Is Walmart Open on Christmas?

published Dec 22, 2023
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Noblesville - Circa May 2023: Walmart discount retailer. Walmart offers goods in local stores, on the internet, and on its Walmart app.
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Monday, December 25, is Christmas Day, and we’re going to have a lot to get done. The big Christmas Eve dinner will be behind us, but we may be planning a Christmas Day brunch or dinner, and that will involve a lot of last-minute shopping and planning. But as this is a major holiday, we may find ourselves struggling to find our favorite stores open. This probably includes many people’s favorite one-stop shop for all their household needs, from dinner ingredients to last-minute gifts. So, are Walmart stores open on Christmas Day in 2023?

While many stores will be open with modified hours on Christmas Day, Walmart is unfortunately not one of them. Just as in 2022, all Walmart stores will be closed on Christmas Day, in order for the staff to have the opportunity to take a break after the busy holiday season. This has been the chain’s practice since the pandemic began in 2020, for both Thanksgiving and Christmas — and we imagine it’s one their team is very grateful for!

However, if you do need to buy any last-minute Christmas gifts or ingredients for that festive holiday meal, there’s still an opportunity to visit Walmart and get all that shopping taken care of in time to put under the tree. You’ll just have to plan ahead a bit — Walmart stores will be open on Christmas Eve 2023 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. at most locations. It may be a good idea to check your local store’s specific opening time through their store locator feature.

On the day after Christmas, Walmart will be back to being open regular hours — a perfect opportunity to get started on all those post-holiday returns!