Does Walmart Close? [Must Know for All Walmart Shoppers]

Many of the Walmart stores in the United States were originally open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

But recently, with the COVID-19 pandemic, most of them started closing their doors to reduce the chances of spreading the virus. Also, some Walmart stores are not open 24 hours for various other reasons. This is what I found out.

Does Walmart Close?

Walmart does close at 11 PM (and opens at 7 AM), seven days a week at all store locations. Walmart was previously open 24/7, but they halted these hours in early 2020. Additionally, Walmart pharmacies are open from 9 AM to 7 PM Monday-Saturday and 10 AM until 6 PM on Sunday

To learn more about Walmart store hours, locations, and holiday hours, keep on reading!

Is Walmart Open On Holidays?

Walmart is well-known for being open on holidays as well. For many years, the Black Friday sales on Thanksgiving have been a tradition for some people.

Even so, those sales have been a controversial subject in the news. They have resulted in much criticism being expressed on behalf of the workers who have to miss having Thanksgiving with their family and friends.

In the past, Walmart only closed on one day, and that was Christmas. However, now they will be staying closed on Thanksgiving as well.

But the catch is that most Walmart employees still end up having to work. Just because the store is not open, does not mean that employees stop stocking shelves during this time. They have to set up for the big Black Friday sales.

If you want to know more about Walmart, you can also check our related guide posts on Walmart return hours, overnight parking at Walmart, and Walmart’s service desk hours.

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Marques Thomas

Marques Thomas graduated with a MBA in 2011. Since then, Marques has worked in the retail and consumer service industry as a manager, advisor, and marketer. Marques is also the head writer and founder of

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