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When grocery stores open and close for Christmas Eve and Christmas around Peoria

Chris Sims
Journal Star

Celebrating Christmas generally involves family gatherings and holiday parties.

While we do our best to have everything prepared, Murphy's Law dictates something will be forgotten. You may need to make a trip to the grocery store to get that last ingredient for your cookies or maybe you spaced buying that ham.

No worries. There are some places for you to find what you need on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, but those options become very limited on Christmas. Here's a look at what grocery stores are open during the holidays. Be sure to call ahead before you go. Store hours can vary by location.

Grocery stores open Christmas Eve

  • Aldi: Open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 24.
  • Costco: Open 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 24.
  • CVS: Most 24-hour locations will operate as usual, but hours vary by location. Click here to find your nearest CVS location.
  • Dollar General: Hours vary by location with some offering extended hours. Some stoes may open as early as 7 a.m. and close as late as 10 p.m. Check with your local store for details.
  • Kroger: Open 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 24. Pharmacies close at 5 p.m.
  • Hy-Vee: Open 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 24.
  • Sam's Club: Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 24.
  • Schnucks: Open 6 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Dec. 24.
  • Target: Open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 24. Check with your local store, as times may vary.
  • Walgreens: Twenty-four-hour Walgreens locations and 24-hour pharmacies will continue to remain open. Other stores will remain open regular store hours. Click here to check local stores for details.
  • Walmart: Open 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

More:Here's where you can dine out Christmas Eve, Christmas in the Peoria area

Grocery stores open Christmas Day

  • CVS: Most 24-hour locations will operate as usual, but hours vary by location. Click here to find your nearest CVS location.
  • Walgreens: Twenty-four-hour Walgreens locations and 24-hour pharmacies will continue to remain open. Most other stores will remain open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Click here to check local stores for details.

Chris Sims is a content producer at Midwest DOT. Follow him on Twitter: @ChrisFSims.