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Christmas Eve 2019: What’s open, what’s closed Dec. 24? Will mail run?

Christmas trees at the White House 2019. (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks)

Christmas Eve isn’t typically a federal holiday but government workers are enjoying a day off this year.

Most government workers have Christmas Eve (Dec. 24) off and federal offices are closed after President Donald Trump issued an executive order last week.

“Executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government shall be closed and their employees excused from duty on Tuesday, December 24, 2019, the day before Christmas Day,” the order said.

It continued:

“The heads of executive departments and agencies may determine that certain offices and installations of their organizations, or parts thereof, must remain open and that certain employees must report for duty on Dec. 24, 2019, for reasons of national security, defense, or other public need.”

Here’s a look at what’s open and what’s closed on Christmas Eve:

Federal offices and courts – Closed State offices and courts – Closed

Banks – Most are open but will close early.

Post offices – most are open but will close early. Check with your local branch. Mail will be delivered as usual.

Fed Ex, UPS – Delivering

Walmart – Closes at 6 p.m.

Target – Closes at 10 p.m.

Malls – Open but closing early

NASDAQ, New York Stock Exchange – Closing at 1 p.m.

ABC Stores – Stores will be closing at 4 p.m.

Grocery stores

Aldi – Closing at 4 p.m.

Costco – Closing at 5 p.m.

Sam’s Club – Closing at 6 p.m.

Sprouts – Closing at 7 p.m.

Publix – Closes at 7 p.m.


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