve, but closed on Christmas Day.

  • Toys "R" Us


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    If you're desperately seeking the ultimate gift for your little one at the very last minute, you can breathe a sigh of relief: Toys "R" Us will be open at 6 a.m. on Tuesday, December 23 and stay open right up to 9 p.m. on Christmas Eve.

  • Amazon


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    Okay, it's not a retail brick and mortar store per se, but Amazon.com has a pretty snazzy deal for those of us who really drag our feet on gift-buying! The site is offering same-day shipping on orders placed before 10:00 a.m. on Christmas Eve, if you live in one of 12 major metropolitan areas. 

  • Walgreens


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    Whether you need to buy a greeting card or a gift on your way to Christmas Day brunch, you can hit up Walgreens. 1,600 24-hour locations will be open around the clock, while nearly all stores will be open during regular hours on Christmas Eve, including pharmacies, which will be open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. On Christmas Day, non-24-hour stores will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • Walmart


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    Lots of Walmarts are open 24 hours a day, but on Christmas Eve, all of the chain's stores will be open until 6 p.m. They'll reopen at 6 a.m. on Friday, December 26.

  • JCPenney


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    In an effort to help you get your shopping done STAT, JCPenney department stores will be open from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. on both Tuesday, December 23 and Christmas Eve.

  • Dollar General


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    Most Dollar General stores will be open until 8 p.m. on Christmas Eve, but closed on Christmas Day.
  • Kohl's


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    You'll be able to scoop up deals at Kohl's any time you want on Tuesday, December 23, as stores will be open 24 hours! Christmas Eve, they'll close up shop at 6 p.m. -- and reopen at 6 a.m. on Friday, December 26, staying open for 24 hours on the weekend. Wow!

  • Best Buy


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    All of your electronic gifting needs can be fulfilled from 7 a.m. to midnight on Tuesday, December 23, and then on Christmas Eve from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • CVS


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    If CVS is your drugstore of choice, you're in luck: Most are open until 10 p.m. on Christmas Eve, and most will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Christmas Day, although you'll do well to check your local store for their specific hours.

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