Last Minute Holiday Shopping? Here’s Where to Go

Friday, December 23, 2016

In a perfect world, we as parents would have our holiday shopping completed well before the end of December in order to spend the month enjoying festive music, attending parties, and sipping hot chocolate during Austin’s intermittent cold fronts. The reality of the situation, though, is that life happens - as a result, we are often left scrambling to complete our shopping until the very last minute. For all you procrastinators out there (ourselves included!), don’t fret - there are plenty of great locations in the Austin area to purchase those last minute holiday gifts on Christmas Eve.

First, here are four popular shopping centers and their Christmas Eve hours:

Bee Cave Galleria: Open from 9AM-6PM

Barton Creek: 7AM-6PM

The Domain: 7AM-6PM

The Arboretum: 10AM-9PM

We’ve also compiled a list of various grocery stores, department stores, and specialty stores that are open until 8PM or later:

Grocery Stores

H-E-B:  Open until 8PM

Albertsons:  Open until 9PM

Department Stores

Big Lots:  Closing at 10PM

KMart:  Closing at 10PM

Target:  Closing at 10PM

Other Speciality Stores

Toys R’ Us: Closing at 9PM

REI: Closing at 9PM

Some additional stores are open on Christmas Eve, but be aware that they have shorter hours:

The Apple Store: Closing at 6PM

Barnes and Noble: Closing at 6PM

Best Buy: Closing at 6PM

Costco: Closing at 5PM

Dillard’s: Closing at 6PM

Hobby Lobby: Closing at 530PM

Ikea: Closing at 6PM

Old Navy: Closing at 7PM

Trader Joe’s: Closing at 6PM

Walmart: Closing at 6PM

As always, be sure to call your specific location before trekking over. Some store hours will vary by location. Happy holiday shopping!

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