Veronica Flesher, Patch Staff
Families across New Jersey are preparing to gather this Christmas, when many will enjoy good company, lots of presents and the perfect holiday meal.
In our quest to make that perfect holiday meal, it’s quite possible we’ll forget an item or two on our grocery lists. While many grocery stores in New Jersey will close on Christmas Day, a few will be open for those last-minute additions to the menu. Most also will be open Christmas Eve.
Here are the hours for grocery stores that will be open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, along with those that won’t. As always, Patch encourages you to call ahead to your local store to confirm hours at that location.
Acme: Stores will be open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Christmas Eve and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Christmas Day.
Aldi: ALDI stores are closed on Christmas Day. However, ALDI stores will operate limited hours on Christmas Eve and will close by 7 p.m.
BJ’s Wholesale Club: Stores will be open on Christmas Eve and closed on Christmas Day.
CVS: While many CVS Pharmacy locations, including 24 hours locations, will remain open on Christmas, some pharmacy hours may be reduced or locations closed for the holiday. Customers are encouraged to call ahead to confirm hours at their preferred locations.
Lidl: Most stores will close at 7 p.m. Christmas Eve and remain closed through Christmas Day.
Rite Aid: Most locations will be open Christmas Eve, and select stores will be open Christmas Day; however, hours will vary. Call ahead to confirm hours.
ShopRite: Hours will vary by location. Call ahead to your local store to confirm hours.
Target: Most stores will close at 8 p.m. Christmas Eve. All stores are closed Christmas Day.
Walgreens: Walgreens stores will be open regular business hours on Christmas Eve. Pharmacy hours will vary by location. All 24-hour locations will remain open 24 hours. On Christmas Day, most stores will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., while 24-hour Walgreens locations and 24-hour pharmacies will remain open. Customers can check their local store hours using this store locator.
Walmart: Stores will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve. Stores are closed Christmas Day.
Wawa: Most locations will be open 24 hours on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Whole Foods: Stores will be open on Christmas Eve, but hours will vary by location. Call ahead to your preferred store to confirm hours. All stores are closed Christmas Day.