Those who have been stranded without a crucial ingredient while preparing Christmas dinner know: Trying to buy something on Christmas isn't like buying something any other day of the year. Finding a store that's open can seem all but impossible.
Whether it's the slippers you forgot to buy for Aunt Ingrid or the rock salt to keep everyone from slipping in your driveway, you've got to know which stores are opened and closed during the holidays
Here are the holiday hours at some local retailers:
- Dash's Market: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., closed Christmas
- The Market in the Square: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, closed Christmas
- Tops Markets: Stores close at 7 p.m. Saturday, closed Christmas
- Wegmans: open until 6 p.m. Saturday, closed Christmas
- Boulevard Mall: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, closed Christmas
- Eastern Hills Mall: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed Christmas
- Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., closed Christmas
- McKinley Mall: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed Christmas
- Walden Galleria, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, closed Christmas
Pharmacies and convenience stores
- Noco Express: Hours won't change for the holiday. Most stores are open 24 hours.
- CVS: Hours vary. Some stores will close as early as 1 p.m. and close on Christmas. Others will remain open 24 hours.
- Rite Aid: Hours vary, with some stores closing as early as 5 p.m. Saturday and closing on Christmas. Others will remain open 24 hours on both days.
- Walgreens: Select locations with extended holiday hours are open from 8 a.m. to midnight Saturday and 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday.