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Here's What Target's Christmas Eve & Christmas Day Hours Look Like This Year

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Read this if you forgot the wrapping paper.

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Whether you forgot the stocking stuffers or the eggnog, or you just want to escape your family for an hour (we've all been there), there may be a good reason to head to a store on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. And if you're going to go to a store, you might as well go to the happiest place on Earth (no, not Disney World, Target). If you're wondering whether Target is open on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day 2021 read on, because the answer isn't totally black and white.

Is Target Open On Christmas?

While Target hasn't posted holiday hours to their website, Romper reached out to a customer service representative for the brand who confirmed that Target will be closed on Christmas Day 2021. The store was not open on Christmas 2020 either so while it's not a major surprise (and it’s great that the employees get to spend the day with loved ones), it's good information to have especially if you need to appease kids who got a Target gift card that they need to use right away. Of course, you can still shop the Target website that day.

Target Hours On Christmas Eve

Should you find yourself in elf mode on Dec. 24, Christmas Eve, Target stores will be open, though Target confirmed that hours may vary by store (and it’s worth noting that not all Targets keep the same hours — something you may need to know if you’re traveling for Christmas and need more tape at 9 pm on Christmas Eve). For the best idea of Target's Christmas Eve hours, it's a good idea to call your local store to check, or you can easily find up-to-date information by using the "Store Locator" function on Target's website.

So if a strand of lights on your tree burns out the day before Christmas (the actual worst) or Santa forgot to get the Squishmallow your kid has been begging for, check out Target on Christmas Eve. Alas, you'll have to expect more, pay less somewhere else on Christmas Day, as all Target stores will be closed, but open again on Dec. 26.

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