What’s open and closed on Christmas

WASHINGTON – In your search for that last minute ingredient or the mad dash to get to the family dinner, here’s everything you need to know for your Christmas plans.

Getting around

Metrorail and Metrobus service will operate on a Sunday schedule. The rail system is open from 7 a.m. until midnight. Metro parking is free.

No MARC Train or VRE service is available Dec. 25.

HOV restrictions on Christmas day are lifted across the region, with the exception of Route 50 in Maryland.

On I-95/395 in Virginia, reversible lanes will remain southbound until midnight Christmas Day and switch to northbound by 2 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 26.

Museums and visitors centers at the monuments are closed for Christmas.

What’s open and closed?

Most stores will be open on Christmas Eve, but many will be closing early.

On Christmas day, Giant and Safeway will be open, as will CVS and Walgreens and convenience stores.


Store Christmas Eve Christmas Day
Giant until 7 p.m. until 5 p.m.
Safeway until 8 p.m. until 5 p.m.
Harris Teeter until 7 p.m. Closed
Wegmans until 6 p.m. Closed
Whole Foods until 8 p.m. Closed
Trader Joe’s until 6 p.m. Closed
Costco until 5 p.m. Closed
BJ’s until 6 p.m. Closed
CVS Open Open
Rite Aid until 7 p.m. Closed
Walgreens Open Open
Walmart until 8 p.m. Closed
Target until 10 p.m. Closed
Kmart until 10 p.m. Closed
Best Buy Open Closed
Macy’s Open Closed
IKEA until 5 p.m. Closed
7-Eleven Open Open
Shoppers Food in D.C. area until 8 p.m. Closed
Shoppers Food in D.C. area until 8 p.m. Closed
Shalom Kosher, Silver Spring Open until 6 p.m.
Wawa Open Open

Check out which retailers are open on Christmas and Christmas Eve on WTOP.com.

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