What Are Dollar General’s Christmas Hours This Year?

published Dec 23, 2023
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New Lisbon, Wisconsin USA - May 29th, 2023: Dollar General sign outside during a sunny day.
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Dollar General has had a busy few years, as this store known for discounted prices on household staples has started to expand their fresh food offerings. But as they continue to rapidly expand and compete with the biggest chains, one day they won’t be competing for sales is Christmas Day. We may want to venture out to this discount chain while working on last-minute menu planning and shopping for our time-honored family holiday recipes, but we won’t be in luck. Unfortunately, bargain shoppers will have to plan ahead this holiday season because Dollar General will be closed on Christmas Day in 2023.

However, all is not lost — you just need to shop a little earlier. While Dollar General will sadly not be open on Christmas Day, they are open on Christmas Eve and many locations even will have extended hours and special sales on this day. 

As different Dollar General locations may have differing hours, a good idea is to take a second to visit their website and look at their store locator before heading out to shop. You won’t find them open on December 25, but this will give you an idea of modified hours on December 24 and other days leading up to and following the Christmas holiday.

Many large store chains, ranging from Walmart to Costco, have decided to close on days such as Thanksgiving and Christmas in order to give their hard-working staff a much-needed break and also some time to spend the holidays with their own families. We of course appreciate this, but shopping becomes more complicated when our go-to stores are not open — so it’ll be good to be able to plan ahead and know where else we can shop for those odds and ends come Christmas weekend 2023!