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Which grocery stores are open on Christmas; Christmas Eve hours

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA - JUNE 18: Customers shop at Lidl on June 18, 2017 in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The German-based grocery chain is opening stores across the US, with its first locations opening on June 15. (Photo by Chet Strange/Getty Images)
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA - JUNE 18: Customers shop at Lidl on June 18, 2017 in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The German-based grocery chain is opening stores across the US, with its first locations opening on June 15. (Photo by Chet Strange/Getty Images)

Credit: Chet Strange

Credit: Chet Strange

It’s Christmas, and like Gen. George S. Patton leading the Third Army through Europe, you’ve planned for every contingency.

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Except for one. You forgot the milk.

Is it time to panic? Probably, because it’s Christmas and everything is closed, right? Well, yes and no. Most grocery stores do not open on Christmas, but most pharmacies do.

So, while your options may be limited, you do have a chance as long as what you need isn’t too exotic.

Here is a list of what is open on Christmas and the store hours for grocery stores on Christmas Eve.

Christmas Day hours:

  • Albertsons: Most Albertson's locations will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Christmas Day.
  • CVS: Open regular store hours Dec. 24. Check stores for details. Open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Christmas.
  • Walgreens: Open regular store hours. Check stores for details.

Christmas Eve store hours: