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Here's Which Grocery Stores Are Open on Christmas Day in 2023

Don't worry, some stores will be open!

The holiday countdown is over! With Christmas finally here, it's time to finish off all your last-minute to-dos for the big day. You've probably got your gift list checked off and the Christmas feast menu least, we hope you do. But even the most prepared holiday hosts can forget something crucial as the festivities approach. That begs the question: which grocery stores are open on Christmas Day?

What if you're baking cookies only to realize you're out of sugar on Christmas Eve? Or you wake up on the 25th missing a key ingredient for dinner? With many major stores like Walmart closed for the holiday, you'll want a backup plan for any last-minute needs. You never know what's going to come up, after all. You'd be lucky to be able to snag everything you need from your favorite grocery store,

Thankfully, some grocery stores will keep their doors open on December 25th. While chains like Trader Joe's are set to go dark, select locations of stores like Safeway, Albertsons, and Kroger may stay open with reduced hours.  Pharmacies like CVS and Walgreens are also there to save your holiday in a pinch, too. But as usual, you're going to have to call over and see who's going to serve customers on that day.

Do your homework now on which neighborhood stores will be open Christmas Day before crunch time hits. And if all else fails, you can pick up pre-made treats and meals from coffee shops and restaurants open on Christmas, like Starbucks and IHOP.

Read on to see learn the details of grocery stores open on Christmas Day 2023.

All Grocery Stores Open on Christmas Day 2023

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  • Albertsons: Open from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Contact your local store.
  • Cumberland Farms: Most locations have been open from 7 a.m. to midnight in the past, though you'll want to contact your local store.
  • Fairway Market: Most locations will be open with reduced hours. Some may close earlier, and a few locations will be closed entirely. Contact your local store.
  • Giant Food: Some locations will open at 8 a.m. and close at 5 p.m. Contact your local store.
  • IGA: Most stores will be open, but some will close early. Contact your local store.
  • Safeway: Most stores will be open, but some will close early. Contact your local store.
  • Vons: Most will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Contact your local store.

Yes, that seems like an extremely short list, but don't panic. You still have some options available to you. You just might have to get a little creative. If you really need something in an emergency, stores such as CVS and Walgreens will be operating on schedules not unlike their regular ones, and several restaurants will be open to grab something to eat. As for getting supplies, however, most groceries will be closed on Christmas Day or operating on severely reduced hours.

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