By Joshua Huff, sports editor
If you’re one of the 6% of people that wait till the last minute to go Christmas shopping then this post will do you wonders.
The annual holiday consumer survey conducted by the National Retail Federation found that 56% of people wait till the last week to finish Christmas shopping and 6% wrap things up on Christmas Eve.
For those brave few, the vast majority of retail stores will remain open until Christmas Eve afternoon and some will remain open throughout the holiday. To make things slightly easier for those procrastinators, here is a general list of Christmas Eve hours for stores throughout the area:
These hours might vary as they come from the companies’ websites.
Academy Sports + Outdoors: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
At Home: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Barnes & Noble: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Bass Pro Shops: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Bed Bath & Beyond: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Belk: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Best Buy: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Big Lots: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Burlington: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
buybuy Baby: Majority of stores close at 6 p.m.
Cabela’s: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Costco: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
CVS: Majority of stores open regular hours Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Dick’s Sporting Goods: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Dillard’s: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Dollar General: All stores will close at 10 p.m.
Dollar Tree: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
DSW: 8 to 6 p.m.
Five Below: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
GameStop: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Guitar Center: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Home Depot: 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Ikea: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
J.C. Penney: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Joann Stores: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Kirkland’s: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Kohl’s: Open through 6 p.m. on Tuesday (Stores have been open 24 hours a day since Friday)
Lord & Taylor: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Lowe’s: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Macy’s: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Michaels: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Nordstrom and Nordstrom Rack: Hours vary and posted at www.nordstrom.com.
Office Depot and OfficeMax: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Old Time Pottery: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
PetSmart: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Ross: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Saks Fifth Avenue: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Shoe Carnival: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Staples: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Target: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Tractor Supply Co.: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Ulta: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Walgreens: Majoity of stores open until midnight and open regular hours Christmas Day.
Walmart: All stores close at 6 p.m. and all locations will be closed Christmas Day.
World Market: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.