google-site-verification=4ughixIuTRnLcSaPAOoQudexoumFVsL4qi6UJDvlUc8 What's open and closed for Christmas (and the day after)? What to know about banks, post offices, more - Trending News

What’s open and closed for Christmas (and the day after)? What to know about banks, post offices, more

Now that Christmas weekend has here, many establishments will be closed for the holiday.

As a result, it’s crucial to keep in mind that most shops will be closed if you decide to dash to the grocery store because you forgot to get batteries for that last-minute Christmas gift.

While it can be difficult to locate shops, eateries, or even pharmacies open on December 25, this year the same is true on Monday, December 26, when some companies observe the holiday.

Will mail still be delivered even though many people nationwide will take the day off from work or school on Christmas and the day after? Is the bank going to be open?

What you need to know about Christmas hours this year is as follows:

Banks

Knowing your bank’s holiday hours can save you from becoming stranded without bank access at the last minute.

Although not necessary, banks often close on the days that the U.S. Federal Reserve System designates as holidays. Bank locations will likely be closed on Sunday.

On Monday, December 26, many banks will be closed once more in observance of Christmas Day, including Wells Fargo, Bank of America, and Capital One.

Any online banking transactions you make on a holiday won’t begin processing until the next business day.

Grocery stores

The majority of American supermarkets, including Walmart, are shuttered. Additionally closed on Sunday, several of Costco’s U.S. distribution centres are open as usual on Monday.

Before making travel arrangements, call your local grocery shop or check their website to see if their business hours may have changed in anticipation of the holiday.

USPS, FedEx, UPS

The U.S. Postal Service won’t deliver mail or parcels on Christmas Day or the day following, December 25, since post offices will be closed.

According to the FedEx website, Christmas is a business holiday, and almost all shipping services—aside from FedEx Custom Critical—are closed both on the holiday and the day after.

On December 25 and 26, UPS will likewise be closed, however UPS Express Critical will still be available.

CVS, Walgreens 

On Christmas Day, many Walgreens and CVS outlets will operate with shortened hours; exact hours will vary each region. On Monday, December 26, when many businesses will be closed due to the holiday, both locations will be open as usual.

Even if the store is open with modified hours on Christmas Day, it’s likely that your pharmacy won’t be open unless your neighbourhood Walgreens or CVS is a 24-hour establishment.

To be on the safe side, find out the pharmacy’s hours of operation by calling.

NYSE and Nasdaq

The New York Stock Exchange and other American financial markets will be closed on Sunday. Additionally closed will be Nasdaq Inc.-run exchanges.

On December 26th, both will be closed in observance of the holiday.

Government offices

Non-essential offices of the federal, state, and local governments, including courts, are closed on Sunday in observance of the holiday as well as on Monday when it is honoured across the country.

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