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Christmas Eve holiday shopping: When Walmart, Target, Best Buy, Costco and other stores close Thursday

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Christmas Eve holiday shopping: When Walmart, Target, Best Buy, Costco and other stores close Thursday

Kelly Tyko

Tips for shopping more safely this holiday seasonMany of us are doing more online shopping. Here are 5 tips to reduce risk.USA TODAYIn a holiday season and year unlike any other, expect last-minute Christmas Eve shopping to be different as well.Most stores will be open similar hours compared to Christmas Eve 2019 with the majority of major retailers closing by 6 p.m. with some exceptions. Best Buy stores close at 7 p.m. and Target stores close at 8 p.m., two hours earlier than last year.But amid the coronavirus pandemic, the longest lines might be outside stores either in parking lots for curbside pickup or in front of stores as many are limiting the number of shoppers inside.Same-day delivery is expected to also be a more popular option in 2020 with shipping delays between winter weather and vaccine shipments.Last-minute gift ideas: 50 perfect last-minute gifts people actually want that don’t require shippingStore closings: J.C. Penney closing more stores after exiting bankruptcy. Will your store close in March 2021? See the list.Amazon is offering same-day Christmas Eve delivery on millions of items, which is free for Prime members in eligible areas on orders over $35. Prime members in select cities also can get free two-hour grocery delivery Thursday.Target also will offer same-day delivery and pickup options Thursday.To help plan your last-minute shopping, here are Christmas Eve store hours for department stores, discount retailers and grocers.Christmas Eve 2020 store hoursCheck with your closest location to confirm hours as hours may vary. In most cases, store names below link to retailers’ websites. Curbside pickup hours may be different from store hours. See grocery store hours below.Academy Sports + Outdoors: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.Apple: Many stores open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; special store hours are listed at Republic: Most stores close at 6 p.m.Barnes & Noble: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.Bass Pro Shops: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.Batteries Plus: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.Bealls Florida: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.Bealls Outlet: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.Bed Bath & Beyond: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.Belk: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.Best Buy: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.; curbside open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.Big Lots: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.BJ’s Wholesale Club: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. with a senior hour from 8 to 9 a.m.Boscov’s: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.Burlington: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.buybuy Baby: 9 a.m. to  6 p.m.Cabela’s: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.Conn’s HomePlus: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.Costco: Hours can vary and senior hours may apply, but many stores are open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday.CVS: Most stores open regular hours Christmas Eve and Christmas Day; pharmacy hours vary.Dick’s Sporting Goods: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.Dillard’s: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., can vary by mall.Dollar General: Stores will close 10 p.m.DSW: Most stores close at 6 p.m.Dunham’s Sports: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., mall hours vary.Five Below: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.Fleet Farm: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.GameStop: Hours vary but many open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.Gap: Most stores close at 6 p.m.Guitar Center: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.Hobby Lobby: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.Home Depot: 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.Home Goods: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.Ikea: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.J.C. Penney: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.Joann Stores: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.Kirkland’s: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.Kohl’s: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.Lowe’s: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.Macy’s: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.Marshalls: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.Menards: Stores close at 5 p.m.Michaels: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.Nordstrom and Nordstrom Rack: Hours vary and posted at Depot and OfficeMax: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.Old Navy: Hours vary with some stores open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.Petco: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.PetSmart: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.Raymour & Flanigan: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.REI: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.Rite-Aid: Hours vary.Ross: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.Sally Beauty: Close at 6 p.m.Sam’s Club: Closes at 6 p.m.Shoe Carnival: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.Staples: Stores close at 6 p.m.Target: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Learn more here.)TJ Maxx: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.Ulta Beauty: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.Walgreens: Most stores open until midnight and open regular hours Christmas Day; pharmacy hours vary.Walmart: All stores close at 6 p.m. and all locations will be closed Christmas Day.World Market: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.Grocery stores Christmas Eve hoursAcme Market: Hours vary.Albertsons:  Hours vary but many open 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.Aldi: Stores close at 4 p.m.BI-LO: Open until 8 p.m.Fresh Market: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.Giant: Open until 7 p.m.Giant Eagle: Close at 5 p.m.Harris Teeter: Open until 7 p.m.Harveys Supermarket: Open until 8 p.m.H-E-B: Stores will close at 8 p.m.Ingles: Stores close at 7 p.m.Instacart: 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. local timeKroger: According to Kroger, its “family of stores will be open on Christmas Eve, with operating hours varying by location and market.” Lidl: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.Lowes Foods: Closing at 6 p.m.Meijer: Stores close at 7 p.m.Publix: All stores open at regular hours and close at 7 p.m.Ralphs: Hours vary but most locations closing 10 p.m.Safeway: Hours vary but many stores close at 6 p.m.Save A Lot: Varies.Shipt: Delivery times are based on retailer store hours. Smart&Final: 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.Sprouts Farmer Market: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Stop & Shop: Stores open until 6 p.m.Trader Joe’s: All locations close at 6 p.m.Wegmans: Close at 6 p.m.Whole Foods Market: Hours vary, but stores close early at 7 p.m.Winn-Dixie: Open until 8 p.m.This story will be updated. Retailers with 50 or more locations can submit their store hours here.Follow USA TODAY reporter Kelly Tyko on Twitter: @KellyTyko

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