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In case the pivotal ingredient for Nana’s renowned casserole slipped your mind or you depleted the two gallons of milk in your refrigerator before noon, procuring groceries on Christmas in Massachusetts might pose a challenge. The majority of grocery stores observe closure on this holiday. However, for those urgently seeking last-minute Christmas provisions, some solace can be found in the fact that several convenience stores remain open. Additionally, Starbucks and Dunkin’ establishments are operational, allowing for a bit of culinary creativity with their available offerings.

Explore the details below for insights into the operational status of various grocery stores.


Aldi will be shuttered on both Christmas and New Year’s Day. Furthermore, the store’s locations will operate with limited hours on New Year’s Eve.

Big Y

Big Y gracefully closes its doors on Monday, with a note on their website expressing the decision is to allow employees to relish the holiday with their cherished ones. Normal operations resume on December 26.


Monday sees Costco in a state of closure, with a repeat performance on New Year’s Day.

Market Basket

On Christmas, Market Basket follows suit in observing closure.

Price Chopper

Christmas witnesses Price Chopper in a state of closure, reopening at 6 a.m. on December 26. For precise holiday hours, consider consulting your local store.

Price Rite

Price Rite outlets will be off-limits on Christmas, resuming service at 8 a.m. on December 26. On New Year’s Eve, they remain accessible until 6 p.m., reopening at 8 a.m. on New Year’s Day.


Christmas renders Shaws temporarily closed.

Star Market

Star Market, in alignment with the holiday spirit, remains closed on Christmas.

Stop and Shop

Stop and Shop echoes the trend, with closure on Christmas. Regular business hours resume on December 26 and persist through New Year’s Eve.

Trader Joe’s

Christmas marks a hiatus for Trader Joe’s, with regular hours reinstated on December 26 and New Year’s Eve.


All Walmart establishments will lock their doors on December 25, confirming the company’s stance to USA TODAY. On Christmas Eve, stores will operate from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Wegmans, embracing the festive spirit, remains closed on Christmas, recommencing operations on December 26 at 6 a.m., as per its website.

Whole Foods

Christmas Day finds Whole Foods in repose, as detailed on its website. For specific information, refer to your local store page.