Try as we might, every year, there seems to be at least one item on the Christmas shopping list that gets forgotten when shopping ahead of time.
Luckily, a number of D.C.-area grocery stores are open Christmas Eve for anybody who needs to score that last-minute ingredient.
The following stores are open — some with modified hours — on Christmas Eve:
Aldi: Stores operate on limited hours on Christmas Eve. Specific holiday hours can be found at Aldi’s online store locator.
Balducci’s: Open 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Find a store.
BJ’s: Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Find a club location online.
Costco: Christmas Eve hours vary at warehouse locations. Locations can be found online.
Food Lion: Area stores will close at 7 p.m. Find a store location.
Fresh Market: Stores will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Find a store location online.
Giant: All stores will close at 7 p.m. and all pharmacies will close at 6 p.m. Pickup hours will be available from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Find a local store.
Harris Teeter: Stores will close at 7 p.m. Find a store location.
Lidl: Stores will close at 8 p.m. Find a store location online.
Megamart: Stores will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Locations can be found on their website.
MOM’s Organic Market: Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Find a local store.
Publix: All stores open at regular hours and close at 7 p.m. Find a store online.
Safeway: Operating hours vary per store. Contact your location for more information.
Sam’s Club: Open until 6 p.m. Find a location near you online.
Shoppers: All D.C.-area stores will close at 7 p.m. and Baltimore locations will close at 9 p.m. Contact your local store for more details.
Target: Stores open at 7 a.m. Contact your local store for more information.
Trader Joe’s: Stores will close at 6 p.m. The “Senior Hour” will not take place Wednesday, but will resume Sunday. Find a location online.
Walmart: Most locations will close at 6 p.m. Find a local store online.
Wegman’s: Stores will close at 6 p.m. They reopen Saturday at 6 a.m. Find a location online.
Weis: Hours vary per store. Weis 2 Go Online hours are 9 a.m. until noon. Store locations can be found online.
Whole Foods: Stores will open at 7 a.m. Contact your local store before visiting for more details.
Yes! Organic Market: All stores will operate regular hours. Find a store on their website.
Very few stores plan to be open on Christmas Day. They are the following locations:
Giant: Stores will close at 5 p.m.
Megamart: All locations will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Safeway: Modified hours will vary at each location.
Yes! Organic Market: Locations will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The following stores will be closed Christmas Day:
- Food Lion
- Fresh Market
- Harris Teeter
- MOM’s Organic Market
- Sam’s Club
- Trader Joe’s
- Whole Foods
Editor’s Note: This list will be updated as more stores release their holiday schedules.