For better or worse, shopping and Christmas go hand-in-hand. While we all try to plan and get our shopping done early, there are always those last-minute additions you have to run out and buy – sometimes on Christmas Day.
In general, most stores close up early on Christmas Eve and stay closed until December 26. But there are a handful of exceptions. Luckily, there are a few stores open on Christmas Day in Houston if there’s something you need in a pinch.
From those last-minute presents, final touch-ups on the decorations, and forgotten ingredients, our list below has you covered to make Christmas as seamless as possible. Just remember that many stores have special COVID-19 protocols in place that customers must follow, so be sure to bring your mask and social distance.
Note: While we’ve done our best to confirm the information below, we suggest checking with these stores first before you head out as things are subject to change.
Retail Stores Open on Christmas Day
CVS: most locations open 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Dollar Tree: select stores will be open for limited hours; check with your local store for info
Family Dollar: hours vary by location, but many stores will be open with limited hours
Starbucks: most of the coffee chain’s locations will be open on Christmas Day.
Walgreens: most locations should be open Christmas Day, but many will have reduced hours so check with your neighborhood location before heading out
Grocery Stores Open on Christmas Day
Most of the major Houston grocery stores, like HEB and Kroger, are closed Christmas Day, but there are still a few select places open that might be helpful for those in a bind.
Circle K: most should be open normal hours
CVS: some stores open 8 am to 9 pm (pharmacy hours vary by location)
H-Mart: in previous years, the Blalock and Bellaire locations were both open, but 2020 hours haven’t been announced yet.
Randalls: expected to be open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Christmas Day.
Walgreens: all locations open normal hours
It’s also worth pointing out that many convenience stores are typically open on Christmas Day, which can be handy in a pinch when you need some basic items.
Stores Closed on Christmas Day
While some stores will be open on Christmas, we’ve confirmed the following will for sure be closed:
- Dollar General
- Home Depot
- Sam’s Club
- Trader Joe’s
- Whole Foods
We’ll keep updating this list as we learn of more stores open on Christmas Day in Houston. If you know of any others we forgot, let us know by commenting below.