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Target’s Holiday Hours for Christmas and New Year’s

Target’s Holiday Hours for Christmas and New Year’s

Some people may consider Target a one-stop holiday shop because it offers thousands of items, such as groceries, electronics, baby gear or Starbucks loot, all under one red roof. But don’t expect the retailer to stick to its regular hours during the holiday season — especially on Christmas Day.

Here’s an overview of what you’ll find in this guide to Target’s holiday hours:

Target’s Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Hours

In case you’re wondering about Target’s Christmas hours, stores are open on Christmas Eve. Note that Target hours on Christmas Eve will vary, so refer to the Target store locator for the exact hours for your local store.

Like most other major retailers, Target will not be open on Christmas Day.

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Target’s New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day Hours

Although Target is open on New Year’s Eve, store hours may be shortened, according to a Target customer service representative. To find out when your local Target will be open, refer to the store locator.

On New Year’s Day, Target will be open and resume regular hours.

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Target’s Holiday Return Policy

According to Target’s holiday return policy, most items that are unopened and in new condition can be returned within 90 days. Target RedCard debit and credit card holders are granted an additional 30 days to return almost all items purchased with their RedCard. But some exceptions exist:

  • Electronics and entertainment-related purchases must be returned within 30 days. For items purchased between Nov. 1 and Dec. 25, the 30-day refund period will start Dec. 26.
  • All mobile phones, regardless of brand, must be returned within 14 days.
  • All Apple products, with the exception of mobile phones, must be returned within 15 days. For items purchased between Nov. 1 and Dec. 25, the 15-day return period will begin Dec. 26.

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Other Stores Open on Christmas and New Year’s

Major retailers that have hours on Christmas Day are the exception — not the rule. But most stores are open on Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, although usual store hours may not apply. Instead, they could be shorter or longer, depending on the store and its location. Here’s a side-by-side comparison of the Christmas and New Year’s hours for six major retailers, including Target.

Stores Open on the Christmas and New Year’s Holidays
Retailer Christmas Eve Hours Christmas Day Hours New Year’s Eve Hours New Year’s Day Hours
Target Stores open; contact your local Target store for exact hours Closed Possible reduction of regular hours; contact your local Target store for details All locations open; regular hours resume
Walmart Look up your local Walmart store for current hours Closed Look up your local Walmart store for current hours Look up your local Walmart for current hours
Best Buy Check with your local Best Buy for updated hours Closed Check with your local Best Buy for updated hours Contact your local store for updated hours
Macy’s Call your local Macy’s store to confirm hours Closed Contact your local Macy’s store to find out hours Call your local Macy’s store to find out hours
CVS All locations open with possibility of extended hours; check the CVS store locator for updated hours All locations open except for those in Target stores; check store locator for specific hours All locations open; check store locator for specific hours All locations open; check store locator for specific hours
Costco Check Costco’s warehouse locator or call your local Costco for hours Closed Call your local Costco store or check Costco’s warehouse locator to confirm hours Closed
Information is accurate as of Nov. 25, 2019. Holiday schedules are subject to change and may vary for individual stores. 

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What To Expect When Shopping at Target This Holiday Season

Even though all Target stores are marked with the iconic red-and-white bull’s-eye, that doesn’t mean that the holiday hours will be the same from one location to the next. Hours can vary by store, so it’s best to confirm them in advance before heading out to shop.

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