Christmas is coming; the goose is getting fat…..
And if you want anything other than coffee or q-tips on Christmas you’re basically out of luck.
If you’re like thousands of other people across the country who wait until the last minute to go Christmas shopping or always seem to forget some special ingredient, you need to know that a lot of stores will have limited hours on Christmas Eve, and will be closed altogether on Christmas day.
As with years past, big name stores such as Best Buy, Target and WalMart will be closed.
Starbucks, however, will be open. So will Walgreens (because the most often forgotten items on Christmas can be found at a coffee house or drug store?).
With the overall economy greatly struggling many companies are willing to do whatever it takes to make a few extra dollars. If you are the only coffee shop open on Christmas Day 2010 then there is a very good chance that you will do quite a bit of business. [source]
I suppose there could be some random person who couldn’t care less about Christmas and just wants a hot mocha or family size shampoo. And by ‘I suppose’ I mean of course I know there are thousands of people in America who don’t care about Christmas.
Obviously store hours are different from city to city, so you’ll have to double check with your store before you head out anywhere.
Shopping hours vary widely based on management considerations and customer needs. Key variables are the size of the metropolitan area, the type of store, and the size of the store. In major metropolitan areas like New York and Los Angeles, many drugstores and supermarkets are routinely open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, while department stores, shopping centers and most other large retailers are typically open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m Monday to Saturday, and often with shorter hours on Sunday… [source]