When choosing Christmas Eve store openings, store closing times, and the total number hours that last-minute Christmas shoppers would be able to shop in physical retail stores on December 24, 2013, leaders and marketers at Walmart, Best Buy, Target, Macy's, Kmart and almost all of the largest largest U.S. retail chains knew that "early" and "extended" were the most important 2013 Christmas holiday shopping trends that Christmas shoppers would expect. Retailers also knew their strategic decisions about traditional early Christmas Eve store closing times would continue to redefine how many minutes last-minute Christmas shoppers would be able to shop in future Christmas holiday shopping seasons.
Scroll down for a complete list of 2013 Christmas Eve Store Hours and see also:
- Retail Stores and Restaurants Open on Christmas Day 2013
- Day-After Christmas Sales Store Opening and Closing Times December 26, 2013
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Anti-Mall-iday consumers will be happy to see that retail chains will definitely be closing their brick-and-mortar store doors at some time on Christmas Eve, and those physical stores will stay closed (mostly) throughout Christmas Day. Kohl's and Toys 'R Us will both usher in Christmas Eve shopping at the stroke of midnight and then finally end their pre-Christmas 24/7 shopping marathon on Christmas Eve at 6:00 PM and 9:00 PM, respectively and none of the largest U.S. retail chains have plans to stage a new marathon shopping event starting on Christmas Day.
The 9:00 PM Toys 'R Us "early" closing on Christmas Eve is actually rather late, but it's not the latest. Target and Kmart will be happily hosting and merrily selling Christmas gifts and supplies to the last of the last-minute Christmas shoppers after all the other retail chains have sent them home for the holidays. Both retail chains need those last-retailer-standing store hours to add last-minute revenue from the last of the last-minute shoppers to their underperforming bottom lines.
Most of the largest U.S. retail chains will support shoppers in getting home for Christmas Eve dinner with 6:00 PM early store closings. Home Depot and Costco shoppers will be able to get home for pre-dinner eggnog as well, after those store close early at 5:00 PM. IKEA leaders and marketers obviously don't consider their stores to be the go-to destination for last-minute Christmas Eve shoppers since it is the retail chain closing earliest on Christmas Eve at 4:00 PM.
Walmart, Best Buy, jcpenney, and Macy's are not nearly as aggressive with their 2013 Christmas Eve early store opening and late store closing times as they were with their 2013 Black Friday store hours. Perhaps they're trying to make amends to customers who objected to their Thanksgiving Day store hours strategies. More likely these three retailers just didn't think more extended Christmas Eve store hours would be all that productive.
What follows is a complete list of store openings, closing times, and store hours for Christmas Eve, December 24, 2013. This list is arranged according to store opening times, with the earliest Christmas Eve store opening hours listed first. Click the links to go directly to current in-store sales and deals for each retailer offered on Christmas Eve, and in some cases, the clearance sales and deals available on Christmas Day and the Day After Christmas.
All Christmas Eve 2013 Store Openings, Closing Times, Store Hours:
12:00 Midnight - 6:00 PM - Kohl's
12:00 Midnight - 10:00 PM December 24th - Times Square Toys 'R Us
12:00 Midnight - 9:00 PM - Toys 'R Us
6:00 AM - 5:00 PM - Home Depot
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM - Kmart
More Christmas Holiday Store Hours:
- Retail and Restaurant Chains Not Closed on Christmas Day, 2013
- Day After Christmas 2013 Clearance Sales - Store Opening Times and Extended Store Closing Hours
More Retail Options for Last-Minute Shoppers in 2013:
- All Gift Cards With Holiday Freebies and Bonuses - Christmas 2013
- Websites With Same-Day Ship-to-Store Delivery
- Instant Digital eGift Cards and eGift Certificates
More About 2013 Holiday Shopping:
- Retailers With No Extended Holiday Returns Policy
- Strange, Funny and Traditional Gift of the Month Clubs
- Retail Chains With the Worst Gift Return Policies
More About Internet Shopping and Online Shipping:
- Extended Free Shipping Offers Expiring Christmas Day, December 25th
- Retailers Offering Free Ship-to-Store Services to Online Shoppers
- Websites Offering Completely Free Shipping With No Minimum Purchase
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