7 retailers that will stay open late on Christmas Eve


Walmart is making headlines for announcing it will close at 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve — two hours earlier than in recent years — to give employees more time with their families.

Still, a 6 p.m. closing allows the worst of procrastinators ample hours to shop on the last day before Christmas — and Walmart is hardly alone in offering a late closing.

We've identified seven national retail chains that have formally announced they will stay open until the evening on Christmas Eve.

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Keep in mind that these retailers' announcements might not apply to your local stores. So if you expect to shop right up until the last minute, you might want to confirm your local stores' hours before leaving home.

Here are the opening and closing times that retailers have formally announced:

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Costco: Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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JCPenney: Open at 7 a.m. Closing hours vary by state.

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Kmart: Open around the clock from 6 a.m. Thursday until 8 p.m. Saturday.

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Now check out restaurants staying open during the holiday:
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Applebee’s: Most locations open until 8 p.m.

Baskin Robbins: Open 24 hours.

Boston Market: Most locations open 11 a.m. to 6 pm.

Buca di Beppo: Most locations open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Chart House: Most locations open 4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Cracker Barrel: All locations close at 2 p.m.

Denny’s: Open 24 hours.

Dos Caminos: Closes at 9 p.m.

Fogo de Chão: Open 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

IHOP: The majority of locations are franchised and determine their own hours

Maggiano’s Little Italy: Open 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

McCormick and Schmick’s: Open, hours TBA

Old Country Buffet: Open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Olive Garden: Hours vary, call ahead

Outback Steakhouse: Most locations open 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Ruby Tuesday: Most locations close at 9 p.m.

Smith and Wollensky: Main dining room open 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Starbucks: Most locations open 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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