Retailers extending hours for last-minute holiday shoppers
This is it. The final weekend before Christmas is upon us. You can count the days left until Santa comes down the chimney on one hand.
Amid office parties and cookie baking, you’ve got shopping still to do. Take a deep breath and don’t fret because you are not alone.
More than a third of American shoppers plan on wrapping up their holiday shopping during this final stretch, according to a survey by the National Retail Federation.
To meet the needs of last-minute shoppers many retailers are extending their hours starting Friday, Dec. 20. Here’s a quick look at some of the stores keeping their doors open longer:
Best Buy will be open from 7 a.m. to midnight starting Friday, Dec. 20 through Monday, Dec. 23. The electronics superstore also will be open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve.
Select Macy’s locations across the country will be open from 7 a.m. Friday, Dec. 20 through 6 p.m. Christmas Eve for 107 hours of non-stop shopping. The majority of Macy’s other locations will extend hours to 2 a.m. each day through Monday, Dec. 23. For a list of the Macy’s stores open around the clock, click here.
Target is extending hours through the weekend as well, opening from 7 a.m. until midnight Saturday, Dec. 21 through Monday, Dec. 23.
Many Walmart stores are already open 24 hours a day, but those that aren’t will open their doors longer. Typical expanded hours are 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday. Just be sure to check your local location before you head out. Every Walmart store will close at 8 p.m. on Christmas Eve and remain closed on Christmas Day.
Meanwhile, Walmart’s sister-store Sam’s Club is offering an open house for non-members during the final holiday shopping weekend. The event begins Friday and runs through Sunday, Dec. 22.
Toys ‘R’ Us kicks off its weekend event starting at 6 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 21. The toy store will remain open until 9 p.m. on Christmas Eve.
Kohl’s also is going with around-the-clock hours. The store opened at 6 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 20 and will remain so until 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve.
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